Showing posts from October, 2018

Businesses Wanted For Lighting Up Luton & The Christmas Market

Luton Borough Council is delighted to announce that Lighting up Luton for Christmas 2018 will be taking place on Saturday 1 December, with a Christmas Market planned to run from Thursday 29 November until the switch on of the lights in St George’s Square.

As part of this, the Council are keen to hear from potential businesses who would be interested in having stall in the market, especially those that would fit in this year’s theme.

The theme for Christmas 2018 is around the different ways in which Christmas is celebrated by Luton’s diverse population.

There are also sponsorship and advertising opportunities for businesses who want to support this high profile event, including:

Christmas treesgiant snow globechildren’s craft area
And they're also looking for a children’s face painter to join them on the Saturday.

London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) has generously offered to be the principal sponsor this year, making Lighting up Luton possible. The council-owned company takes no part i…

Brave Children made Winner of Winners for Battling Rare Conditions

A brave young brother and sister won the hearts and minds of judges and the audience at the ninth annual Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards gala presentation, held last week.

Enzo Weston, 11, and his sister Kelsey, 12, won the Winner of Winners award and the Outstanding Bravery Award at the sold-out event on Friday (Oct 12).

The judging panel of VIPs and sponsors, including Sukh Saini, of headline sponsor Pictons Solicitors, fully supported the award wins, and the two also received a well-deserved standing ovation from the crowd of hundreds at Venue Central, in Leagrave Road.

Loving mum, Claire had nominated the two for their bravery in battling their various conditions.

Enzo was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). HLHS is very difficult to treat and cannot be fully corrected however with treatment, it can be improved.

Enzo has already undergone three open-heart surgeries as well as operations to treat a paralysed diaphragm and a collapsed lung. His condition means…

Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards Winners

A home care company that supports people across Luton and Central Bedfordshire is celebrating winning two awards.

On Friday Home Instead Luton and Central Bedfordshire’s Jennie Treanor won the Social Care Hero award at last week's Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards.

The individual success for CAREGiver Jennie followed hot on the heels of the company scooping coveted 4 Star status in The Best Employers in Care Award.
Jennie, a mum of two from Luton, is described as a “first among heroes” in the company’s team of 60 CAREGivers. She says hearing about the life stories of clients as a blessing.

She says: “I am completely shocked, I was not expecting it at all. The other finalists are wonderful and it is a lovely surprise.

“I look forward to telling all my clients. It is a privilege for me to work with older people. They are an archive of wonderful stories and great moments of history.”

Maria Collins, the company director, said: “This award is well deserved for Jennie. She is the…

Exciting Pop Up Theatres Comes to Luton

Thu 18 - Sun 21 OctFour fabulous days of stand-up comedy, outstanding new writing, family shows, spoken word and more...

Roundabout is a 4-day showcase of contemporary theatre, new writing, music, comedy, spoken word, family shows, local talent and workshops that will provide a flavour of the inspiring programme the Hat Factory will offer when it reopens in 2019. Come along and join the conversation – there’s a chance to influence the future programme at the Hat Factory.

Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to St George's Square, Luton. Seated in-the-round and close to the action; Roundabout combines comfortable seating with cutting-edge sound and lighting technology to create an unmissable theatrical experience. You can read more about Roundabout here.

Shappi Khorsandi
Thu 18 Oct, 8pm

Renowned comedian and TV favourite, Shappi Khorsandi, comes to Luton with her latest show, Mistress and Misfit.

Age: 16+

Fri 19 Oct, 9am & 10.45am

A colour filled…

Be A Volunteer at Luton's Half Marathon With Signpost

Signposts Team SP are excited to be recruiting volunteers for this years @love_luton half marathon and 10k courses - for more information please see the poster 🏅🏃🏻‍♀️

Contact Gill Peck 0797 682 5802 gill.peck@

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Crime Commissioner bids for £4.571m Emergency Bail out for Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has submitted an emergency bid of £4.571m to the Government’s Special Policing Grant fund to continue to pay for the county’s fight against gang, gun and knife crime in a bid to save young lives.

Commissioner Holloway is calling on the Government to cover the unprecedented spend on the fight against the spread of gangs, knife carrying and gun use.

The call follows an incident where a 16-year-old was stabbed to death on the streets of Bedford on a Sunday in September, another where seven young people ended up in hospital in Luton on the same evening with knife wounds after a fight involving teenagers.

Kathryn Holloway said this week, "I’ve personally been present when a single weapons amnesty bin was opened at Halsey Road in Bedford which was found to contain four guns, a serrated zombie knife of over two feet in length, a vast Malaysian machete, a ceremonial sword and a selection of machetes, cleavers and kitchen knive…

easyJet - Virgin Atlantic - Worldwide Link Up

easyJet, and Virgin Atlantic have joined up as new airline partners to provide a new connections service  ‘Worldwide by easyJet’.

Now, easyJet customers can seamlessly connect through London Gatwick Airport between easyJet and Virgin Atlantic flights. So, new destination options via ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ may see customers connecting from the likes of Barcelona through to Orlando and Edinburgh to Las Vegas.  Other Virgin Atlantic destinations now available also include Las Vegas, Antigua and St Lucia. 

Worldwide by easyJet has been consistently growing, with more than 4,000 unique O&Ds which have been booked in combination with partner airlines.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet Chief Executive Officer said:

“We are really pleased to welcome Virgin Atlantic to ‘Worldwide by easyJet’. Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers.

“We have been delighted with the appetite of partner ai…
Luton local news and events for the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter.