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New Main Road for North of Luton - Plans Submitted

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Central Bedfordshire Council has put in a planning application for its proposed M1 to A6 Link Road. The new strategic link road would run from the A6 Barton Road to junction 11a of the M1 motorway, joining up to the A5-M1 Link Road, to provide a strategically important east-west link. Subject to planning approval and securing funding, construction could commence in 2020. It is estimated that construction will take two years.


The existing A6 road has approximately 26,000 vehicles on it each day. The new link road would help to relieve current congestion and improve safety on the A6 into Luton, as well as ease traffic on the local village roads used as rat-runs, such as Lower Sundon, Upper Sundon and Streatley. There are also a number of suggested upgrades to the local footpaths, cycleways and bridleways.


The new road would be 2.75 miles (4.4km) long and could create part of a northern bypass for Luton. The submitted layout is a mixture of single and dual carriageway, with a 50mph spee…

Brand New Post Office For Kimpton Road, Luton, Open 7 Days A Week

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As part of an exciting modernisation and investment programme taking place across the Post Office network, a brand new Post Office has opened at Kimpton Food & Wine, 24 Kimpton Road, Luton, LU2 0SX.

The new branch offers customers a wide range of Post Office services, from posting letters and parcels to collecting and returning online shopping items. Customers can also take advantage of a wide range of banking services including cash withdrawals and balance enquiries for customers of all the main UK banks.

The new Post Office services are available seven days a week Monday – Saturday: 5am – 11pm; Sunday: 6am – 10pm.

This offers customers an impressive 124 hours of Post Office service a week, making it very convenient for customers to visit.

The new branch aims to offer even more convenience to Post Office customers by extending the availability of Post Offices services in the area. The new branch joins branches in bringing vital services to the area.




David Hall, Area Network Chan…

Constructed creatures join the Zoo

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Experience The Great Brick Safari this Easter at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Opening Saturday 6 April 2019



With over a million LEGO® bricks, 3,500 live animals, and 600 acres of glorious countryside, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has built the perfect day out this Easter with The Great Brick Safari.



Launching on Saturday 6 April, visitors will set off on an exciting journey of discovery, uncovering unbelievably realistic LEGO brick beasts and huge, animal LEGO brick creations at the UK’s largest Zoo.



Visitors will come face-to-face with proud silverback, Gorman the Gorilla, a LEGO brick creation that took four people 480 hours to create, while Linus the Lion, a sculpture made up of an astonishing 65,440 bricks, can be found watching over his two playful cubs.




Meerkats, kangaroos, panda cubs and penguins, each one a LEGO brick masterpiece, wait to be discovered, but no one will miss the biggest of them all; a mammoth one tonne elephant called Earl Grey, which took six experts 1600 hours to create from 271,…

New Apprentice joins Aldwyck in National Apprenticeship Week

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New apprentice joins Aldwyck in National Apprenticeship Week

Aldwyck Housing Group* is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week** with the recruitment of a new apprentice.

Savannah Gladden is the latest trainee to have jumped at the chance to take an apprenticeship at the housing group.

The talented teenager will complete a Level 2 apprenticeship in customer services over the next two years under the supervision of a tutor from Central Bedfordshire College while also gaining vital workplace experience.

Savannah’s appointment as Customer Service Apprentice is the latest step on her inspiring personal journey.




Four years ago, Savannah was not always as confident as she is now. She was encouraged to attend the Sandringham Drive Youth Hub in Houghton Regis, which is run by Aldwyck to tackle anti-social behaviour.

In order to challenge herself, Savannah decided to become a volunteer for Aldwyck’s Community Involvement Team so she could help other young people attending the Youth Hub. Since t…
Luton local news and events for the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter.