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Large town in Bedfordshire, England

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Luton: Large town in Bedfordshire, England
Luton is a large town, borough and unitary authority area of Bedfordshire, situated in the south east of England, but in the East of England region for administrative purposes. It has a population of 214,109 (mid-2018 est.) and is one of the most populous towns without city status in the United Kingdom. The town is situated on the River Lea, about 30 miles (50 km) northwest of London. The town's foundation dates to the sixth century as a Saxon outpost on the River Lea, from which Luton derives its name. Luton is recorded in the Domesday Book as Loitone and Lintone and one of the largest churches in Bedfordshire, St Mary's Church, was built in the 12th century. There are local museums which explore Luton's history in Wardown Park and Stockwood Park.

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Luton man in court accused of terror offences

Filip Golon Bednarczyk, 25, faces seven charges including possessing explosives.
BBC News - Published

Man found dead in Luton street on Christmas Day

Police in Luton say they are treating the death of the man, in his 50s, as unexplained.
BBC News - Published

Mohammed Tabraz jailed for 2001 Luton hammer murder

Mohammed Tabraz killed Soheil Mumtaz over comments the victim allegedly made about his sister.
BBC News - Published

Men held and women rescued in Luton suspected brothel raids

The raids took place in Luton as part of a human trafficking investigation into modern day slavery.
BBC News - Published

Election 2019: 'Luton's knife problem puts lives at stake'

"The biggest thing we need from our politicians... is bringing people together."
BBC News - Published

Luton football hooligans jailed for brawl with Southend fans

Five Luton Town fans are jailed for "orchestrated" violence with Southend United supporters.
BBC News - Published

Luton 'honour killing': Man admits hammer attack in 2001

Tabraz Mohammed was on the run for 18 years following Soheil Mumtaz's murder in 2001.
BBC News - Published

Bristol City: Championship club investigate reports of racism at Luton game

Bristol City are investigating reports of racist language being used by their fans during Saturday's Championship game at Luton.
BBC News - Published

Luton stabbing: Gang member jailed for knifing rival in broad daylight

'While other 20 year olds enjoy their youth...Richards-Tindle will spend his time behind bars,' says detective
Independent - Published

Wednesday beat Luton to go top of Championship

Kadeem Harris' second-half finish gives Sheffield Wednesday their third league victory against winless Luton Town.
BBC News - Published

Monty Panesar: I would say I was from Bedford, not Luton

Ex-England cricketer Monty Panesar used to say he was from Bedford because of Luton's bad reputation.
BBC News - Published

Women's football: Luton 'pioneer' mum ignored 1935 ban

Photos show Laura Ainsworth and her team at an "illegal" women's match at Luton Town's ground in 1935.
BBC News - Published

Luton baby window fall 'an accident'

The one-year-old is in hospital in a "critical condition" after falling from a first-floor window.
BBC News - Published

Baby seriously injured in Luton flat window fall

The baby is taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling from an open window, police say.
BBC News - Published

Baby in critical condition after falling from flat window, say police

A baby has suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from the window of a first-floor flat in Luton.
Independent - Published

Luton stabbing: 15-year-old boy 'fighting for his life' after being stabbed more than 20 times

Police appeal for witnesses as youngster taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries
Independent - Published

Boy, 15, stabbed more than 20 times in Luton

boy, 15, stabbed more than 20 times in luton
The teenager is "fighting for his life" following the "horrific" attack in Luton.
BBC News - Published

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