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Luton is a large town, borough and unitary authority area of Bedfordshire, situated in the south of England, but in the East of England region for administrative purposes. It has a population of 213,052 (mid-2019 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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Coronavirus: Luton mayor resigns after breaking lockdown rules at garden party'There is no excuse for what I did – I should have known better,' says Labour councillor pictured on social media less than two metres from other guests
Coronavirus: Doctor's Luton lockdown breach 'disappointing'Dr Rizwan Butt says remaining at the large gathering in Luton was wrong and "a momentary lapse".
Luton Town player: Boy, 15, arrested over racial abusePolice said the boy had been released as inquiries continue after Luton's Peter Kioso was targeted.
Coronavirus: Luton people share their concerns as infections risePeople in Luton are being urged to be tested for Covid-19 as infections rise in the town.
Luton boy, 14, rescued from Wigmore Park baby swingFire Control tweeted: "Please remind your teenagers they are called 'baby swings' for a reason!"
Coronavirus: Luton councillors 'sorry' for lockdown breachLuton has been designated an "area of intervention" after a rise in coronavirus cases.
Coronavirus: Blackburn and Luton gyms to stay closedA spike in coronavirus cases leads officials to postpone the reopening of leisure facilities.
Leeds United 1-1 Luton Town: Stuart Dallas goal earns leaders drawLeeds come from behind to draw with relegation-threatened Luton and extend their lead at the top of the Championship to four points.
Ennè: Singer finds 'different side' to Luton in lockdownPictures taken of Luton by musician and singer Enné will be used in an exhibition in Germany.
Man jailed for setting fire to homeless man in LutonThomas Smith was "engulfed in a ball of fire" in a revenge attack following a row with David Weir.
Luton crash: Driver killed boy as he cycled home from footballZi Singh, six, was crossing a road when he was struck by a car being driven by Michael Raffermati.
Coronavirus: Vauxhall's Luton plant reopens productionManaging director Stephen Norman says 800 out of 1,600 staff have returned to work.
Pregnant UK nurse dies from virus but baby 'well'"Highly valued and loved" Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died in hospital in Luton on Sunday.
Coronavirus: Pregnant nurse dies but baby 'well' after delivery"Highly valued and loved" Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died in hospital in Luton, on Sunday.
Coronavirus: Luton's Castletroy Residential Home deaths rise to 17Five of the residents of Luton's 69-bed Castletroy home died after testing positive for Covid-19.
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Luton homes evacuated as suspicious device found in carTwo men are arrested after the device was found in the Bury Park area of Luton.
Luton filmmaker warns over over TikTok and Facebook extremism rulesRizwan Wadan says social media algorithms stop him promoting films designed to deter extremism.
Young onset Parkinson's disease surgery gives Luton man 'lifeline'The disease, which normally affects people later in life, forced Ryan to make a "scary" decision.
Luton man in court accused of terror offencesFilip Golon Bednarczyk, 25, faces seven charges including possessing explosives.
Man found dead in Luton street on Christmas DayPolice in Luton say they are treating the death of the man, in his 50s, as unexplained.
Mohammed Tabraz jailed for 2001 Luton hammer murderMohammed Tabraz killed Soheil Mumtaz over comments the victim allegedly made about his sister.
Men held and women rescued in Luton suspected brothel raidsThe raids took place in Luton as part of a human trafficking investigation into modern day slavery.
Election 2019: 'Luton's knife problem puts lives at stake'"The biggest thing we need from our politicians... is bringing people together."
Luton football hooligans jailed for brawl with Southend fansFive Luton Town fans are jailed for "orchestrated" violence with Southend United supporters.
Luton 'honour killing': Man admits hammer attack in 2001Tabraz Mohammed was on the run for 18 years following Soheil Mumtaz's murder in 2001.
Bristol City: Championship club investigate reports of racism at Luton gameBristol City are investigating reports of racist language being used by their fans during Saturday's Championship game at Luton.
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
Wednesday beat Luton to go top of ChampionshipKadeem Harris' second-half finish gives Sheffield Wednesday their third league victory against winless Luton Town.
Monty Panesar: I would say I was from Bedford, not LutonEx-England cricketer Monty Panesar used to say he was from Bedford because of Luton's bad reputation.
Women's football: Luton 'pioneer' mum ignored 1935 banPhotos show Laura Ainsworth and her team at an "illegal" women's match at Luton Town's ground in 1935.
Luton baby window fall 'an accident'The one-year-old is in hospital in a "critical condition" after falling from a first-floor window.
Baby seriously injured in Luton flat window fallThe baby is taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling from an open window, police say.
Baby in critical condition after falling from flat window, say policeA baby has suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from the window of a first-floor flat in Luton.
Luton stabbing: 15-year-old boy 'fighting for his life' after being stabbed more than 20 timesPolice appeal for witnesses as youngster taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries
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