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Luton DART celebrates 1 million passengers in just 147 days since launch!

Luton DART celebrates 1 million passengers in just 147 days since launch! Luton (Direct-Air-Rail-Transit ) reached it 1 million passengers on Monday 21 August with Mr Wouter Ruffen, originally from the Netherlands, who has been backpacking around Europe, and was en route to a flight from London Luton to Amsterdam, Wouter had bought a contactless ticket to the airport from London St Pancras International which included the Luton DART connection […]

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Interview

Malu Lusadisu, From my mum’s cooking lessons to Ruby’s restaurant in Luton.

Malu is a chef and owner of Ruby’s restaurant named after his daughter. He grew up in London, established himself in Luton for the past 13 years, and made it his town where he thought of running both family and the restaurant. I’ve dedicated a large part of my life to cooking. It’s my passion! Most of the happy memories from my childhood are cooking for my family. I’ve managed several businesses in Luton, including mechanics, but I landed in […]

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Inspirational headteacher, Ian Douglas, building a long-lasting legacy for Luton children.

Luton Chiltern Academy, which has more than 1,168 students, is part of Chiltern Learning Trust, a variety of multi-academy for local and national organisations. The Academy, opened in 2018 in temporary accommodation, relocated a year later to a £ 20 million purpose-built school building in Luton Gipsy Lane. Ian Douglas, headteacher of this outstanding academy is committed to excellent standards of teaching and learning and helping raise the attainment of all local students. 1. What has been your path into […]

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Luton

“Global Luton Party” for King’s Coronation

There will be a whole weekend of celebrations in Luton for the Coronation of King Charles III next month, with free events for all the family organised by Luton Council. On Saturday, May 6, St George’s Square will be home to Our Global Luton Party, including a colourful parade of young people and volunteers from across Luton celebrating the different countries with links to Luton. The parade will be followed by a screening of the coronation on a big screen […]

todayApril 20, 2023 73 1

Luton

Community Cleaning

Littering and fly tipping has become such a prevalent issue within cities and towns across the UK, that community organisations have been joining together with the assistance of local volunteers to try to take control and clean up our environment. One of the groups, ABCD in Luton, has joined forces with Love Luton to form the ‘Keep Luton Tidy’ campaign.  The main goal set out by these two groups was […]

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Luton

Pocket Parks – The Lea Project

After years of being buried below Luton Town centre, part of the River Lea has been re-exposed by a hard-working team of people from Ryebridge Construction ltd; who picked up the job soon after plans had been established by the Luton 2040 team. If you had asked around a few years ago, you'd find that most locals throughout Luton Town were completely unaware of this part of the River Lea […]

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King Charles III will visit Luton

King Charles III will visit Luton next week Tuesday for first time as monarch. Upon arrival, His Majesty the King will be greeted at The Town Hall by Mrs Susan Lousada, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and Councillor Sameera Saleem, Mayor of Luton. The King will have the opportunity to meet with local community leaders and voluntary organisations including representatives from The Ghana Society, Royal British Legion, the Luton Town Football […]

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Bedfordshire Police building the next generation

Bedfordshire Police teamed up with Luton Sixth Form College to inspire students from the criminology department on new approach of detectives and forensic scientists. According to Luton Sixth Form College Principal, Altar Hussain, “...the weekly sessions with specialists from Bedfordshire Police are part of Criminology course. ... Thank you to everyone involved for making this experience possible. We are really excited to develop this partnership further". Bedfordshire Police Acting Chief […]

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Highlights

Luton DART to be opened in 2023

The announcement of an official opening date for the pioneering Luton Direct Air-Rail Transit (DART) infrastructure project will be made in early 2023, Luton Rising has confirmed. The Luton DART is a new cable-hauled fast passenger transit that will connect Luton Airport Parkway station to London Luton Airport, the UK’s fifth largest, in just over three minutes. It will offer direct, seamless, sustainable travel to London Luton Airport from more […]

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