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Local News Bedfordshire
Walkabout customers 'fell ill' after FA Cup final visit
Walkabout says environmental health officers found "no evidence" to suggest it could be linked.BBC News
Bedfordshire cocaine users spend 1m a week, say police
"Cash rich drug markets" have "permeated our rural communities," police say.BBC News
Ahsanullah Nawazai stab death: Man 'murdered for drugs'
Ahsanullah Nawazai was lured to a meeting point where he was stabbed and robbed, a court hears.BBC News
Five hurt in M1 'multiple-vehicle' crash near Milton Keynes
The motorway is closed from junction 14 for Milton Keynes to junction 13 for Bedford.BBC News
Arson Awareness Week (Beds Fire & Rescue Service)
This Arson Awareness Week (18-24 March), we are teaming up with Bedfordshire Police to deliver fire and crime prevention advice to people and businesses.Ourselves and the Police will attend eng&hellipBeds Fire & Rescue
Teens in care 'abandoned to crime gangs'
One girl tells how "random men" would pick her up from the home then think she "owed them something".BBC News
European elections 2019: Polls close across the UK
UK voters electing 73 Members of the European Parliament from 12 constituencies.BBC News
Hemel Hempstead: Paedophile group catch sex offender
David Bond believed he was meeting a 14-year-old girl but was confronted by the group.BBC News
Luton Outward Postcode (LU)
Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area.
Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (LU) and estimated address.
Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.
Amazingly, considering how much there is squeezed in, Bedfordshire is England's smallest county. Perhaps what makes it look so deceptively large are the never ending undulating green fields, cosmopolitan towns and luscious rivers.
With such beautiful and valuable farmland it is little wonder that the area has been attracting new settlers for thousands of years, since it was the homeland of the ancient British Cantvellauni Tribe. From then on it was continually occupied by either the Romans or the Anglo Saxons or Danes, and was for a while known as the Kingdom of Mercia. The region's most famous son John Bunyan began the Pilgrim's Progress in Bedford Prison and a stone marks the prison's original site. In addition there is a museum and a statue in front of the church of St Peter, as well as a meeting-house named after him. For history buffs the county also has Woburn Abbey, ancestral seat of the Dukes of Bedford, built on a medieval abbey and sitting in parklands of over 3000 acres; now of course, a famous safari park. In addition there is the house at Luton Hoo built by Robert Adam (and with gardens landscaped by Capability Brown), the 19th century 5 arch bridge over the River Ouse and hundreds of old churches scattered throughout the region.
But Bedford is really all about the landscape and the rolling Chiltern Hills and Dunstable Downs - from the undulating pastures and farms set in the River Great Ouse Valley and the vast waterway and tributaries of the river itself to forests of alder and willow and endless meadows, thatched cottages, market gardens and ancient villages such as Cardington, Bushmead and Roxton.
Bedford itself has one of the most impressive riverside settings in all of Britain looking out over the River Great Ouse from Castle Mound. Well worth a visit it is a cosmopolitan and exciting town with arts and culture festivals all year round and a number of fine museums.
The Luton postcode region (LU) contains 7 unique 'outward' codes. Luton is the main postal town/district for this region, with all postcodes starting with the following outward codes.
This page contains a list of postcodes for Luton area. Select a postcode to see the map location, demographics, house prices, local information, tourist guides and statistics:
Local demographics, guides and information
There's plenty of local information, guides and useful data to browse and explore, whether you're a Luton resident or a visitor to the area.
Scroll down to discover all you need to know about the Luton postcode area.
The LU postcode includes the following local authorities:
- Aylesbury Vale
- Central Bedfordshire
- North Hertfordshire
- St Albans
From the Postcode Area blog
Death of the High Street?
The BBC reports that despite councils' attempts to kurb them, the UK's high streets have seen a huge growth in fast food outlets. Could this mark the death knell for the Great British high street, and what can we do about it to halt its decline?
Discrimination by Postcode
You really couldn't make it up, could you? Some of the country's most vulnerable people are missing out on their weekly £25 Cold Weather Payment, just because the system that's in operation is discriminating against them because payments are based on postcode, rather than geographic location.
The Redesign is Underway
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The Impossible Challenge of Affordability
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