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Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England. It is about 30 miles (48 km) north of London.

History[change | change source]

Luton was started in about the 6th century by the Saxons, based by the River Lea.[1] It has a history of industry: making hats and Vauxhall cars for example.

Politics[change | change source]

Luton is a unitary authority, which means it is governed locally by its own council, Luton Borough Council.[2] It is represented by two members of parliament.

Sport[change | change source]

Its football club is in the English football league and play at Kenilworth Road.[3] Their nickname is 'The Hatters'. They are called this because of Luton's history of making straw hats.

People[change | change source]

Luton town has a large immigrant population, which consists mainly of people of Pakistani and Bengali origin.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. History of Luton
  2. Luton Council Website
  3. History of Luton Town F.C.
  4. "Local Authority by Ethnic Group". Office for National Statistics.

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