Luton's economy has, traditionally been focused on several different areas of industry including Car Manufacture, engineering and millinery. However, today, Luton is moving towards a service based economy mainly in the retail and the airport sectors, although there is still a focus on light industry in the town.
The town is situated within the historic county of Bedfordshire, but since 1997 Luton has been an administratively independent unitary authority. The town remains part of Bedfordshire for ceremonial purposes.
Luton is one of the main locations of the University of Bedfordshire.
The source of the River Lea, part of the Thames Valley drainage basin, is in the Leagrave area of the town
The main airport servicing Luton is London Luton Airport.
Luton & Dunstable Express, Luton on Sunday, Herald and Post, Luton News, Lutonline (Newspapers), BBC Three Counties Radio, Heart 97.6, Diverse FM, Radio LaB (Radio).
Famous People from Luton
Monty Panesar (Cricket), Jonathan Edwards (Footballer), Eric Morcambe (Entertainer), Kenneth Williams (Actor), Charles Bronson (Prisoner)
Luton Town FC (Football), Stockwood Park Rugby Club, Luton Rugby Club, Vauxhall Motors RFC (Rugby)
Luton is twinned with several towns including; Bergisch Gladbach, Berlin-Spandau, Wolfsburg (Germany), Bourgoin – Jallieu (France), Eskilstuna (Sweden)
Luton has a temperate marine climate, like much of the British Isles, with generally light precipitation throughout the year. The weather is very changeable from day to day and the warming influence of the Gulf Stream makes the region mild for its latitude. The average total annual rainfall is 698 mm (27.5 in) with rain falling on 117 days of the year.
The Luton Carnival, which has traditionally been held on the Whitsun May bank holiday, is the largest one-day carnival in Europe
Dunstable Downs, Chiltern Hills, Leagrave Park, Leighton Buzzard Light Railway, Luton Hoo, Someries Castle, Woburn Safari Park and Whipsnade Tree Cathedral
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