New Town, Luton
New Town shown within Bedfordshire
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|UK Parliament||Luton South|
New Town is a district of Luton just south east of the town centre between Castle Street, the main route to London and the M1 motorway on one side and Park Street, leading to Luton Hoo and the village of Hyde on the other side.
Castle Street was the site of a medieval castle and Park Street and its surrounding streets are home to many students of the nearby University of Bedfordshire. The district has characteristic pubs and has traditionally been a working class area of the town. To alleviate the housing shortage of the 1960s several multi-story flats were built and an industrial park was added in the 1980s to attract new industries. The ring road, which passes nearby, was created at the same time to ease traffic congestion from the M1 motorway to the ever expanding Luton Airport.
New Town is part of the South ward. The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Gavin Shuker (Labour). South is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).
Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in New Town. However they are not specific to New Town. They are:
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