Archive for October, 2008

Luton Town’s game a ’snow show’

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Luton Town’s football game was abandoned, earlier this week, as parts of south-east England had more than an inch of snow - while London experienced its first October snowfall in more than 70 years as winter conditions arrived early.For greater south-east of England it was the first October snow since 1974. High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire had 3cm (1.2 inches). One of the coldest temperatures recorded was -4.1C in Benson, Oxfordshire.

“It is unusual to have snow this early,” the Met spokeswoman said. “In October 2003 sleet and snow was recorded in Northern Ireland, Wales, south-west, north-west and north-east England and the Midlands, but it was mainly over higher ground.”

Football matches were postponed or abandoned at Luton, Northampton, Walsall and Wycombe.  And, a spokeswoman for Luton airport, where snow began falling at about 6.30pm, said 12 outbound flights were cancelled last night and 16 arrivals diverted to other airports because of the weather.

Luton Airport invests £2m for Customers

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Luton Airport has announced a £2 million investment in improvements to its customer experience.

The airport’s operating company confirmed that it will shortly commence work on its central terminal area, which will include enhancements to the bus set-down area, drop-off zone facilities and the short-term car park.

Once completed, the developments are expected to offer a “significant improvement” to journeys for both arriving and departing passengers.

The work will begin this month and continue until Easter 2009, during which time the airport said it will endeavour to minimise disruption to passenger traffic.

It was recently announced that August 2008 was the busiest month in the history of Luton Airport, with more than 1.09 million people travelling through the gateway, an increase of 2.6 per cent on the previous year.

Luton Town beat Brentford in LPT 2nd round.

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Luton went 2-0 down against the run of play against Brentford in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round, but rallied to draw 2-2, according to Vital Football.

A brace by Chris Martin was enough to take the match into penalty kicks and although Harry Worley put his spot kick into Hazlebury Crescent Two saves from Conrad Logan left stand in skipper for the night, Rossi Jarvis with the opportunity to win it for the Hatters.

He stepped up and netted to put Luton into the Southern Section quarter finals.

Conrad also made a couple of great saves to keep Luton in the match in the second half as they bombed forward in search of the equaliser.

The most pleasing aspect of the game was that the performance was better than ever and against a strong Brentford side who have been difficult to beat recently.

New signing Garreth O’Connor debuted and looked the part instantly. he will be a great asset if that form is to continue and Luton will score from the kind of crosses he was putting in.

The Hatters now look forward to back to back Saturday Home fixtures against firstly, Darlington, and then Accrington Stanley.


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