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  1. Don't ruin your Christmas – avoid fakes bedford

    With Christmas spending in the UK set to reach £22billion this year (1) criminals will be on the prowl to take their share ...

    With Christmas spending in the UK set to reach £22billion this year (1) criminals will be on the prowl to take their share of the profits, cashing in on consumers looking out for good deals to ease the financial strain. The scale of organised intellectual property crime and counterfeiting in the...

    17/12/2014
  2. BTP officers undertake extra train patrols bedford

    BTP officers undertake extra train patrols week leading up to Christmas and New Year to reassure passengers With the ...

    BTP officers undertake extra train patrols week leading up to Christmas and New Year to reassure passengers With the festive season well and truly upon us more people use the railway in the run-up to Christmas, officers from British Transport Police (BTP) will be out in force on the...

    16/12/2014
  3. New food allergen rules come into force this weekend bedford

    Trading Standards service is reminding food businesses in the county that they will be required to provide detailed information on ...

    Trading Standards service is reminding food businesses in the county that they will be required to provide detailed information on 14 allergens they use in their ingredients from this Saturday, December 13. The EU Food Information for Consumers regulations will apply to pre-packed or loose...

    12/12/2014
  4. Targets smashed as more and more kids try new activities bedford

    Targets smashed as more and more kids try new activities Eric Pickles met young people who have benefitted from the Supporting ...

    Targets smashed as more and more kids try new activities Eric Pickles met young people who have benefitted from the Supporting Inclusion Programme and saw first hand how it had changed their lives. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles met young people who have benefitted from the hundreds of new...

    12/12/2014
  5. Don't ruin your Christmas – avoid fakes bedford

    With Christmas spending in the UK set to reach £22billion this year (1) criminals will be on the prowl to take their share ...

    With Christmas spending in the UK set to reach £22billion this year (1) criminals will be on the prowl to take their share of the profits, cashing in on consumers looking out for good deals to ease the financial strain. The scale of organised intellectual property crime and counterfeiting in...

    11/12/2014
  6. Uk4u Thanks! Christmas Box campaign launched bedford

    The annual Christmas Box campaign was launched today – 100 years since the first Christmas boxes were sent during the First World ...

    The annual Christmas Box campaign was launched today – 100 years since the first Christmas boxes were sent during the First World War. This Christmas charity uk4u Thanks! will send out up to 8,500 Christmas boxes to all those deployed on operations this Christmas. From Sierra Leone to the...

    11/12/2014
  7. MEPs back deal with Council on emergency call system for cars bedford

    MEPs back deal with Council on automatic emergency call system for cars An EP/Council deal on a life-saving automatic emergency ...

    MEPs back deal with Council on automatic emergency call system for cars An EP/Council deal on a life-saving automatic emergency call system for cars, agreed on Monday evening, was backed by Internal Market Committee MEPs on Thursday. The “eCall” system would use the 112 number to call the...

    07/12/2014
  8. Public largely unaware of how meat and dairy, fuel climate change bedford

    Far reaching shifts in the global consumption of animal products are crucial to achieving climate change objectives, yet new ...

    Far reaching shifts in the global consumption of animal products are crucial to achieving climate change objectives, yet new research into public understanding of the link between eating meat and dairy and climate change reveals a major lack of awareness. Global greenhouse gas emissions from the...

    07/12/2014
  9. New models of out-of-hours GP care could reduce A&E attendances bedford

    Pressure on over-crowded A&E departments could be reduced if patients requiring out-of-hours urgent care were encouraged to ...

    Pressure on over-crowded A&E departments could be reduced if patients requiring out-of-hours urgent care were encouraged to see a GP based in or near the hospital first, according to Monitor. The regulator believes the NHS may be able to reduce attendances at A&Eand provide better services for...

    05/12/2014
  10. Police appeal for man wanted on prison recall bedford

    POLICE are appealing for information to trace a man who is wanted on prison recall. Christopher Holding, 26, of Turpin Green, ...

    POLICE are appealing for information to trace a man who is wanted on prison recall. Christopher Holding, 26, of Turpin Green, Leyland was jailed for 45 months at Blackfriars Crown Court London in December 2012 for theft and theft in a dwelling. He was released in July 2014 but has since...

    03/12/2014
  11. BTP launches week of action to reassure travelling public bedford

    British Transport Police launches week of action to reassure travelling public As the Festive period starts in earnest, ...

    British Transport Police launches week of action to reassure travelling public As the Festive period starts in earnest, rail passengers and staff will see an increase in high-profile and high-visibility patrols at stations and on-trains – particularly on late night services – to reduce...

    03/12/2014
  12. 24-hr strike, 9th December, announced by the Fire Brigades Union bedford

    The Fire Brigades Union has announced a further strike period in a dispute with the Government over pension reforms. Commencing ...

    The Fire Brigades Union has announced a further strike period in a dispute with the Government over pension reforms. Commencing 9th December at 9am to 9am on the 10th December 2014. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Chris Kenny said: “This is a national dispute...

    02/12/2014
  13. Planned roadworks in the North West bedford

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 28 November and ...

    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 28 November and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as...

    28/11/2014
  14. Know your overseas shopping limits this Christmas bedford

    Christmas shoppers looking for bargains overseas have been warned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) not to get hit by unexpected ...

    Christmas shoppers looking for bargains overseas have been warned by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) not to get hit by unexpected charges. Shoppers buying goods online from non-European Union (EU) countries, or travellers going abroad to do Christmas shopping, are advised to check how much they...

    28/11/2014
  15. Thousands of school children to benefit from life-saving devices bedford

    Government strikes deal for 500 affordable defibrillators. Thousands of pupils will benefit from life-saving defibrillators in ...

    Government strikes deal for 500 affordable defibrillators. Thousands of pupils will benefit from life-saving defibrillators in their schools, as the government announces it has negotiated a substantial discount on hundreds of the machines. Schools can now opt to buy defibrillators -...

    27/11/2014
  16. UK children top up TV hours with online viewing bedford

    UK children top up TV hours with online viewing Older children spend twice as long watching online content as adults 11-15 year ...

    UK children top up TV hours with online viewing Older children spend twice as long watching online content as adults 11-15 year olds consume a fifth of the radio listened to by adults each day New Ofcom research published yesterday reveals the extent to which children are topping up traditional...

    26/11/2014
  17. UK Business Safety Week from 8th to 14th December bedford

    The Chief Fire Officers Association have announced the launch of UK Business Safety Week 2014 which will be taking place from 8th ...

    The Chief Fire Officers Association have announced the launch of UK Business Safety Week 2014 which will be taking place from 8th – 14th December. The FPA will be working in partnership with businesses represented on the CFOA Business Engagement Forum, as well as key stakeholders from the...

    26/11/2014
  18. Safety-net failing the most vulnerable bedford

    Charities call on Government to listen more to vulnerable adults New research has found that welfare reform has had a negative ...

    Charities call on Government to listen more to vulnerable adults New research has found that welfare reform has had a negative impact on the estimated 60,000 adults facing a combination of problems including homelessness, substance misuse, mental ill health and offending behaviour. Drawing...

    25/11/2014
  19. Be alert to terrorism when travelling bedford

    As part of national Counter Terrorism Awareness Week commuters will see an increased police presence at railway stations this ...

    As part of national Counter Terrorism Awareness Week commuters will see an increased police presence at railway stations this week. British Transport Police (BTP) officers will be carrying out joint patrols with Police at transport hubs today, Tuesday, 25 November 2014, to raise awareness of...

    25/11/2014
  20. Twitter makes teenage girls happier than Facebook bedford

    Twitter makes teenage girls happier than Facebook according to research conducted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). ...

    Twitter makes teenage girls happier than Facebook according to research conducted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). In an online survey conducted by UCLan’s Amy Binns and published by Taylor and Francis’ Journal of Media Practice, 343 British girls aged 13 to 16 from four...

    21/11/2014
  21. Appeal for missing Blackpool man bedford

    POLICE are appealing for information about a 60 year old man who is missing from home in Blackpool. Nicholas Hudson was ...

    POLICE are appealing for information about a 60 year old man who is missing from home in Blackpool. Nicholas Hudson was last seen at his home address on Salmesbury Avenue at around 4pm on Wednesday 19 November. He is described as white, approximately 6ft, medium build with short black...

    21/11/2014
  22. 'Making Peace With The Past' At The Buddhist Centre In Preston bedford

    On Sunday 30th November there is a course at the Buddhist Centre in Preston called 'Making Peace With The Past'. It is on from ...

    On Sunday 30th November there is a course at the Buddhist Centre in Preston called 'Making Peace With The Past'. It is on from 10am-4pm and will feature a talk and a guided meditation to help us come to terms with the difficulties we have all experienced in the past and to look forward in a...

    19/11/2014
  23. Government publishes guidance to support teachers cyberbullying. bedford

    New teacher-backed advice outlining how school staff can guard themselves against cyberbullying has been announced by Education ...

    New teacher-backed advice outlining how school staff can guard themselves against cyberbullying has been announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan yesterday (17 November 2014). It sends a clear message that school staff deserve protection from online bullying in the same way that their pupils...

    18/11/2014
  24. Help For Referees bedford

    The Football League is to introduce the use of 'Vanishing Spray' by referees into its competitions from January 1 2015. The ...

    The Football League is to introduce the use of 'Vanishing Spray' by referees into its competitions from January 1 2015. The spray has been on trial in the early rounds of this season's Johnstone's Paint Trophy, and has proved successful. Having received positive feedback from clubs,...

    17/11/2014
  25. FSA reiterates advice about dangers of children drinking raw milk bedford

    In the light of three separate incidents involving six cases of E.coli O157, including five cases in children, potentially linked ...

    In the light of three separate incidents involving six cases of E.coli O157, including five cases in children, potentially linked to the consumption of raw drinking milk, the FSA is reiterating its advice that this sort of milk should not be consumed by children and other vulnerable people. ...

    11/11/2014
  26. Railway trespassers are dicing with death bedford

    Railway tracks are not playgrounds – that’s the message from British Transport Police (BTP). Increased patrols by BTP ...

    Railway tracks are not playgrounds – that’s the message from British Transport Police (BTP). Increased patrols by BTP officers across northern England in the summer holidays saw a six per cent reduction in trespass, criminal damage, stone-throwing and obstruction on summer 2013 – 354 to...

    04/11/2014
  27. A nationwide celebration of the ‘great school lunch’ bedford

    A week of celebrations is underway to highlight just how far school meals have come since the days of lukewarm liver and bacon and ...

    A week of celebrations is underway to highlight just how far school meals have come since the days of lukewarm liver and bacon and lumpy banana custard. As part of National School Meals Week (3-7 November) a host of celebrity chefs are joining forces with schools cooks to promote the great...

    04/11/2014
  28. Appeal for missing 16 year old girl from Ribbleton bedford

    POLICE are growing increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of a 16 year old girl who went missing from her home in Ribbleton, ...

    POLICE are growing increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of a 16 year old girl who went missing from her home in Ribbleton, Preston on Wednesday. Melissa Hughes was last seen at around 7pm on Wednesday 29 October leaving home on Gamull Lane, Ribbleton. She is described as white,...

    03/11/2014
  29. Wildlife photography exhibition at WWT Martin Mere bedford

    Visiting WWT Martin Mere in November? Come along and view the work of award winning wildlife photographer Barrie Kelly from Monday ...

    Visiting WWT Martin Mere in November? Come along and view the work of award winning wildlife photographer Barrie Kelly from Monday 3 November to Friday 5 December. The indoor exhibition is a perfect opportunity to warm up after seeing thousands of Pink-footed geese and Whooper swans on the...

    03/11/2014
  30. Better care plans to help elderly and reduce hospital visits bedford

    Better Care Fund will help join up local health and care services to improve care and reduce A&E admissions. The plans, ...

    Better Care Fund will help join up local health and care services to improve care and reduce A&E admissions. The plans, which will also provide more dignity for older people and reduce the length of stay in hospital, are funded by the government’s £5.3 billion Better Care Fund. It was...

    03/11/2014
  31. Biggest rise in energy complaints are about Scottish Power bedford

    Biggest rise in energy complaints are about Scottish Power Npower remains most complained about supplier but complaints ...

    Biggest rise in energy complaints are about Scottish Power Npower remains most complained about supplier but complaints about Scottish Power are climbing Complaints about Scottish Power have doubled since the beginning of the year, the biggest rise of any large energy supplier, finds...

    30/10/2014
  32. Police appeal for wanted sex offender bedford

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing registered sex offender. Tariq Shah, 43, was convicted of rape at Carlisle ...

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing registered sex offender. Tariq Shah, 43, was convicted of rape at Carlisle Crown Court in January 2004 and was sentenced to five years imprisonment and made subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO). He was released from prison...

    29/10/2014
  33. TUC comment on Resolution Foundation low pay report bedford

    Commenting on research published by the Resolution Foundation that shows the proportion of employees in low-paid work has ...

    Commenting on research published by the Resolution Foundation that shows the proportion of employees in low-paid work has increased and now stands at just over five million people, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Last weekend 90,000 joined our march to call for a pay rise for...

    28/10/2014
  34. Wanted sex offender bedford

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing registered sex offender. Leanne Gilder, 29, was convicted at ...

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing registered sex offender. Leanne Gilder, 29, was convicted at Manchester Crown Court in May 2012 of causing/inciting prostitution of/pornography involving a child aged 13 to 17 years. She was sentenced to five years imprisonment and...

    27/10/2014
  35. Whooper swans return to WWT Martin Mere bedford

    The first 400 Whooper swans have made the 500 mile migration from Iceland to spend the winter at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. ...

    The first 400 Whooper swans have made the 500 mile migration from Iceland to spend the winter at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Numbers of Whooper Swans are expected to increase up to 2,000 over the coming months as the swans migrate from Iceland to their temporary home at Martin Mere to...

    27/10/2014
  36. Cuts are increasing stress and ill health for civil servants bedford

    Cuts to jobs and increasing workloads are leading to more stress and ill health in the civil service, according to new surveys for ...

    Cuts to jobs and increasing workloads are leading to more stress and ill health in the civil service, according to new surveys for PCS. Two surveys carried out for the union by employment analysts and academics reveal high levels of stress, longer working hours, and fewer opportunities to...

    23/10/2014

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