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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. '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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Gone phishing – 75,000 fake tax refund emails reported bedford

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails, after almost 75,000 ...

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent phishing emails, after almost 75,000 fake emails were reported to the taxman over the last six months. Some 74,743 scam emails were reported to HMRC’s dedicated phishing email account between April...

    20/10/2014
  25. MFH James Stephenson bedford

    South Yorkshire Police is appealing for the public’s help locating missing 40-year-old man James Stephenson, who was last seen in ...

    South Yorkshire Police is appealing for the public’s help locating missing 40-year-old man James Stephenson, who was last seen in Barnsley a week ago. Mr Stephenson was last seen at around 2.30pm on Thursday 9 October, when he left the Cambian Oaks Hospital in Sheffield Road, Barnsley. He...

    20/10/2014
  26. CBI comments on inflation figures bedford

    The CBI commented on the latest Consumer Price Index measure of inflation, which showed a fall from 1.5% in August to 1.2% in ...

    The CBI commented on the latest Consumer Price Index measure of inflation, which showed a fall from 1.5% in August to 1.2% in September. Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Director of Economics, said: "Inflation has generally been falling since mid-2013, due to lower global commodity prices and the...

    16/10/2014
  27. Business to be held to account to keep supply chains slavery free bedford

    Big businesses will have to publicly state each year what action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free, ...

    Big businesses will have to publicly state each year what action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free, Home Office Minister Karen Bradley announced yesterday. The measure is to be included in the Modern Slavery Bill, currently going through Parliament, and goes...

    14/10/2014
  28. Appeal for missing Blackpool man bedford

    Police are appealing for information about a 61 year old man who has gone missing from his home in Blackpool. Ian Robertson ...

    Police are appealing for information about a 61 year old man who has gone missing from his home in Blackpool. Ian Robertson was last seen near Hawside Lane on foot at around 5pm on Tuesday, 7 October. He is described as white, around 5ft 5 tall, of a medium build, with short dark brown...

    13/10/2014
  29. Man wanted for burglary offences and on prison recall bedford

    POLICE are looking to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with burglary offences and on prison recall. Thomas ...

    POLICE are looking to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with burglary offences and on prison recall. Thomas Gray, 22, thought to be from the Blackpool area, is currently wanted in connection with a burglary in Rossendale Valley at a rural farm that occurred on Friday 3...

    10/10/2014
  30. RNLI launches new online magazine bedford

    Following a review of the charity’s supporter publications, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today - Wednesday 8 ...

    Following a review of the charity’s supporter publications, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today - Wednesday 8 October 2014 - launched a new bi-monthly online magazine. The charity that saves lives at sea has also re-launched its quarterly print magazine Lifeboat, which...

    08/10/2014
  31. New research reveals winter rituals of a ‘HIBER-NATION’ bedford

    New research reveals how Brits prepare in the lead up to winter Swapping light duvets for thick winter ones is the nation’s ...

    New research reveals how Brits prepare in the lead up to winter Swapping light duvets for thick winter ones is the nation’s top winter ritual Brits’ favourite at-home winter activities are watching TV and eating hearty meals One thing most people are overlooking when preparing for winter is...

    08/10/2014
  32. Police appeal for wanted sex offender bedford

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender. Damon Betterton, 26, is wanted for a breach of his notification ...

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender. Damon Betterton, 26, is wanted for a breach of his notification requirements after failing to notify police of his address. Betterton was previously living at an address in Blackpool but it is believed that he no longer lives...

    02/10/2014
  33. Advice & Information Session for Veterans bedford

    The Royal British Legion is holding it’s monthly first Thursday of the month Pop In Session at Byng House, the Royal British ...

    The Royal British Legion is holding it’s monthly first Thursday of the month Pop In Session at Byng House, the Royal British Legion’s Break Centre on the promenade in Southport. The Pop In is open between 10.00am and 3.00pm on Thursday 2nd October, where we are able to give information, advice...

    01/10/2014
  34. British Transport Police custody – generally positive bedford

    Practice varied across British Transport Police custody suites, but overall detainees were properly cared for, said Nick Hardwick, ...

    Practice varied across British Transport Police custody suites, but overall detainees were properly cared for, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. Get the report British...

    01/10/2014
  35. Look! It’s simple – use railway crossings safely, say police bedford

    Look! It’s simple – use railway crossings safely, say police – 30 drivers a week receive penalties for crossing-breaches ...

    Look! It’s simple – use railway crossings safely, say police – 30 drivers a week receive penalties for crossing-breaches People who misuse railway crossings are being targeted by British Transport Police (BTP) as it attempts to reduce the thousands of cases each year.

    30/09/2014
  36. Appeal after fireworks stolen bedford

    FIREWORKS valued at £10,000 have been stolen from the Preston area. About 160 fireworks were stolen between 9.30pm on ...

    FIREWORKS valued at £10,000 have been stolen from the Preston area. About 160 fireworks were stolen between 9.30pm on Tuesday, September 23rd and 7.30am on Wednesday, September 24th. The fireworks are meant for professional displays only and could be potentially lethal if used by...

    26/09/2014

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