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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. RoSPA welcomes fall in road deaths and injuries bedford

    Figures revealing that the number of people killed and injured on the road has fallen to the lowest number since records began ...

    Figures revealing that the number of people killed and injured on the road has fallen to the lowest number since records began have been welcomed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). But the charity has warned that more needs to be done to ensure the number of road...

    26/09/2014
  4. Lottery support for families of missing people bedford

    Missing People Limited, the UK charity that works with young runaways, missing and unidentified people and their families is one ...

    Missing People Limited, the UK charity that works with young runaways, missing and unidentified people and their families is one of two national charities benefiting today from a share of grants totalling £598,085 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme. In total, 44...

    24/09/2014
  5. Proof of Age Standard Scheme - PASS bedford

    A new single standard 18+ design now applies to all proof of age cards issued in England and Wales bearing the PASS hologram. ...

    A new single standard 18+ design now applies to all proof of age cards issued in England and Wales bearing the PASS hologram. This makes it much easier for door and bar staff to identify - and accept - PASS cards. Merseyside Police are, with our partners, promoting and reinvigorating this...

    19/09/2014
  6. Elliott Review welcome step in fight against food crime, says TSI bedford

    The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) welcomes the Government's acceptance of the Elliott review recommendations, but cautions ...

    The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) welcomes the Government's acceptance of the Elliott review recommendations, but cautions against further cuts to trading standards who will be the eyes and ears of the new food crime unit. According to a workforce survey conducted by TSI and the National...

    16/09/2014
  7. Go Sober For October bedford

    31 days with no lager, no wine... not even a shandy, all to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support’s vital work. ...

    31 days with no lager, no wine... not even a shandy, all to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support’s vital work. Whether you’re motivated by the challenge, hoping to make some healthy lifestyle changes or wanting to support friends and family affected by cancer, your hard work in...

    15/09/2014
  8. Energy Minister backs buy heating oil early campaign bedford

    Energy Minister Matt Hancock is backing a campaign encouraging heating oil users to stock up early before winter sets in. ...

    Energy Minister Matt Hancock is backing a campaign encouraging heating oil users to stock up early before winter sets in. Energy Minister Matt Hancock is backing a campaign that encourages heating oil users to stock up on heating oil now. The Buy Oil Early campaign has been launched by ACRE,...

    11/09/2014
  9. Struggling water customers ‘suffering in silence’ bedford

    Struggling water customers ‘suffering in silence’ and missing out on vital support Struggling households are still missing out on ...

    Struggling water customers ‘suffering in silence’ and missing out on vital support Struggling households are still missing out on vital support with paying their water bill despite more help being offered by water companies, the Consumer Council for Water has revealed. The water watchdog...

    08/09/2014
  10. Minister’s marathon tour to the heart of the roads revolution bedford

    Roads Minister experiences first hand the challenges of managing England’s motorway network. Roads Minister John Hayes has ...

    Roads Minister experiences first hand the challenges of managing England’s motorway network. Roads Minister John Hayes has embarked on a marathon 26-mile tour of major motorways in the West Midlands – the birthplace of the roads revolution (4 September 2014). John Hayes – who took up his post...

    05/09/2014
  11. Get your free NHS Health Check bedford

    The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. ...

    The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited to have a...

    04/09/2014
  12. Government To Double The Speed Of Building Coastal Paths. bedford

    The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, today announced that the Government is going to more than double the speed of building the ...

    The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, today announced that the Government is going to more than double the speed of building the Coastal Path, bringing completion of the project forward by ten years from 2030 to 2020. Speaking at the RSPB’s State of Nature conference, the Deputy Prime...

    04/09/2014
  13. Dangerous Sex Offender Still At Large. bedford

    POLICE are still appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender. Byrom Cross, also known as Biaron, 24 years is wanted ...

    POLICE are still appealing for help to trace a missing sex offender. Byrom Cross, also known as Biaron, 24 years is wanted for a breach of his notification requirements after failing to tell police about a change of address. Cross was living at an address in Darwen but has now left the...

    03/09/2014
  14. 48,000 people have bought a home through the scheme. bedford

    Since the launch of the two parts of Help to Buy, the equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes: 82% of scheme completions ...

    Since the launch of the two parts of Help to Buy, the equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes: 82% of scheme completions have been made by first-time buyers the average house price was £187,800, significantly below the national average more than 48,000 people have bought a home through...

    03/09/2014
  15. Byng House Outreach Service bedford

    The Royal British Legion has launched a new outreach service at its Poppy Break Centre, Byng House, bringing help and advice even ...

    The Royal British Legion has launched a new outreach service at its Poppy Break Centre, Byng House, bringing help and advice even closer to the Armed Forces community in Southport. The Legion’s Advice and Information Officer, Sarah Abbotson, will be available at Byng House to discuss face to...

    01/09/2014
  16. Magical animal experiences at WWT Martin Mere bedford

    Martin Mere Wetland Centre is flying open it’s doors on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September for the annual wildlife spectacular: ...

    Martin Mere Wetland Centre is flying open it’s doors on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September for the annual wildlife spectacular: Animal Magic. Animal Magic is the centres most popular family event, with over 4000 people attending last year. Hug a greyhound, cuddle a skunk, watch meerkats,...

    01/09/2014
  17. Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research bedford

    Timely flood alerts and real-time monitoring of flood emergencies can save lives and prevent damage to property, infrastructure ...

    Timely flood alerts and real-time monitoring of flood emergencies can save lives and prevent damage to property, infrastructure and the environment. Imprints, WeSenseIt and UrbanFlood are just three examples of EU-funded projects that have developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn...

    01/09/2014
  18. HMS Illustrious takes final bow bedford

    After a 32-year career, the last of the Royal Navy's Invincible Class aircraft carriers decommissions in Portsmouth. Having ...

    After a 32-year career, the last of the Royal Navy's Invincible Class aircraft carriers decommissions in Portsmouth. Having sailed over 900,000 miles on operations across the globe, including helping with the aftermath of the first Gulf War, HMS Illustrious has been decommissioned at a...

    29/08/2014
  19. Concern for missing woman bedford

    Police are growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 24-year-old woman missing from home in Ashton-under-Lyne. ...

    Police are growing increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 24-year-old woman missing from home in Ashton-under-Lyne. Hana Mirza, 24, was last seen at 4am on the morning of Friday 22nd August, 2014 at her home address on Earle Street, Ashton Under Lyne. She is described as female,...

    29/08/2014
  20. Prison Recall - Lee Anthony Bell bedford

    Gwent Police is appealing for information to locate 40 year old Lee Anthony Bell from Newport, who has breached his licence ...

    Gwent Police is appealing for information to locate 40 year old Lee Anthony Bell from Newport, who has breached his licence conditions after being released from prison on 17th April 2014. Lee was sentenced to 42 months for burglary after being convicted on 18th July 2012. Due to the fact...

    29/08/2014
  21. Housing cost “cliff edge” with 3 in 5 worried about household bills bedford

    Citizens Advice today warns that competing bills mean that half of households will have to cut spending this year. The charity has ...

    Citizens Advice today warns that competing bills mean that half of households will have to cut spending this year. The charity has said that expected rises in interest rates will need to be “slow and steady” to help families meet housing costs. Housing charity Shelter has released figures today...

    28/08/2014
  22. Appeal for missing man from Chorley-FOUND bedford

    Steven Farrell was found this afternoon at a secluded spot around 100m off Crosse Hall Lane, Chorley. He was found with ...

    Steven Farrell was found this afternoon at a secluded spot around 100m off Crosse Hall Lane, Chorley. He was found with injuries to his wrist and so was taken to hospital . POLICE are appealing for information about a 42-year-old man who has gone missing from his home in Chorley. Steven...

    27/08/2014
  23. Number of 2-year-olds eligible for free childcare to double bedford

    Parents should check if their 2-year-olds will be eligible for free childcare when the amount on offer doubles next week. ...

    Parents should check if their 2-year-olds will be eligible for free childcare when the amount on offer doubles next week. From next week, around 40% of 2-year-olds will be entitled to 15 free hours of free early education per week - up from 20% last year. Evidence suggests that children...

    27/08/2014
  24. Toxic fake cigarettes filled with asbestos and excrement seized bedford

    Millions of illegal cigarettes filled with dead flies, human excrement and abnormally high levels of cancer-causing chemicals are ...

    Millions of illegal cigarettes filled with dead flies, human excrement and abnormally high levels of cancer-causing chemicals are being taken off the streets by councils cracking down on the black market trade. The Local Government Association (LGA) said efforts to reduce smoking and improve...

    27/08/2014
  25. Ride the Lights returns for 2014 bedford

    Ride the Lights is back on Blackpool Promenade on 26 August and is set to be as popular as ever. The annual event, which ...

    Ride the Lights is back on Blackpool Promenade on 26 August and is set to be as popular as ever. The annual event, which sees the Promenade fully closed to vehicles for one night only between 7pm and 10pm to allow cyclists to get a sneak preview of the Blackpool Illuminations, remains free,...

    26/08/2014
  26. Local Authority Software Applications now live bedford

    We are pleased to confirm that the Local Authority Software Applications agreement (RM1059) is now live and available for ...

    We are pleased to confirm that the Local Authority Software Applications agreement (RM1059) is now live and available for customers to access. This agreement has been developed with local authority customers and stakeholders including the Local Government Association (LGA) and Pro5; it is...

    26/08/2014
  27. Kids go free at WWT Martin Mere bedford

    From Tuesday 26 August to Friday 5 September, excluding weekend, two kids go free to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre before 11am ...

    From Tuesday 26 August to Friday 5 September, excluding weekend, two kids go free to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre before 11am with a paying adult. WWTTo bring kids in for free, simply cut out an advert you will see in your local paper or visit www.wwt.org.uk/martin-mere/au gust-offer/ to...

    22/08/2014
  28. CAB - Slimming pill swindles at an all-time high bedford

    More people than ever are being lured into online slimming pill rip-offs that can cost them over 180 times what they expected, ...

    More people than ever are being lured into online slimming pill rip-offs that can cost them over 180 times what they expected, finds Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland. In the last year there was a 124% rise in problems with slimming pills reported to the Citizens Advice consumer...

    22/08/2014
  29. Have a sizzling and safe barbecue bedford

    With the UK having enjoyed a sunny summer, barbecues have been firmly on the menu. The approaching summer bank holiday weekend ...

    With the UK having enjoyed a sunny summer, barbecues have been firmly on the menu. The approaching summer bank holiday weekend signifies the end of the holidays for many of us before we return to work or school. It’s no surprise then that over half of us (54%) are planning to take advantage of what...

    21/08/2014
  30. Missing Southport 4 Year Old Found Safe And Well. bedford

    Merseyside Police can confirm that 4-year-old Suren Stepans has been found safe and well. Suren was found at an address in ...

    Merseyside Police can confirm that 4-year-old Suren Stepans has been found safe and well. Suren was found at an address in Northamptonshire yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, 20 August, following a joint investigation between officers from Merseyside and Northamptonshire Police. Original...

    21/08/2014
  31. North West Bird Watching Festival bedford

    Whatever the weather, The North West Bird Watching Festival is an enjoyable and informative day out. View the latest optical and ...

    Whatever the weather, The North West Bird Watching Festival is an enjoyable and informative day out. View the latest optical and camera equipment with a range of specialist organisations, browse book stalls and outdoor clothing suppliers. A range of guest speakers Reedbed walk around the...

    21/08/2014
  32. Leyland indecent exposure Evofit appeal bedford

    Police have released an Evofit of a man they would like to speak to following an indecent exposure on Moss Lane, Leyland. ...

    Police have released an Evofit of a man they would like to speak to following an indecent exposure on Moss Lane, Leyland. Around 2.50pm on Friday 25 July a man approached a woman on Moss Lane and tried to engage in conversation before pulling down his shorts and exposing himself. The man is...

    20/08/2014
  33. Appeal for missing teenagers bedford

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace two teenagers who have gone missing whilst visiting Blackpool. Emily Thompson and ...

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace two teenagers who have gone missing whilst visiting Blackpool. Emily Thompson and Declan Kirby, both 15 from Milnthorpe, were last seen on Friday 15 August at 12.45pm leaving Marton Mere Caravan Park together. Emily is described as white, 5ft 6 tall of...

    20/08/2014
  34. New criminal offence and penalties for offshore tax evaders bedford

    People with undeclared offshore tax liabilities are being urged to come forward and pay what they owe or face prosecution, under ...

    People with undeclared offshore tax liabilities are being urged to come forward and pay what they owe or face prosecution, under new rules announced by the government today. The new criminal offence of failing to declare taxable offshore income and gains is set out in an HM Revenue and Customs...

    19/08/2014
  35. New State Pension: 600 days to go bedford

    The new system will be simpler for people to understand and create a solid base for extra saving – with the full level set above ...

    The new system will be simpler for people to understand and create a solid base for extra saving – with the full level set above the basic means-test level for pension credit, which in 2014/15 is £148.35. Women will be among the main winners from the new system – as time they have spent out of...

    18/08/2014
  36. Mars Chocolate Drinks recall bedford

    The Food Standards Agency has been informed by Mars Chocolate Drinks that it is recalling certain date codes of its milk drinks. ...

    The Food Standards Agency has been informed by Mars Chocolate Drinks that it is recalling certain date codes of its milk drinks. This is because they contain elevated levels of a type of bacteria known as Bacillus, which can cause food poisoning. This means the products are a possible health risk...

    18/08/2014

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