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  1. Look! Don’t risk it! Crossing misuse endangers lives, say BTP bedford

    Look! Don’t risk it! Crossing misuse endangers lives, say British Transport Police Motorists and pedestrians are still ...

    Look! Don’t risk it! Crossing misuse endangers lives, say British Transport Police Motorists and pedestrians are still risking their lives and those of other road and rail users by routinely ignoring basic safety at level crossings. That’s the message from British Transport Police...

    30/01/2015
  2. Care crisis will require councils to divert £1 bn from other services bedford

    The escalating cost of caring for the elderly means councils will have to divert £1.1 billion from services like fixing ...

    The escalating cost of caring for the elderly means councils will have to divert £1.1 billion from services like fixing potholes and running libraries and museums from April, new analysis shows. It comes as local authority leaders warn that a crisis in elderly care funding will have...

    30/01/2015
  3. Benefit fraud clampdown as maximum penalty to be more than doubled bedford

    Plans to more than double the maximum administrative penalty that can be offered as an alternative to prosecution for benefit ...

    Plans to more than double the maximum administrative penalty that can be offered as an alternative to prosecution for benefit fraud are to be considered by Parliament today. The changes, if approved by MPs, will mean penalties of up to £5,000 can be issued. This will be in addition to...

    29/01/2015
  4. British Transport Police seek independent Advisory Group members bedford

    Have you ever wanted to voice your opinions on the policing of your local railway and station, or provide feedback on a police ...

    Have you ever wanted to voice your opinions on the policing of your local railway and station, or provide feedback on a police operation that you witnessed? British Transport Police (BTP) is offering you the chance by giving you the opportunity to volunteer to become a member of an...

    28/01/2015
  5. Crackdown seizes more than 2.5m illegal cigarettes bedford

    Crackdown seizes more than 2.5m illegal cigarettes England's first large scale operation by trading standards against illegal ...

    Crackdown seizes more than 2.5m illegal cigarettes England's first large scale operation by trading standards against illegal tobacco products saw a total of 2,594,858 cigarettes seized, with a value of £614,488. Operation Henry took place between May and November 2014 and involved 81...

    28/01/2015
  6. Reminder of advice on eating fish bedford

    The FSA is reminding people of its advice on eating fish, following publication today of a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) ...

    The FSA is reminding people of its advice on eating fish, following publication today of a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report on the risks and benefits of seafood. EFSA concluded that limiting consumption of fish with high mercury content is the most effective way to achieve the...

    27/01/2015
  7. Young drivers more likely to drink and drive bedford

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has expressed concern for young drivers after a drink-driving campaign ...

    The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has expressed concern for young drivers after a drink-driving campaign revealed they were proportionately more likely to drive while under the influence. The December 2014 anti-drink-and-drug-driving campaign figures released recently...

    26/01/2015
  8. Four in ten families with children are struggling bedford

    Families with children are now at greater risk than any other group of having an inadequate income, with more than one in three ...

    Families with children are now at greater risk than any other group of having an inadequate income, with more than one in three having less than they require for a socially acceptable standard of living. According to new research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, at least 8.1 million parents and...

    26/01/2015
  9. First analysis of national demand on policing published bedford

    The first national picture of the breadth and complexity of the work undertaken by the police has been published by the College of ...

    The first national picture of the breadth and complexity of the work undertaken by the police has been published by the College of Policing today. The analysis shows the incoming and ongoing work of the police and suggests an increasing amount of police time is directed towards public protection...

    26/01/2015
  10. Witness appeal after HGV and car collide on M6 northbound bedford

    OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a HGV and car collided on the M6 northbound. The incident happened at around 5.40pm ...

    OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a HGV and car collided on the M6 northbound. The incident happened at around 5.40pm on Friday 23 January just north of junction 34. A DAF HVG truck and a Citroen Synergie car collided in lane two resulting in the car spinning to the central...

    25/01/2015
  11. Commission to adopt measures to protect sea bass stock bedford

    The European Commission has announced a package of measures aimed at averting the collapse of the declining sea bass stock. In the ...

    The European Commission has announced a package of measures aimed at averting the collapse of the declining sea bass stock. In the first instance emergency measures will be implemented to ban pelagic trawling of sea bass during spawning season which runs until the end of April. These...

    23/01/2015
  12. A guide to holiday travel bedford

    Taking a trip this holiday season? Here are some helpful tips regarding your rights in the event of flight cancellations or ...

    Taking a trip this holiday season? Here are some helpful tips regarding your rights in the event of flight cancellations or delays. The following guidance applies to those flights departing from any European airport and arriving in any European country where the airline is a European licensed...

    22/01/2015
  13. Countdown to tax return deadline bedford

    There are just 10 days left to send your 2013-14 tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and avoid a £100 late-filing ...

    There are just 10 days left to send your 2013-14 tax return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and avoid a £100 late-filing penalty. If you still have to submit a return, you need to do it online and pay what you owe by midnight on Saturday 31 January. HMRC figures released earlier...

    22/01/2015
  14. Electoral Commission statement bedford

    Electoral Commission statement on the move to Individual Electoral Registration Commenting on figures released by the Labour ...

    Electoral Commission statement on the move to Individual Electoral Registration Commenting on figures released by the Labour Party about the 1 December registers, an Electoral Commission spokesperson said: “It’s important as many people as possible are registered to vote before the...

    19/01/2015
  15. Minister urges police forces to take up new drug testing device bedford

    The Policing Minster formally announced the first mobile drug testing device at the Roads Policing Conference. ...

    The Policing Minster formally announced the first mobile drug testing device at the Roads Policing Conference. Recently,Policing Minister Mike Penning formally announced the type approval of the first mobile drug testing device at the Roads Policing Conference. The Securetec DrugWipe 3S...

    19/01/2015
  16. Armed Forces Diversity Reception bedford

    Celebrating 15 years of lesbians, gays and bisexuals being allowed to serve in the UK's Armed Forces. Thank you for ...

    Celebrating 15 years of lesbians, gays and bisexuals being allowed to serve in the UK's Armed Forces. Thank you for inviting me, I am delighted to be here this evening. I would like to take a moment to consider the fact that just 15 years ago, we wouldn’t have been at an event like this....

    16/01/2015
  17. Timmy O'Sullivan Arrest Warrant Issued bedford

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 30-year-old man who is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant for the ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 30-year-old man who is wanted on a European Arrest Warrant for the murder of PC Neil Doyle. Timmy Donovan, who is also known as Timmy O’Sullivan, is originally from the Huyton area and has connections with Childwall in Liverpool. He...

    16/01/2015
  18. A million unemployed people receiving no government help bedford

    More than a million unemployed people are falling through cracks in national work schemes that are failing to reach some of the ...

    More than a million unemployed people are falling through cracks in national work schemes that are failing to reach some of the most vulnerable jobseekers, councils warned yesterday. Latest employment figures released in December show that the number of unemployed people not claiming...

    14/01/2015
  19. Get financially fit and save over £2000 in 2015 bedford

    As we enter the New Year, the nation is facing a bout of the January blues. To fight off the Christmas comedown, Be An Energy ...

    As we enter the New Year, the nation is facing a bout of the January blues. To fight off the Christmas comedown, Be An Energy Shopper has teamed up with personal finance expert Jasmine Birtles to provide top tips for getting financially fit in 2015. Across the country, Brits will be putting...

    08/01/2015
  20. Appeal for missing Blackpool man bedford

    POLICE are appealing for information about a 27-year-old man missing from home in Blackpool. Calum Terras was last seen at ...

    POLICE are appealing for information about a 27-year-old man missing from home in Blackpool. Calum Terras was last seen at his home address on Fleet Street by a family member yesterday morning at 6.55am. He has left the house after saying he was going to get a haircut at Abingdon Street...

    07/01/2015
  21. Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre joins national network bedford

    Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) is to become part of the new Coastguard national network for the very first time this ...

    Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) is to become part of the new Coastguard national network for the very first time this week. Work has been carried out at the search and rescue coordination centre to upgrade the technology and introduce new systems. This means Holyhead CGOC will...

    05/01/2015
  22. Bid to improve disabled access at sports stadiums bedford

    The government is calling on disabled sports fans to share their experiences of viewing live sport at stadiums and sports grounds ...

    The government is calling on disabled sports fans to share their experiences of viewing live sport at stadiums and sports grounds across Britain, in what it hopes will be the largest ever survey of its kind. Ministers are hoping thousands of Britain’s 12 million disabled people will give...

    05/01/2015
  23. Woman, 26, wanted on prison recall bedford

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a woman who is wanted on prison recall. Carina Smith, 26, was jailed for 16 months at ...

    POLICE are appealing for help to trace a woman who is wanted on prison recall. Carina Smith, 26, was jailed for 16 months at Preston Crown Court for a robbery which took place in April 2014. She was released in December but has since breached the terms of her licence. She is described as...

    01/01/2015
  24. Concern for missing mum and baby bedford

    POLICE are appealing for information to help trace a missing mum and her baby. Jennifer Winstanley Inglis, 30, and her baby ...

    POLICE are appealing for information to help trace a missing mum and her baby. Jennifer Winstanley Inglis, 30, and her baby daughter Millie Mae Winstanley, two months old, were last seen in Blackpool on Boxing Day and concern is growing for their welfare. Jennifer and her daughter have...

    01/01/2015
  25. Driving licences to display Union Flag bedford

    British motorists will be able to fly the flag with pride in the new year thanks to government plans to display the Union Flag on ...

    British motorists will be able to fly the flag with pride in the new year thanks to government plans to display the Union Flag on driving licences, transport minister Claire Perry announced today. Anyone applying for a new licence or changing their personal details will be issued with a...

    31/12/2014
  26. 1,773 happy returns at Christmas bedford

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received 1,773 online tax returns on Christmas Day – a 13 per cent increase on last year’s total of ...

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received 1,773 online tax returns on Christmas Day – a 13 per cent increase on last year’s total of 1,566. HMRC’s Christmas data logs reveal the busiest time for online returns on 25 December was between midday and 1pm, when 148 Yuletide returns were delivered...

    30/12/2014
  27. Millions wasted as people don’t spend gift vouchers bedford

    £300 million worth of gift vouchers bought this year could go unspent according to research by the UK Gift Card and Voucher ...

    £300 million worth of gift vouchers bought this year could go unspent according to research by the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association. As much as £300 million worth of gift vouchers bought this year could go unspent according to research by the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association...

    29/12/2014
  28. Councils urged to boost access to free-to-use cash machines bedford

    Councils are being urged to use their business rates powers to increase access to free-to-use cash machines on high streets and in ...

    Councils are being urged to use their business rates powers to increase access to free-to-use cash machines on high streets and in town centres. Companies who install and operate cash machines generally pay business rates to the local authority for each machine. Small convenience stores...

    29/12/2014
  29. A guide to holiday travel bedford

    Taking a trip this holiday season? Here are some helpful tips regarding your rights in the event of flight cancellations or ...

    Taking a trip this holiday season? Here are some helpful tips regarding your rights in the event of flight cancellations or delays. The following guidance applies to those flights departing from any European airport and arriving in any European country where the airline is a European...

    29/12/2014
  30. Record number of visitors see Father Christmas outdoors bedford

    Record numbers of children have enjoyed meeting Father Christmas at WWT Wetland Centres this year, with unique experiences like ...

    Record numbers of children have enjoyed meeting Father Christmas at WWT Wetland Centres this year, with unique experiences like ‘Santa and the Swans’, elf house tours, Sail-to-Santa boat trips and the chance to meet huskies and real reindeer! Lara Wilson, WWT National PR Manager said: “Visiting...

    29/12/2014
  31. Skills shortages fuel productivity problem bedford

    The latest CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey highlights the importance of a higher skilled workforce to the UK economy to ...

    The latest CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey highlights the importance of a higher skilled workforce to the UK economy to keep the recovery growing. Skill levels have emerged as the biggest threat to the UK’s competitiveness as a place to employ people - blog by Neil Carberry and Olly...

    26/12/2014
  32. Fake Nike trainers worth £1m seized bedford

    A Trading Standards team working with officers from the UK’s Border Force have seized a shipment of fake Nike Air Max trainers ...

    A Trading Standards team working with officers from the UK’s Border Force have seized a shipment of fake Nike Air Max trainers with a street value of £1-million. Border Force officers stopped a container lorry after it arrived at Immingham docks from Esbjerg in Denmark. They suspected the...

    24/12/2014
  33. Government targets billions of pounds of uncollected debt bedford

    Government will target billions of pounds of unrecovered debt through a new joint venture launched yesterday with the private ...

    Government will target billions of pounds of unrecovered debt through a new joint venture launched yesterday with the private sector. A new company - Integrated Debt Services Limited - jointly owned by the government and TDX Group, an Equifax company, will provide a single point of access to a...

    23/12/2014
  34. Charities in front seat of new reoffending drive bedford

    The government fired the starting gun recently on making key reforms to the way ex-offenders are looked after in the community, in ...

    The government fired the starting gun recently on making key reforms to the way ex-offenders are looked after in the community, in an effort to tackle stubbornly high reoffending rates in England and Wales. Recently, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling will sign new contracts with a host of...

    22/12/2014
  35. 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
  36. 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

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