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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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

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