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Street Watch group launched to help beat crime in Great Denham near Bedford

Around 30 volunteers patrolled the streets of Great Denham to launch the village’s new Street Watch group.

The group was made up of volunteers from the new Great Denham Street Watch, supported by volunteers from other Street Watch groups from across the county including Arlesey, ...

2019-04-20 03:08 open_in_new
Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

by Matthew Calderbank

A police officer in Yorkshire has shared startling footage of a car stopping suddenly in the outside lane of a motorway to allow an emergency vehicle to pass.

PC Martin Willis, of West Yorkshire Police, shared the shocking dash cam video on Twitter after ...

2019-04-19 18:44 open_in_new
Global recruitment company launches base in Bedford’s Castle Quarter

A recruitment group with global outreach is launching a new company in Bedford’s Castle Quarter, using it as a base to expand services into the East Midlands, East Anglia and the Home Counties.

Based at computing hub Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, identifi Group specialises in ...

2019-04-19 15:35 open_in_new
Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?

The Highway Code is the most important book for all new and old drivers, listing the things you can and cannot legally do while driving.

According to new research from GoCompare, around 75 per cent of drivers could not identify some of the driving offences in our quiz.

Have a go ...

2019-04-19 14:32 open_in_new
Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Drivers have been urged not to share images of their personal or vehicle paperwork by the government agency responsible for licencing.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has this week issued a fresh warning to drivers amid concerns that they could be exposing themselves to ...

2019-04-19 14:32 open_in_new
Man jailed after leaving blood at the scene of Bedford break-in

A man has been sentenced to three years in prison after he broke into a house in Bedford and left blood at the scene.

Joseph Lamb, 45, of no fixed address, was sentenced on Monday (15 April) at Luton Crown Court to 36 months imprisonment.

On 22 February, Lamb broke into a house in ...

2019-04-19 01:56 open_in_new
Quiz: these are the most misunderstood road signs, how many can you identify?

A new study has revealed shocking ignorance of road signs among UK drivers.

After government data revealed that there were more than 170,000 crashes on British roads in 2017, private number plate provider Click4reg.co.uk carried out a survey into motorists’ knowledge to find out if a ...

2019-04-19 00:53 open_in_new
Rural Crime Team tackles fly-tipping in Bedfordshire

On Wednesday and Thursday, the team worked with Luton Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council to run the joint operation. Together with Environmental Protection Officers, they checked that waste-carrying vehicles carried the correct licence and were complying ...

2019-04-18 19:38 open_in_new
‘I was just being a stupid idiot over Brexit’ says Luton man who sent threats to MPs

A Luton man who sent threatening and racially aggravated emails to seven MPs has today been jailed.

After pleading guilty at a hearing on Monday 8 April at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, today (Thursday), Jarod Kirkman, 51, of Torquay Drive, Luton, was jailed for a total of 42 weeks for ...

2019-04-18 19:38 open_in_new
Cost of petrol and diesel to soar this Easter after hike in oil prices

Motorists are to face an increase in petrol and diesel costs this Easter, following the rising price hike of oil.

Those who are planning a getaway over the Easter break could end up paying as much as 145.9p per litre for petrol at motorway stations – significantly higher than ...

2019-04-18 17:32 open_in_new
Here's how much you need to earn to rent a one-bedroom flat in these UK cities

The data for this story was taken from Home.co.uk, which uses search-engine data to bring together house prices. The rent prices are average, so include the most expensive and cheapest in each city. The annual income requirement was calculated on the assumption that you should not spend more ...

2019-04-18 17:32 open_in_new
Center Parcs to open largest lodges at Woburn Forest which sleep 12 people

Center Parcs Woburn Forest near Milton Keynes and Bedford is set to introduce big new six-bedroom lodges.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest will be introducing the new Woodland Lodges over the next year, giving larger and extended family groups the chance to enjoy a short break away under the ...

2019-04-18 16:29 open_in_new
University of Bedfordshire lecturer believes chocolate Easter egg culture must change

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire believes the chocolate Easter egg culture needs to change in the face of rising childhood obesity.

Dr Shaobo Zhou, Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Science has spoken about the over-consumption of chocolate eggs during the Easter period and ...

2019-04-18 15:26 open_in_new
Center Parcs to open largest lodges at Woburn Forest which sleep 12 people

Center Parcs Woburn Forest near Milton Keynes and Bedford is set to introduce big new six-bedroom lodges.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest will be introducing the new Woodland Lodges over the next year, giving larger and extended family groups the chance to enjoy a short break away under the ...

2019-04-18 15:26 open_in_new
Console Corner: Outward review

Outward has cult classic potential.

To set the scene you play an adventurer who must survive through a combination of stealth and battle against the threat of creatures and extreme environmental conditions.

Indeed one of the biggest threats you must protect yourself from are ...

2019-04-18 15:26 open_in_new
9 of the best staycation destinations in the UK to visit this year

But an idyllic break doesn’t always have to involve an exotic, far-off destination, as there are a wealth of stunning spots to visit right here in the UK. From peaceful coastal escapes, to lively city breaks, here are nine of the best ‘staycation’ destinations you could visit ...

2019-04-18 15:26 open_in_new
Rural Crime Team tackles fly-tipping in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Team has been working to tackle fly-tipping, starting with two days of action last week.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the team worked with Luton Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council to run the joint ...

2019-04-18 15:26 open_in_new
Revealed: how far your car will really get once the fuel light comes on

Some motorists seem to thrive playing fuel light bingo, running their car down to its last reserves, while others live in terror of the illuminated warning that they’re running low on fuel.

Now, new research has discovered just how far your car will go once it’s in the red, offering ...

2019-04-18 13:20 open_in_new
Anker Roav Viva review – an Alexa assistant in your car

Anker say that the Roav Viva is a world-first. Although it looks like a fairly standard in-car charger it actually brings the Amazon Alexa assistant into cars for the first time.

The Roav Viva acts as a normal charger, with two high-speed USB sockets that support rapid charging for the ...

2019-04-17 21:35 open_in_new
Honda HR-V Sport review – a surprisingly sprightly SUV

The original HR-V was labelled the Joy Machine by Honda’s marketing bods back in the early 2000s.

It was meant to appeal to young buyers with its “unique” styling and and blend the practical benefits of an SUV with a compact form. It was ahead of its time in many ways but was ...

2019-04-17 21:35 open_in_new
Global recruitment company launches base in Bedford’s Castle Quarter

A recruitment group with global outreach is launching a new company in Bedford’s Castle Quarter, using it as a base to expand services into the East Midlands, East Anglia and the Home Counties.

Based at computing hub Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, identifi Group specialises in ...

2019-04-17 19:29 open_in_new