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Council reveals new terminal plan for Luton airport

Luton Council’s airport company London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) has today published its preferred option for the growth of the UK’s fifth largest and fastest growing major airport.

Using the existing runway, LLAL is targeting expansion of the airport to 32 million passengers ...

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Train disruption after vehicle hits road bridge between Bedford and Luton

Passengers on the East Midlands line between Bedford and Luton are facing delays after a vehicle his a road bridge.

East Midlands trains reported the incident at 2.48pm today.

A statement said: “There has been a vehicle striking a road bridge, just south of Bedford. This is between ...

yesterday 16:47 open_in_new
Beds PCC rows with Leighton-Linslade Town Council after it rejects £31k PCSO request

Beds Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway has kicked back at Leighton-Linslade Town Council after it rejected her request to fund £31,200 for a parish PCSO.

In an angry missive, Mrs Holloway threatened to keep the town council out of the loop of future policing ...

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Share your experiences of domestic abuse to help develop services in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council is asking people to share their experiences of domestic abuse through a short survey.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and can take many forms.

Feedback from the survey will help the council think about how to improve services.

The current UK ...

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2019-02-21 10:14 open_in_new
Breaking news as South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen quits Tory party

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen has quit the Tory party it has just been announced.

The MP, who was first elected in 2015 after 18 years in business, has defected to the newly formed Independent Group citing huge divisions in the Tory Party,

In a statement just issued, along ...

2019-02-20 14:17 open_in_new
Have your say on fire safety risks in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) have launched a consultation on their plans for dealing with serious risks facing people in the county.

Their Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) assesses the threats facing our communities and sets out our actions and activities over the next ...

2019-02-20 13:14 open_in_new
Don't fall foul of new passport rules for travelling to EU

A. This is a popular question where Brexit is concerned.

The answer is that there's no need to do anything until your current passport is ready for renewal. British passports will change after we leave the EU, with blue and gold passports making a return from October 2019, but you'll still ...

2019-02-20 12:11 open_in_new
Crossing borders with your dog after Brexit

A. The answer to this all depends on whether we leave the EU with or without a deal and when you want to travel.

At the minute, you are supposed to have a pet passport for your dog if they’re travelling from the UK to the EU and vice versa, although it is my understanding that there ...

2019-02-20 12:11 open_in_new
Europe prepares to celebrate 75 years of freedom from Nazi occupation
Back in November 2018, Europe marked the First World War armistice with numerous Centenary celebrations in and around Flanders Fields. Twelve months on, there will be further celebrations in both Belgium and the Netherlands as towns and villages mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from Nazi Germany. ...
2019-02-20 12:11 open_in_new
The all-time English top flight league table: Where does your team rank?

Since it was founded in 1888, the top-tier of English football has been hotly contested, molding into the English Premier League that we love and follow today. Tallying up the final points total from each season since its founding, we have compiled an overall total for all 65 sides whom have ...

2019-02-19 16:14 open_in_new
Travel review: Ischgl - a resort for all reasons

Consider these propositions – you ski hard and fast and you like to après ski and party the same way; you like to cruise leisurely blues and reds and would prefer to take it easy in the evening in a good restaurant; you need a good ski school and nursery slopes to get the kids up ...

2019-02-19 14:08 open_in_new
Hundreds of emergency hospital admissions for self-harm injuries in Bedford last year

Hundreds of people were admitted to hospital in Bedford for self-harm injuries last year, new figures show.

The numbers were released as social media sites announced they would clamp down on the sharing of self-harm images.

Public Health England figures show that 324 emergency ...

2019-02-19 14:08 open_in_new
Bedford man jailed for setting fire to bins outside people's houses while they slept

Sean Slaine, 37, of St Leonard’s Avenue, Bedford, was jailed at Luton Crown Court today (Monday) after being found guilty of arson with intent to endanger life, attempted arson, and one count of breaching a restraining order.

In the early hours of Monday 13 August, Slaine set fire to ...

2019-02-18 19:14 open_in_new
Console Corner: Metro Exodus review

Into the light and shining bright.

After what seemed an eternity since the last installment, Metro Exodus finally hit PS4, XB1 and Windows last week and it was worth the wait.

Much had been made of a bold new premise to take the hugely popular series out of its underground setting ...

2019-02-18 19:14 open_in_new
Should mobile phones be banned in Bedford's schools?

Councillors are not likely to be trying to impose a ban on mobile phones being used in Bedford’s schools if a meeting of the borough’s executive committee is anything to go by.

A suggestion that the issue is something for the council to look at was rejected by the mayor and the ...

2019-02-18 19:14 open_in_new
Knifepoint robbery in Bedford sparks witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following robbery by the River Ouse in Bedford on Thursday (February 14).

At approximately 9.55pm the victim was walking on a footpath near the Palgrave Road and the bridge on the River Ouse when she was approached by a man and a woman.

The woman ...

2019-02-18 19:14 open_in_new
Two jailed for more than 20 years for ruthless assault in Bedford

Two men have been jailed after brutally assaulting a man outside his home in Bedford, leaving him with a bleed on the brain and multiple fractures.

Ashley McGrath, 18, of the Queens Park area of Bedford, was sentenced to nine years and ten months in prison, while Benjamin Clarke, 30, of ...

2019-02-18 17:09 open_in_new
Suspected brothel issued closure order in Bedford

A closure order has been secured at a property police suspected was being used as a brothel.

Three women and two men were also safeguarded and offered support after the operation in The Boundary, Bedford.

A warrant was carried out at the address by officers on Wednesday evening, ...

2019-02-18 12:57 open_in_new
Road scheme paves the way for improvements at the Black Cat roundabout

The notorious Black Cat roundabout is at the heart of a major road scheme set to transform the area for motorists.

Highways England has revealed a project that will improve the east-west road link, and journeys on the A1, the A421 and the A428 will be improved by a new three tier junction ...

2019-02-18 12:57 open_in_new
Armed robbers threaten staff at Shortstown shop with hammer and shovel

Terrified shop workers in Shortstown were threatened with a hammer and shovel during an armed robbery yesterday (Wednesday).

At around 7.30pm two men went in into a convenience shop in North Drive, armed with the weapons.

One of the offenders used the hammer to knock off the tills ...

2019-02-17 01:14 open_in_new