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This is how many points you'll get on your licence for these driving offences

Drivers who accumulate 12 or more penalty points from motoring offences within a three-year period can face a ban from driving for up to six months, while six or more penalty points within two years of passing your driving test can lead to a license withdrawal and a re-test requirement. ...

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Dozens of drivers caught speeding more than 10 times in four years

Dozens of British drivers have been caught breaking the speed limit at least 10 times in the last four years, according to official figures.

While nearly 250,000 motorists have multiple speeding convictions, 38 have been caught more than 10 times, with one driver clocked breaking the limit ...

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Police introduce knife wands to response vehicles in Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Police has equipped police cars with knife ‘wands’ - handheld metal detectors that can be used during searches to highlight if a person is carrying a knife.

All response vehicles in Bedfordshire have been equipped with the new wands as part of the force’s ...

today 10:59 open_in_new
Quarter of drivers back more motorway tolls as M6 charges increase

One in four British drivers would welcome tolls on the country’s motorways if it improved road conditions, according to new research.

The study into attitudes towards road charging comes ahead of increases to costs on Britain’s only privately funded motorway – the M6 ...

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Heartbreaking ‘Finding Kemo’ appeal to trace missing dog

A Bedford man has made a heartbreaking appeal to trace his missing dog who helped his battle cancer.

Kemo the Staffie was bought as a pup for 61-year-old Olly Hall to help him through the dark days of chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer.

He proved so much of a tonic that Olly ...

today 02:35 open_in_new
Roadworks on major route into Bedford due to start next month

Roadworks to reduce congestion at a traffic hotspot in Bedford are to start next month.

The works will improve Britannia Road, which links Ampthill Road and Kempston Road, two major routes into the town centre.

The improvements will widen the road, allow space for pedestrians and ...

today 02:35 open_in_new
Heartbreaking ‘Finding Kemo’ appeal to trace missing dog

A Bedford man has made a heartbreaking appeal to trace his missing dog who helped his battle cancer.

Kemo the Staffie was bought as a pup for 61-year-old Olly Hall to help him through the dark days of chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer.

He proved so much of a tonic that Olly ...

today 00:29 open_in_new
Subaru Forester review – leftfield SUV still going its own way

With a new Subaru Forester due in the UK late 2019 you could forgive the Japanese all-wheel drive specialists for running down the clock and shifting focus onto other models like the XV compact crossover, or the Outback estate.

But the Forester SUV is still a key part of Subaru’s ...

yesterday 20:17 open_in_new
Electrified taxi firm launches new delivery van with 80-mile EV range

The company behind the electrified London taxi has revealed a new eco-friendly van that is say will transform inner city deliveries.

Based on the same platform and hybrid drivetrain as the LEVC TX cab, the new LCV van is designed for businesses operating in low-emissions zones which also ...

yesterday 20:17 open_in_new
I thought the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix would reignite my love for Formula 1 – I was wrong

It’s come to something when one of Formula 1’s leading lights says he’s falling out of love with the sport because drivers “all sound like lawyers” and aren’t allowed to say what they think.

But I know what Sebastian Vettel meant in the wake of his controversial penalty at the ...

yesterday 20:17 open_in_new
Supermarkets slash fuel prices again, with up to 4p off a litre

The UK’s big four supermarkets have cut up to 4p per litre from the price of fuel in the latest round of a price war sparked by the fall in wholesale costs.

Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all announced over the weekend that they were making further cuts to their ...

yesterday 20:17 open_in_new
Severe weather warning issued for thunderstorms across Bedfordshire

Thunderstorms are set to roll across the country this week with forecasters predicting torrential rain, hail and lightning.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for thunderstorms across Bedfordshire, which will kick in at 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday) and run until 9pm on Wednesday. ...

yesterday 13:59 open_in_new
Father's Day: From the Schmeichels to the Wrights - here's football's finest father-son combinations

Here's some of football's finest father-son combinations, who've both managed to live the dream and flourish on the field...

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2019-06-16 12:41 open_in_new
Weapons sweep uncovers gun in undergrowth in Bedford

Bedfordshire Police’s Boson team seized a gun during weapons sweeps in Bedford yesterday (Thursday).

The team, dedicated to tackling gun and gang activity, was in Bedford carrying out intelligence led weapons sweeps on the Slipe between Kempston and Queen’s Park. The sweeps took ...

2019-06-16 03:14 open_in_new
Panto stars spread word of L'Etape by Tour De France

Panto stars Andy Collins and La Voix donned their Parisian costumes to spread the word of local cycling event L’Etape by Tour De France which is taking place on Bastille Day, Sunday 14 July.

Playing Louis and Polly Pot et Pan in this year’s family pantomime Beauty and the Beast, ...

2019-06-15 10:26 open_in_new
Win VIP tickets to AmpRocks or AmpProms at Ampthill

Then you would love AmpRocks. Based in the Great Ampthill Park, near Bedford, this local festival running from July 5-7 punches above its weight. This year there will also be a second stage with local and new talent and a dance zone. For more information click here Alternatively, ...

2019-06-15 10:26 open_in_new
Win 2 VIP tickets to see The Vamps, Squeeze and Collabro at AmpRocks or AmpProms festival at Ampthill

Fancy seeing The Vamps, Squeeze, Jo Wiley or the infamous Cuban brothers in VIP luxury?

Then you would love AmpRocks.

Based in the Great Ampthill Park, near Bedford, this local festival running from July 5-7 punches above its weight.

This year there will also be a second ...

2019-06-15 10:26 open_in_new
Seeking a less ordinary holiday in 2019? Just over a two-hour flight from the UK, find out why Barcelonians love this historic hidden gem
If you’ve outgrown the ordinary and long to escape sun-bathed Brits enjoying all-day breakfasts this summer, why not follow the Catalan crowd with Oliver’s Travels and experience the unsung delights of Spain’s sweeping Costa Brava coastline. ...
2019-06-15 09:23 open_in_new
Roadworks on major route into Bedford due to start next month

Roadworks to reduce congestion at a traffic hotspot in Bedford are to start next month.

The works will improve Britannia Road, which links Ampthill Road and Kempston Road, two major routes into the town centre.

The improvements will widen the road, allow space for pedestrians and ...

2019-06-14 18:41 open_in_new
Don’t forget non computer users in your plans, Bedford councillor pleads

Labour Cllr Kay Burley (Kempston Central & East) was responding to an item on how Bedford Borough Council is becoming increasingly digital in its efforts to make £27.5 million in savings by 2023/2024.

Cllr Burley, whose own vision is impaired, said at the Budget and Corporate Services ...

2019-06-14 17:38 open_in_new
Weapons sweep uncovers gun in undergrowth in Bedford

Bedfordshire Police’s Boson team seized a gun during weapons sweeps in Bedford yesterday (Thursday).

The team, dedicated to tackling gun and gang activity, was in Bedford carrying out intelligence led weapons sweeps on the Slipe between Kempston and Queen’s Park. The sweeps took ...

2019-06-14 17:38 open_in_new