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Construction of new low-carbon hydrogen pilot plant in Cranfield gets underway

A new 1.5 MWth pilot plant is being built at Cranfield University to test an innovative hydrogen production technology that the University said will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
 
The HyPER project (Bulk Hydrogen Production by Sorbent Enhanced Steam Reforming) is an international collaboration led by Cranfield University with £7.4 million funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) £505m Energy Innovation Programme.

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Counter Terrorism Policing urges vigilance as lockdown restrictions ease

Counter Terrorism Policing has warned that the easing of lockdown restrictions could provide a greater opportunity for terrorists to operate. So it is appealing for business owners and the public to support the police’s 24/7 effort to keep the country safe by remaining vigilant and reporting anything that doesn’t seem right to the police or security staff.

The threat to the UK from terrorism remains at ‘SUBSTANTIAL’, meaning an attack is likely

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Specialist telephones to crack down on scammers

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has teamed up with Age UK by funding the purchase of specialist telephones which prevent scam callers from connecting to potentially vulnerable individuals and in turn, preventing fraudsters from deceiving older people out of money via telephone scams.

The specialist devices have an inbuilt scam calling blocker, preventing known incoming scam numbers from being able to connect to the client’s home telephone number.

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Bedford Borough Council Week of Action – working to keep you safe and support local businesses

During the first week of shops, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopening, Bedford Borough Council said it has been working to support local businesses and keep our communities safe.

Council officers have been providing support to businesses ahead of reopening with advice on managing queues, getting necessary signs in place, and engaging with business owners to make sure they were confident ahead of reopening safely on Monday.

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Rollout of community health hubs in Central Bedfordshire should be welcomed and not pitch one area against another, says councillor

The rollout of health hubs in Central Bedfordshire should be celebrated and not pitch one town or rural area against another, a meeting heard.

Timelines for the delivery of the five integrated health and social care hubs have been set back by about six months because of the pandemic

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