Boaters reminded – register your vessel or pay the price

The Environment Agency warns boat owners to register their vessel or pay the price

Seven boaters have been ordered to pay more than £6,500.

All were prosecuted for keeping their unregistered boats on the River Great Ouse

This brings the total of avoided registration charges recovered by the Agency to £129,000

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DVLA reveals some of the oddest items found in untaxed cars

A driver had nowhere to go after their toilet was left in their impounded car.

The DVLA has released a list of some of the items found in untaxed cars that were clamped and impounded in the last 12 months. As well as everyday items, some unusual artefacts came to light.

Such as, 3 jockey helmets, Off-road quad bike, Half a corner sofa, a highly collectible Louis Wain book of illustrated cats from the 1920s,
Full set of golf clubs and the bathroom toilet with seat.

The items will be kept for a time so that the owners can claim them.

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Environment Agency crushes vehicle for waste offences.

A truck linked to illegal waste activity across the Home Counties has been seized and crushed by the Environment Agency.

The truck is believed to belong to an organised group operating in South East England and was discovered during an ongoing waste crime investigation by the Environment Agency.

The vehicle in question was crushed, under Environment Agency supervision, by a licensed scrap yard after it was seized by officers after months of intelligence gathering as part of the operation into large scale illegal dumping of commercial waste.

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Thameslink extends compensation scheme to non-season ticket holders

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has extended the additional industry compensation scheme. The compensation is for passengers affected by disruption caused by new timetable introduced in May.

Regular travellers without a season ticket could now be eligible for compensation. These passengers must have made at least three days’ return travel in any week in the period 20 May to 28 July. Travel most also have been from the most affected stations.

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Cyber van launched to help modern-day policing challenge

Bedfordshire Police has a new Cyber Van to help modern-day policing challenge. The van will be used by the force’s cyberhub. This unit combines multiple teams specialising in digital forensics and cyber crime investigation. The van will speed up the process when searching a property under a warrant.

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Patient transport vehicle attacked in Luton

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