The latest news from the Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle

Half Term fun and sculptures at The Higgins Bedford

Join Kevin the Platypus this half term for five fun trails inspired by the weird and wonderful objects at The Higgins Bedford.

Each trail contains an I-Spy activity alongside fun facts and craft sheets based on a theme. Including toys and games, creepy crawlies, hats and Halloween.

The Halloween trail will be available throughout half term week. With four more being released each day from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October.

The Higgins Bedford has included a ‘Kevin’s Create at Home Challenge’ at the end of some of the trails. This offers the opportunity for children to get creative in the comfort of their own home.

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New COVID-19 marshals operating in Bedford Borough

Last weekend saw the first COVID-19 marshals take to the streets in Bedford town centre, providing advice and information about how to stay safe and slow the spread of coronavirus locally.

Funding has been provided by the Government to support and encourage the public and businesses to follow coronavirus measures to keep themselves and our communities safe.

The marshals will be working with the public, shops, businesses and partners to provide advice and information about the situation locally and action to take to tackle the virus.

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Bedfordshire Police: new live streaming technology “helps save lives”

Police have praised a new live streaming platform which has been credited with saving lives during a trial period in Bedfordshire.

The new technology platform, GoodSAM Instant-On-Scene, allows members of the public to stream live video and share their precise location with police control rooms. This is via a mobile device without needing an app.

It is credited with saving a number of lives and hundreds of hours of officers’ time during a trial period across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Public Appeal: fireworks and bonfire safety

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is working with local partners and emergency services to help keep people safe this bonfire and fireworks season.

With many organised events cancelled across the county, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual.

It said that there is an emerging concern that more people will plan displays and bonfires to celebrate in their own gardens, which could pose significant risk for those who choose to use them.

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The Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle covers the following villages in Bedfordshire:

We also cover the latest news from Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

There are health updates from Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Education News from both councils.

Finally, we cover the Business News in the area and Lifestyle News and What's On to help you make the most of your spare time.

Each of the village news pages contain local information such as doctors' surgeries and nearest dentists.


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