Drivers to receive greater protection against rogue private parking operators

Motorists across Britain will have greater protections against bogus parking fines as new measures to clamp down on rogue private parking firms become law.

Extended drone no-fly zone around Cranfield Airport in place from today

New legislation extends the ‘no-fly’ zone around airports. It is illegal to fly a drone within 5km of an airport, major penalties for those who break the law.

West Coast Rail passengers to benefit from more capacity and additional services from May

On the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley, the new timetable will be enhanced, so that customers will have an hourly service throughout the day, from Monday – Saturday. A Sunday service is planned to operate on the line from 2021.

Passengers advised to check before travelling over Easter and early May bank holidays

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being advised to plan ahead if they intend to travel over the upcoming Easter and early May bank holiday weekends.

NHBC has 10 tips for preparing your new-build garden for spring and summer

If you’ve recently moved into a new-build home, you may have started to think about planting trees and shrubs to create that idyllic outdoor space. Spring is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to start!

THINK! campaign introduces the ‘Road Whisperer’ who says it’s OK to be nervous

It is only natural for new drivers to be nervous, but confidence comes with real road experience – that’s the message from the Road Whisperer in a new campaign by THINK!

Bedfordshire Police – It only takes seconds to save your life

With more than 1,000 people being prosecuted last year for not wearing their seatbelt on the roads of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, the counties’ tri-force Road Policing Unit is urging people to take a few seconds to belt up and help save their life.

HMRC warns of landline scams threatening households

Households with a landline number should be vigilant of phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be the tax authority, warns HM Revenue and Customs.

As HMRC has increasingly cracked down on email and SMS phishing, a rising number of criminals are turning to the traditional method of cold-calling publicly available phone numbers to steal money from taxpayers. Often these calls are to landline numbers.

Bedfordshire Police PC gives a seriously ill little girl to chance to try out a police car

A seriously ill five-year-old girl had a treat when she was visited by a police officer and had the chance to sit in a police car and test the sirens.

Lulu De Vries, who lives in Great Denham, near Bedford, has neuroblastoma and her family are currently raising money for life-saving treatment.

She loves the police and has always wanted to go in a police car, so when, PC Kerry Jones, who works for the north rural community team, heard of her plight, she was only too happy to get involved.

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