Last chance for Healthy Heart projects to get up to Heart Research UK £10,000 funding

Community groups in Anglia have just two weeks left to apply for a regional grant of up to £10,000 to help local people look after their hearts.

National charity Heart Research UK is urging groups to submit applications for the Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant before the deadline.

The Grant is available for new and innovative projects that promote healthy hearts and reduce the risk of heart disease in the community.

Train bosses to meet passengers on Marston Vale line

Passengers using the Marston Vale line will have the chance to discuss the service with London Northwestern Railway managers later this month – aboard the trains themselves.

Services on the line are operated by London Northwestern Railway (LNR) and managers from the company will be aboard services departing between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 12 September.

Bedford dad takes on ‘gladiator’ challenge in honour of local girl and much-missed colleague

A Bedford dad is gearing up for a gladiator-style challenge in honour of a little girl and a much-missed colleague.

Revenue Control Officer Lucky Ladher, 39, who works for Govia Thameslink railway, is raising money with his gym buddies for ‘Lulu’s Fight’ and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lulu is a six-year-old Bedford girl who was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma at the age of four. She immediately had chemotherapy and has also had immunotherapy. Thanks to donations, she is taking part in a clinical trial in New York, which will hopefully reduce the chances of her cancer returning

Help to Save account: Earn 50p for every £1 you save

Over 132,000 people have signed up to the government-backed savings account Help to Save – depositing more than £31.4 million.

The account offers working people on low incomes a 50% bonus on what they save – rewarding them with 50p for every £1 they put away. Over four years, a maximum bonus of £1,200 is available on savings of up to £2,400.

Thameslink support for Luton Town FC youngsters

Twenty-two teenagers have scored free travel to support their sports development with Luton Town FC, thanks to train operator Govia Thameslink Railway.

This is now the 12th year of partnership between Luton Town FC and GTR supporting the club’s youth development programme. It has helped hundreds of youngsters gain skills and confidence through sport while studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport or A-levels at local schools and colleges.

Share what makes Greensand Country special to you

The Greensand Trust, an independent environmental charity, is working with local communities and landowners to conserve and promote the landscape, wildlife and history of the Greensand Ridge and to improve access, understanding and enjoyment of this fascinating area.

A survey, run by Countryscape on behalf of the Trust, is part of the Trust’s Sense of Place project. The Sense of Place approach was pioneered in England in the early 2000s. It has been used across the country by protected areas and institutions such as National Trust.

New app to help people to give up smoking

The Stop Smoking Service has launched a new free mobile app to help smokers kick the habit for good and stay nicotine free. It is available to anyone who lives or works in Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, or Bedford.

Two nearby takeaways shortlisted for Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

Central and Southern England’s best fish and chip shops have been revealed as the UK Top 60 shortlist for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, the flagship category in the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards, is announced.

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