One week left to renew for 300,000 tax credits customers

More than 300,000 tax credits customers have just over one week to renew their claims before the 31 July 2021 deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned.

Reduced weekday timetable on Thameslink services from 26 July

Thameslink and Southern will introduce a reduced weekday timetable on Monday 26 July 2021 across five routes, with passengers being strongly advised to check before they travel.

Changes to Marston Vale Line rail services due to train crew availability

The train operator says the changes are necessary due COVID-19 and the ongoing impact of ‘Test and Trace’ notifications causing trains to be cancelled at short notice.

The changes affect services between Northampton and London, and on the Abbey and Marston Vale lines

Thameslink journey planning tool to help passengers find quiet trains

As restrictions ease and more people return to rail travel, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has launched a new information tool. GTR said it is designed to give customers information at their fingertips on which train services are the least busy.

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern websites all now feature a ‘Find a quieter train’ page, which can be found under ‘travel information’.

London Northwestern Railway: “Wear a face covering out of respect for others”

London Northwestern Railway is asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, from Monday (19 July) as COVID restrictions are eased.

The train company is also warning rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.

M1 junction 13 to junction 16: motorway closures – new date

Contractors need to close some junctions on the M1 (between j13 and j15) in order to progress their work. A new date have been added to the list.

Citizens Advice “need to knows if you’re asked to return to your normal workplace”

As guidance to work from home set to end on 19 July 2021, Citizens Advice sets out what it says are the need to knows if you’re asked to return to your normal workplace.

New Bedfordshire Police operation slams the brakes on illegal e-scooter use

Bedfordshire Police is launching a new operation to tackle the illegal use of electric scooters (e-scooters) as crime related intelligence in Bedfordshire increases by 300 per cent in the last year.

Over the last six months, e-scooter related casualties on the roads of Bedfordshire have also doubled.

Appeal for witnesses after road traffic collision in Wilstead

Police are appealing for information following a road traffic collision in Wilstead which left a man seriously injured.

On Sunday (4 July) at around 2.40pm, a silver Hyundai and a red motorbike collided in Bedford Road.

440,000 tax credits customers still to renew claims

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding 440,000 tax credits customers they have less than one month left to renew their tax credits claims ahead of the 31 July 2021 deadline.

HMRC said that more than 2.5 million annual tax credits review packs were posted to customers between late April and early June.

Customers will have either received an ‘auto-renewal’ reminder or a ‘reply required’ notice.

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