Major improvement works begin on A6 next week

A stretch of the A6 to the south of Bedford, past the village of Wilstead will be rebuilt this summer. This length of road is in need of rebuilding as a consequence of the foundations of the road having collapsed.

Roadworks start on Britannia Road this weekend

Improvement works which Bedford Borough Council says will reduce congestion on Britannia Road, a well-known traffic hotspot, will start this weekend as part of the Transporting Bedford project.

Consultation on major A428 upgrade to enter its final week

A major consultation on updated plans to transform one of the busiest roads in the East of England will soon enter its final week with Highways England encouraging as many people as possible to have their say.

Motorists urged to make Friday 19 July ‘check your vehicle day’

The company has teamed up with organisations working with drivers to urge people heading off on the great summer getaway to be prepared and to check their vehicles in advance to avoid breaking down.

The joint call to make Friday 19 July ‘check your vehicle day’ comes as part of Highways England’s ongoing safety campaign about motorway driving.

Act with caution when looking for a Government service online

Whether you are looking to renew your passport, apply for a driving licence or fishing licence, book a driving test or pay a congestion charge or for using the Dartford Crossing, the Trading Standards team is urging residents not to fall victim to copycat Government websites.

A422 closed between 5th and 18th of August

Milton Keynes Council will be putting in place a full road closure on the A422 between Chicheley roundabout and its junction with the A428 at Bromham from the 5th – 18th of August.

Young holidaymakers urged to “stick with your mates”

The British Embassy Madrid and British Consulate in Palma have launched a new campaign encouraging young British holidaymakers to “stick with your mates”, as part of a FCO global campaign on youth safety. The communications campaign is part of a wider effort to work with local authorities, charities like Street Angels and 24/7, and influencers to encourage young tourists to look out for each other.

Cancelled flights and lost luggage drove almost 700,000 views of Citizens Advice guidance in last year

In the last twelve months, problematic flights were the number one issue bringing people to the consumer pages of the Citizens Advice website.

Online advice about flight delays and cancellations was viewed almost 600,000 times in the last year, while advice on delayed or lost luggage had over 110,000 views.

Renew your tax credits by 31 July – it’s too important to forget

HM Revenue and Customs is reminding customers that they must renew their tax credits by 31 July – or their payments will stop.

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