Recent Stories

Here are the stories we've been covering across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

October 25th, 2010
Shooting Incident in Bedford Village
Police called to Wilstead this morning after reports man with a gun had shut himself in a house

October 23rd, 2010
Preparations for worst winter weather
Councils and emergency support crews and volunteers test themselves ahead of bad weather

October 22nd, 2010
Beds Cuts After Spending Review

Bedfordshire cuts after Spending Review

October 21st, 2010
Herts Family Knifed in Hooligan Attack
Italian football supporters attack a family from Hertfordshire

October 14th, 2010
Suspicious Package in Bedford
Town Hall reopens after earlier alert

October 11th, 2010
Dealing with Domestic Abuse
Abuse victims given new information and advice

October 6th, 2010
Teens Jailed for Five Hour Torture Ordeal
Four 19-years old girls sentenced to a total of more than 20 years behind bars

October 5th, 2010
Common medicine costs: "a burden"

September 30th, 2010
Army Dogs Show Off Their Skills
Dog Trials at RAF Henlow today

September 29th, 2010
School Evacuated After Gas Leak
Bedford Modern School and nearby properties had to be evacuated last night after a gas leak.

September 26th, 2010
Concern for missing Zac
22-year-old hasn't been seen since Friday

September 18th, 2010
Thieves Jailed for Ticket Machine Theft
3 Bedfordshire men have jailed for nearly 8 years

September 17th, 2010
Jail for ear biting attack
A man's been jailed for five years after leaving an off-duty police constable disfigured for life after a drunken attack.

September 15th, 2010
Consultation on Council Cuts
Bedford Borough Council's starting a consultation over proposals to save £10m

September 12th, 2010
Body found in River Ouse
Missing woman spotted by member of the public

September 10th, 2010
Divers Search River in Bedford
Mobility scooter seen floating in river

September 8th, 2010
14 Year Old Girl Raped in Bedford
Police are seeking witnesses following the attack in Jubilee Park on Saturday night.

September 6th, 2010
Free School for Bedford?
Campaigners hoping to create a new school in the area are celebrating after getting Government approval.

August 31st, 2010
Man rescued from house fire dies
Man pulled from burning flat in Leighton Buzzard has died in hospital

August 30th, 2010
Police appeal after Polish man injured
26-year-old suffers injuries 15 minutes after leaving Tesco in Bedford

August 26th, 2010
Beds police taught Polish
Attempt to break-down barriers with local Poles

August 26th, 2010
Free school uniforms in Bedford
Academy pupils get new clothes

August 19th, 2010
Three held after Bedford man's death
Boys released on police bail

August 18th, 2010
New camera to crackdown on school parking
Mobile CCTV camera tackles parking outside schools

August 11th, 2010
Demolition of Bedford buildings underway
Work starts on knocking down Gwyn and Patteshull Courts

August 11th, 2010
Two beds academies to be re-built
All Saints Academy in Dunstable and Bedford Academy get funding

August 10th, 2010
Luton doctor faces sanctions
Local doctor to learn his fate after disciplinary hearing

August 9th, 2010
Police hunt bus groper
17-year-old sexually assaulted on bus in Bedford

August 7th, 2010
Fake crash staged for youngsters
Event to try and reduce the number of young people killed on our roads

August 5th, 2010
Woman robbed of gold in Bedford
Man tries to drag her in to car before stealing jewellary

August 3rd, 201
Yarl's wood hunger strike
Some detainees refuse to eat

July 21st, 2010
Confusion over Yarl's wood
Part of centre faces the axe

July 9th, 2010
Bedfordshire mums get Peer Support for Breastfeeding
Volunteers help mums breastfeed

July 7th, 2010
Switch to Two-Tier put on hold
Funding cuts means middle schools are saved

July 7th, 2010
Armed Robbery In Kempston
Police hunting for a man who robbed Thomas Cook

July 1st, 2010
ANPR Success One Year On
Police in Hertfordshire celebrate first year of operation to tackle criminals and unsafe drivers

June 29th, 2010
Safety Roadshow For Young Drivers
Organisations from across Hertfordshire are taking a special roadshow, called Megadrive, around schools to educate young drivers on how to keep themselves safe on the road

June 25th, 2010
Luton Charity Prepare For India Trek
A group of charity workers are setting off for India from Luton next Friday 2nd July

June 24th, 2010
Fake Charity Scams Herts Residents
Hertfordshire Trading Standards is urging householders to be wary of bogus charity collections, following reports of a further scam operating in the county...

June 21st, 2010
Beds Police Launch Cold Case Review
The Beds and Herts Major Crime unit is putting out a major appeal across the area to try and identify unsolved cases...

June 17th, 2010
£600m Worth Of Road Projects At Risk
Campaign for Better Transport says money would be better spent on lower cost solutions...

June 16th, 2010
New Debt Centre In Kempston
Debt advice offered at local church...

June 16th, 2010
Council Targets Illegal Parking Outside Schools
Two new traffic wardens employed to catch parents parking illegaly outside schools...

June 15th, 2010
Beds Beauty Spot Up For National Award
Forest of Marston Vale through to final ten of National Lottery Awards 2010...

June 15th, 2010
Council Reviews Herts Winter
Almost £4million spent salting and clearing our roads and pavements during the recent winter spell...

June 14th, 2010
400 Assaults On Ambulance Crew
Nearly 400 assaults were reported by East of England Ambulance Crew whilst attending incidents last year...

June 13th, 2010
Bedford's CCTV Team "Best In The Country"
Bedford's CCTV controllers scoop national award...

June 11th, 2010
Helping People In Care And Their Carers
There's a big push in Central Bedfordshire to give people more control over the care they receive...

June 1th, 2010
Bedford Gets Behind England
The World Cup is nearly here, and Bedford's got really into the swing of things...

June 10th, 2010
Female Bedford Prison Officer Faces Jail
Donna Stanton will be sentenced for her illegal relationship with an inmate...

June 8th, 2010
Nuisance Motorbike Hotline Set Up
People living in a part of Bedford can now call a police hotline to report nuisance motorbikes...

June 4th, 2010
Help For World Cup Domestic Abuse Victims
With the football World Cup kicking off next week, police in Hertfordshire are raising awareness of the threat of increased domestic violence during the tournament.

June 2nd, 2010
Firefighters Show Young People Dangers Of Driving
Every year in the United Kingdom more than 647 people aged between 17 and 25 are either killed or seriously injured in road crashes.

June 2nd, 2010
Turbine Plan Criticised
Campaigners in the Marston Vale are opposing plans for a wind turbine to be built near Stewartby...

May 31st, 2010
Luton Carnival 2010
Luton's biggest event is here...

May 31st, 2010
Have Your Say On The Future Of Bedford
Council wants your views on hundreds of sites for houses, businesses and gypsy and traveller pitches...

May 29th, 2010
Bedford Canoeists Head To The Arctic
A canoe enthusiast from Bedford is on his way to the Arctic to spend three weeks paddling along the River Yukon...

May 29th, 2010
Residents To Patrol Their Own Streets
New scheme launched in Marston Moretaine allowing local residents to tackle crime in their own neighbourhoods...

May 26th, 2010
Bowel And Breast Cancer Unit Opens At Bedford Hospital
TV personality and bowel cancer campaigner, Lynn Faulds Wood has opened Bedford Hospital's new breast and bowel cancer centre...

May 25th, 2010
Sandy Allotment To Become A Cemetery
Allotment in Sandy to be turned into a graveyard...

May 25th, 2010
Campaigners Write To Government
Marston Moretaine Action Group ask the new Government to clarify its position on Covanta's plans...

23rd May 23rd, 2010
Train Timetables Change
First Capital Connect publish their new timetables...

21st May 21st, 2010
ANPR Success
Arrests after Herts and Beds Police car crackdown...

20th May 20th, 2010
Woburn Safari Park's Big Birthday
Park celebrates 40th birthday...

19th May 19th, 2010
Hitchin Town Centre Plans Go On Show
You can now have your say on the Churchgate Shopping Centre revamp...

18th May 18th, 2010
Great Ouse Flood Plans
Environment Agency publishes plans to manage flood risk of river...

18th May 18th, 2010
Herts Police Recover Stolen Cars
31 high-value cars recovered after 3 week operation at 5 UK ports...

17th May 2010
A1 To Be Resurfaced
Overnight closures in place between St Neots and the Black Cat roundabout...

15th May 2010
New Houses For Huntingdonshire?
Public consultation starts as district council works out where to build 5,000 new homes...

14th May 2010
Burger King Goes Up In Flames
Fire Officers have completed their investigations into the cause of the fire...

13th May 2010
Warning Over Meningitis Protection
A Bedfordshire mum urges other parents to get their children vaccinated...

12th May 2010
Have Your Say On New Station For Bedford
Borough Council submits plans for Station Quarter redevelopment...

11th May 2010
Herts Schools Boycotting SATs
At least 69 schools in county won't be testing their 10-11 years olds this week...

11th May 2010
Beds Mothers Encouraged To Breastfeed
NHS event takes place in Flitwick this afternoon...

8th May 2010
Stevenage Borough Head To Wembley
Borough take on Barrow in FA Trophy final...

6th May 2010
Election 2010 - Beds, Cambs & Herts
The results are in.  Find out what's happened in your constituency...

5th May 2010
Animal Shelter Worried About New Rules
A Milton Keynes Animal Rescue centre - which also cares for animals from Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire - says it's worried it might be overrun by people off-loading their abandoned pets...

5th May 2010
Teenager Told: ASBO Ruling Is Pants
It's been revealed that a proposal to legally ban a Rushden teenager from wearing his trousers so low that the public could see his underpants has been rejected...

3rd May 2010
"Buddi" To Track Victims Of Violence
Extra emergency support is being given to victims of domestic abuse and honour based violence...

2nd May 2010
Letchworth MS Centre Needs Your Votes
A therapy centre based in Letchworth could be in line for a £10,000 makeover...

30th April 2010
CCTV Images Released Of Knife Attack
Bedfordshire detectives are appealing for help in identifying four men who attacked a man with a knife...

30th April 2010
New Plan For Bedford's Young People
Bedford Borough Council unveil new document...

29th April 2010
Bedford Trials New Way Of Tackling Potholes
A new method of dealing with potholes is being tested in Bedford...

26th April 2010
Council Consults On Gypsy Pitches
8 sites put forward in Central Bedfordshire...

23rd April 2010
Sandy Cub Group Gives Help For Heroes
Youngsters from Sandy pen poems and letters for troops in Afghanistan...

21st April 2010
Council Sets Out How Bedford Will Grow
Hundreds of sites earmarked for houses, businesses and gypsy and traveller pitches...

19th April 2010
Newborn Elephant At Whipsnade Zoo
One week old and little 'crooked' is doing well...

15th April 2010
Luton Airport Volcano Disruption
Click here for information about delays and cancellations...

13th April 2010
Herts Dog Used To Sniff Out Cause Of Fire
A four year old black Labrador from Hertfordshire is one of only 17 dogs in the country that have been specially trained to find out how fires are caused...

8th April 2010
Funding For School Improvements Announced
More than £6m are being spent upgrading schools in Central Bedfordshire...

6th April 2010
Bear Project Moving Forward
Councillors meeting today to discuss how to deal with Central Bedfordshire's waste...

6th April 2010
Gas Works In Biggleswade For A Year
National Grid begin 12 months of work to replace gas pipes...

5th April 2010
Parking Tickets Through The Post
Traffic wardens in Bedford get new powers...

5th April 2010
New Centre For Victims Of Fraud
More help and support for victims of fraud...

4th April 2010
St Neots Passion Play
Easter play through St Neots means road closures...

1st April 2010
First Anniversary Of New Councils
It's been a year since Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils took over...

1st April 2010
Changes To Bedford Parking Charges
Big changes to parking charges in the town...

1st April 2010
Herts' Two PCT Unite Under 'NHS Hertfordshire'
There's now just one Primary Care Trust operating within Hertfordshire...

29th March 2010
TB In Herts On The Rise
Cases of tuberculosis in Hertfordshire have increased in the past year...

25th March 2010
FCC Announce Investment Package
Train company putting forward millions to improve services...

23rd March 2010
New Arrival At Woburn Safari Park
Yu Zin moves in to her new home...

22nd March 2010
80% Of Women In Herts Test For Cervical Cancer
More women getting smear tests a year on since Jade Goody's death...

18th March 2010
Station Quarter Redevelopment
Plans to redevelop Bedford station and the area around it go on show at a public meeting tonight...

17th March 2010
Federation For St Neots Schools?
St Neots Community College and Longsands College could be run by one set of governors from September.

17th March 2010
Thousands Of New Homes Planned
East of England Regional Assembly publish plans...

16th March 2010
No More Free Parking In St Neots?
Huntingdonshire District Council to decide on introducing parking charges in St Neots car park.

15th March 2010
Hundreds Assaulted In Beds Schools
Now one local MP wants policy into exclusions to be reviewed...

12th March 2010
Embankment To Be Resurfaced
Entire road to be resurfaced to wipe out potholes...

11th March 2010
Chlamydia Screening Gets Sports Backing
NHS Bedfordshire team up with local sports teams to get more young people tested...

10th March 2010
ANPR Arrest Update - One Month One
Roads across Beds safer after one month of new ANPR Intercept Team

10th March 2010
National No Smoking Day 2010
Almost 4,000 people in Herts have quit the habit in under a year using NHS services

10th March 2010
Fire Service Struggles To Get Through
Firefighters in Huntingdon are urging motorists to be considerate when parking their vehicles on the road...

9th March 2010
Fewer Seats Between Bedford And Bletchley
London Midland wants single carriage on Marston Vale line...

8th March 2010
Buckinghamshire Incinerator
Energy from Waste plant may not go in Bedfordshire after all...

8th March 2010
'Mantenatal' Celebrates Its Anniversary
Antenatal sessions just for dads-to-be have been running for a year in Eaton Socon...

4th March 2010
Creating Bedfordshire's Biggest Park
Could you become a champion of the Bedford River Valley Park?

4th March 2010
MP Calls For Yarls Wood Inquiry
Alistair Burt says no-one's sure what really happened after protests...

3rd March 2010
Should Street Lights Be Turned Off?
Bedford Borough Council are looking at ways of saving money and energy...

26th February 2010
Pensioner Saves Wife From Fire
Fire Service praises elderly St Neots man who carried his wife out of burning bedroom...

26th February 2010
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2010
Read our special reports from each day this week on eating disorders in Beds, Bucks and Herts...

25th February 2010
Bedford Council Tax Goes Up
Borough Council agrees a 2.37% increase...

24th February 2010
Breast Screening Unit In Hitchin
It's now a bit easier for women in Hitchin to be checked for breast cancer...

24th February 2010
Police Raid Gone Wrong
House in Westoning wrongly targeted in drugs raid...

23rd February 2010
Worry Over Hinchingbrooke Future
Unison say they're worried Hinchingbrooke Hospital could be privatised...

22nd February 2010
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2010
We've got special reports each day this week on eating disorders in Beds, Bucks and Herts

21st February 2010
Appeal For 'Doggy Midwives'
Wood Green Animal Shelters launch an appeal for help to look after pregnant dogs and their puppies...

20th February 2010
Bedfordshire Paralympian Goes To Olympics
Skier goes to her first paralympic Winter Olympics.

19th February 2009
Meet The Managers
First Capital Connect managers meet their passengers in Bedford...

18th February 2010
Bedfordshire Gets More 'Bobby Men'
A team to help victims of crime has almost doubled in size...

18th February 2010
FCC Managers To Meet Passengers
People will have the chance to question First Capital Connect management at Bedford station...

17th February 2010
Free Cinema Tickets For Chlamydia Test
Trip to the big screen for all 15-24 year olds if tested for the 'silent infection'...

15th February 2010
A14 Work To Get Public Enquiry
Public enquiry to be held after opposition to upgrade of road between Ellington and Fen Ditton...

13th February 2010
An End To Free Parking In St Neots?
Businesses and councillors oppose plans from the District Council...

12th February 2010
Yarls Wood Hunger Strike Continues
Detainees claim they're still refusing food, a week on...

11th February 2010
Westlife At Newmarket Nights
"What About Now" stars set to play in Newmarket in August...

9th February 2010
Yarls Wood Protest
Dozens of women go on hunger strike...

9th February 2010
Crime Falls In Bedfordshire
There's been an 8% drop in crime across the county...

5th February 2010
Construction Jobs For Women
Women in Bedfordshire are being encouraged to think about careers in the industry...

5th February 2010
CCTV Images Of Natwest Robber Released
Police seek witnesses to a robbery at the Natwest Bank on Bedford High Street...

5th February 2010
Unemployment Figures "Startling" Says MP
North East Bedfordshire sees 118.1% increase in 12 years...

4th February 2010
Bedford Signs Up To "Scamnesty" Campaign
There are moves to stop people being caught out by scammers...

3rd February 2010
Two-Tier Moves A Step Closer
Funding to change Bedford's schools could be available by the end of the year...

1st February 2010
Jigsaw Murder Pair Jailed
Jigsaw killer Stephen Marshall was jailed for life today for the murder a friend whose body he then chopped up and scattered across two counties.

26th January 2010
Pre-School Faces Closure
Leaders of a pre-school in the village of Broom near Biggleswade are fighting to keep it open after they were given a month to leave the village hall.

21st January 2010
Police At Hinchingbrooke Hospital
A police office has been set up at the entrance of Hinchingbrooke Hospital, to help deter anti social behaviour.

20th January 2010
Special Schools To Close
Councillors are to decide on plans to close three special schools...

16th January 2010
5 New Challenges For Bedford Team
Kayakers set for well over 3,000 miles in 5 new adventures...

15th January 2010
Kimbolton Wind Farm Proposals
Campaigners against plans to build a windfarm on an airfield in Kimbolton, near Huntingdon, have held a public meeting.

14th January 2010
Improving Schools
Central Beds councillors discuss how to improve standards...