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Aiden Penny DOE Fundraiser
A teenager from Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, is running 26 miles this March in support of MacIntyre, a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Thirteen-year-old Aiden Penny will be raising money for MacIntyre...
Free Wills Month
March is Free Wills Month, and Carers in Bedfordshire and McClure Solicitors have teamed up to offer a free service, all year round. Free Wills Month allows those aged 55 and over to get a solicitor-drafted...
New government campaign to empower social housing residents Image by Teodor Lazarev AdobeStock_215897173
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has said a new government campaign will help social housing residents to improve their living conditions. ‘Make Things Right’ will help residents raise complaints if they are unhappy...
Iconic rock frontman Robert Smith becomes Patron of Heart Research UK
Robert Smith, of alternative rock band The Cure, is selling off prints of his original artwork to raise money for Heart Research UK. Robert became a patron of the charity in 2020, following his involvement...
Citizens Advice: "more than one in six struggling to afford broadband" Image by-phonlamaiphoto AdobeStock_248319517
It is estimated that 2.3 million people fell behind on their broadband bill Citizens Advice research has found that more than one in six people are struggling to afford their broadband during the third lockdown*. This comes...
Bedfordshire COVID-19 Vaccine Scams Flyer
Registration scams could cost life savings Bedfordshire’s frontline services have issued a warning to residents as criminals use the vaccination programme to create new scams. These scams could cheat people out of their life savings and put...
Tier 4 restrictions deal ‘a devastating blow’ for Big vendors like Stevie Taylor Image: The Big Issue
Big Issue vendors unable to sell the magazine The Big Issue (TBI) has called upon the public to, once again, support the organisation as hundreds of vendors are being forced off the streets as Tier 4...
OPSS Christmas Toy campaign 2020 Age aware Image OPSS
A Christmas online toy safety campaign has been launched by the Office for Product Safety and Standards. It is working in partnership with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the Child Accident Prevention Trust, and the British Toy & Hobby Association.
Morrisons's Blue Light Card holders 10% Christmas discount Image Morrisons
Morrisons is offering those in the Emergency Services, Care Workers and Armed Forces who hold a Blue Light Card ​a 10% discount on their shopping in stores nationwide. The move follows on from the 10% discount offered by Morrisons to NHS and School Staff across the country.
Fraud image by neonbrand 356967 unsplash
Bedfordshire Police is working with Action Fraud to increase awareness of investment fraud with one Bedfordshire resident having lost more than £200,000 to such a scam.