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Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.

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Road closed due to serious road traffic collision

Road closed due to serious road traffic collision

Limbersey Lane near Haynes is currently closed while police attend a serious road traffic collision.

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The next train for Bedford is not arriving

The next train for Bedford is not arriving

More than a third of trains between Bedford and Brighton – voted Britain’s worst-
performing train line – were either late or cancelled during one week last month.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Number of driving bans handed out by courts falls by 62%

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Number of driving bans handed out by courts falls by 62%

One of the aims of the Drive For Justice campaign is to lobby for greater use of driving bans given out when sentencing and longer bans for those who kill or seriously injure on the roads.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

There is a backlash from families who have lost loved ones to road crashes that justice is not done with lenient sentences compounding their grief.

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Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Drivers who kill have been sentenced to an average of just four years in prison with dozens escaping jail altogether, an investigation has revealed.

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Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

On Monday night there will be an incredible supermoon – when the full moon will be at its biggest and brightest for almost 70 years.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring fireballs to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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No Southern rail services for three days

No Southern rail services for three days

Strike action will mean Southern trains do not call at stations in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or West Hertfordshire until Friday.

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Luton man killed in M1 crash

Luton man killed in M1 crash

A Luton man has died after a collision on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

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School bus company hits back over ‘unfair’ petition

A petition asking for Central Bedfordshire Council to remove Barton Coach Company from providing the council’s school transport has reached more than 100 online signatures.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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The cars most likely to be written off

Top 10 cars most likely to have been written off revealed

Car history site Mycarcheck.com has released data revealing the 10 cars most likely to have been written off.

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The two new bridges over the M1next to the old Luton Road and Sundon Road bridges which are now ready for demolition

TRAFFIC: M1 closures in Bedfordshire ahead of bridge demolitions

Two bridges over the M1 near Dunstable will be demolished in September as part of the A5-M1 Link scheme, a £162 million road project to boost Bedfordshire’s economy.

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More seats, free wifi and more ticket options in future for rail passengers between Birmingham and London

The Government has set out its plans for the new franchise that will run the Birmingham to London services.

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Friends pay tribute to ‘always smiling’ teen killed in car crash

A former Sharnbrook Upper School student who died in a car crash on Sunday has been described as ‘always smiling’.

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Former Sharnbrook Upper School student killed in car crash

Former Sharnbrook Upper School student killed in car crash

A teenager has died following a collision on the B645 on Sunday (August 28).

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BA and easyJet passengers could pay £25 charge for flight delay complaints

It could cost airline passengers £25 for making a complaint, following the introduction of new aviation rules.

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