Kayakers in Bedfordshire are hoping to raise money for charities that helped the victims of two very different tragedies.
The region's bracing itself for the largest Public Sector strikes since 2011.
A mother from Bedfordshire whose disabled daughter was refused entry to a kids' club while on holiday plans to fight similar discrimination
Bedfordshire Police say the number of unnecessary 999 calls has taken its traditional upturn at this time of year and control room operators are appealing to the public to help cut the number of calls that are made.
Many of the calls are being made from phone kiosks by children messing about in the school holidays; others are from home landlines where children have been playing with the phone, and some are from toddlers inadvertently pressing the 9 button on a parent’s mobile phone.
These type of calls run into many thousands in the course of a year and calls are up substantially in the last few days.
Today two boys were arrested in Luton after a hoax 999 call reporting a man shot in the chest. This apparently life-threatening incident meant the police response included armed officers, the helicopter on standby and an ambulance crew attending the scene of the supposed offence.
An historic garden in Bedfordshire is set to open to the public after more than £3.5 million pounds was spent on its restoration.
It's believed the 19th century Swiss Garden near Biggleswade is the only one of its kind in the country.
The garden has 13 listed listed buildings - including a two-storey Swiss Cottage - that have all undergone careful conservation.
A chilli grown in Bedfordshire has gone on the supermarket shelves - with a health warning. The Trinidad Scorpin is reckoned to be the hottest chilli you can buy in the supermarkets. Russell Hookey went along to take a look at them.
Police in Bedford are appealing for witnesses after a 37-year-old man was robbed and hit over the head with a hammer.
It happened just after 1pm on Friday afternoon when the man was followed into an alleyway that connects Maitland Street and Battison Street.
The victim was taken to hospital for stitches to his head.
The inquest into the death of a 16-year-old boy who died in a lake in Clophill, Bedfordshire will be opened tomorrow.
Conor McColl, who came from Jaywick near Clacton in Essex, died on Friday.
The cause of death has been given as drowning.
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously sexually assaulted earlier this month.
The 20 year old woman was attacked in the early hours of Sunday July 13 after she had attended an event at Santa Pod Raceway.
The victim had been at the Dragstalgia event at Santa Pod throughout Saturday July 12 and had been in the bar area that night.
She left the bar with an acquaintance called Darren at around 1am and walked with him to the tent he was staying in.
After leaving the tent at around 1.30am, the victim was making her way off the site when she was grabbed by the hair and seriously assaulted by two white men.
Police are want to locate ‘Darren’ – who is believed to be from the Wellingborough area – who may hold valuable information.
Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DI Waite and his team, in confidence, on 01582 473415, or call Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Thousands of people have spent the day on the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire at one of the country's biggest kite festivals.
Perfect flying conditions encouraged a huge variety of displays and experts from across Europe.
The Dunstable Downs Kite festival began a quarter of a century ago and is still growing strong.
A teenage boy is feared to have drowned in a deep lake where children have been swimming in the hot weather.
The 17-year-old and a friend climbed over a fence at the former fullers earth quarry in Clophill, Bedfordshire yesterday afternoon to swim in the deep water.
He disappeared from view just after 6pm on Thursday night and his friend raised the alarm.
The family of the boy, who come from Luton, were at the scene with police.
Fire fighters are searching a lake after a teenager disappeared while swimming.
Emergency services were called to Jacques Lane in Clophill, in Bedfordshire shortly after 6pm last night.
A spokesman for the fire service said: "We received a report that a boy had gone missing while playing in the water with a friend.
"We understand he went swimming in a lake near Jacques Lane and we received a call late yesterday afternoon.
"We remained at the scene until the early hours of this morning.
"The search is ongoing."
A family from Bedfordshire say they're devastated after their cat was shot dead with an air rifle.
Sarah Graham found her pet Isla collapsed under a car in Clifton.
The RSPCA have described the attack as "cruel and cowardly" and want to hear from anyone who may have seen it.