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Bedfordshire Police ask for more cash

Bedfordshire's police and crime commissioner says she'll raise council tax by £12 per year, in an effort to claw back funds for the struggling force.

Bedfordshire officers in action Credit: ITV Anglia

Kathryn Holloway will use her power to increase the police precept, a move which she says will raise nearly 3 million pounds, and pay for around 120 new officers.

The Government has promised to address Bedfordshire Police's historically low share of national funding at the time of the next spending review in autumn 2020.

Third teenager charged after Luton Mall stabbings

The Mall Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

A third teenager has been charged after two teenagers were stabbed in The Mall in Luton on 21st January 2018.

A 17-year old boy from Bedford was arrested in London. He has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place, violent disorder and two counts of wounding with intent. He's been remanded into custody.

Two 17-year old boys who were taken to hospital for treatment were charged with violent disorder and have been bailed pending further court appearances.


Anglia Weather: Yellow Warning of snow and ice on Tuesday

Between 15:00 Tuesday 6th and 09:30 Wednesday 7th Sleet and snow showers will affect parts of eastern England later on Tuesday and for a time overnight, when clearing skies will lead to ice forming in places, lasting into Wednesday morning.

Met Office yellow warning of Snow and ice Credit: Met Office

Expect some delays to travel, while untreated surfaces become icy leading to an increased risk of accidents or injuries.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A band of sleet and snow will turn more showery overnight but with some heavier bursts possible, especially over East Anglia. 1-4 cm of snow is possible in places, though rain and sleet may occur along coasts. Ice may be the more widespread hazard.

Strumming along on World Play Your Ukulele Day

The Sandy Ukulele Group from Bedfordshire in action.

It's 'World Play Your Ukulele Day' on Friday 2 February and people all over the globe are celebrating the quirky instrument made famous in the 1930s by actor George Formby.

One band marking the occasion is the Sandy Ukulele Group in Bedfordshire. They will be busking at King's Cross station in London on Saturday.

They're hoping their Hawaiian shirts and feel good tunes can bring smiles to the faces of commuters in the capital.

  • Watch the Sandy Ukulele Group in action by clicking below
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