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M1 delays after a crash between car and lorry

Traffic congestion on the M1 in Bedfordshire after a crash between a car and a lorry. Credit: Highways England Traffic Camera

There is very slow traffic on the M1 in Bedfordshire after a crash involving a car and a lorry.

One lane is closed northbound at Junction 12 for Flitwick A5120 / B5120 and there is congestion to Junction 11 A505 Dunstable Road / B579 Dunstable Road.

It is not if anyone has been hurt in the incident.

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Bedfordshire to recruit an extra 100 police officers

Bedfordshire is recruiting more police officers

Bedfordshire Police says it wants more people to join the force and is starting a recruitment drive to boost numbers in the county.

The force has recruited 156 police officers since December 2016 and is aiming to recruit a further 100 officers in 2018.

Recruitment will remain open for three weeks, closing on October 1. Applicants have to complete an online application form.

Teenager seriously injured in Luton stabbing

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A 17-year-old has been seriously injured in a stabbing in Luton.

The assault took place during a confrontation between two groups of youths at Brantwood Road between 10.30pm and 11pm on Monday, September 11.

The teenage victim was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Police are appealing for information believe one of the people involved may have made off in a white car.

"There were a number of youths in the immediate area before the incident and we are asking for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward.

"We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a white car in the area around the time of the incident, as it is believed one of the perpetrators may have made off in the vehicle."

– Det Con Rachel Lydon, Bedfordshire Police.

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Bedford police station to be sold for housing

Greyfriars Police Station in Bedford Credit: Google

Bedford's police station is to be turned into new homes.

The Greyfriars building in the town centre will be sold to a developer, following a bidding process which is now complete.

It is expected to sell for more than £1.5 million. The force said Bedford's community policing team would remain in the town in a new location.

Fear for services as Bedford Hospital considers merger

Bedford Hospital could merge with Luton and Dunstable.

Concerns have been raised over the future of Bedford hospital after plans emerged for a possible merger with Luton and Dunstable.

The town's MP Mohammad Yasin said he will be seeking assurances that core services like Accident and Emergency will remain at Bedford Hospital.

The two hospital trusts involved in the merger are due to meet today.

The £650,000 dredging operation to keep the canal flowing

A massive clean-up is taking place along the Grand Union Canal in Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A massive clean-up is taking place along the Grand Union Canal in the Anglia region.

The Canal and River Trust is spending £650,000 on dredging silt and debris with the idea is of making navigation easier for canal users.

Seven miles of the Grand Union Canal is going to be dredged in an operation that takes place only once in 30 years.

The sediment which is dragged from the bed is rich in nutrients and will be used on nearby farmland

  • Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Dani Crawshaw who spent the day in Bedfordshire seeing the work being done there
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