Three people are in hospital after a pensioner appeared to lose control of his car at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire this afternoon.
Traders in Leighton Buzzard say frequent power cuts are costing them thousands of pounds in lost trade
The owners of a Bedfordshire quarry say they've had to step up security because trespassers are ignoring warnings
A man has been charged with five burglaries in Harpenden and has admitted to committing a further 40 across the county.
Dennis Skiller, aged 32 and from Eagle Close in Leighton Buzzard, was arrested on 9 May.
He admitted five burglaries which occurred in Harpenden between May 3 and 5. Having spent time in custody, he admitted a further 40 offences which took place in Berkhamsted, Tring and Harpenden, as well as in Buckinghamshire.
He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday and was remanded into custody. He is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on May 29.
Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was threatened by armed robbers on Tuesday evening
The incident happened at around 6.40pm as the victim went to collect a fare in Meadow Way, Leighton Buzzard.
When he arrived, three offenders - who were all wearing masks - threatened him with a pen knife and a stick.
The driver got out of his car and the suspects took his money, phone and satellite navigation system.
– Detective Constable Matt Shepherd, Bedfordshire Police
“Thankfully the victim was not injured during the attack but this could have been a far more serious incident and we must apprehend the people who committed this offence before they can commit further harm."
There is no clear description of the offenders although all three are believed to be white males.
Luton Crown Court has heard how the head of a family of Irish travellers in Bedfordshire drove his workers like slaves.
The jury was told one of the workers lived in a horsebox with 10 others at the Greenacres Travellers site near Leighton Buzzard.
They were driven to a service station for a shower once a week. Tommy Connors and three of his sons deny charges which include making people perform forced labour. The trial continues.
The body of a man has been pulled from the water in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.
Police were called to the Towpath at 7.45am after the body was discovered by a member of the public.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem will take place tomorrow. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
The volunteers who run Leighton Buzzard's narrow-gauge railway will be celebrating the start of their 45th year of operation today, Sunday 17th March.
The first train of the season, due to depart from Page's Park station at 10.40, will be given a send-off by the Town Mayor and the Town Crier.
The first regular passenger trains, operated by volunteers, ran in 1968, and have operated every year since then. The railway itself, originally built to carry sand, will celebrate its centenary in six years' time.
A member of staff at a bookmaker's has been threatened with a handgun during an armed robbery in Leighton Buzzard.
It happened on Saturday evening at Betfred in Wing Road.
The raider demanded money, which was handed over, before running from the store.
Detective Constable Rachel Foy, who is investigating the offence, said: "This was an extremely frightening attack and it is important that we catch this offender as soon as possible.
"The offender fled towards New Road but we believe that he may have made his way to Mentmore Park."
Two people have been arrested in relation to the raid and released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Bedfordshire Police have charged a man arrested after a five hour siege in Bridge Street, Leighton Buzzard on Tuesday evening. Marc McLees, 42, of Bridge Street,
Leighton Buzzard has been charged with one count of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and one count of communicating false information about a bomb hoax.
A man's been arrested after a five and a half hour siege in Bedfordshire last night. The centre of Leighton Buzzard was cordoned off while police tried to negotiate with a man in a flat on Bridge Street. An imitation firearm was found at the scene. Lauren Hall reports.
A man is being questioned by police after a 5-hour stand-off in Leighton Buzzard last night.
Armed response teams were called to a property in the Bridge Street area at about 5pm yesterday afternoon.
A bomb disposal unit was also called to the scene.
A number of roads were closed in the area while specially-trained negotiators spoke to the man.
He was taken into police custody at about 10.30pm.
An imitation firearm was found at the property.
A man is in custody after a 5-hour armed siege in Leighton Buzzard last night.
A cordon was put in place while police negotiators spoke to a man inside a property in the Bridge Street area.
The 42-year old was led away from the house by police officers at about 10.30pm.
An imitation firearm was found at the scene.