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
Forty residents had to be evacuated from their homes after sparking power cables set fire to a leaking gas main in Bedfordshire.
Crews were called to Leighton Buzzard at 7.20 a.m after workmen reported the fire on Stanbridge Road.
Bedfordshire fire service said the men were working on low voltage cables in the road when the main caught alight.
Police closed the road and 24 homes were evacuated. The blaze was under control two hours later.
The fire service said Stanbridge Road remains closed and local homes will be temporarily without power while workers replace electricity cables and the gas main.
A pensioner has been charged following the abduction of a 9-year-old girl in Bedfordshire.
The incident happened in the Meadow Way area of Leighton Buzzard on Sunday.
Derek Cheeseman, 75, from Waterloo Road in Linslade, appeared in court in Luton this morning. He has been charged with kidnap and impersonating a police constable .
A Bedfordshire man has been charged in connection with kidnap and impersonating a police officer.
Derek Cheeseman, 75 of Waterloo Road, Leighton Buzzard, has been charged with one count of kidnap and one count of impersonating a police constable. He'll appear before Luton Magistrates today.
Friends of a woman who killed herself on a train in Bedfordshire have described the moment she said good-bye. 43 year old Rachel James took her own life on board a London Midland train at Leighton Buzzard last April.