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  • Cllr Dean Crofts and Cllr Patrick Solomon at Lidl on Rope Walk, Bedford
    Article: Sep 29, 2020

    The new Lidl store at St John's Retail Park on Rope Walk in Bedford is now open. It's the first one in Bedford south of the river, and as well as bringing more local shopping choice for residents it's also providing over 20 new jobs on site.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson cut the ribbon on the new store with some comically large scissors, which you can see on his Facebook page here, while Kingsbrook Liberal Democrat Ward Councillors Dean Crofts and Patrick Solomon, pictured at the store here, met the store manager on its second day of opening.

  • Revenge-Eviction-Image
    Article: Sep 29, 2020

    The government has announced emergency legislation that will help support tenants over the winter months.

    Eviction notice periods have been increased to six months, meaning that tenants who are served notice will be able to stay in their homes until the end of March 2021, allowing them extra time to find alternative support or accommodation. Some exceptions remain, including where a tenant has demonstrated anti-social behaviour or committed fraud, and the landlord would like to rent the property to an alternative tenant.

  • Article: Sep 28, 2020
    By Callum Robertson for Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

    Essex Lib Dem Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Candidate Callum Robertson used a speech at the Liberal Democrat Conference to take the Tories to task over their breaking of international law.

    His speech is below:

    "Good evening conference

    First off, I want to say thanks to the staff members and FCC members who have put on a blinder of a conference in exceptionally difficult circumstances.