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22 July 2014 Last updated at 19:30

Mentally ill locked in police cellsWoman with her head in her hands (file photo)

More than 500 people with mental health issues ill were locked up in Thames Valley Police cells in the last two years, figures show.

Bedfordshire Police HQWatchdog concerns over police cuts Watch

Bedfordshire Police cut the number of its officers to an unacceptable level, a watchdog finds.

University of Bedfordshire, LutonStudent wins damages after detention

A foreign student wins damages from the Home Office after being detained for 17 hours trying to get back into the UK.

Deborah McGurran Article written by Deborah McGurran Deborah McGurran Political editor, East of England

Elizabeth Truss joins the cabinet table in reshuffle

Elizabeth Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, is promoted to secretary of state for the environment in the government reshuffle that also promoted several other East Anglian MPs.

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