A government consultation reveals 20 recommendations just halfway through their review.
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Simon Lederman and Lorna Milton with local news, sport, weather, travel and your views.
Parents are being squeezed with childcare costs rising up to 6% and cuts to tax credits.
We speak to councils across the three counties to answer your questions about the cuts.
The serviceman from Hemel Hempstead killed in Afghanistan is due to be repatriated today
MPs want to make it easier for families to deal with the affairs of missing people
The Alzheimer's Society says up to 400,000 people may have dementia without diagnosis.
The Home Office will look to change laws regarding bailiffs to curb rogue practices.
A survey by a parenting website found that families could struggle if they're hit further
Figures out later today expected to show a rise in unemployment
Work starts on the Arla Food site near Aston Clinton and residents tell us their concerns
Public consultations will take place in the three counties over the next six weeks
We bring you the latest on school closures and travel information in the cold conditions
The Argentine President will complain that Britain is "militarising" the South Atlantic
Over a fifth of shops in Dunstable are empty with Letchworth and Luton not far behind
Elderly people will now have to pay to keep an emergency assistance service in their homes
Advice from London Midland is not to travel after a freight train derails near Bletchley
Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson will write to fuel bosses to demand a price reduction
Former RBS boss Fred Goodwin has been stripped of his honour for "services to banking".