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  1. Goodbye

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    That is it from all of us for this week on Local Live for Beds, Herts and Bucks.

    We'll be back with yet more news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 on Monday morning.

    Woburn's Ian Poulter seems to be having a good second day in The Open, where he's one shot behind the leaders who are on -4, so let's hope he can keep this form up over the next two days.

    Ian Poulter
  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Kris Holland

    BBC Radio Northampton

    That's it for this week on Local Live Northamptonshire.

    We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Campaigners attempt to take proposed warehouses development to High Court

    Campaigners against warehouses planned between Raunds and Stanwick have reached a fundraising target of £6,000 to fight the application in the High Court.

    The extension to Warth Park was approved by East Northamptonshire councillors in March.

    Some people living nearby have now applied for a judicial review into the decision, which they claim is flawed.

    Warth Park

    "There are still people putting in to the fund," campaigner June Longhurst said.

    "It's amazing because Raunds is a small town and the village of Stanwick is even smaller. It's really heart-warming."

    The court action, if it goes ahead, will challenge the way the council reached its decision.

    In response, the council issued a statement saying: "We've been informed that a request for a Judicial Review of the Warth Park planning application decision has been submitted.

    "We cannot comment any further on the nature of the review, so as not to prejudice the process."

    The developer, Roxhill, has also been approached for comment.

  4. MK Lightning get ready to strike

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    The fixtures have been released for the new ice hockey Elite League season which starts in five weeks.

    MK Lightning will be playing in it for the first time.

    On the opening weekend Lightning are away to the reigning league and play-off champions, the Cardiff Devils on 9 September.

    The next day MK will play their first home match at the MK Arena against four-times league champions, the Belfast Giants.

    Visit the Elite League website for the full fixture list.

    Ice rink
  5. Steelbacks travel to Leicestershire in T20 Blast

    Northamptonshire's cricketers are back in Twenty20 action this evening.

    The Steelbacks face Leicestershire at Grace Road, with play due to start at 18:30.

    Leicestershire are top of the North Group in the T20 Blast, with four wins from their four matches so far.

    Northamptonshire are fourth, and could go second with victory.

    We'll have live commentary available here, with build-up from 18:00.

    Leicestershire's Grace Road
  6. Homeless charity make a plea for pants

    Remember that unwanted underwear you were given by your aunt for Christmas last year?

    Probably gathering dust in their original packaging ever since?

    Well, the Northampton Hope Centre want to take them off your hands.

    View more on twitter

    The charity, which works with homeless people at Oasis House in the town, have issued a plea for pants.

    If you can help, their number is 0845 519 9371.

  7. Bedford river death: Man named

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Police have released the name of a man, who died after being pulled from the River Great Ouse in Bedford on Tuesday morning.

    He was Zbigien Lasocki, 39, of no fixed address, known as "Zibby".

    Det Insp Lucy Thomson said: "We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of the Embankment on Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

    "The details we have of Zibby’s life are also quite limited and we need to build up a much clearer picture of who he associated with and where he stayed."

    Zbigien Lasocki

    A man arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on police bail.

  8. Two new leads for paw-lice

    Meet pup 1.....

    Police dog Pup 1

    and pup 2.....

    The new recruits for BCH Police Dogs, who have yet to be named.

    Police dog Pup 2

    The 15-week-old German Shepherd brothers are now living with police staff and are being exposed to different environments in preparation for their new jobs.

    That won't be for some time, as they only start their formal training when they're one year old.

    They're due to be named by the public, and some of the names already being suggested on social media are, Doggy McDogface, Bodie and Doyle and Batdog and Robin.

  9. Northamptonshire's newspapers: Songs of Praise in Northampton, near miss for balloon, sports awards

    Here's what else is making the news around Northamptonshire on Friday, 21 July.

    • The Northampton Chronicle and Echo report that producers of the BBC's Sunday night television staple Songs of Praise are due to film a special edition of the show in Northampton to mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death
    • Meanwhile, the Northamptonshire Telegraph have obtained dramatic dashcam footage of a hot air balloon that had a near miss with traffic on the A6
    • And the Daventry Express carry news that people are being encouraged to nominate their local sporting heroes for the annual Daventry District Sports Awards
  10. M1: All lanes now open

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Hopefully Friday night's rush hour traffic will be a little easier, since all lanes have now reopened on the M1 northbound, between junctions 12 and 13, between Ampthill and Bedford.

    Congestion does go back to Junction 10 at Luton though.

    View more on twitter
  11. Car on fire on M1

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    There are more problems on the M1 this afternoon.

    After an earlier accident caused the northbound road to be closed between J12 and J13, a car on fire has now closed a lane on the same stretch.

    Again, delays are expected.

    Emergency services are on the scene.

    Car on fire
  12. Golf: Watch the birdie

    BBC Sport

    At The Open, Woburn's Ian Poulter wrenches his sandwedge up behind his head and swallows the expletives he was tempted to let slip...

    A moment of frustration, but that's only because he's gone oh-so-close to chipping in from the sand at eight and watched it stay up.

    Almost his first birdie of the day.

    View more on twitter
  13. Travel: Severe delays on M1

    BBC News Travel

    There are currently severe delays on the M1, northbound between junctions 12 and 13, after an earlier accident between a lorry and a car.

    Traffic has now been released, but one lane is still closed while the clean-up takes place.

    View more on twitter
  14. Two former Doctors clash over Jodie Whittaker casting

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Two ex-Time Lords have had a war of words over Jodie Whittaker being cast as TV's first female Doctor.

    Peter Davison, who played the Doctor from 1981 to 1984, said he "liked the idea" of a male Doctor and that he felt "a bit sad" the character might no longer be "a role model for boys".

    His comments were promptly dubbed "rubbish" by his successor Colin Baker, from High Wycombe.

    Peter Davison, Jodie Whittaker and Colin Baker

    "You don't have to be of a gender to be a role model," said the actor, who portrayed the Doctor from 1984 to 1986.

    "Can't you be a role model as people?"

    The actors were speaking on Thursday at Comic-Con, the world's largest celebration of film, TV and pop culture.

  15. Travel: Crash closes lanes on M1

    BBC News Travel

    A crash between a lorry and a car means two lanes are closed northbound on the M1, between J12 for Ampthill and J13 for Bedford.

    It means there are now long delays in the area.

    View more on twitter
  16. Afternoon weather: Sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    It'll remain mainly dry with some bright or sunny spells this afternoon.

    There is the chance of a shower, though - especially in the west of the county.

    The high is 20C (68F).


    For more, go to BBC Weather.

  17. Kidnap being investigated in Hemel Hempstead

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after reports a woman fell from a moving vehicle in Hemel Hempstead.

    Police were called to Redbourn Road by Aldi at 19:37 last night.

    A vehicle, thought to be a silver Vauxhall Astra, was seen leaving the scene and travelled towards Queensway.

    Redbourn Road

    The woman, in her 30s, remains in hospital with a knee injury.

    The man, in his 30s, remains in police custody.

  18. Northampton sign ex-Wycombe defender Pierre

    Phil Shepka

    BBC Sport

    Northampton Town have signed former Wycombe Wanderers centre-back Aaron Pierre on a three-year deal.

    The 24-year-old Grenada international was out of contract at Wycombe, where he made 149 appearances after joining from Brentford in 2014.

    He was offered a new deal at Adams Park and had recently been on trial with Championship side Bristol City.

    "He is a strong and powerful centre-back and is improving all the time," said Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh.

    Aaron Pierre
  19. How do you avoid holiday traffic jams?

    BBC News England

    How do you avoid holiday traffic jams?

    Traffic jams are an unavoidable feature of any British holiday - or are they?

    These tips might help you reach your destination more quickly.

    Video content

    Video caption: How do you avoid holiday traffic jams?
  20. Switching our attention to the Corrie Mckeague search

    Thanks for following our regular updates on Cambridgeshire Live.

    Following the announcement police are going to update us on the search at Milton tip for missing airman Corrie Mckeague, we've set up a dedicated live page for the story, which you can follow here.

    Corrie Mckeague

    We'll be back with regular updates for the county at 08:00 on Monday.