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  1. Luton transplant survivor heads to World Games

    Luton News

    A Luton businessman who battled kidney failure is on a mission to encourage organ donation as he competes in the World Transplant Winter Games 2018.

  2. Shots fired at Dunstable home

    Shots have been fired at a house in Dunstable.

    Police say two people approached the address in Mountview Avenue on a moped and fired shots towards the front door of the property, causing damage to the door frame and glass in the door.

    It happened just before midnight on Wednesday, 13 December.

    Mountview Avenue

    No-one was injured.

    Officers are keen to hear from anyone who might have CCTV footage linked to the incident.

  3. Pistol abandoned on A41

    A pistol was left by the side of the A41 near Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire today.

    Thames Valley Police seem to have a couple of ideas as to who it may belong to, but they may be unlikely.

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  4. Flood closes Leighton Buzzard library

    Leighton Buzzard Library has been closed all day, due to a flood.

    Central Bedfordshire Council says "a joint in some new pipework pulled apart, which caused a water leakage in the lounge, spread to the box office, workroom, corridors and adult training room".

    It damaged ceiling tiles, furniture, carpets, decorations and IT equipment, leaving dirty water and no heating and electricity.

    It means tonight's screening of the film The Death of Stalin has been cancelled.

    They're no decision yet on how long it will remain closed.

    Leighton Buzzard Library
  5. Plans to demolish Buckingham Road stadium

    Plans have been submitted to demolish the former home of Aylesbury United Football Club.

    The stadium on Buckingham Road has been derelict since the club's eviction in 2006.

    If approved by Aylesbury Vale District Council, the demolition work will begin on 10 January.

    Buckingham Road stadium
  6. Bedford Hospital A&E 'exceptionally busy'

    A warning has been given to patients to "consider" whether they need to use Bedford Hospital's A&E department.

    The hospital says they are "exceptionally busy" and "patients arriving at our A&E Unit are seen in order of clinical need".

    They recommend that people should consider whether using their GP, pharmacy, NHS 111 or the Walk-In Centre, is more appropriate than going straight to casualty.

    Bedford Hospital
  7. Woman, in 80s, shot with pellet gun in Haslingfield

    A woman in her 80s was shot in the leg with a pellet gun on Tuesday afternoon.

    The victim was walking in Church Street, Haslingfield at about 15:40 when she was shot by two men driving past in a van, Cambridgeshire Police say.

    Officers are treating it as an isolated incident.

    There are no details of the woman's injuries as yet.

  8. Woman dies after Cherry Hinton bungalow fire

    A woman has died after a fire in a bungalow in Cambridge.

    The blaze happened in Teversham Drift in Cherry Hinton at about 08:15, as the Cambridge News reported.

    Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service tells us crews got the woman out of the property, but she died after being taken to hospital.

    It took several hours to bring the fire under control.

    The woman's death is being treated by police as unexplained and the cause of the fire is still being investigated by the fire service.

  9. Police officer assaulted in Bedford

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested after a PCSO was assaulted in Bedford this morning.

    A police spokesman said it happened at about 11:30 when the officer was on patrol in Midland Road.

    The force said "assaults on our officers will not be tolerated under any circumstances".

    The officer did not sustain serious injuries.

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  10. Transport secretary launches East West Rail Company

    The Transport Secretary Chris Gayling visited Bletchley Station today to launch the East West Rail Company.

    The line will create a direct link between Oxford and Cambridge, travelling through Winslow, Bletchley, Woburn Sands, Ridgmont, Bedford.

    It involves re-opening lines which are either out of use or used by freight trains only, and upgrading them to passenger lines.

    East West Rail route

    Mr Grayling said: "This route should never have been closed in the first place.

    "It's a really exciting project which will make a real difference to communities all around the area."

    Chris Grayling

    It's hoped the line will save passengers having to travel into London, to travel back out again.

    The western section of the route, from Bicester Village to Bedford is due to open in 2022, while the route connecting Milton Keynes and Aylesbury is due to open in 2024.

  11. Police reveal 'inappropriate' 999 calls in snow

    Members of the public dialled 999 to ask for the best roads to travel on during last weekend's snow, Hertfordshire Police said.

    Hertfordshire snow

    The force revealed it received a number of "inappropriate calls" while reminding people that the emergency number should only be used "where life or property is at risk or a crime is in action".

    Chief superintendent Richard Liversidge said: "On Sunday we received more than 600 extra 999 calls compared to an average Sunday and a significant number of these were not in relation to emergency incidents.

    "Among the calls received by our busy call handlers were requests for the best travel routes in the snow.

    "When people use the 999 number inappropriately it could delay our response to those who are in real needs of an immediate police response."

    He said questions about travel routes are not a police matter and that other organisations would provide this information.

    "Never call 999 if it is not a genuine emergency," he said.

  12. Aylesbury collision: Man arrested after two men hit by car

    A 30-year-old man from Aylesbury has been arrested after two men were hit by a car in the town centre.

    Police officers and paramedics attended the scene in Buckingham Street at about 02:40.

    The two men sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

    A twitter account for a Thames Valley Police dog posted about the incident, although the picture isn't from the scene.

    The post said a man had threatened to stab two doormen before deliberately running over two pedestrians.

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  13. East MPs among Brexit vote rebels

    A number of MPs in the east of England were among 11 Tory rebels who voted against the government, defeating a key Brexit vote.

    The backbench revolt in the Commons last night resulted in the first significant defeat for Theresa May's Brexit legislation.

    Theresa May

    Eleven Conservatives - including South Cambridgeshire's Heidi Allen, Huntingdon's Jonathan Djanogly, Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve and North East Hertfordshire's Sir Oliver Heald - chose to side with Labour in demanding that MPs be given a vote on any Brexit deal before it is finalised.

  14. Warning of black ice in Buckinghamshire

    Thames Valley Police is warning of black ice across Buckinghamshire.

    The force's roads policing unit has asked motorists to "drive to the conditions".

    Officers have said to report any icy stretches of road to Highways England or your local authority.

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  15. Warboys woman dies after car plunges into Ramsey ditch

    A woman has died when her car plunged in to a water-filled ditch in the Fens.

    Madeleine Parnwell, 68, of First Turf Fen Road, Warboys, was driving a green Volvo Torslanda along Puddock Road in Ramsey at about 21:30 on Wednesday when the accident happened, Cambridgeshire Police say.

    She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Puddock Road
  16. Government 'puts hold' on Hoddesdon incinerator plans

    A week before Hertfordshire County Council was due to decide on planning permission for an incinerator in Hoddesdon, the government has effectively put a hold on the plans.

    Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon

    The council was due to consider planning permission for Veolia's energy recovery facility for the treatment of waste in Ratty's Lane, but the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued a holding direction.

    This means the council's development control committee on 20 December can still grant planning permission, but the council would be unable to issue the decision notice until the DCLG has decided whether or not to call it in and hold a public inquiry.

    The council's planning officers are recommending approval of the plans.

    We have contacted both the DCLG and Veolia for comment.

  17. Luton laser pen attack led to 'serious eye injuries'

    A teenager in Luton had to be treated for eye injuries in hospital after a laser pen was shone at him.

    He was walking along the path between Whitehorse Vale and Northwell Drive at about 16:45 on Monday, 4 December when two boys shone a pen from a distance.

    The offenders are described as between 12 and 14 years old and wearing dark clothes.

    Det Con Mark Amey, said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked incident which left the victim with serious injuries.

    "It is a criminal offence to shine them in people’s eyes, at cars or aircrafts."

  18. Cambridge pranksters put up Star Wars spoiler posters

    Cambridge News

    Cambridge Star Wars fans were left more than a little disgruntled, after one kill-joy posted spoilers about the new film - The Last Jedi - on lamp posts in a Cambridge street, the Cambridge News is reporting.