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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from us on Local Live for Beds, Herts and Bucks today, but we'll be back again from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the area.

    If you missed anything - including the M25 closure information and the latest on the waste recycling centre in Willen - why not take a scroll through the page to catch up?

  2. Weather: Light rain tonight turning heavier tomorrow

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be rather cloudy tonight with perhaps the odd spot of light rain, but most places will remain dry with a few clear intervals later. Staying largely frost-free with temperatures falling to 3C (37F).

    Weather graphic shows lows of 3C tonight

    Thursday will be dry at first with some hazy sunshine, but cloud will thicken with patchy rain developing during the afternoon. Temperatures reaching highs of 11C (52F).

  3. Great Britain's number two Aljaz Bedene fails in Davis Cup appeal

    BBC Sport

    The hopes of Hertfordshire tennis player, Aljaz Bedene, of playing Davis Cup tennis for Great Britain have been dashed once again after he lost his latest appeal.

    Aljaz Bedene

    The 26-year-old has twice played for his native Slovenia in the competition which, the International Tennis Federation board says, means he can't play for Britain.

  4. Luton rally against school academy plans

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Teaching unions are holding a rally outside of Luton Town Hall this evening against plans to convert all schools to academies

    The plans were announced by the government in the budget last week.

  5. Man denies Harlow hotel killing

    A Hertfordshire man has denied manslaughter over the death of William Wareham, 52, at the Park Inn Hotel in Harlow, Essex.

    Park Inn Hotel, Harlow

    Bradley Casey, 20, of Palmers Way in Cheshunt, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court earlier where he entered a not guilty plea. He will face trial in October.

    Mr Wareham, from Harlow, was taken to hospital with serious injuries on 12 December last year, but died the following day.

  6. Sikh holy men run-up £230k in legal bills battling for control of Bucks temple

    Get Bucks

    Warring Sikh holy men, battling for control of three temples, including one in Bucks, have run up more than £230,000 in legal bills before their case has even reached court, a judge has revealed.

  7. Four charged with pickpocketing in St Albans

    Lee Agnew

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Four people from London have been charged in connection with pickpocketing offences in St Albans.

    St Albans park and cathedral

    Hertfordshire Police say 11 shoppers have become victims of theft in the city centre over the past month. 

    The men are accused of taking cash cards, wallets and purses from handbags and jackets when their owners weren't paying full attention.

  8. Latest headlines: Herts police officer dismissed... M25 to close again

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    This evening's headlines:

    • A Hertfordshire police officer has been dismissed from the force at a misconduct hearing today, after he had a series of sexual relationships with vulnerable women
    • The M25 in Hertfordshire will close again tonight to complete repairs to a bridge
    • Teaching unions are holding a rally outside of Luton Town Hall this evening against plans to convert all schools to academies
  9. Patients praise 'first class' ambulance service

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Norfolk Live

    The East of England Ambulance Service says patients who completed a recent survey described the care they received as "brilliant", "excellent" and "first class".


    A total of 368 patients treated in January were sent the survey, with 106 completing it. The trust said 98% of respondents said they were either very satisfied, satisfied or fairly satisfied with the care received.

    Although the majority of the responses were positive, one patient said there had been an "unacceptable length of delay" waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

  10. M25 reopened, but will close again later

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    The M25 anti-clockwise between J21a and J20 has reopened after being shut for emergency bridge repairs, but the road will close again later tonight.

    M25 viaduct

    Highways England say the carriageway will be closed from 22:00 to 05:00 tomorrow morning to complete the repairs on a viaduct which carries the motorway over a railway line, a river and farmland near Kings Langley.

    A diversion will be in place via the A405 and A41 later, or for drivers moving on to the M1 northbound via the A405 and A414.

  11. Watford Ladies: Katie Stanley among six new Lady Hornets signings

    BBC Sport

    Watford Ladies have announced six new signings, including former Oxford United winger Katie Stanley.

    Katie Stanley

    The 26-year-old made 34 appearances for Oxford over the last two seasons.

  12. Herts police officer dismissed from force

    Carol Abercrombie

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A Hertfordshire police officer has been dismissed from the force at a misconduct hearing today, after he had a series of sexual relationships with vulnerable women.

    Simon Salway

    Simon Salway, 39, who was a PC at Hatfield police station, is serving a three year jail sentence for six offences of misconduct in a public office.

    The married officer from Stevenage had sex with a series of women he met during his work, one of whom had his child.

  13. Victims stabbed during knife-attack robbery

    Two men were attacked by four men with a knife as they sat in a car in Buckingham. 

    The offenders stabbed the 19 and 20-year-olds before taking cash and car keys from them. 

    Both men were treated for wounds to their hands and forehead after the attack on Monday at 22:00 on Gawcott Road.

  14. Travel: M25 bridge repairs complete

    BBC Travel

    Repairs have been completed to a bridge near J20 of the M25, and closures to the anti-clockwise carriageway between J21a and J20 are in the process of being lifted.

    There are severe delays in the area. Check your journey here.

    M25 bridge
  15. Brussels attacks: Flag at half-mast out Hertsmere Civic Offices

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Those who lost their lives in yesterday's terror attack are being honoured across Europe, with many famous buildings lit up in Belgium's colours including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Rome's Trevi Fountain and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

    Nearer to home, Hertsmere Borough Council is currently flying the Union Flag at half mast in memory of the victims of the Brussels attacks.

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  16. Weather Watchers: Catching some sunshine in the grey

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's looking like a rather cloudy and grey day out there judging by the photographs being sent in by our Weather Watchers.

    David managed to capture some sunshine breaking through the trees in Leighton Buzzard this morning though - what a great picture.

    Sun shines through trees in Leighton Buzzard
  17. Henry Huggins death: Inquest due today

    Gail Sanderson

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    The inquest is due today into the death of a Luton man who died two years after being violently attacked

    Henry Huggins, 48, was left in a coma after the assault in Farley Hill in August 2013.

    Henry Huggins

    Stuart Docherty, 40, of Townsley, Luton, stamped on Mr Huggins' head during the attack and was jailed for 12 years for grievous bodily harm with intent. But Mr Huggins' sister, Mary believes her brother's attacker should now be charged with murder. The Crown Prosecution Service is reviewing the case.

  18. Weather: Dry but cloudy

    BBC Weather

    Today will remain dry but rather cloudy, although there will continue to be some bright or sunny spells at times for most places.

    Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

    Weather graphic shows high of 11C
  19. Lunchtime headlines: Inquest into police death... M25 closure

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    The top stories this lunchtime:

    • An inquest is being held this lunchtime into the death of a civilian staff member at Bedfordshire Police who was knocked down at Barton-le-Clay in December 2014
    • Highways England say it hopes to reopen the M25 in Hertfordshire this afternoon after a crack was found in a viaduct underneath the anti-clockwise carriageway