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By Katy Lewis

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  1. By Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

    Richarlison

    Richarlison scores in the 90th minute as Watford survive a Swansea City fightback to claim a dramatic win.

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  2. Our live updates across the day

    That's it for live updates for Beds, Herts and Bucks this week. Scroll down the feed to look back at any stories you may have missed.

    We'll resume our live updates at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe accident, between J21A for A405 and J22 for A1081.

    M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J21a, A405 (St Albans) and J22, A1081 (St Albans), because of an accident involving two cars and a van. Travel time is 20 to 25 minutes. Congestion to J18, A404 (Chorleywood).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Overnight weather: Misty in places with the chance of some light rain

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    There will be thicker cloud and outbreaks of light rain and drizzle spreading eastwards through this evening and overnight.

    It'll turn misty in places, with light south to south-westerly winds.

    Temperatures under clear skies initially dropping to about 9C (48F), but by the end of the night everywhere will have risen back into double figures.

    Overnight weather map

    A grey and mild start to Saturday, with some patchy mist, rain and drizzle.

    As the day goes on, drier and brighter conditions should gradually spread northwards.

    Some northern parts of the region may hold on to some very patchy rain until late afternoon.

    Temperatures will range from 15C (59F), where we keep the cloud, to 19C (66F) in the best of any sunshine.

    Get a full forecast where you live at BBC Weather.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4146 Buckinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A4146 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, between Eaton Bray Road and Slapton Lane.

    A4146 Buckinghamshire - Very slow traffic on A4146 Leighton Road northbound in Edlesborough between the Eaton Bray Road junction and the Slapton Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Norwegian deal for Luton-based Monarch Airlines?

    Monarch Airlines has refused to confirm speculation it has been approached by Norwegian Air Shuttle to buy all or part of the business.

    Luton-based Monarch employs 2,750 staff and flies to more than 40 destinations.

    Sky News has reported that the airline is exploring a joint venture or a feeder deal with another carrier - while industry sources have told the Press Association that Norwegian Air is keen to bolster its global network.

    But neither party will confirm the reports.

    Monarch said it was "having regular discussions on a number of options with potential strategic partners" - and Norwegian Air said it doesn't "comment on speculation".

    Fears for Monarch's future were put to rest by a £165m investment boost from its majority shareholder Greybull Capital in December.

    Monarch Airline aeroplane
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    Video caption: Luton distribution centre marks 50th year

    Vauxhall's main distribution centre in Luton opened in 1967.

  8. MK Dons travel to rivals tonight

    Milton Keynes Dons travel to rivals AFC Wimbledon this evening.

    Dean Lewington

    There are strict ticketing arrangements in place, with the Dons laying on a live stream of the game to fans at Stadium:MK.

    Long-serving Dean Lewington didn't play in last season's game at AFC, so might his experience be called on tonight?

    "I'll pick a team that I think will win the game," manager Robbie Neilson said.

    "Dean understands that, he's a top professional, he's trained really well."

  9. Four vehicles involved in M1 crash

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    M1 crash

    We've just had some more information from the police about the multi-vehicle crash which closed the M1 northbound between J8 and J9 earlier.

    The vehicles involved were a Vauxhall Meriva, a Peugeot, a Ford Transit panel van and a Ford Transit Luton van.

    One man has been airlifted to hospital for treatment.

    Hertfordshire police officers are still at the scene and are assisting with vehicle recovery.

    M1 crash
  10. M1: Two lanes re-open after crash

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Two lanes have now opened on the northbound M1 following a multi-vehicle crash between J8 and J9.

    Earlier the motorway was closed in both directions, and two lanes remain closed northbound so there are long delays in the area.

    Earlier the fire service tweeted that it had released one person from a vehicle.

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  11. Travel: 'Multi-vehicle collision' closes M1

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier we told you about a "serious crash" on the M1 - we now have a few more details.

    Hertfordshire Police has told us the force was called just after 11:00 to reports of a multiple vehicle collision northbound, between J8 for Hemel Hempstead and J9 for Flamstead.

    Both the north and southbound carriageways have been closed to allow for the air ambulance to land.

    We'll bring you more details as we get them.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Hertfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Hertfordshire northbound severe accident, before J9 for A5183.

    M1 Hertfordshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound before J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J6a M25.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Strictly: Brian Conley 'enthusiastic, but not that good!"

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    It's here - there's just one more sleep to go before the first live show of the latest Strictly Come Dancing series hits our screens on Saturday night.

    Fifteen celebrities and their professional dancing partners will take to the floor on the BBC One show, and Watford comedian, TV and musical theatre star Brian Conley will be one of them.

    He's performing the Tango with partner Amy Dowden to Temptation by Heaven 17.

    Brian Conley and Amy Dowden

    So how does he think he's going to do?

    "I've done a bit of dancing in the past. I'm an enthusiastic dancer but I'm not that good!"

    "It's much more than getting your footsteps right... it's your hands... and even the way your knees bend.

    "But I'm prepared to work hard and enjoy it - that's the main thing and I really have so far."

    Brian is also playing Buttons in Cinderella at the Milton Keynes Theatre this Christmas. The venue has already had to cancel the performance on the same night as the Strictly final, as he will be returning to the show for a final group dance - but what if he does very well and the show clashes with other performances?

    Well, it turns out a family member who is part of the Strictly team is not that confident!

    Conley's brother has been the floor manager of Strictly since it started, and when Brian asked him what would happen if his progress in the show affected the pantomime, he replied: "Bri, with the greatest of respect, you ain't going to win!"

    "I'm getting so much confidence from my brother, but who knows," Brian laughed.

  14. Time to celebrate World Rhino Day

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    It's World Rhino Day, don't you know?

    Apparently it's the day when organisations involved with rhinos raise awareness of the plight of five species of rhinos in the world - greater one-horned, white, black, Sumatran and Javan.

    They - and members of the public - "celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways".

    I'm not quite sure exactly what this means, but Whipsnade Zoo is joining in and reminding people that they are home to a herd of white rhinos, which are classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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