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  1. Updates on Friday, 27 October 2017

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  1. Kris Holland

    BBC Sport

    Darren Fletcher celebrates

    Kris Holland

    BBC Sport

    Darren Fletcher scores the only goal as Stoke win on the road for the first time this season.

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  2. Weekend weather forecast

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will be fine and dry with long clear spells.

    With temperatures falling as low as 3C (37F), a touch of ground frost is possible in rural areas.

    After a chilly start, Saturday will be fine and dry with some sunny spells.

    Cloud will thicken from the north, with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle during the night.

    The temperature is expected to climb to about 15C (59F).

    Weather graphic for Saturday 05:00

    Sunday will be mostly dry, with an odd shower likely in eastern parts of the region.

    It'll feel colder, with temperatures reaching 13C (55F).

    There's likely to be a widespread frost on Sunday night, with temperatures falling as low as -2C (28F) in some areas.

    BBC Weather has more.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Hertfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Hertfordshire northbound severe accident, between J8 for A414 and J9 for A5183 affecting J5 for A41 North Western Avenue A4008 Stephenson Way.

    M1 Hertfordshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound between J8, A414 (Hemel Hempstead) and J9, A5183 (Redbourn), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J5, A41 (Watford).

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J25 for A10 and J24 for A111.

    M25 Greater London - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J25, A10 (Enfield) and J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, between J24 for A111 and J25 for A10.

    M25 Hertfordshire - Very slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J24, A111 (Potters Bar) and J25, A10 (Enfield), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, between J23 for A1 and J24 for A111 affecting J21 for M1.

    M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J23 A1(M) and J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J21 M1.

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

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    Video caption: Former professional boxer Frank Bruno answers some quick-fire questions.
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire both ways severe disruption, between J23 for A1 and J24 for A111 affecting J26 for .

    M25 Hertfordshire - Long delays and queuing traffic on M25 in both directions between J23 A1(M) and J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of earlier medical emergency. Congestion to J26, Waltham Abbey and to J22 (St Albans.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Buckinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J14 for A509 and J15 for A45.

    M1 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J14, A509 (Milton Keynes) and J15, A45 (Northampton), because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Hertfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Hertfordshire southbound severe accident, after J8 for A414.

    M1 Hertfordshire - Queuing traffic on M1 London-bound after J8, A414 (Hemel Hempstead), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  11. NHS 'sorry' for Private Ambulance Service failings

    The NHS in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire has apologised to non-emergency patients for the poor service in transporting them to hospitals by the Private Ambulance Service.

    Private Ambulance Service

    The Essex-based company stopped trading at the beginning of this month - just over half way through its year-long contract.

    There were countless complaints from patients about the level of service they received, such as having to wait hours to be picked up and sometimes they did not turn up at all.

    Chair of the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Alvin Low, said: "This is not an acceptable service and I do apologise to our patients and public who were affected.

    "This is not the service that we had intended for them, but as soon as we were aware of the problems we then invoked the management processes...

    "I'm unable to predict the future, what I can say is that going forward we've learnt a lot of lessons in terms of how we would manage this differently and we will be looking at a much more robust process of selecting a provider."

    Unison's regional secretary in Luton, Chris Jenkinson, said: "'Sorrys' don't pay the mortgage do they, and they don't pay people's rent.

    "We were saying from the outset that this company are not up to it, they didn't have the capacity to be able to run this contract, they didn't have the experience."

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    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J23 for A1 affecting J25 for .

    M25 Hertfordshire - M25 lane closed on exit slip road anticlockwise at J23 A1(M), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well. Congestion to J25, Enfield.

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