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  1. Updates for Friday, 15 December 2017

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  1. Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield

    Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield record their first away win in eight Premier League matches as they beat Watford at Vicarage Road, as both sides end with 10 men.

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    Video caption: Jacob Abraham bought bread for homeless hours before stabbing death

    CCTV footage shows Jacob Abraham shopping for bread hours before he was stabbed.

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    Severe congestion: M1 Hertfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Hertfordshire southbound severe congestion, at J9 for A5183.

    M1 Hertfordshire - Very slow traffic and a lane blocked on M1 London-bound at J9, A5183 (Redbourn).

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

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    Video caption: Warford? Fournemouth? John Cena as you've never seen him before!

    WWE wrestler and actor John Cena takes on BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson in the Football Focus prediction challenge.

  5. Two men armed with axe and crowbar rob man

    Two men armed with an axe and a crowbar robbed a man in Buckingham on Sunday.

    At about 17:45 the men approached the victim on Cornwalls Meadow and demanded money from him.

    Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham

    The man handed over money after the crowbar was hit against a wall above his head by one of the offenders. The victim wasn't injured in the incident but was left shaken.

    Police have described both men as white, about 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and in their late teens to mid-20s.

    One is said to have been of medium build with mousey brown/blonde wavy hair, and the other is said to be slim with short dark hair.

  6. Panto stars give to Foodbank... oh yes, they do!

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    The cast and crew of the pantomime Sleeping Beauty, at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable, decided to give back to the community today.

    Instead of buying cast presents and cards, they donated several trays of food and goods to the Dunstable Foodbank.

    Panto stars donating to Foodbank

    It was the idea of Eastenders and West End star John Partridge who told me they wanted to do something as "it's hard times for everyone and some people are struggling".

    Panto stars donating to Foodbank

    He had the support of other cast members include Sally Lindsay.

    Panto stars donating to Foodbank

    Mike Pittam from the Foodbank said: "It's such a lovely nice orginal idea.

    I've been involved in the foodbank for four years and I've never been to a theatre to collect food before."

  7. Glenn Miller mystery: Notebook sheds light on death

    One of the most enduring mysteries of World War Two may have been solved with the help of a teenage plane spotter.

    Music legend Glenn Miller's plane vanished over the Channel without a trace in 1944, after taking off from RAF Twinwood in Bedfordshire.

    Now a US historian has written a book which used a notebook from plane spotter Richard Anderton to help prove his theory about the American big band leader's death.

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    Video caption: Teenager's notebook sheds light on Glenn Miller death
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    Severe accident: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A40 and J1A for M25 affecting A4180 West End Road.

    M40 Buckinghamshire - Queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J1, A40 (Denham Roundabout) and J1a M25, because of an accident involving two lorries and three cars earlier on. Congestion on A40 Western Avenue to Polish War Memorial.

    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 affecting J26 for A121.

    M25 Greater London - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J25, A10 (Enfield) and J24, A111 (Potters Bar), because of a broken down lorry and recovery work. Congestion to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey).

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

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    Severe disruption: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe disruption, between J16 for M40 and J17 for A412 affecting halfway before J15 M4.

    M25 Buckinghamshire - Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J16 M40 and J17, A412 (Maple Cross), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to halfway before J15 M4.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A505 Dunstable Road and J10 for A1081 Airport Way affecting J12 for A5120.

    M1 Bedfordshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J11, A505 (Dunstable South) and J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of an accident. Congestion to J12, A5120 (Flitwick).

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

  12. Video content

    Video caption: Set decorator tells how Star Wars lightsaber was born

    The "iconic" fantasy weapon was made from the handle of a 1940s press camera.

  13. Happy #ChristmasJumperDay

    Christmas jumpers have become as much part of festive fun as crackers and mulled wine, and among those getting involved in #ChristmasJumperDay this year are the statues at Centre:MK.

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  14. Aljaz Bedene to play for Slovenia instead of Great Britain

    BBC Sport

    Hertfordshire-based tennis player Aljaz Bedene is to switch his allegiance back to Slovenia despite becoming a British citizen in 2015.

    Aljaz Bedene

    The world number 49, who lives in Welwyn Garden City, will play for the country of his birth again next year in an attempt to compete at the 2020 Olympics.

    New International Tennis Federation (ITF) rules mean he is not permitted to play for Britain in the Olympics or Davis Cup.

    Bedene, 28, who was British number two, said he does not want to miss out on "two events that mean so much to me".

  15. Library and theatre reopens after flooding

    After a flood closed Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre yesterday, the building is open again today.

    Staff spent yesterday removing dirty water and restoring heating and electricity after a joint in some pipework pulled apart.

    The theatre's bar and lounge area will remain closed for repairs.

    Leighton Buzzard theatre