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  1. Neil Johnston

    BBC Sport

    Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring for West Ham

    Neil Johnston

    BBC Sport

    David Moyes is targeting a top-10 finish after his West Ham side put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over Watford.

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  2. Mirror purchase of Express 'could be good news' for Luton

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    Gavin Shuker, the Labour MP for Luton South, believes Trinity Mirror could print all of its newspapers in the town.

    It has been confirmed today that the Daily Mirror owners have bought the publishing assets of Northern & Shell, which prints the Express and Daily Star newspapers in the town.

    Print works

    Speaking outside the plant, Mr Shuker welcomed the news.

    He said: "What we now need is certainty for the work force.

    "They have a fantastic facility here in Luton, and I am sure it will be one of the assets that Trinity Mirror will be looking at retaining."

  3. Ram raiders cause 'considerable damage'

    Two BMW cars have been used to carry out a ram raid at a Stotfold supermarket.

    The grey 118 and X5 cars crashed into the Co-op store on Mulberry Close on Monday evening at about 22:00 in an attempt to remove the cash machine

    They caused what police described as "considerable damage" the raisers left in a third car, a dark saloon.

    Ram raid in Stotfold
    Stotfold ram raid

    John McBurney, who saw the damage, said he witnessed another ram raid in the town two years ago when a cash machine was taken from a Barclays branch on Regent Street.

    He's now worried this will mean the town will no longer have a cash machine.

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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J6 for A355 Slough and J5 for A4 affecting J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic on M4 London-bound between J6, A355 (Slough) and J5, A4 (Langley), because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to J8.

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

  5. Help needed from tool shop owners after violent robbery

    Police are asking tool shop owners to get in touch if they sell a particular crowbar that was used in an armed robber on a supermarket.

    The plea from Bedfordshire Police came after robbers threatened staff at Budgens in High Street, Cranfield, with a knife in a robbery and left the tool (pictured below) behind.

    It happened on 3 January, at about 21:30. The two robbers, got away with £300,000.


    Det Con Aroop Nandre said: “This was a disturbing robbery.

    "The crowbar is quite distinctive and I would appeal to owners of tool shops to get in touch if they sell this particular type of tool.”

  6. Eight lives left for Kimpton kitten

    Welwyn Hatfield Times

    A kitten in Kimpton has been left with singed paws after he scampered into the engine of a Peugeot van.

  7. Video content

    Video caption: Luton's Raymond Aldous has been involved in scouting for 74 years

    A man from Luton who has been involved in scouting for 74 years says it's important for young people to learn a variety of skills.

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    Severe accident: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe accident, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way affecting J16 for M40.

    M25 Greater London - Stationary traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of an accident involving a van and all traffic being temporarily held. Congestion to J16 M40.

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

  9. Abbots Langley shooting: Convicted man allowed to appeal

    A Hertfordshire man jailed for having a gun at a rap party has won permission to appeal and clear his name.

    Police at Abbots Langley shooting

    Sharriff Dacres, 23, of Tower Cottrells, Hemel Hempstead, was cleared of attempted murder last February after a 28-year-old man was shot in the shoulder outside High Elms Manor, in Abbots Langley, near Watford, in June 2016.

    But jurors at Harrow Crown Court found him guilty of possessing a prohibited firearm and he was jailed for seven years.

    On Thursday at London's Criminal Appeal Court, his lawyers argued that his conviction was "unsafe" and should be overturned, criticising the identification procedure that led to the finger being pointed at Dacres and complaining about the way the trial judge summed up the evidence to the jury.

    Lord Justice Davis, sitting with Mr Justice Nicol and Judge Richard Marks QC, granted Dacres permission to appeal.

  10. James Bay comes back - with a twist

    Mark Savage

    Music reporter, BBC News

    Hitchin's James Bay is about to pull off one of the most audacious bait-and-switch acts in recent pop history.

    It's not just the hat and the hair that have changed, his music is totally unexpected.

    James Bay

    Back in 2015, critics thought they had him figured out: A young man with an old soul, churning out earnest-but-catchy guitar ballads like the inescapable Hold Back The River.

    His album Chaos and the Calm was the biggest-selling debut of 2015, selling 345,000 copies and earning Brit and Grammy nominations.

    But Bay's second album is filled with little experiments and musical flourishes, from the Strokes-inspired thrash of Pink Lemonade to the juddering electro-gospel of In My Head.

    You can read the full article in BBC Entertainment.