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Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire southbound

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M1 Northamptonshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A45 and J14 for A509.

M1 Northamptonshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J15, A45 (Northampton) and J14, A509 (Milton Keynes), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M4 Greater London westbound

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M4 Greater London westbound severe accident, between J4 for A408 Heathrow Spur and J4B for M25.

M4 Greater London - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M4 westbound between J4, A408 (Heathrow Spur) and J4b M25, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

'I'd go back to my tent and smoke spice'
A man whose addiction to the drug spice forced him on to the streets has now been found a home.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J26 for A121 and J25 for A10.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe accident, between J22 for A1081 and J23 for A1 affecting J21 for M1.

M25 Hertfordshire - Two lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M25 clockwise between J22, A1081 (St Albans) and J23 A1(M), because of an accident. Congestion to J21 M1.

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

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 - One lane closed and very slow 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

Severe disruption: M1 Buckinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Buckinghamshire southbound severe disruption, at J14 for A509.

M1 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J14, A509 (Milton Keynes), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Jorge Grant of Notts County during the League Two match between Chesterfield and Notts County in March 2018

League One club Luton sign midfielder Jorge Grant from Championship Nottingham Forest on loan for the 2018-19 season.

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Akin Famewo

League Two side Grimsby Town sign Luton Town defender Akin Famewo on a season-long loan deal.

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Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J17 for A412 and J16 for M40.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17, A412 (Maple Cross) and J16 M40, because of a broken down car and recovery work.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

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M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A1081 Airport Way.

M1 Bedfordshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J23 for A1 affecting before J25 A10.

M25 Hertfordshire - Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J23 A1(M), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to before J25, Enfield.

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

Green Wheel to connect Arlesey, Fairfield and Stotfold

A "green wheel" to link green spaces and paths around Arlesey, Fairfield and Stotfold has been given final approval.

The Etonbury Green Wheel will improve existing public paths, create new routes, in order to provide a continuous circular network around the town and villages, according to Central Bedfordshire Council.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, executive member for community services, said it would "encourage residents to go out into the countryside more".

The walking route will be launched first next year, followed by a cycling route.

Children on a bike
Central Bedfordshire Council

Max Whitlock named in European Championship team

Basildon-based gymnast Max Whitlock has been named in Great Britain's team for the European Championships in Glasgow.

Max Whitlock celebrating Olympic gold in Rio
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The double-Olympic champion, who's from Hemel Hempstead, returns to the Hydro Arena where he won his first world title.

Whitlock said: "Competing in Glasgow brings back amazing memories for me from both the Commonwealth Games and the 2015 World Championships.

"I’m looking forward to getting back out in the Hydro Arena and showing the home crowd what I can do."

The championships run 2-12 August.

BBC Sport: Gymnastics

Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise

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M25 Buckinghamshire clockwise severe accident, after J16 for M40 affecting J13 for A30.

M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise after J16 M40, because of an accident involving two cars. Congestion to J13, A30 (Staines).

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

Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J17 for A412 and J16 for M40.

M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17, A412 (Maple Cross) and J16 M40, because of a broken down car.

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

NHS at 70: Richard Crow's story
Richard Crow was in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1977 where he met his wife of 38 years.

Severe accident: A41 Buckinghamshire both ways

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A41 Buckinghamshire both ways severe accident, at Grendon Road.

A41 Buckinghamshire - A41 in Kingswood closed and slow traffic in both directions at the Grendon Road junction, because of an accident involving car and lorry and a fuel spillage.

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

UK PMs official country residence in Buckinghamshire
There has been a lot of talk Chequers - the official country residence of the prime minister.

Severe accident: M1 Hertfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Hertfordshire northbound severe accident, between J8 for A414 and J9 for A5183.

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.

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

Volunteers needed to dig for Ampthill's past

Volunteers, not necessarily with any experience, are needed to take part in an archaeological dig.

Archaeological dig
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The event will take place in Ampthill Great Park, known for being the site of the Tudor castle where Catherine of Aragon was sent by Henry VIII.

In the past excavations there have uncovered Anglo-Saxon artefacts and prehistoric flint works.

No date has been set but it's expected to happen in late July and early August.

Jeremy Oetgen from Albion Archaeology said you "don't get many opportunities these days" to work on sites so it's a perfect time to get involved.

Jordan Houghton plays for Doncaster Rovers against Shrewsbury Town at the Keepmoat

League Two MK Dons have signed former Chelsea and Doncaster midfielder Jordan Houghton on a two-year deal.

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Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

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M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe accident, between J24 for A111 and J23 for A1.

M25 Hertfordshire - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J24, A111 (Potters Bar) and J23 A1(M), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving lorry and car.

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

Severe accident: M40 Buckinghamshire northbound

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M40 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A40 and J1A for M25.

M40 Buckinghamshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J1, A40 (Denham Roundabout) and J1a M25, because of an accident.

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

Beds theatre star looking forward to 'home comforts'

Bedfordshire couple Emma Williams and her new husband James Newton rarely see each other as they're touring performers.

On Monday, Emma will be starring in a new musical version of An Officer and A Gentleman, as it comes to Milton Keynes Theatre, where she plays Paula Pokrifki, made famous in the movie by Debra Winger.

Emma Williams in An Officer and a Gentleman
Manuel Harlan

Living in Biggleswade, about 28 miles from MK, means she can enjoy her own surroundings, although James will be in Canterbury, drumming in Shrek.

"I know it sounds really silly, but home comforts become really important when you're touring," she said.

"As an insomniac, just being able to sleep in my own bed for a full week will make the world of difference."

Emma Williams and James Newton on their wedding day
Peter Redhead

The tour also reaches the Ipswich Regent for a week from 27 August.

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Passengers locked out of Apsley Station for two hours

Hemel Gazette

Train-users were left steaming at Apsley Station when the station entrance was locked for two hours, leaving them unable to leave or enter.