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How is your local A&E doing?

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Watford General Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust saw 81.2% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 87.6%.

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At West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust a total of 2,464 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 76 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs The QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust saw 80.5% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 85.6%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust a total of 2,615 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 83 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

St Albans District Council: 'The result was far worse than I thought'

Sarah Jenkins

BBC News

Alec Campbell, the Conservative leader at St Albans District Council, has said he is "disappointed" with the result which led to him losing his seat.

Mr Campbell said the result was "far worse" than he thought it would be.

"We [St Albans] were a pretty strong remain area and the opposition capitalised on that," he said.

"There has been a lot of dissatisfaction among Conservative voters over the Withdrawal Agreement or Brexit in general and we are having to live with it.

"The results show overall there has been a twitch from Conservative towards Liberal Democrats.

"We have to accept mistakes have been made and we are not where we want to be."

St Albans polling station
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St Albans will see 'significant change', Lib Dems say

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

St Albans Liberal Democrat Chris White said it "remains to be seen" who will have control in the new council which has moved from Conservative to No Overall Control. The Lib Dems now have 25 councillors to the Tories 23, who also lost their leader.

St Albans Abbey
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"No doubt there will be discussions among the parties as to who will be leader of the council, I don't know how those discussions will go," he said.

"We could be talking coalition, we could be talking going it alone but whatever happens there's going to be some significant change in St Albans."

He said a "combination of things" had led to the party' success in the city including the "Brexit backlash", the "strength of our Parliamentary candidate" Daisy Cooper, and "a very simple clear manifesto about improving the environment, improving community facilities, and generally tidying the council up" which "clearly resonates with the voters".

Lib Dems celebrate in St Albans

Liberal Democrats have been celebrating in St Albans after gaining eight seats.

St Albans Lib Dems
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Sandy Walkington (second right) is pictured with Stephen Barrett who won Verulam from the Conservatives and Mandy McNeil and Emma Matanle who won the two seats being contested in Sopwell, gaining from Labour.

The Lib Dems gained five other seats across St Albans and held all the ones they were defending.

Mr Walkington said it "looks like other results across England have been equally sensational".

Not a good night for Tories in Herts and Beds

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

We're not even halfway there with the results yet, but 3 May is not a great day to be waking up as a Conservative in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Although they've held on to Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Dacorum and East Herts councils, they've lost overall control of both Welwyn Hatfield and St Albans, where Tory Leader Alec Campbell has lost his seat.

The Lib Dems have been the biggest benefactors from all of this, gaining more than 20 seats, while Labour have held Luton and Stevenage.

Friday's counts include all of Central Beds, Bedford's Mayoral election and a third of Milton Keynes Council, where the Tories are defending 12 seats.

And that means the day could yet get worse for the Conservatives.

St Albans: Tories lose power

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

The Conservatives have lost power in St Albans after losing six seats to the Lib Dems, one to Labour and one to an independent.

Council leader Alec Campbell was among the Tories who lost their seats.

The Lib Dems also took one seat from Labour and one vacant seat in Sopwell ward.

Overall turnout was 39.9%.

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St Albans District Council: No Overall Control gain

In St Albans, the Tories have lost power as the council goes to No Overall Control.

St Albans: Tory council leader loses seat

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Earlier we told you that the Liberal Democrats had gained four seats from the Conservatives in St Albans.

Council leader Alec Campbell was among the Tories to lose their seats. He lost St Peters ward to Will Tucker.

Mr Tucker got 1,365 votes to Mr Campbell's 505. The turnout for the ward was 41%.

St Albans District Council: Lib Dems gaining seats from Tories

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Votes are still being counted in Tory-controlled St Albans where a third of the councillors are up for election.

So far the Liberal Democrats have gained four seats from the Conservatives in Marshalswick South, Park Street, St Peters and Batchwood wards.

The Conservatives have a majority of 12 on the council and are defending 15 seats.

St Albans District Council: Turnout estimate

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

In St Albans the overall turnout is estimated to be 44% with the final result expected at about 03:00 BST.

So far ward turnouts range from 33.05% (Harpenden North) to 49.81%( Marshalswick South).

Polling station
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Hertfordshire: Polls held for 10 councils

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

There have been no county council elections this year but all 10 lower-tier councils in Hertfordshire - the districts and the boroughs - have had ballots on Thursday.

In Dacorum, East Herts and Hertsmere, everybody is up for election, while a third of all councillors are standing in the other seven authorities: Broxbourne, North Herts, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield.

St Albans District Council
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The Conservatives run seven of the 10 authorities, with the Liberal Democrats in charge of Three Rivers and Watford, and Labour responsible for Stevenage.

The Tories are expected to hold Dacorum, East Herts, Hertsmere, Broxbourne and North Herts, while Labour should hold on to Stevenage and Watford is likely to stay Lib Dem.

But Welwyn nearly went to no overall control in 2018 and St Albans could also be interesting. There the Conservatives are defending 14 seats but have a majority of 12.

Three Rivers could go to no overall control, although the Tories are defending lots of seats.

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How is your local A&E doing?

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs The QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust saw 81% according to figures released for March. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 80.2%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust a total of 2,710 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in March.

The trust was ranked 93 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Watford General Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust saw 77.1% according to figures released for March. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 75.2%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust a total of 3,220 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in March.

The trust was ranked 113 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Mystery over Spanish man found dead on beach

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

Police are trying to trace friends and family of a Spanish man who was found dead at Beachy Head in East Sussex.

The body of 49-year-old Umberto Macias Navari was found on the beach on 6 February.

He was identified through his driving licence and passport, which he was carrying.

Umberto Navari
Sussex Police
Umberto Navari was found on a beach in Sussex

He had been living and working in St Albans, before moving to Ashford in Kent, where he lived alone.

A woman he named to his employer as his fiancee could not be found at the London address he had given for her.

Inquiries by the Spanish authorities have also failed to locate any next of kin.

How is your local A&E doing?

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs The QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust saw 80.5% according to figures released for February. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 79.6%.

How is your local A&E performing?
BBC

At East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust a total of 2,490 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in February.

The trust was ranked 77 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Watford General Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust saw 72.8% according to figures released for February. This is up on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 72.1%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust a total of 3,291 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in February.

The trust was ranked 116 of 131 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.