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Severe disruption: A41 Hertfordshire southbound

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A41 Hertfordshire southbound severe disruption, from A416 Chesham Road to Upper Bourne End Lane.

A41 Hertfordshire - A41 in Berkhamsted closed southbound from Chesham Turn Off to Bourne End Services, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe accident: A416 Hertfordshire both ways

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A416 Hertfordshire both ways severe accident, from A41 to Hog Lane.

A416 Hertfordshire - A416 Chesham Road in Berkhamsted closed and queues in both directions from Chesham Turn Off to the Hog Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Blouse in fridge declared 'best mistake ever'

Those on the early shift at BBC Three Counties Radio in Dunstable were surprised to find that someone - hopefully a colleague - had left a white blouse in the office fridge overnight.

Marveling at the workmate's forward-planning skills in advance of what could be the UK's hottest day ever (imagine arriving after a hot commute and slipping in to something cool), it prompted a breakfast phone-in on novel ways to beat the heat.

Blouse in the fridge

However, it turned out that said colleague left it there "by mistake" - as you do - while collecting her sandwiches from the fridge before leaving on Wednesday.

However, posing in the white shirt in sweltering midday temperatures, journalist Jane Killick declared her lapse the "best mistake ever" and is going to put it back in there tonight!

Jane Killick

UK heatwave: Rail companies urge passengers not to travel

With temperatures predicted to soar to an unprecedented high of 39C (102F) today, many train companies in the eastern region are urging people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

Network Rail has announced that speed restrictions will be in place for most of the day because of fears that rail tracks could buckle.

Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern have said there will be delays and cancellations to services across the whole network.

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East Midlands trains are not calling at Bedford and Southern trains to Milton Keynes are not running.

Greater Anglia has advised people against travelling unless its urgent.

John Halsall, from Network Rail, said: "I've been working on the railway for 10 years - I've never encountered temperatures like this or put in the level of blanket speeds that we're talking about.

"We're not making this decision easily but it is essential in terms of passenger safety."