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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday, 12 January 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Dani Bailey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye from the Beds, Herts and Bucks Live team

    We hope you've enjoyed today's coverage. The team will be back tomorrow from 08:00 to do it all again.

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  2. Weather: Becoming drier with clear spells

    BBC Weather

    There will be further scattered showers, but it will become drier later in the night.

    Weather map

    Top temperature of 6C (42F) with widespread ground frost and a risk of icy patches by dawn.

    BBC Weather has more details.

  3. St Albans Cathedral organ scholar talks about viral video

    Roberto Perrone

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A organ scholar at St Albans Cathedral who created a video of David Bowie's Life on Mars being played on the organ has spoken about it's online success.

    "We put on an impromptu musical performance. We had a small gathering of people there," organ scholar Nicholas Freestone said.

    "It was videoed, posted up to Facebook and then it all went very mad, very quickly," he said.

    St Albans Cathedral organ
  4. Podcast reveals how codebreakers helped push Italy out of Egypt

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Local Live

    A new podcast from Bletchley Park has revealed how codebreakers supported an operation to push the Italian invading force back out of Egypt.

    Bletchley Park

    The Government Code and Cypher School had already spent years mastering Italian ciphers before war broke out with the country.

    Unfortunately, the Italian armed services changed all its code books at the outbreak of hostilities in June 1940, but by October the British codebreakers had cracked the new system.

  5. Junior doctors' strike: Ampthill woman's operation cancelled

    A woman from Ampthill has had her operation cancelled because of today's junior doctors' strike.

    Bedford Hospital

    Ann Vickers, from Ampthill, was due to have a stent put in for a kidney condition at Bedford Hospital.

    Ms Vickers said: "My daughter was going to take me - she's a mobile haridresser so she'd moved all of her appointments. I've got to hope that when the next appointment comes, she'll be able to do it".

  6. Afternoon headlines: Woman's operation cancelled... Ex-wife's appeal to missing man

    Tony Fisher

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    The stories we're looking at:

    • A woman from Ampthill has had her operation cancelled because of today's junior doctor strike
    • The ex-wife of a man who disappeared in Bedfordshire on New Years Day has appealed for him to return
  7. Actor Robert Lindsay made patron of Buckinghamshire charity

    Actor Robert Lindsay has been announced as principle patron of Buckinghamshire charity, Scannappeal.

    Left to right, William Baxter, Chairman of Scannappeal, and Robert Lindsay, Principal Patron

    The 66-year-old actor (pictured right), well-known for his role in My Family, has lived in the county for over 21 years and says he's "witnessed firs-hand the fantastic outcomes" the charity helps deliver.

    The charity, founded in 1987, uses it's funds to purchase medical equipment for Buckinghamshire hospitals.

  8. The Big Picture: Bedfordshire's Woburn Abbey

    The main image at the top of our live page today shows Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire.

    If you'd like to share any of your photos of places in Beds, Herts and Bucks, email us here.

    Woburn Abbey
  9. Weather: More rain this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will turn increasingly showery this afternoon, but some sunny spells will remain. 

    The showers will possibly be heavy at times and it will feel cold as the northwesterly wind picks up. Maximum temperature: 6C (43F).

    Weather graphic shows more showers this afternoon
  10. Travel: Serious collision closes A421 at A6

    BBC Travel

    The A421 eastbound in Bedford is closed due to a serious collision at the A6.

  11. Beds Police back campaign warning against travel to Syria

    Tony Fisher

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Police in Bedfordshire have given their backing to a film showing Syrian refugee mothers warning about taking families to Syria. 

    Syrian mother from film

    The short film is part of a national counter terrorism campaign aimed to preventing people from going to the war zone.

    Last year a family of 12 from Luton, were understood to have travelled to Syria to join the so called Islamic State.

  12. Keepers count animals at Whipsnade Zoo

    Simon Oxley

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are carrying out the annual stock take of animals today. 

    They will be counting more than 2,500 animals. The compulsory count is used to manage the international breeding programmes for endangered animals.

    Baby rhino Bali at Whipsnade Zoo
  13. Watch: De Havilland Mosquito Prototype

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    Today we've learnt that Hertfordshire's de Havilland Aircraft Museum will receive just over £62,000 from the Heritage Lottery fund, which will help build a new hangar.

    Well, in late November last year, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the de Havilland DH 98 Mosquito Prototype, so why not take a look at the "Wooden Wonder" in moving pictures...

    View more on youtube
  14. Junior doctors 'just asking that their pay isn't cut'

    A junior doctor on strike in Luton today says they're "not asking for a pay rise, we're just asking that our pay isn't cut".

    Doctors on picket line at Luton and Dunstable hospital

    Dr Revati Kumar, who has been a junior doctor for five months at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, said: "I think it's fair to say that we should be reimbursed adequately for what we do."

    Junior doctors are on picket lines outside hospitals across England after walking out on strike for the first time in 40 years.

  15. Man charged over CDs distributed in Bucks

    Police have charged a man with making indecent images of children following an incident in Buckinghamshire in September, in which CDs were distributed in and around Chesham. 

    A 25-year-old from Maidenhead is due to appear at Aylesbury Crown Court next month.

    CD with Hebrew writing which reads "Hallelujah God"
  16. Penn School site: Complete redevelopment 'unacceptable'

    Jessica Cooper

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Wycombe District Council has issued a document telling developers that complete redevelopment of the Penn School site would be unacceptable.

    Penn School site entrance

    BBC Three Counties has been told a sale is close to being agreed for the 19 acre site in Buckinghamshire.

    On the market for £6m, it is thought the winning offer is likely to exceed the asking price.

  17. Missing Hitchin man: Ex-wife urges Bedfordshire residents to 'cast minds back'

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    The ex-wife of missing man Leonard Scott has made an appeal for information, saying: "I’m urging the public in Bedfordshire to cast their minds back to the end of December to see if they can remember seeing him." 

    Leonard Scott

    The 64-year-old from Hitchin has been missing for nearly two weeks. His car was found in the car park of The Anchor Inn at Great Barford on New Year's Day but he hadn't been seen for several days before.

    Eileen Scott, who was married to him for 35 years, says he is funny, caring and passionate about music.