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  1. Updates for Monday, 7 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Katy Lewis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from the Beds, Herts and Bucks Local Live team on Monday - we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen. 

    If you have any photographs from around the county that you'd like to share, or if there's anything happening that you'd like us to know about, you can contact us via email orTwitter.

  2. Weather: Wintry showers tonight... bright start tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight, scattered wintry showers will continue for a time, mostly dispersing by midnight with a low temperature of -2C (28F).

    Tomorrow a bright, frosty start to the day.  Dry day with sunny spells. Cloud spilling in through the day, but by the afternoon it will be cloudy across most of the region with a high of 8C (46F).

    Weather map
  3. Stevenage extend Connor Ogilvie loan

    BBC Sport

    Stevenage have extended left-back Connor Ogilvie's loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season.

    Connor Ogilvie

    The 20-year-old, who can also play at centre-half, has made 24 appearances for Boro since joining the club in August.

    Ogilvie is yet to feature for Tottenham's first team, but was on the bench for a Europa League match at Benfica in March 2014. Stevenage are 21st in League Two, eight points above the relegation zone.

  4. Extra patrols after Leighton Buzzard stabbing

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Extra police patrols are being carried out in Leighton Buzzard after a man was stabbed on Saturday evening by a gang of youths after he stopped his car in Clarence Road.

    Ch Insp Sean Quinn said: “This incident has understandably caused worry and distress to the people of Leighton Buzzard. 

    “Violence of any type is never acceptable and we have a heightened police presence in the town following this incident to help prevent further disorder and provide reassurance to members of the community."

  5. Fatal Milton Keynes fire 'not suspicious'

    A fatal fire at a house in Fishermead Boulevard in Milton Keynes "does not appear to be suspicious", according to Thames Valley Police.

    A man in his 60s died at the scene and a woman was treated by paramedics after the fire which broke out at about 23:00 on Sunday.

    The cause of the fire is being investigated.

  6. Headlines: Extra patrols after Leighton Buzzard stabbing... MK fire 'not deliberate'

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Here are the main stories we're looking at  this evening:

    • Bedfordshire Police launches extra patrols in Leighton Buzzard after a man was surrounded by a group and stabbed on Saturday night
    • Police say they do not believe a fire in Milton Keynes last night, in which a man died, was started deliberately
  7. Woman sexually assaulted in car

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in a car in Luton on Saturday morning between 04:00 and 06:00.

    King Street, Luton

    The woman got into what is described as a dark-coloured MPV car in King Street, Luton, and was driven to Chapel Close where she was sexually assaulted.

    The offender is described as Asian, in his late 20s or early 30s, short, with a beard. He was believed to be wearing black jeans, with a grey jumper, and had a scar on the right side of his face.   

  8. Swab left in patient at Luton and Dunstable Hospital contributed to death

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A coroner has found a medical swab left inside a man from Bedfordshire for 13 years did contribute to his death from cancer.

    Luton and Dunstable Hospital

    The Luton and Dunstable Hospital has apologised after admitting leaving the swab in Frank Hibbard after prostate surgery in 2001.

    At the time of his death he was also found to have multiple cancers.

  9. Information sought after 'nasty' attack on motorist in Leighton Buzzard

    Police have described the stabbing of a man in Leighton Buzzard by a gang who surrounded his car as a "nasty, unprovoked attack on a motorist".

    Clarence Road, Leighton Buzzard

    Det Insp Zara Brown appealed for information about the attack on Saturday evening in Clarence Road.

    She said the attack could easily have resulted in more serious consequences, adding: "We are determined to nip this behaviour in the bud as soon as possible." Anyone with information is asked to call Bedfordshire Police.  

  10. A41 closes for ITV 'domestic horror' drama

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    If you were stuck in traffic jams due to the 12-hour closure of the A41 near Tring yesterday - you may be interested to know that it was due to ITV filming a car crash scene for a new series, which required both sides of the road to be closed. 

    The programme - Him - is described as a three-part "domestic horror" drama starring Katherine Kelly, James Murray and Patrick Robinson.

    Kelly herself seemed to confirm the news, tweeting about how she was spending her Mother's Day.

    View more on twitter
  11. Arla Foods: Essex closure could mean more jobs for Buckinghamshire

    Arla Foods’ Aylesbury site, near Aston Clinton, is set to take on more dairy processing after the company announced it was planning to close its processing production facilities at Hatfield Peverel in Essex.

    Arla Dairy, Aylesbury

    The company has said it is planning to shut its Essex diary at the end of July and up to 200 jobs could be lost. 

    Some of the posts could be transferred to the Aylesbury facility, which is decribed as the "world’s largest dairy operation of its kind". A consultation is now under way involving workers and trade unions.

  12. Six arrested over Leighton Buzzard stabbing

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Six people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Leighton Buzzard on Saturday evening, Bedfordshire Police have said.

    Clarence Road, Leighton Buzzard

    It happened at about 17:30 in Clarence Road when a young woman walked in front of a car, travelling towards Vandyke Road, forcing it to stop. The passenger, a 38-year-old man, got out and was surrounded by 10 to 12 youths who assaulted him before making off.

    The victim was treated in hospital for injuries including a stab wound to his back and is in a serious, but not life-threatening, condition. Four male youths and two females were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

  13. Bedfordshire's Pendleton will race at Cheltenham

    BBC Sport

    Bedfordshire's Victoria Pendleton has announced she will be racing at the Cheltenham Festival.

    Victoria Pendleton

    The dual Olympic cycling champion - who switched disciplines last year - will partner Paul Nicholls' trained Pacha Du Polder in the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase on 18 March.  

    She said: "We have always had the extremely ambitious target of riding competitively in the Foxhunter as our goal, so to be announcing that I have achieved this goal is a truly amazing feeling." 

  14. This afternoon's weather: Mainly dry

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will be mainly dry with some sunny spells, although there may be a few showers which could turn wintry at times.

    Maximum temperature: 6C (43F).

    Weather graphic

    Get more on the weather forecast where you live at BBC Weather.

  15. Dashcam lorry 'shunt' driver charged

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    A lorry driver from Dunstable, who allegedly "repeatedly and deliberately" rammed a car on a busy motorway, has been charged with careless driving.

    Dashcam footage

    The car driver caught the incident on his dashcam as he drove along the M1 near Northampton on 11 November. He said the other driver repeatedly attempted to cut him up and shunted him twice.

    Northamptonshire Police said the 67-year-old lorry driver had been charged.

  16. Bucks reacts to Oxfordshire earthquake

    People have been posting about last night's earthquake which, although had its epicentre in Oxfordshire, was, felt across south Buckinghamshire.

    Chris White tweeted he had felt the house shake.

    View more on twitter

    Emily Smith also posted that her house had been moving.

    View more on twitter
  17. MK Dons manager hopes side can keep its form

    BBC Sport

    Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson is confident about his side's chances in the battle against relegation, after they moved three points clear of the Championship drop zone following a 2-0 win at home to Queens Park Rangers.

    Karl Robinson

    He said: "I asked for a little bit more out of the players and to be fair they gave us every single bit of energy they possibly could... it's exciting times and hopefully we can keep the form like that."  

  18. Lunchtime headlines: Man dies in Milton Keynes kitchen fire... Turnford van murderer jailed for life

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Here are the top stories we're looking at this lunchtime:

    • One person has died in a fire at a three-storey house in Milton Keynes
    • Michael Turner, who used his van to mow down and reverse over a man, has been jailed for life
    • A man who crashed his car on the A414 this morning was hit and killed by a van when he got out of his car
  19. Man suffers 'life threatening injuries' in A600 collision

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    A man suffered life-threatening injuries after a serious road traffic collision on the A600 in the early hours of Sunday morning.


    Bedfordshire Police said a silver Mercedes was travelling between Bedford and Shefford when it left the road and collided with a tree at about 02:40. The driver was taken to hospital.

    The road was closed for several hours while recovery work took place, reopening at about 07:30.