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  1. Updates on Monday, 6 June 2016
  2. Boy in 'critical condition' after being pulled from swimming pool
  3. The England team have arrived in Paris for the Euros after flying out of Luton Airport
  4. Saima Khan's sister has made her first appearance at crown court charged with her murder
  5. The Flying Scotsman passed through Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire at the weekend
  6. Updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Dani Bailey

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from the live team for Beds, Herts and Bucks today.

    We'll be back again tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel for the three counties.

    Will see you then.

  2. Weather: Sunshine, but risk of showers tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening will be dry with plenty of sunshine and a minimum temperature of 9C (48F).

    Weather graphic shows a band of rain on Tuesday

    Tomorrow, although it will be a warm day with plenty of sunshine, there will also be a risk of heavy, thundery showers. Maximum temperature: 23C (73F).

  3. BreakingBoy in 'critical condition' after being pulled from swimming pool

    BBC Look East

    We have some developing news just in from Luton... 

    We've heard a young boy has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after getting into difficulties in a swimming pool. 

    An ambulance was called to the Lewsey Park pool in Pastures Way this morning. A child was pulled from the water unconscious and taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. 

    We'll bring you more on this story on our bulletins tonight at 18:30 and 23:00.

  4. Dunstable man jailed for sexual abuse

    A man from Dunstable who sexually abused two women across the 1980s and '90s has been jailed for 20 years.

    John Burden

    John Burden, 49, from Maidenbower Avenue, groomed them when they were children, raped them before they were 16 and continued to abuse them.

    Judge Michael Kay, at Luton Crown Court, told Burden he continued to pose a danger to women.

  5. Policeman's daughter to open apartment named in his honour

    Carol Abercrombie

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    The daughter of a policeman killed in the line of duty is to open an apartment on a housing development named in his honour.

    PC Jon Henry

    The 57 apartments in Luton's Leagrave High Street are in Jonathan Henry Place, named after PC Henry who died while answering a emergency call in George Street in June 2007.

    Maggie Henry is opening the apartment, which is the 14,000th home built by Paradigm Housing Group.

  6. Guinea pig found wounded and dumped by bins

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    A young guinea pig was found dumped by bins on a housing estate in Hemel Hempstead, with a wound that hadn't been treated.

    Perry the guinea pig

    The boar, now named Perry, after where he was found in Perry Green, was left in a cramped and dirty hamster cage.

    RSPCA officer Kate Wright said they don't know "how he came to be" left in this way.

    Perry is staying at Ms Wright's guinea pig rescue centre at the moment and has completed a course of antibiotics.

    Perry Green, Hemel Hempstead
  7. Travel: Problems on the M25

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic and a lane is closed on the exit slip road of the M25 clockwise at J20 due to a broken down lorry.

    Traffic is also queuing on the M25 anticlockwise and one lane closed at J19.

  8. Lewis Hamilton 'as strong as ever'

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer

    Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, from Hertfordshire, says his first win of 2016 is evidence he is as good as ever following a difficult start to the season.

    Victory in Monaco was his first in seven months and cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's title lead to 24 points.

    Lewis Hamilton

    "I've proven that I'm just as strong as I've ever been and I will be for the rest of the year," said Hamilton. 

  9. Do you live on one of the most expensive streets in Bedfordshire?

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    ... That's the headline that drew me in to read an article on the Bedfordshire on Sunday newspaper's website.

    I can confirm - I don't. But if you're a resident in Beds, do you?

    I'll give you a hint, if you live in Oakley you may well top the chart.

  10. Buzz at Luton Airport - no, not the England team now...

    There's been a bit of a buzz around Luton Airport today - and we're not just talking about the England Euro 2016 team flying out this morning.

    Bee keepers at Luton Airport

    A swarm of bees tried to set up home near the control tower, so the Bedfordshire Bee Keepers Association (BBKA) were called in to help.

    Jenny and John from the BBKA took the bees to a new home in Leighton Buzz-ard.

  11. #EURO2016: 'One team, one dream'

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer in Chantilly

    The England team landed earlier in France from their flight over from Luton Airport and now they're settling in in Chantilly.

    This is their team coach for Euro 2016 - adorned with the phrase "One Team, One Dream".

    Not cheesy at all England...

    England team bus
  12. Poulter named Ryder Cup vice-captain

    BBC Sport

    Woburn's Ian Poulter has been named one of Europe's vice-captains for the Ryder Cup after being ruled out of this year's event with injury.

    Ian Poulter

    The Englishman, 40, announced on Friday he will be out for four months with arthritic problems in his right foot.

    Poulter said he was "truly honoured", adding: "Everyone who knows me knows how much the Ryder Cup means."

  13. Step Inside Love: Cilla's Buckinghamshire house up for sale

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Cilla Black's eight-bedroom mansion in Denham has been put on the market for £4.35m.

    The house, built in 1912, is set at the end of a private gated drive on 17 acres of land and boasts a leisure complex with indoor pool and spa, paddock, tennis court and a detached two-bedroom cottage with its own garage.

    The Liverpool Echo has reported the sale - complete with pictures of the mansion which show "a home in a whole other world to Cilla’s humble Scotland Road beginnings" in the city, where she lived in a flat above a barber shop.

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  14. Weather: Very warm and sunny

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will be very warm and sunny, with the highest temperatures in Watford. 

    Maximum temperature: 24C (75F).

    Blue skies in Bedford
  15. Man who 'rubbed machete and saw together' jailed

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A man who stood outside a home in Milton Keynes rubbing a machete and a saw together has been jailed for seven months.


    The 29-year-old, from Newton Leys, had threatened a man in Fishermead before returning to Pengelly Court with the weapons.

    He pleaded guilty to possession of bladed articles in a public place.

  16. Saima Khan death: Murder charge sister in crown court

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    The sister of care worker Saima Khan, who died of serious injuries at her home in Luton, has made her first appearance in crown court today, where she is charged with murder.

    Saima Khan

    Sabah Khan, 26, of Newark Road, Luton, was not required to enter a plea to the murder charge and was remanded in custody.

    Mother-of-four Saima Khan, 34, was found with serious injuries at their shared home in Overstone Road. She died at the scene.

    Judge Richard Foster fixed a trial date for 21 November.

  17. The birth of Milton Keynes

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    I spotted this tweet from Milton Keynes Library a little earlier...

    The link sends you to an article on the British Film Industry's website about the birth of Milton Keynes.

    Bet you can't imagine just how rural it used to look...

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