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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 13 June 2016
  2. Case against woman charged with modern day slavery dropped
  3. Four people arrested in "large-scale disturbance" in Abbots Langley
  4. Hertfordshire Fire Service dealt with numerous flooding call outs yesterday
  5. Updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

    We'll be back with you from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: More heavy showers

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    There is a risk of heavy, slow moving showers continuing through this evening and overnight. Lows of 11C (52F).

    A yellow weather warning is in place for this evening, overnight and tomorrow for heavy rain and the risk of localised flooding. 

    Weather graphic shows heavy showers

    Tuesday is looking a similar day of sunny intervals and further heavy showers. Remaining quite humid with highs of around 19C (66F).

  3. Man charged after Hitchin knife attack

    A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a woman was attacked with a knife while out walking with a friend in Hitchin.

    Oughtenhead Common, Hitchin

    The woman, in her 20s and from Luton, was on Oughtonhead Common at 16:50 on 4 June when she was attacked. She required stitches for what police describe as a "superficial wound". 

    A 49-year-old man will appear at Hatfield Remand Court on 9 June.

  4. Boozers giving Hatfield 'a bad name'

    Justin Dealey

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Shopkeepers in Hatfield say boozed-up people are giving the town centre a "trampy" and "shabby" reputation.

    Alcohol control zone in Hatfield

    This is despite a no alcohol zone being in place in the area for the last two years. People say it's not being enforced and they can go days without seeing a police officer. 

    Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council said the issue was raised at a meeting last week and that "there is both an immediate and longer term need to help alleviate the concerns of residents and businesses".

  5. Abbots Langley: Six men arrested

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    Six men have been arrested in connection with a "party disturbance" in Abbots Langley last night and searches are continuing.

    Police in Abbots Langley

    Five men from London, aged between 18 and 31, have been arrested, along with a 29-year-old man whose address is yet to be confirmed.

    Police say a man who suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder, a man with a stab wound to the abdomen, and another who sustained a head injury have all been released from hospital.

  6. Milton Keynes polices horses at Royal Ascot

    Police horses from the Thames Valley Mounted Section in Milton Keynes have been at Royal Ascot today to protect the Queen's carriage...

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    Among those reporting the story is Milton Keynes newspaper and website, OneMK. Their story can be seen in full here.

  7. A10 deer crash: Family tribute to Daniela Ruggiero

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    "Daniela was a beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend and is dearly missed by so many," a tribute to 18-year-old Daniela Ruggiero reads.

    Daniela Ruggiero

    "A day would never pass where you would not see Daniela dancing, talking or studying dance as she had so much passion for dance. It was dance or nothing.

    "When we received the devastating news about what happened on 15 October 2013, our world fell apart.

    "We visit her grave every day. We will never ever come to terms with or accept that Daniela will never be with us again here on earth and our pain and suffering will go on forever."

  8. A10 deer crash: Family tribute to Charlotte Dove

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    The family of 17-year-old Charlotte Dove who died in a car crash on the A10 near Standon have spoken of how "truly blessed" they were to have such a "beautiful, talented" young lady in their lives.

    Charlotte was travelling with friend Daniela Ruggiero, 18, in October 2013 when they hit a deer and stopped the car. They were then hit from behind by another car, causing them to become trapped in their car, which caught fire.

    Charlotte Dover

    In a tribute released by Hertfordshire Police, Charlotte's family say: “Words cannot begin to express how devastated we are. Our hearts have been shattered into a million pieces, and at times it is almost unbearable to live with.

    "They say time is a great healer, but we feel this truly is not the case as each day passes we miss her more.

    "Life will never be the same again, but we just have to find the strength to keep going and we do this to honour her.” 

  9. Man hospitalised after shop sign falls on head

    The Comet is reporting a 29-year-old man has been taken to hospital after a shop sign fell on his head in Stevenage.

    Read the full story here.

  10. Slavery case dropped against St Albans woman

    A judge has ruled a woman accused of modern day slavery offences has no case to answer and the case against her has been dropped.

    Johnny Moloney and his wife Shanon Loveridge in court

    Shanon Loveridge, 22, of Watford Road, St Albans, was found not guilty of the charges against her after direction from the judge at St Albans Crown Court.

    The case against her husband Johnny Moloney, 30, continues. He denies knowingly holding a person in slavery or servitude and knowingly requiring another person to perform forced labour.

  11. Abbots Langley: More pictures from the scene

    Police in Abbots Langley
    High Elms Lane in Abbots Langley
  12. Man killed in A1 crash named by police

    Sam Edwards

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    A man who died after crashing on the A1 near Peterborough has been named by police as Jabed Hussain, of Abbey Drive, Luton.

    The 46-year-old was driving a blue Toyota Corolla when it left the northbound carriageway and struck a tree at 21:00 on Thursday.

    Cambridgeshire Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle travelling along the A1 in the run up to the crash.

  13. A10 deer crash death highlights importance of staying alert

    Police have said the case of Luiz Rocker, who crashed into a car on the A10 in Hertfordshire, causing the death of two young women, "highlights the serious consequences of failing to be alert".

    Charlotte Dove and Daniela Ruggiero

    Rocker, 48, of Ware, crashed into the car that Daniela Ruggiero, 18, and Charlotte Dove, 17, were travelling in after they stopped due to hitting a deer. They became trapped in the car and it burst into flames. They died at the scene.

    Hertfordshire Police's Sgt Richard Cruse said Rocker had 5.8 seconds to react to the crash but he "failed to" which led to "the untimely death of two young women".

  14. Man tried to steal duck from St Albans lake

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    Police say a man was seen trying to take a duck from Verulamium Lake in St Albans in a carrier bag.

    Man in Verulamium Park police wish to speak to

    At about 11:15 on 5 June, a woman challenged a man who was seen putting a young mallard into a bag and then walking towards the car park with another woman.

    The man eventually returned the bird to the lake, police say, before verbally abusing the woman.

    It is an offence to take, kill or injure wild birds. Hertfordshire Police say they "take incidents of this type extremely seriously".

  15. Travel: Collision on M1 southbound at J11

    BBC Travel

    The M1 entry slip road is closed southbound at J11 for Dunstable Road due to a collision on the main carriageway.

    One lane is closed on the M1 southbound due to the collision and traffic is slow as a result.

  16. Euro 2016: Bedfordshire man wants more people to get behind England

    Matthew Lockwood

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A Dunstable man wants more people to get behind the England team and display the St George's Flag with "pride" outside their homes.

    England flag on Dunstable home

    Scott Harvey, who lives near Central Bedfordshire College, has got into the Euro 2016 spirit by putting up a 6ft x 6ft England flag.

    He says when it came to the World Cup, lots of people on his street where displaying the cross of St George, but there seems to be a reluctance to do the same for this tournament.

  17. Ardley Hill Academy: School to move to Brewer's Hill

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    Headteacher of Ardley Hill Academy, Jonathan Smith, says the plan is that from next week, pupils and staff will move to the Brewer's Hill Middle School site - which currently has 50 pupils and is due to close in July.

    Ardley Academy

    Staff are currently packing up resources which haven't been ruined and moving them to new site. Parents have been informed.

    At the moment pupils are staying at home because the flooring has been damaged and needs time to dry out and be decontaminated.

  18. New kid on the block: Andy Collins joins BBC Three Counties Radio

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    It's official, BBC Three Counties Radio has a new voice on weekday mornings.

    Aylesbury's Andy Collins will be live on air from Monday, 20 June at 06:00.

    Andy Collins

    Andy is known as the most recognised warm up act in the business, working on Strictly Come Dancing, Britain's Got Talent and The Jonathan Ross show.

    He's full of personality and says he's excited to be "kick-starting the day for the people of Beds, Herts and Bucks".

  19. Ardley Hill Academy: The clean-up is under way

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    I'm at Ardley Hill Academy in Dunstable, where the clean-up is under way following last week's flooding.

    The school will not be able to reopen before the summer holidays as during last Tuesday's flash floods, rainwater mixed with waste from overflowing drains came under doorways and up through sinks.

    All the furniture and flooring will need to be removed so specialist equipment can dry the concrete floor before new flooring can be laid and rooms redecorated - the whole process will take at least six weeks.

    Head Jonathan Smith said he must find alternative school places for 450 pupils, aged 4-11, until September. Central Bedfordshire Council has said it is helping to "identify options".

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