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Summary

  1. Horse shot through the head with arrow in 'wicked attack'
  2. Investigation under way into Luton busway crash in which 17 people were injured
  3. Updates on Monday, 20 June 2016
  4. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Tuesday at 08:00

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from us for today but we'll be back with you from 08:00 tomorrow.

    If you'd like to get in touch with us in the meantime, you can send us a tweet or email us here.

  2. Andy Collins: New kid on the block at Three Counties Radio

    Gareth Lloyd

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A new presenter started at BBC Three Counties Radio today.

    Here's a taster of what Andy Collins' show is like...

    View more on twitter

    Andy will be back on air tomorrow morning at 06:00.

  3. Weather: A largely dry night ahead

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening the last of the heavy showers will clear and it’ll be a largely dry night with clear spells.

    Weather graphic

    Tuesday is looking a largely dry day with just the small chance of a shower. Highs of about 21C (70F).

  4. BBC Question Time: David Cameron in Milton Keynes

    BBC Question Time was in Milton Keynes last night for its second EU Referendum Special, this time featuring Prime Minister David Cameron.

    The audience asked him questions on the case for remaining in the EU. Catch up on iPlayer here.

    David Cameron in MK
  5. Prime minister attacks 'untrue' Leave claims

    David Cameron has urged people not to vote in the EU referendum on the basis of what he said were "completely untrue" claims from the Leave campaign.

    The PM, speaking in Milton Keynes, dismissed warnings over an EU army, the prospects of Turkey joining and the cost of the UK's membership.

    David Cameron

    In a special edition of Question Time, he said the UK would be "a quitter" if it voted to leave.

    Vote Leave said the PM "just doesn't have the answers" and that people "do not believe him any more on the EU".

    Find out more about the EU Referendum with our Reality Check team here.

  6. Noah Serra-Morrison death: Grandmother heard him cry down phone

    The grandmother of a baby boy who suffered a fatal head injury has told how he cried down the phone to her the night before he died.

    Mother Ronnie Tayler-Morrison, 21 and her partner Hardeep Hunjan, 26, deny the murder of 13-month-old Noah Serra-Morrison in Luton on 20 November. They also deny causing or allowing the death of a child and cruelty by wilful neglect.

    Luton and Dunstable Hospital

    Maria Serra, Noah's grandmother, told the jury how the last time she saw her grandson alive was two weeks before his death. He had come to stay at her home for a weekend, she told the jury.

    Luton Crown Court has heard the death "could not have been an accident".  

  7. Leighton Buzzard "sinkhole" probably just a hole

    Matthew Lockwood

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    I've been looking into the "sinkhole" in Leighton Buzzard. Having spoken to a sinkhole expert, we might just have to settle on "hole".

    Leighton Buzzard sinkhole

    Dr Clive Edmonds told me, after some research into the location, that the hole in Jupiter Drive "is not the right geology for a true sinkhole" because the earth is mudstone/clay, which is not soluble as it needs to be for a sinkhole to form.

    "Looking back at old OS maps dating from 1879 reveals that the development is built over an old Brick Field that contained clay pits, ponds, kilns etc. Therefore it is possible that the hole relates to a washout of loose backfill within the old clay pits," Dr Edmonds said.

  8. Hole opens up in Leighton Buzzard

    Matthew Lockwood

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Earlier we got a message from a resident of Jupiter Drive in Leighton Buzzard who said a "sinkhole" had opened up in the green area behind their house.

    I was despatched to the scene and this is what I found - it's definitely a hole.

    We're in touch with Central Bedfordshire Council to find out whether they're aware of this, and what it might be!

    Leighton Buzzard hole
  9. Picture: Emergency services at scene of Luton to Dunstable busway crash

    We've been talking today about a bus crash on the Luton to Dunstable busway on Saturday.

    Here's a photograph of emergency services at the scene.

    Bus crash
    Bus crash
  10. Luton-Dunstable busway crash: Passenger helped driver

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    One of those injured in a crash on the Luton busway has been speaking of the moment the two buses collided

    Bus crash - inside the bus

    Tattoo artist Adam Carrick said that after the impact he tried to help the bus driver. "[We] managed to pull the door open and try and rip the seat back to get the gentleman on the aisle," he said.

    Seventeen people were injured, 15 of whom were taken to hospital after the crash on Saturday afternoon. 

  11. Luton vigil for MP Jo Cox

    Tony Fisher

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A vigil is being held this afternoon in front of Luton's Town Hall in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in her constituency in West Yorkshire on Thursday.

    Luton Town Hall

    Luton Borough Council says anyone who wishes to pay their respects to Mrs Cox is invited to attend. 

    A Book of Condolence will be opened at the vigil then placed in the Town Hall reception and is also available online for people to sign.

  12. 'Silly' cat reunited with Belgian owner after High Wycombe 'adventure'

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    A Belgian cat which disappeared while "holidaying" in the UK has been returned to its owner after 10 months.

    Gizmo the cat

    Gizmo was brought to High Wycombe temporarily from his home in Silly, Belgium, by owner Milene Letertre.

    He went missing in August and despite numerous searches, the microchipped cat was not found and Miss Letertre had to return to Belgium without him.

    Last week Gizmo was finally found in High Wycombe and his owner came over and took him home.

  13. Buckinghamshire accountant wins baronetcy battle

    An accountant from High Wycombe has won a legal fight over a historic baronetcy in the Scottish Borders.

    Murray Pringle (pictured) and businessman Simon Pringle, from near Hastings, both laid claim to the baronetcy of Pringle of Stichill in the Borders.

    Judges ruled Murray Pringle was the heir to the historic Borders title

    Judges heard that Charles II granted the baronetcy of Stichill - a village near Kelso - to Robert Pringle of Stichill and the "male heirs from his body" in January 1683. 

    Seven judges analysed evidence at hearings of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. They concluded from DNA evidence that Simon Pringle was not the "heir male" of the 1st baronet but that Murray Pringle was the grandson of the 8th baronet and was therefore entitled to succeed.

  14. Bike Week success at Hertfordshire school

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    Hands up who got their bicycle out for Bike Week last week? A few people did here at BBC Three Counties but we can safely say that pupils at Bridgewater Primary in Berkhamsted put us to shame!

    Berkhamsted school children riding bikes to school

    More than 200 children there took part, which is impressive in itself, but then when you find out that the school is at the top of a steep hill, it's even more so.

    Year Two pupil Jessica Dixon said it was "brilliant" and said she would l be asking her mum to cycle or scoot to school "more often" - although I've a feeling she might not want to on a wet day like today, eek.

    Well done all, wheelie good work (sorry, couldn't help myself).

  15. Wedding dress 'left bride with scars'

    Jonathan Vernon-Smith

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Amanda appeared on my consumer programme today and told me how her honeymoon was ruined due to a terrible mishap with her wedding dress.

    The dress wasn't fitted properly around her waist, which meant it was rubbing her sides throughout her wedding day, she told me. And this was the result...

    Blisters from wedding dress

    Amanda said there was a lot of back and forth in the months before her wedding to get the dress fitted properly and she had expressed her concerns.

    As we work on this case, we'll bring you more. You can hear Amanda's full account of the situation here.

    Scabs and scars
  16. Two charged after Abbots Langley shooting

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Two men have been charged following last week's "large-scale disturbance" in High Elms Lane, Abbots Langley, on 12 June in which a man was shot and two others injured.

    Abbots Langley shooting

    Sharriff Dacres, 21, of Cotterells, Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with attempted murder and Alexander Dacres, 26, of Tudor Avenue, Watford, with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and two charges of possessing drugs.

    Both men have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at St Albans Crown Court next month.

  17. Milton Keynes MP 'was wrong' when voting against same-sex marriage

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    A Milton Keynes MP has said he was wrong when he voted against same-sex marriage in 2013.

    View more on twitter

    Mark Lancaster, the Conservative MP for Milton Keynes North, tweeted this morning that he attended his "first same-sex marriage celebrations" on Saturday and described it as "one of the most loving" events he's been to.

    "Guess I was wrong in 2013," the MP wrote. He had opposed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which was passed by 400 to 175.

  18. Weather: Sunny intervals but more rain later

    BBC Weather

    Rain should clear this afternoon and we may see some sunny intervals before scattered heavy showers return later. 

    Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

    Grey cloud over Milton Keynes
  19. Luton busway crash: 'I got thrown down the aisle'

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    One of those injured in a crash on the Luton busway on Saturday has been speaking of the moment the two buses collided.

    Seventeen people were injured, with 15 taken to hospital .

    Adam Carrick, a tattoo artist, said it all happened very suddenly.

    He said: "I got thrown halfway down the aisle of the bus; got up to check everyone was all right; tried to get everybody back off the aisle because there was glass everywhere. The young lady in front of me started having an epileptic fit."