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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday, 27 June 2016
  2. Campaigners oppose fresh plans for St Albans rail freight site
  3. Easyjet issues profits warning after Brexit vote
  4. Case involving deaths of two people in Berkhamsted referred to police watchdog
  5. Milton Keynes artists play Glastonbury
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from us today. We'll be back with you from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news for Beds, Herts and Bucks.

    If you'd like to get in touch in the meantime, please email us here.

  2. Pigs abandoned in Hertfordshire

    A group of pigs were abandoned on the Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire, the Hemel Gazette reports.

    Five animals, including a heavily-pregnant sow were left - read the full report here.

  3. Weather: Sunny spells this evening

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Sunny spells to end the day and then a dry night with light winds and lows of around 10C (50F).

    Weather graphic shows a bright day Tuesday

    A dry start to Tuesday with spells of sunshine. Rain is expected to move eastwards during the afternoon and this could turn heavy at times. Highs of around 19C (66F).

  4. St Albans collision: Woman, 80, dies

    Dani Bailey

    BBC Local Live

    It's been confirmed by police that an elderly woman died after a collision in St Albans today, which we reported earlier.

    Officers say the "circumstances of the collision are unclear" but it seems that a delivery lorry was leaving the service road by Tesco Express at Twyford Road in Jersey Farm when "it collided" with the 80-year-old woman.

    The woman died as a result of the injuries she sustained. Any witnesses are asked to contact police via the 101 number. 

  5. 'Sorry for wasting your time', woman writes to police

    A woman has written to Bedfordshire Police to say she is "eternally grateful" for their support on a night out.

    Officers had gone to help the woman in May after they received reports of an intoxicated person lying in the road.

    She wrote to them to apologise and will be making a donation to the Care of Policing Survivors charity.

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  6. Luton sign defender Rea from Brighton

    BBC Sport

    League Two side Luton Town have signed defender Glen Rea from Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.

    Glen Rea

    The 21-year-old centre-back, who made 10 appearances during a loan spell with the Hatters last season, has agreed a two-year deal at Kenilworth Road.

    A Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, Rea came through Albion's academy and featured twice for the Seagulls in the League Cup.

  7. Missed-it Monday: Joshua knocks out Breazeale

    Ben Dirs

    BBC Sport

    Watford's Anthony Joshua defended his IBF heavyweight title for the first time with a seventh-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale in London on Saturday.

    Joshua and Breazeale

    The unbeaten American was incredibly game, standing up to some brutal assaults by the champion, who now has 17 knockouts from as many fights.

    But after Breazeale was floored for a second time in the seventh, the referee waved the fight off. Read more here.

  8. Biggleswade bridge reopens after seven months

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    A major road bridge has reopened in Biggleswade after being closed for seven months.

    Biggleswade bridge

    The closure of Stratton Bridge prompted complaints from local shopkeepers who say they have lost thousands of pounds in business while the road has been closed. 

    The bridge needed major repairs and was due to reopen in April after closing in November but bad weather forced a longer closure. 

  9. Elderly woman hit by delivery van in St Albans

    An elderly woman has been flown to hospital by air ambulance after been knocked down in St Albans.

    The woman, who's 80 years old, was hit by a delivery van on Twyford Road in Jersey Farm.

    Twyford Road, St Albans
  10. Glastonbury: Buckinghamshire's Jack Garratt

    BBC Introducing... in Beds, Herts and Bucks

    Another local act that came up through BBC Introducing was at Glastonbury this weekend: Little Chalfont's Jack Garratt.

    Jack, who was named as the winner of BBC Music's Sound of 2016, first uploaded his music to us in 2009 and we gave him his first radio play that year.

    From there, Jack's supported Mumford and Sons, won the Critics' Choice at this year's Brit Awards and released his debut album Phase. 

    Here he is playing the John Peel Stage on Friday...

  11. Natalia Doherty death: Trial date set

    Lee Agnew

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Two brothers accused of helping to hide the body of a woman in Luton will stand trial in December. 

    Natalia Doherty, 50, also known as Natalia Wilkanowska, vanished in 2003 and her remains were found buried in the garden of a house in Icknield Way last year.

    Natalia Doherty

    Today Joseph Doherty, 72, of Port Glasgow and Daniel Doherty, 67, appeared at Luton Crown Court, accused of concealing her body in the back garden of Daniel Doherty's house.

    Both men were granted bail.

  12. Missing Borehamwood man, 81, last seen on Friday

    Have you seen missing 81-year-old Terry Dunne from Borehamwood?

    Missing Terry Dunne

    Hertfordshire Police say Mr Dunne was last seen at his home in Brook Road at about 22:30 on Friday.

    Officers are concerned as he has been "without his medication for some time" and is a "vulnerable older man".

    They say he's 6ft 1in tall (1.85m), usually wears a cap and speaks with a London accent.

  13. Man arrested after girl, 12, sexually assaulted

    A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl in Hitchin on Friday.

    Watersmeet woods

    Police say that the sexual assault was reported to them and is alleged to have happened between 16:00 and 16:30 in woods opposite Watersmeet off Grove Road.

    Officers are keen to speak to dog-walkers who may have seen the girl, including a man walking a small brown dog that the girl stopped to pet.

  14. Weather Watchers: Lightning in Milton Keynes

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We woke up to a rather damp three counties this morning, which could well have been down to this rather spectacular-looking storm.

    Thanks to our Weather Watcher Joe_Cookies for this photograph of Milton Keynes.

    Lightning in Milton Keynes
  15. Rio 2016: First games for six team members

    Jonathan Park

    BBC Look East sport

    Here is badminton's Team GB at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes.

    Of the eight in the team, only two have experience at Olympic Games - Chris Adcock and Raj Ouseph.

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  16. Weather: Dry with sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will remain dry with sunny spells and with light winds and it will feel pleasantly warm. 

    Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

    Clouds over Bedford
  17. Glastonbury: Gwen and the Good Thing on the BBC Introducing stage

    BBC Introducing... in Beds, Herts and Bucks

    Milton Keynes six-piece Gwen and the Good Thing raised the money to record and launch their debut EP via crowdfunding. 

    They’ve kept busy since then with gigs in Milton Keynes and London... and now Glastonbury!

    Take a listen to their groovy, catchy feel-good pop with their performance on the BBC Introducing stage on Friday.

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    Video caption: Performing live on the BBC Introducing Stage on Friday
    Quote Message: "It was an unbelievable, life-changing experience - something we never ever imagined we would get to do." from Gwen and the Good Thing
    Gwen and the Good Thing
  18. Burnham man arrested over explosive chemicals

    A man has been arrested in Buckinghamshire on suspicion of possession of an explosive with intent to endanger life and property. 

    Officers were called to an address in The Fairway in Burnham just before 06:00 on Saturday, where they discovered a number of chemicals.

    Residents of nearby properties were evacuated as a precautionary measure. 

    Teh Fairway, Burnham

    The 40-year-old has been released on police bail until 13 August.

  19. Glastonbury: BBC Introducing's Rocky Nti

    BBC Introducing... in Beds, Herts and Bucks

    Rocky Nti’s toe-tapping brand of indie has been a part of the live music scene in Milton Keynes since he was 15. 

    He started when he found a guitar in his room and taught himself to play it by listening to songs on the radio. 

    Since then he’s supported Panic! At The Disco across Europe and played a range of festivals from Wireless to Pukkelpop... the latest, of course, being Glastonbury on Friday for BBC Introducing.

    Quote Message: "It was as ridiculously amazing as one would think. It was life-changing" from Rocky Nti
    Rocky Nti