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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for regular updates from all the team here at Local Live for Beds, Herts and Bucks, but we'll continue to share any major updates with you here overnight.

    If you missed anything today, just scroll back through our news stream.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, but just before we go - the final preparations are being made for this year's Bedford River Festival.

    River Festival setting up on Bedford's embankment
    Setting up at Bedford River Festival
    Music stage

    More than 250,000 visitors are expected at the two day, free bi-annual event along the town's Embankment. 

    Highlights include three stages, more than 100 boats, 65 local bands, a carnival parade and lots of chips!

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all for today's regular updates from the Northamptonshire Live team, but we'll continue to share any major updates with you here overnight.

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather from Northamptonshire.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for regular our updates today, but keep an eye on this page for any breaking news overnight from across Cambridgeshire.

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 when we'll have more news, sport, weather and travel for the county.

  4. Car park takes shape at Luton Airport

    Luton Airport is currently undergoing a bit of a transformation as £110m is being spent on re-developing the site including improving road access and increasing destinations. 

    A brand new car park is also being built. This is how it looks from the airport's control tower. 

    New car park being built at Luton Airport
  5. Concerns grow for missing Clophill teenager

    Police say they're growing concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old from Clophill who hasn't been seen since Monday. 

    Taylar Stanton was last seen wearing a navy denim jeans with a dark hooded top and white Adidas trainers. 

    She's 5'4" tall, slim with long, black, straight hair.

    Taylar Stanton
  6. Police warning over Pokemon Go

    Police in Northamptonshire have issued a warning about the use of mobile phone game Pokemon Go after it was revealed the county was a hotspot for gamers. 

    A smartphone update of the Nintendo Game Boy classic, it encourages players to catch monsters via a combination of GPS and augmented reality.

    Its popularity has prompted a series of safety warnings and reports of players finding themselves in dangerous situations.

    Picuture of Pokemon game

    A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "due to the current threat levels, anybody found on a police site for non-police business and without authorisation will be challenged".

    He added: "Don't be tempted to take your phone out in busy or unlit areas where you could be a target for thieves, never play the game while driving and... concentrate on dangers around you."

  7. Watford couple 'ran for their lives' in Nice

    A Watford holidaymaker has described how she and her husband ran for their lives during the Nice attack.

    Fay Avanzo, who arrived back into Luton Airport, says she threw themselves to the ground to hide from the man. 

    She says "we literally just finished watching the fireworks and were heading back. As we were walking, we noticed on the opposite side of the road people were running and I said to my husband, something is going on." 

    Nice attack

    She added "we were about 50 yards away from the lorry and heard the gunfire shots. We ducked down between a truck for a few minutes while the shooting was going on. Then he grabbed my hand and we ran."

  8. Weekend weather update: Hazy sunshine and feeling humid

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    If you've had any rain today, it will clear through the early evening, staying dry with light winds overnight. Feeling very humid and muggy as temperatures fall no lower than 15C (59F).

    Rather cloudy on Saturday but with some hazy sunshine at times, and while much of the day will be dry there is the chance of a few showery outbreaks of rain.

    Feeling warm and very humid with temperatures reaching highs of 25C (77F).

    Minimum temperatures for Saturday

    Get the detailed forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  9. Cambridge ice rink idea moves forward

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    An ice rink on the outskirts of Cambridge has moved a step closer to reality after South Cambridgeshire councillors approved a loan to start the build.

    The £1.85m payment to the Cambridge Leisure and Ice Centre would be repaid to the council over 25 years. 

    The rink, with space for up to a thousand spectators, is set to be built next to the Newmarket Road Park and Ride site, close to Cambridge Airport.

  10. Golf: Evans set to miss out at Troon

    Gerald Scott

    BBC Sport Online

    Ryan Evans

    Northamptonshire golfer Ryan Evans looks like missing the cut at his first Open Championship after a four-over-par 75 on the second day at Royal Troon.

    The former Avon Cosmetics telesales operator from Corby looked to be well-placed after a level par 71 in the opening round.

    But Evans, who plays at Wellingborough, dropped five shots on day two, picking up just one birdie at the 16th, to stand 14 shots adrift of clubhouse leader Phil Mickelson.

    Royal Troon leaderboard

  11. Bedfordshire police get tough on 'illegal' online gaming

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A 17-year-old from Bedford has been cautioned after he was caught "cheating" at online gaming because it "can swiftly evolve into committing more serious criminal offences," Bedfordshire Police said.

    They added although people may not realise it's a crime they will "bring to justice anyone who carries out illegal activity over the internet." 

    Computer game
    Quote Message: This type of activity will not be tolerated and it is vital that we halted this individual’s practices and diverted him away from further offending by educating and providing him with guidance in regard to safe and lawful online activity." from Det Insp Sarah Livingstone
    Det Insp Sarah Livingstone
  12. Silverstone Formula Student event 'not easy to win'

    Tom Percival

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Thousands of engineering students from all over the world have descended on Silverstone for the "Formula Student" event.

    The annual competition involves teams from universities and colleges in more than 30 countries - each having to design, cost, build, and prove a racing car. 

    Organiser Beth Georgeou said it's not easy to win: "There are three static events that don't involve the car.

    "There's the design, business presentation and cost, there's the track, acceleration and endurance.To get the total a thousand points, they need to compete and place well in all of the events," she said.

  13. Teenager cautioned for 'cheating' at online gaming

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A teenager has been cautioned by police for committing cybercrimes that let him win at online gaming. 

    The 17-year-old, from Bedford, used a specialist tool that disrupted and slowed down the internet connections of other players. 

    He was cautioned as it constitutes a criminal offence.

    Gamer with headset on
  14. Northampton man recovering after Nice attack

    Alex Bates, from Stanwick, said he thought he was going to be killed in the attacks in Nice.

    He said: "It was the worst moment of my life, without any doubt, because you really did think you were going to be killed and that's the bottom line. That's the terrible part of it all.

    "I thought somebody was opening fire on the crowds like we have seen in the past, so we were really, really worried for our lives, as everybody was."

    Police attend the scene in France

    Mr Bates and his wife, who were half-a-mile or so from where the truck ended up, praised the police in Nice who had paraded earlier in the evening as part of the Bastille Day celebrations.

    "Everybody was enjoying the day and it was such a tragedy that it ended up like this. It's just unbelievable - we can't really believe this has happened in a place like Nice."

    Latest on Nice lorry attack

  15. Helen Bailey: Police had been searching home for five days

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Author Helen Bailey was last seen on 11 April when she went walking with her miniature dachshund, Boris, close to her home in Royston, Hertfordshire.

    The 51-year-old writer, created the Electra Brown series for teenagers. 

    Police have been searching her home since Monday, which was the three month anniversary of her disappearance. 

    Helen Bailey on BBC TV in December 2015

    A 55-year-old man from Royston, who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday and released on bail, has been re-arrested on the same charge.

  16. Helen Bailey: Family being supported after body found

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Det Ch Supt Paul Fullwood says: "Helen’s family have been updated of this significant development and are continuing to receive support from specialist family liaison officers. 

    "As you can fully appreciate this will be an extremely difficult time for them and they have requested their privacy be respected at this time.

    Helen Bailey

    "We are also mindful that Helen’s disappearance, which has attracted significant media attention, has not only had an impact on her family and friends but also the local and wider community. 

    "However, as we have a man in police custody it is not appropriate for us to make any further comment."

  17. Nice lorry attack: 'People came screaming into the square'

    Sarah Foster

    BBC Radio Northampton

    A Northamptonshire man has described the terrifying moment he thought he was going to be shot dead amid the chaos of the lorry attack in Nice.

    Alec Bates, who lives in Hua Hin, Thailand, but is originally from Stanwick was on holiday with his wife Jo when the attack happened. 

    He said: "After the firework display had finished we walked up to the square and within literally minutes there was absolutely panic - there was a mass of people, hundreds of people, who came screaming into the square.

    "We did hear noises which we thought may have been fireworks after the firework display by individuals, but it may have been the shots that we heard...

    "We could see the terror on people's faces and we then decided that there was no option but to run right out and get shelter."

    Map of lorry attack route in Nice

    The killing of 84 people celebrating Bastille Day is the worst attack on France since the 13 November attacks 2015.

    About 50 remain in hospital "between life and death", President Francois Hollande says.

    No group has said it carried out the attack.

  18. Pokemon Go fans asked to 'respect surroundings'

    Pokemon fever has rebooted and is sweeping the world... and it appears that our offices on Cambridge Business Park haven't escaped the craze - featuring as a 'Pokestop' (that's a location).

    The augmented reality game uses your smartphones GPS. You play by walking around the real world catching cutesy little virtual monsters like Pikachu and Jigglypuff in places near your phone location and training them to fight each other.

    Person playing Pokemon GO

    However, it's not going down too well with the business park's security guards - who have been politely turning Pokemon trainers (the public) away.

    A spokesperson for the Business Park said: "It’s great to see people having fun playing this popular game around the business park. For us, it’s all about getting the balance right between people enjoying their surroundings and maintaining a professional environment for all our occupiers."

    Screenshot of BBC office in Pokemon GO game

    Have you been caught up in the Pokemon GO craze? Where is the most unusual place you caught a furry friend? You can tell us via our Facebook page or tweet us using #cmblive.

  19. Helen Bailey: Body found in case of missing Royston author

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    Officers investigating the disappearance of Hertfordshire author Helen Bailey say they've found a body in the grounds of her Royston home. 

    Since Monday, specialist teams have been carrying out searches in the property. 

    A 55-year-old man from Royston, who was arrested on Monday, has been re-arrested and is being questioned at Stevenage police station on suspicion of murder.

    Helen Bailey
  20. BreakingBody found at home of missing Hertfordshire author

    Police have found what is believed to be a body in the case of missing Hertfordshire author Helen Bailey. 

    The body was found within the grounds of her home.

    More to follow...