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By Alex Pope

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  1. By Michael Emons

    BBC Sport

    Watford goal

    Watford score inside 33 seconds, their fastest Premier League goal, on their way to a victory over champions Leicester City.

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  2. Weather: Isolated showers and widespread frost

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    A largely dry night with isolated showers and a fairly widespread frost, but a warning that some icy patches could develop as temperatures in some spots fall to freezing.

    Weather chart

    Saturday will be another cold day with sunny spells and perhaps an odd shower. 

    It'll be less windy than today with the temperature peaking at 6C (43F).

    More details from BBC Weather:

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    Severe accident: A505 Bedfordshire westbound

    BBC Travel

    A505 Bedfordshire westbound severe accident, at Harrowden Road affecting A5228 Hitchin Road.

    A505 Bedfordshire - A505 Vauxhall Way in Luton closed and queuing traffic westbound at the Harrowden Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the A5228 Hitchin Road junction and to the A1081 Airport Way junction.

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  4. Strictly: Greg 'hopeful' for good dance in Blackpool

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    It was worrying times for MK's Greg Rutherford on Sunday night, as he was in his first dance-off on Strictly Come Dancing

    Hopefully he's put that all behind him as he gets ready for Blackpool.

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    Video caption: Pulling it out of the bag for Blackpool. There's no stopping our seven remaining couples!
  5. CiN canoe challenge: Crew crosses the finish line

    BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Andy Collins and his crew have completed their BBC Children in Need challenge!

    Following 70-odd miles over five days, the Collins Canoes the Canals team finally passed the finish line earlier at Wolverton.

    Cue the party poppers!

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  6. Suspected drugs den shut in Luton

    Lee Agnew

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    Police in Luton have closed down a suspected drugs den. 

    Two men aged 19 and 37 were arrested as they shut the flat in Ruthin Close. 

    It follows an application to magistrates about anti-social behaviour.

    Map of Luton
  7. Council starts petition to save railway service

    Jane Killick

    BBC Three Counties Radio

    A petition to save a railway route in Hertfordshire has been set up by Hertfordshire County Council.

    It says the service between Watton-at-Stone and Stevenage is a vital link. 

    Govia Thameslink is proposing replacing trains on that route with a shuttle bus for six years while a fifth platform is built at Stevenage railway station.

    Watton-At-Stone railway station
  8. CiN Rickshaw Challenge: London calling

    Children in Need

    It's time to say goodbye to Hertfordshire and hello to London, as the CiN Rickshaw Challenge moves out of the shires and into the big smoke. 

    Matt Baker and his team of six young riders have pedalled all day and are due at The One Show studios tonight. 

    It's been a pleasure having you in our part of the world and keep going, you're doing an amazing job!

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  9. Luton Town fans raise funds to pay club's fine

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    Luton Town supporters have set up a crowdfunding page to pay a £15,000 fine posed on the club for fielding understrength teams in the EFL trophy. 

    The Hatters argue the entire point of the trophy, which includes under-21 sides from the Premier League, is to give younger players the chance to play full games. 

    So far supporters have raised about £3,000. 

    Luton Town Football Club
  10. Tesco warns global suppliers over price rises

    BBC Business News

    The chief executive of Hertfordshire-based Tesco, Dave Lewis, has warned global suppliers not to artificially inflate their prices because of the fall in the pound.

    It is his first public comments since supplier Unilever tried to raise the cost of popular items, such as Marmite, due to a weaker currency.

    It meant the UK's biggest retailer briefly halted online sales of Unilever's goods.

    Mr Lewis said price rises needed to be "justified".

    Jars on Marmite on a supermarket shelf
  11. CiN Rickshaw Challenge: Ware oh Ware are they now?

    Children in Need

    Another team making its way through our region is the CiN Rickshaw Challenge riders, being led by The One Show's Matt Baker. 

    Earlier they came to Ware and the crowds came out in force to cheer them on. 

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    They've gone through Cheshunt and are now on their way to London. 

  12. CiN canoe challenge: Up stream with a paddle

    Children in Need

    It's a tall task, but Andy Collins and his team of merry men need to paddle 16 miles on the final leg of their Collins Canoes the Canals challenge

    They were already behind schedule, but the good news is they have finally caught up and look to be back on track to finish in Wolverton today at about 15:30... well, we hope anyway...

    Andy Collins and Danny Fullbrook in a canoe

    So far today they've gone through Simpson, Woolstone and by Willen Lake. 

    You can help raise funds for the BBC charity. To donate £5, text LOCAL to 70705. See here for terms and conditions

  13. CiN canoe challenge: 'The water is your enemy'

    Children in Need

    What do you get if you put grown men in a canoe and tell them they have to paddle 16 miles today? 

    Apparently a lot of winging!

    So Sean Dyche, the former Watford manager, decided to give radio presenter Andy Collins and his crew for Collins Canoes the Canals a bit of a pep talk.

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  14. Gas being restored in Clophill

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    Finally the good news people in Clophill have been waiting three days for.  

    National Grid has started restoring gas supplies to the village after it was cut off on Tuesday when a builder severed a pipe in Ampthill. 

    The process must be done in stages, and each of the 6,000 properties previously cut off now needs to be revisited so the gas can be turned back on. 

    Once Clophill has gas again, engineers will then go to Maulden, then finishing off in Ampthill. 

    Gas pipe in ground

    National Grid is warning people not to switch on their own gas supplies, but wait for an engineer. 

    It's hoped everyone will be reconnected over the weekend. 

  15. Gas should be slowly turned back on in Clophill later today

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    I've just had it confirmed from James Harrison, from the National Grid, that there are 35 homes that engineers haven't been able to access to turn the gas off. 

    So what they have done is gone to court this morning to get warrants to enter those properties with a locksmith to isolate the gas. 

    No smoking sign

    When this has been done, workers can then start turning the gas back on to the 6,000 buildings affected, and they will do Clophill first. 

    He explained it's a complicated and slow process as they have to get the "sequence right" for safety purposes. 

  16. Gerrard to end career at Inter Milan?

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    Steven Gerrard

    Inter Milan are interested in signing Steven Gerrard, giving him the chance to end his playing career at the club, according to the Independent.

    The former England and Liverpool captain has been in contact with MK Dons over their vacant manager's job having announced he will leave MLS side LA Galaxy in December.

    Inter appointed Stefano Pioli as their new head coach earlier this month but the Independent say the Italian club's board are interested in Gerrard.

    A deal would reportedly be for six months until the end of the 2016-17 season.

    However the paper also claims Gerrard's "ultimate ambition" is a return to Liverpool but a role that suits both player and club needs to be found.

    Your choice Steven...

    Milton Keynes
    Milton Keynes
  17. Dorries: 'I'm an MP and not a gas engineer'

    Kate Bradbrook

    BBC Look East

    When I spoke to Nadine Dorries, the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, she was rather defensive when I questioned why she hadn't come sooner to talk to her constituents, who've been without gas since Tuesday afternoon. 

    She told me her job is "an MP and not a gas engineer" and she didn't want to "hold up these guys" to get information. She said as everything is getting ready today to turn the gas back on, she felt it was the right time to come. 

    She said her job was to "ensure everything was in place - I did that".

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