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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 1 September 2017

Live Reporting

By Kris Holland

All times stated are UK

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  1. Weather: Drier and brighter after dull start

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    After a dull and damp start with cloudy skies and some light rain and drizzle the afternoon will be drier and brighter across the BBC East region.

    Weather chart

    It will become warmer as sunny spells develop across the west of the region.

    Maximum temperature: 20C (70F)

    More details from BBC Weather:

  2. Welcome to a new week of live news for your area

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A new week of live updates for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire starts here as autumn approaches and gardens are still full of life and colour.

    We'll be here until 18:00 keeping you up-to-date with the latest news, sport, weather and travel as it happens.

    Stevenage

    We'd love to know what's going on in your area and you can get in touch easily by the "Get involved" button at the top of the page.

    It's Sara Thornton next with the weather.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J24 for A111 and J23 for A1.

    M25 Hertfordshire - Very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J24, A111 (Potters Bar) and J23 A1(M), because of an earlier overturned car. Travel time is 60 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5120 and J11 for A505 Dunstable Road.

    M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J12, A5120 (Flitwick) and J11, A505 (Dunstable South), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: A507 Bedfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A507 Bedfordshire both ways severe accident, between Shefford Road and A600 Hitchin Road.

    A507 Bedfordshire - A507 in Shefford closed in both directions between the Shefford Road junction and the A600 Hitchin Road junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A505 Dunstable Road and J10 for A1081 Airport Way.

    M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J11, A505 (Dunstable South) and J10, A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. Video content

    Video caption: Iver child bollards aim to deter speeding outside schools

    "Hideous" bollards shaped like children are installed outside schools to deter speeding motorists.

  8. Video content

    Video caption: About 100 officers raided addresses in Maidenhead, Farnham Royal and Kidderminster.
  9. Video content

    Video caption: Luton Town's walking football team appeals for new players

    A League Two football club has one of the best walking football teams in the country.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) Hertfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) Hertfordshire southbound severe accident, between J7 for A602 and J6 for A1000.

    A1(M) Hertfordshire - A1(M) blocked and stationary traffic southbound between J7, A602 (Stevenage) and J6, A1000 (Welwyn), because of an accident. Congestion to J8, A602 (Stevenage).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: A1(M) Hertfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) Hertfordshire northbound severe accident, between J6 for A1000 and J7 for A602.

    A1(M) Hertfordshire - A1(M) closed northbound between J6, A1000 (Welwyn) and J7, A602 (Stevenage), because of accident investigation work. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time