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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe accident, from J24 for A111 A1005 to J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

    M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J24, A111 (Potters Bar) to J25, A10 (Enfield), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe accident, at J16 for M40 J1A.

    M25 Buckinghamshire - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J16 M40 J1a, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  3. Closure of Bedfordshire village school overturned

    A decision to close a Bedfordshire village school has been overturned by the government's schools adjudicator.

    Shelton Lower School

    Central Bedfordshire Council had voted to shut Shelton Lower School, near Marston Moretaine, for financial reasons due to a drop in pupil numbers.

    The 75-capacity school had about 30 pupils when the closure decision was made.

    After reviewing the decision the schools adjudicator, Ann Talboys, said there were "insufficient" grounds to close it, the council did not take into account the effect on the local community, and they had not considered the alternatives to closure or taken into account the new homes being built near the school in their pupil forecasts.

    Central Bedfordshire Council said it was "surprised" by the decision.

    "[We] are, as ever, committed to working closely with the school to address the reality of the falling number of pupils on its roll," a spokesman said.

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    Severe accident: A602 Hertfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A602 Hertfordshire both ways severe accident, from Bragbury Lane to Three Horseshoes Pub.

    A602 Hertfordshire - A602 in Bragbury End closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the Bragbury Lane junction to the Three Horseshoes Pub junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe accident, from J24 for A111 A1005 to J25 for A10 Great Cambridge Road.

    M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J24, A111 (Potters Bar) to J25, A10 (Enfield), because of an accident.

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

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Security guard's 'trauma' at van axe attack in Bedford

    Masked men used axes, metal poles and hammers to badly damage the vehicle as he was inside it.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire clockwise severe disruption, from J21A for A405 North Orbital Road to J22 for A1081 St Albans.

    M25 Hertfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J21a, A405 (St Albans) to J22, A1081 (St Albans), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J13 for A421 Salford Road Bedford to J12 for A5120 Harlington Road.

    M1 Bedfordshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound from J13, A421 (Bedford) to J12, A5120 (Flitwick), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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, from J13 for A421 Salford Road Bedford to J12 for A5120 Harlington Road.

    M1 Bedfordshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J13, A421 (Bedford) to J12, A5120 (Flitwick), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, from J10 for to J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

    M1 Bedfordshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M1 northbound from J10, Luton Airport Spur Road in Hertfordshire to J11, A505 (Dunstable South) in Bedfordshire, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 Bedfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for and J11 for A505 Dunstable Road Dunstable South.

    M1 Bedfordshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J10, Luton Airport Spur Road in Hertfordshire and J11, A505 (Dunstable South) in Bedfordshire, 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, at J13 for A421 Salford Road Bedford.

    M1 Bedfordshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M1 southbound at J13, A421 (Bedford), because of a broken down van.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Hertfordshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, at J24 for A1005.

    M25 Hertfordshire - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J24, A1005 (Potters Bar), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  14. Derby man faces terrorism charges

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    A man accused of spreading terrorist documents around mosques in the midlands has appeared at the Old Bailey.

    Omar Ashfaq from St Thomas Road in Derby is charged with eight counts of dissemination of a terrorist publication to mosques in Loughborough, Luton, Coventry, Birmingham and Derby.

    He is also charged with three offences of possession of a document likely to be useful to a terrorist.

    Old Bailey

    The 23-year-old wore a suit and tie, and glasses at the preliminary hearing in London and spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality, which is British.

    Mr Justice Sweeney set a provisional trial date of 13 May 2019 at Nottingham Crown Court. Mr Ashfaq remains on unconditional bail.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Bedfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J12 for A5120 Harlington Road.

    M1 Bedfordshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J12, A5120 (Flitwick), because of a broken down lorry.

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