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Severe accident: A421 Bedfordshire eastbound

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A421 Bedfordshire eastbound severe accident, at A428 The Branston Way.

A421 Bedfordshire - A421 closed and delays eastbound at Marsh Leys Roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles. In the roadworks area. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slips.

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

Severe accident: A1 Bedfordshire northbound

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A1 Bedfordshire northbound severe accident, from A6001 Hill Lane to A603.

A1 Bedfordshire - A1 High Road in Biggleswade closed northbound from the A6001 Hill Lane junction to Sandy Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A421 Bedfordshire westbound

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A421 Bedfordshire westbound severe disruption, from A1 Great North Road to A603 Cardington Road.

A421 Bedfordshire - A421 closed westbound from Black Cat Roundabout in Roxton to Cardington Cross in Bedford, because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A421 Bedfordshire southbound

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A421 Bedfordshire southbound severe disruption, from A1 Great North Road to A4280 St Neots Road.

A421 Bedfordshire - A421 closed southbound from Black Cat Roundabout to the A4280 St Neots Road junction, because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Rescued: Train from trenches discovered in Barrow

An armoured train which was used in World War One has been fully restored and mobile again after it was found rusting in a scrapyard in Barrow.

Armoured locomotive
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The bizarre-looking steam engine is the last surviving locomotive of its kind and was built to move munitions on the Western Front.

It was brought back to work in a quarry near Barrow until it was eventually abandoned.

After 10 years, volunteers in Bedfordshire have finally restored it to its former glory.

Severe accident: M1 Buckinghamshire northbound

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M1 Buckinghamshire northbound severe accident, from J13 for A421 Bedford Road Bedford to J15A for A43 Towcester.

M1 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound from J13, A421 (Bedford) in Bedfordshire to J15a, A43 (Towcester) in Northamptonshire, because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe accident: A1(M) Cambridgeshire southbound

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A1(M) Cambridgeshire southbound severe accident, from J14 for A14 to Little Paxton Turn off.

A1(M) Cambridgeshire - A1(M) / A1 closed and queuing traffic southbound from J14, A14 (Alconbury) to Little Paxton Turn off, because of a serious accident involving three cars. Diversion in operation - Exit the A1 to join the A14 at J21 Brampton Hut and go eastbound towards Godmanchester. Exit at J24 and join the A1198, at Papworth Everard join the B1040 then the A428 travelling west to the A1.

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

Severe accident: A421 Bedfordshire southbound

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A421 Bedfordshire southbound severe accident, from Beancroft Road to A421 A421.

A421 Bedfordshire - A421 closed and queuing traffic southbound from the Beancroft Road junction in Marston Moretaine to Bedford in Brogborough, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A421 Bedfordshire southbound

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A421 Bedfordshire southbound severe accident, from A428 The Branston Way to Beancroft Road.

A421 Bedfordshire - A421 closed southbound from Marsh Leys Roundabout in Kempston, Bedford to the Beancroft Road junction in Marston Moretaine, because of an accident.

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

How is your local A&E doing?

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Bedford Hospital, missed its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Bedford Hospital Trust saw 81.7% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 91.7%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Bedford Hospital NHS Trust a total of 1,334 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 70 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

How is your local A&E doing?

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Luton and Dunstable hospital, met its A&E waiting target of seeing patients in less than four hours last month.

Hospitals are meant to treat, assess or discharge 95% of patients in that time. Luton & Dunstable Hospital Trust saw 97.4% according to figures released for April. This is down on the figure for 12 months ago, which was 98.6%.

How is your local A&E performing?
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At Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust a total of 316 patients were not seen within the four-hour window in April.

The trust was ranked 1 of 129 trusts of hospital trusts in England.

As a whole, the NHS has failed to meet this target since July 2015. A hospital trust's performance figures include the main accident and emergency department and any minor injuries or care centres it runs.

NHS England has asked patients only to attend A&E department with "genuine life-threatening emergencies".

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area.

This story has been generated using NHS data, BBC analysis and some automation.

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