After a sunny start, cloud will tend to increase from the northwest during the day, but it will stay dry.Read the full story ›
Heavy rain in places which will clear away to the east by late evening.Read the full story ›
A major scheme to combat a shortage of nurses in Bedfordshire is being launched.
The Clinical Commissioning group has appointed a new nurse tutor to spearhead the drive to recruit more staff. It comes as 1 in 10 nurse posts across the UK remain unfilled.
"Practice nurses and healthcare assistants are a vital part of the clinical team at a local surgery and are often the first port of call for patients.
"General practice is so busy that it is a challenge keeping up to date with both knowledge and skills, attending training courses and team meetings whilst still managing to do all the work needed to support patients."
A second man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Luton in November.
The man presented himself at Luton Police Station earlier today (Thursday) and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
The victim, a man, was shot in Marlow Avenue at around 5pm on Saturday, 26 November. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
Another man was arrested on 29 November in connection to the incident and has been bailed until January.
A touching family tribute has been paid to the "adventurous and imaginative" former Bedford schoolboy who died during a Varsity skiing trip. Undergraduate Matt Smith, 21, was found dead during a visit to the Val Thorens resort in the French Alps on Sunday morning.
His father, Howard, 49, spoke on Thursday of his son's love for snowboarding and the "happiness" he found in the mountains, where his family now see him"resting at peace".
He especially looked forward to the annual Varsity trip. Even though he didn't have a chance to start enjoying it this year, he would have wanted the party to carry on without him. He would have applauded the way his fellow snow-lovers took his snowboard for one last ride this week.
Mr Smith was reading history at St John's College, Oxford and had been the secretary of the ski and snowboard club last year. Thousands of students from Oxford and Cambridge Universities join the popular annual Varsity ski trip, which dates back to 1921.
The Government has ordered that all poultry farmers across the region keep their birds inside to protect against a dangerous strain of bird flu that's sweeping across Europe.
As yet the strain of the avian flu hasn't been found in the UK, but the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the steps should be followed until the New Year as a precaution.
It's a type of highly pathogenic avian flu, H5N8, that has been found in dead wild birds.
Many of the turkeys, ducks and chickens have already been processed for Christmas so it shouldn't affected the supply of birds for Yuletide meals.
Public Health England said the threat to humans from the bird flu strain remains very low.
Here's a report from Kate Prout:
A dad from Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire who creates "real life" images from his children's drawings has more than one-hundred-thousand Instagram fans.
Tom Curtis uses Photoshop to bring the wacky animals and objects to life. It can take him up to 20 hours to create one image.
You can watch a video of some of the drawings here:
A report by Stuart Leithes
A pioneering 'battery' that can store enough electricity to help power a whole town has been built at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire.
It's in a building the size of three tennis courts - so of course it's been nicknamed the "big battery".
It will help keep the power levels up at times of peak demand.
Teachers in England are to be trained to deal with incidents of sexting in school and how to manage the fallout.Read the full story ›
Police are re-appealing for the public’s help to trace a 16 year old girl who has gone missing from her home in St Albans.
Wafa Benaziza has been missing since November 8th. She was last seen wearing a black and red top, blue skinny jeans, a black leather jacket, black Nike trainers and was carrying a black handbag.
Police say she has links to the Hemel Hempstead, Bedford and Kempston areas.