A 16-year-old boy has been giving evidence in the trial of four teenagers accused of murdering a man at his home in Kempston, Bedfordshire.
Tensions ran high at a meeting in Luton last night, with many people raising concerns about their local police force.
A specialist cancer unit in Cambridge dedicated to treating teenagers celebrated its second birthday today with a super hero themed party.
Detectives are investigating a burglary where a couple in their seventies were threatened with kitchen knives on the evening of Saturday 22 February.
The couple were at home in Apsley End Road, Shillington, Bedfordshire at about 8.15pm when there was a knock at the door, which the woman answered.
When the door was opened two men barged their way into the house, both holding the knives in front of them. They demanded money and the woman’s handbag.
Although she said there was no money, they insisted on waking up her husband, who was ill in bed upstairs and demanded money from him too.
They made a messy search of the house and stole a gold watch and the phone handsets so that the woman could not call the police.
If anyone saw anything suspicious at the time, or knows anything about this incident, they should contact Det Con Alison Whitworth at Bedford CID on 01234 275333.
The University of Bedfordshire is due to be honoured by the Queen later today.
The institution, which has campuses in Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes, is to receive the Queen's anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at Buckingham Palace.
The award will be presented to Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell. The award is for the University's research into helping shape child protection policy.
A man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed by a dog walker in Luton.
It happened just after 7am today in a field just off Manor Road in the Woodside area of the town.
The 39-year-old landowner was wounded in the attack after getting into a row with the dog walker who was on his land.
His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A teenage girl has told how she heard a woman's screams coming from the home of a Bedfordshire grandfather who was stabbed to death.
Four teenagers are on trial accused of the murder of 65-year-old Sharif Demirsay, of Vineyard Way in Kempson in May last year.
Travis Dixon Charles, 18, Courtney Glynn, 19, and two other defendants, aged 17 and 16, all deny the charge.
This afternoon, the jury heard from a teenage girl - who cannot be named for legal reason - who had been on Vineyard Way on the night of the attack.
She told the court she had seen Travis Dixon Charles as well as a group of "three boys".
She later heard a woman's screams coming from inside the home Mr Demirsay shared with his partner.
The court also heard from one of Mr Demirsay's neighbours.
Marcus Hamblin told the jury he had been out that night to post some parcels and had seen a group of males wearing hoodies.
"They were trying not to be seen," he told the court. "They didn't want to make eye contact with me."
Earlier today, the court heard from Dr Olaf Biedrzycki. The pathologist told the court that Mr Demirsay had suffered 11 cuts and stab wounds, including one to the heart.
The case continues.
Five Second World War medals were stolen during a burglary in Luton.
It happened between 3pm on Wednesday and 10.30am on Thursday at a home in Heywood Drive.
The burglar forced their way into the property while its 73-year-old occupant was away and took the medals which were awarded to his father following the Second World War.
Police are keen to speak with anyone who has been offered similar medals for sale recently.
Bedford Borough Council has issued nearly £15,000 in fines to parents who have taken their children on unauthorised holidays this school year.
ITV News asked all local authorities to provide figures for how much money had been raised as a result of the sanctions.
Bedford confirmed it had issued a total of 98 fines worth £14,820. Five families also face potential court action for non-payment.
Many parents are choosing to take the fines rather than pay to take their children on holiday during peak periods.
Today, MPs will debate the steep price rises charged by holiday companies during school breaks. A number of other local authorities have yet to respond to the request for information.
Luton Borough Council is asking drivers to be patient as work begins on a 30 million pound project to cut congestion by the M1.
The main road linking the motorway and Luton Airport - through junctions 10, and 10a - will close overnight on some dates in March. The whole project is due to be completed by next summer. Olivia Paterson reports.
Drivers in Bedfordshire are being warned of delays as work begins on a £30 million scheme to improve access to and from the M1.
The project, designed to reduce congestion at junctions 10 and 10a for Luton, will see overnight closures on the main road linking the motorway and Luton Airport.
Details are as follows:
4th to 9th March 2014: Spur Road and New Airport Way – closed eastbound from the M1 to Capability Green. 8pm – 4am
10th to 12th March 2014: Spur Road and New Airport Way – closed westbound from Capability Green to the M1. 8pm – 4am
During those closures traffic will be re-routed via junction 11, passing through Luton town centre. From the 4th of March and for the duration of the 18-month project, there will also be narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit.
Road improvements are often funded by the Department for Transport. In this case though it is the Department for Business, because of the predicted benefits for the local economy.
As part of the deal, the local council must ensure 900 new jobs in the local area. If the target is missed, the council will have to repay the Government some of that money.
"It is a massive project but it will open up all the opportunities for Luton in terms of the economy, jobs the airport and obviously access right across this part of England”.
Colin Chick, Luton Borough Council_