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Anglia Weather: UV Levels will be high on Friday

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Anglia Weather: UV Levels will be high tomorrow and will reach 7. The highest the UK normally experiences is 8.

The UV index forecast identifies the strength of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun at a particular place on a particular day, allowing you to take the necessary precautions to help reduce the impact of UV on your health.

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Armed police board the region's trains amid terror fears

Armed officers will become a more familiar sight on the region's trains. Credit: British Transport Police.

Armed police are to patrol the region's trains for the first time, following the increase in the UK's terror threat level.

British Transport Police said officers would be deployed from this afternoon (Thursday) to ensure the public was kept safe on the rail network.

A spokesman said travellers should feel comforted by their presence and urged passengers to speak to them if they had any worries.

The move follows the government's decision to increase the terror threat level to critical following Monday's suicide bombing at a music concert in Manchester.

"Since the devastating events in Manchester on Monday evening, our force has radically increased the presence of our officers nationwide.

“By having firearms officers on board trains we’re ensuring that trains remain as safe as possible for passengers. Our patrols will be highly visible and passengers should feel comforted by their presence. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns at all.

“It is important to note that we do not have any specific intelligence in relation to train services but are taking this action to ensure we can protect and reassure the public.”

– Paul Crowther, Chief Constable, British Transport Police.

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New appeal for information after Luton shooting

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Police are renewing their appeal for information exactly one month on from the shooting of a man outside an address in Whipperley Ring Road, Luton.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from any witnesses who may have been in the Whipperley Ring area on Monday 24 April at around 3.30pm.

It is suspected the shot was fired from a vehicle believed to be an Audi A3 or S3, ‘scuba blue’ in colour, and manufactured between 2013 and 2016.

The offence took place on the opposite side of the road to the PACE Garage on Whipperley Ring Road. One man was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries, but is now continuing his recovery.

  • Speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  • Speak to detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit by calling us on 101, quoting Operation Bane.
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