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Third person arrested in Hertfordshire murder investigation

Adam Watt died from his injuries after he was stabbed outside his house. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police investigating the death of a man from Hemel Hempstead have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Adam Watt, 38, died after he was stabbed outside his home on the early hours of 8 January.

Officers launched a murder investigation and earlier arrested a 47-year-old woman and 18-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

All three remain in police custody.

Helen Bailey murder trial adjourned as partner taken ill

Ian Stewart denies murdering his partner, the children's author Helen Bailey.

The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been unable to attend the trial where he is accused of her murder, due to illness.

Ian Stewart, 56, is accused of drugging and killing the writer at the home they shared in Royston, Hertfordshire, in April 2016.

Three months after her disappearance, Ms Bailey's body was discovered, alongside her pet dog Boris, in a cesspit deep below her £1.5 million house.

Jurors at St Albans Crown Court were told by Judge Andrew Bright that Stewart was "not well enough to even come to court".

The case was adjourned until Thursday 19 January.

Mr Stewart defendant denies charges of murder, preventing a lawful burial, fraud and three counts of perverting the course of justice.


Helen Bailey trial is played the call her partner made reporting her missing

Murdered author Helen Bailey

A jury in the Helen Bailey murder trial has been played a tape of the phone call made by her partner Ian Stewart to report her missing to police.

In the call on 15th April he claimed she had left a note saying she needed space and not to contact her in any way.

Mr Stewart told police she was a natural worrier and things hadn't been going well for her.

He also said he and Helen WERE planning to get married before correcting himself and repeating we ARE planning to get married

Farewell to wind-sensing satellite built in Stevenage

Airbus Defence and Space has spent more than 10 years developing the Aeolus Credit: European Space Agency

A "wind-sensing" satellite built in Hertfordshire will soon be shipped to France for final testing.

The Aeolus Satellite, built at Airbus Space and Defence in Stevenage, will be sent into space later this year, and it's hoped it will help predict how our weather will be forecast in the future.

Aeolus will be the first satellite to measure wind speeds across the whole planet and generate 100 wind profiles an hour.

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