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Heading to the highest road in Europe- in Robin Reliants!

Some of the group heading out! Credit: Tour de Lard!

A group of friends from Hertfordshire has set off on a rather unique journey - in three wheelers.

The 8 strong team from Rushden are driving to the highest paved road in the Alps - in vintage Reliant Robins and sidecars.

It will take them 10 days to complete the 1600 mile round trip. They're aiming to raise more than £10,000 for local children's charities.

Credit: Tour de Lard

In the summer of 2013, the group, known as Tour de Lard rode 50cc mopeds from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise money for the Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City.

They aimed for £10,000 and with gift aid raised over £12,000.00. LEts hope they do just as well this time!

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Three people seriously injured in collision

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Three people from Letchworth are in a serious condition in hospital after their car was involved in a collision in Hertfordshire last night.

The accident happened at around 11pm on the A507 Great North Road in Baldock after a Saxo was in collision with an Audi.

The driver of the Saxo, a man in his 30s, and two boys aged 17 and 15 who were travelling with him are in a serious but stable condition. A fourth passenger, a boy aged 15 who is also from Letchworth, was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the Audi did not need hospital treatment. Police are appealing for witnesses.


Man arrested following drugs raid

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A man's been arrested after police uncovered a quantity of what's thought to be cocaine and cannabis at a house in Royston.

Officers raided the property in Mill Road on Friday 26th June. As well as the drugs they also found weighing scales and deal bags.

A 44-year-old man from Royston was arrested at the property on suspicion of possession of Class A and Class B drugs and possession with intent to supply. The man currently remains in police custody for questioning.

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Drug related crime in Royston is low and to keep it that way we are determined to deal robustly with anyone believed to be involved in such offences. Through our own investigations and information from the public, we can work together to keep Royston safe and I would therefore strongly encourage people to always report suspicious activity to us should they come across it.

– PC Mark Ellwood

Today's the hottest day of the year... but next week will be even hotter

Temperatures at 3pm in the East of England. Credit: Met Office.

It's been the hottest day of the year so far in the UK and in the Anglia region.

A break in the clouds allowed temperatures to climb to 27.7ºC at Writtle in Essex this afternoon.

This beat the previous maximum temperature this year of 26.0ºC at Shoeburyness in Essex.

Gravesend in Kent saw the UK's hottest temperature as the mercury climbed to 27.8ºC, narrowly beating Writtle for the top spot.

Sunshine over Yaxley this morning, on the hottest day of the year so far Credit: Dave Bradley

Today's record is unlikely to last longer than a few days.

Although it will feel fresher at the weekend, the weather turns even hotter next week. It is now thought likely that temperatures will exceed 30ºC across large parts of the Anglia region, away from the coast.

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