Schools across Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire were closed today as teachers went on strike over changes to their pay and conditions.
Thames Valley Police is giving more of its officers taser stun guns which it says will help protect both them and the public.
School children take part in an archaeological dig in Milton Keynes
The media await the arrival of Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull Racing's headquarters in Milton Keynes.
The Highways Agency is launching a campaign in Milton Keynes this morning, urging drivers to stay safe in the winter weather.
They're encouraging people to start getting prepared for the onset of snow and ice.
It comes as our region's local authorities announce their plans for the winter - in Bedford, they've stocked up on 5,000 tonnes of grit.
It might sound like science fiction but we could be a lot closer to travelling in driverless cars than you think.
Automated vehicles don't get drunk, take drugs or fall asleep - they're seen as a much safer alternative to humans behind the wheel.
As part of a Government study of how the technology could work here - electric pods will begin operating between Milton Keynes station and the town centre by 2015.
Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Victoria Marshall
An organisation in Milton Keynes says it desperately needs more volunteers to help train guide dogs.
The puppies are housed with volunteers for around a year while they do their basic training.
Guide Dogs Milton Keynes says the puppies need the training so they can go on to assist blind or partially sighted people.
One man died and four other people were taken to hospital with suspected heroin overdoses in just 48 hours, a hospital said.
It has prompted a warning from doctors about what they believe is a particularly potent batch of heroin being used in the area.
The medics say it is unusual to have so many separate cases of drugs overdoses in such a short space of time.
Olivia Paterson sent this report.
Doctors have issued a warning about a potentially-fatal batch of heroin which has killed one man and led to a significant increase in overdoses among drug users.
A total of five patients have been taken to Milton Keynes Hospital for treatment so far.
Emergency medicine consultant Vimal Desai said doctors would usually expect to see one or two overdose cases a week but had seen all five in just 48 hours at the end of last week.
He added: “The reaction suggests an overdose of heroin, which appears to be a lot more potent than normal.
"It slows down their breathing and knocks their consciousness-level down.
“We would like to warn anyone thinking of taking these drugs that it may be a more potent batch, which can have a much more detrimental effect and can be fatal.”
Police have confirmed they are investigating the death of a man.
Parkour, also known as free-running, is an urban sport which uses street furniture as an obstacle course.
People jump from building to building, often at great heights. It demands speed, agility and more than a little guts and can be very dangerous, particularly if you're not specially trained.
The UK's first indoor training gym for the sport has opened in Milton Keynes. Ten months on, they say they're seeing a new generation of free-runners, eager to master the sport.
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Mk Dons manager Karl Robinson has emerged as the favourite to become the new manager of Sheffield United.
There have been reports that he is already in talks with he Blades with bookies slashing his odds on getting the job to 1/2 on ahead of Nigel Clough and Sven Goran Eriksson
Robinson has been in charge at Stadium MK since 2010.
CCTV has been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with sexual assaults against two women on board a train to Milton Keynes.
The women were travelling from Euston station on the evening of Monday 23 September, when they were touched inappropriately.