A sinkhole that is 66ft wide and 33ft deep has opened up on a residential street in Hertfordshire, forcing people to evacuate.Read the full story ›
Hertfordshire Police have charged two people in St Albans with offences connected to slavery.
Johnny Murphy, 25, and Shanon Loveridge, 22, were both charged with knowingly holding a person in slavery or servitude and knowingly requiring another person to perform forced labour in St Albans between April 2010 and September 2014.
Their arrest followed advice from Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service.
In March officers from Hertfordshire Police executed a warrant at an address in St Albans following following reports of potential human trafficking taking place on the premises.
Jonny and Shannon have been released on bail and will appear before St Albans Magistrates Court on Tuesday 27 October.
A 62-year-old woman has been released without charge.
The Conservatives won the St Albans constituency in Hertfordshire at the 2010 General Election with a majority just over 2,000 votes.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted for failing to appear in court.
Twenty-six-year-old Luke Giugno, whose last known address was Farley Hill in Luton, was due before St Albans Crown Court on March 19th in connection with a number of offences.
He has links to Welwyn, St Albans and Luton.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Herts police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number D1/13/7089. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
It's one of the most important surviving legal documents in the western world - the Magna Carta - which was famously sealed back in the 13th century.
But what you might not know is that 800 years ago, St Albans played an important part in the development of that document, which outlined the freedoms and rights of ordinary people for the very first time.
A1(M) Northbound closed due to accident investigation work between J1 M25 / A1 / A1081 St Albans Road / Bignells Corner (South Mimms) and J3 A414 / A1001 (St Albans / South Hatfield).
From 15:00, a replacement bus service will run on London Midland between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey due to train crew shortage.
Closed westbound at St Albans due to a recent fire at a wood recycling yard between Watling Street and the M1.
Still closed due to embers from the fire landing on the road.
Closed in both directions due to smoke blowing across the road.
Caused by a fire at a recycling centre in St Albans between Watling Street and the M1 (junction 7). The fire at the yard on Appspond Lane has been burning since Saturday night. Closures could be in place for several days.