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Severe weather warning issued with a risk that high temperatures could trigger heavy showers and thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit our area on Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the Met Office.

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Veterans in Crisis: ‘We must find out if international suicide rates are reflected in UK’

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out  in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel.
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Our campaign calls on the Government to get a grip on veteran suicide figures

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen and women taking their lives.
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Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

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The top five cottages in our region perfect for a countryside escape!

The top five cottages in our region perfect for a countryside escape!

Thinking of escaping the rat race and upping sticks to the countryside?

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Incredibles 2: great fun

More Incredible adventures in top-notch sequel

Matt Adcock reviews Incredibles 2 (PG)

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The Blakesley Show is on August 4

All the fun of the fair at the Blakesley Show with Michael Graham

The Blakesley Show is all set for another successful year celebrating the very best of British livestock, local food, and rural skills.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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Highways England are reviewing speed limits around roadworks

Speed limits could be increased but concern remains over road workers safety

Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England.

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Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

If you’ve ever imagined yourself living in a quintessentially English thatched cottage, then Ivy Cottage in Flitton may well be your dream property.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects and horsefly bites, here’s what you should do if bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared.

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Young farmers at the Lord Mayor's Show 2017 in London

FARMING MATTERS: Taking to the streets of London

Young farmers are being sought to join one of the most popular civic pageants in the world. The National Farmers Union (NFU) wants a bunch of enthusiastic young farmers to have starring roles in the 2018 Lord Mayor’s show in London and is launching a competition to find them.

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Warwick Castle

Magical stay in the medieval glamping tents at Warwick Castle

The look on my six-year-old daughter’s face when she saw the size of the bed she was sleeping in was just one of the memorable moments during a weekend stay at Warwick Castle.

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VIDEO: Shane Richie visits Milton Keynes to launch pantomime

EastEnders star Shane Richie visited Milton Keynes Theatre today (Friday) to promote his appearance in the pantomime Robin Hood later this year.
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Le Tour de France 2018 takes an ultra (ultra) realistic approach

Console Corner: Tour de France 2018 review

Tour de bore? Good but a bit of a grind.

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Thunderstorm warning

Warning issued for thunderstorms in Hertfordshire

A warning has been issued by the Met Office about possible thunderstorms tomorrow which impacts Hertfordshire.

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Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Horses, tennis or swimming? Enjoy all three at this family home in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire!

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England vs Croatia World Cup semi-final LIVE feed - the build-up, action and reaction in full

England face their biggest game in almost two decades tonight - and we’ll have all the action right here.

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Highways England say the work will complete in March 2022

Smart motorway upgrade on 23-mile stretch of M1 to start in August

A £373 million smart motorway upgrade to a 23-mile stretch of the M1 will begin in August.
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It’s California dreaming with the birth of sealions!

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has recently welcomed two new California sea lion pups.

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