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The attack followed a heated exchange after a hard tackle, St Albans Crown Court is told.

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The crew from Royston took four minutes to arrive on the scene.

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The defendant offered to put on a suicide vest and "press the button", the court heard.

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Fire crews used a bendy rod with a camera on it to find the dog who was 3m (9ft) deep.

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The company says it will bring "additional investment and jobs" to London Luton Airport.

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The centre aims to improve air travel "efficiency" with businesses and academics working together.

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As a Bletchley Park book of brainteasers is released, test your knowledge of the home of WW2 codebreakers.

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An ancient stone which has stood in a town for more than 900 years needs official protection, says a local historian.

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Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is in scintillating form as he sets the pace in practice at the United States Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton sets a searing pace as he dominates first practice at the United States Grand Prix.

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Premier League clubs Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Watford and Everton miss their own deadline to meet basic access standards for disabled fans.

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Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Chelsea and Watford.

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Community News

Community Clean Up

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 14th March 2013

BRUSHES AND MOPS AT THE READY! Many members of our community make their mark on our local streets by joining various local Stoke Hammond cleaning initiatives throughout the community in a bid to keep our parks, streets, roads and pavements looking clean and look after.


Cost of Living Rising!

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 12th March 2013

COSTING US OUR LIVELIHOOD? It is estimated that the cost of living looks expected to continue to rise this year with stable incomes versus increasing costs of everyday household items. In recent years the cost of living has been as high as 5 times more than wage rises.

Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Avoiding Payday Loans

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 5th March 2013

AVOIDING THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. In the beginning everyone thought these payday loan lenders where all doing us a favour and it sounds so simple borrow a little bit of money just before your payday and then pay back on your payday.

The Local Transport Infrastructure

Posted by Administrator : Friday 1st March 2013

HOW DOES OUR LOCAL TRANSPORT COMPARE? For years people in the Stoke Hammond community have made their feelings known when it comes to public transport.

Council Tax Rises As Councils Set To Save Money

Posted by Administrator : Friday 1st March 2013

MORE CUTS..... GREAT!!! Many councils across the UK now have the choice to either increase council tax, raise the funds by cutting back on other factors or even worse they do both.

Local Weather

Minimum Temperature: 11C (52F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 17mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1006mb, Humidity: 78%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 17:59 BST

Maximum Temperature: 14C (57F), Minimum Temperature: 9C (48F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 26mph, Visibility: Excellent, Pressure: 998mb, Humidity: 63%, UV Risk: 2, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:37 BST, Sunset: 17:57 BST

Maximum Temperature: 11C (52F), Minimum Temperature: 9C (48F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 22mph, Visibility: Very Good, Pressure: 1009mb, Humidity: 64%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:39 BST, Sunset: 17:55 BST

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