I missed Charlie Brooker's Newswipe this week, but maybe that's no bad thing as it's allowed me to compile my own version of news related to Hemel Hempstead or of interest to its residents.
MODEL TEEN Hemel Hempstead teenager Chloe Hutchings, 14, has won a modelling competition organised by Sugar magazine, beating off 10,000 other girls to take the top prize. Chloe, who lives in Woodhall Farm, appears on the front cover of Sugar's June issue, which went on sale yesterday, after she got most of the readers' votes.
As part of her prize, Chloe has also been given a modelling contract with Models 1 agency. She entered the competition while at a shopping trip at Watford's Harlequin Centre with her mum. Read more in the St Albans Review or take a look at Chloe's Sugar shoot on YouTube.
BODY PARTS MURDER A man who used to live in Hemel Hempstead has been charged with the murder of a salesman whose body was found in various parts of Hertfordshire and Leicestershire in bits. Stephen Marshall, 37, of Borehamwood, lived in Mercury Walk, Hemel Hempstead, for several years until 2002. He's been accused of killing 49-year-old Jeffery Howe. A woman, Sarah Bush, has also been charged with Mr Howe's murder. Read more on Metro's website.
LUTON AIRPORT'S £1 DROP-OFF FEE Parking is already a bit of a nightmare at Luton airport, if you ask me, and now it's set to get worse. Or certainly more costly. Airport authorities will be charging £1 for dropping passengers at its terminal.
Drivers will have to pay £1 to spend up to 10 minutes in the drop-off area. The only way to drop off without spending money is to leave travellers at the mid-term car-park, where they can catch a shuttle. I ask you. You can read the rest of this story on the BBC website.