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Letchworth rugby coach wins dream trip for devotion to players with disabilities

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 11:28am

A Letchworth rugby coach has been rewarded with a once in a lifetime trip to Japan after years of volunteer work supporting adults with disabilities in grassroots rugby.

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Hitchin swimmer sets world alight at Down Syndrome Swimming Championships

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 5:41pm

A Hitchin swimmer set a new world record at the European Down Syndrome Swimming Championships.

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Paul shares his homeless story ahead of Stevenage Half Marathon

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 5:37pm

A 49-year-old who will back in his home town next month to run a half marathon has spoken about what it was like to be homeless.

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Community football tournament kicks off Hate Crime Awareness Week in Herts

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 4:35pm

A community football tournament kicked off National Hate Crime Awareness Week on Sunday.

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Future of Ickleford Pre-School depends on vote

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 2:27pm

An extraordinary meeting due to take place tonight will decide the future of Ickleford Pre-School, after committee members and senior staff concluded it “did not consider it viable to continue”.

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Dash cam footage shows police chase end with A1(M) Stevenage slip road crash

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 11:58am

Dash cam footage shows the moment a police chase which started in Buntingford ended on an A1(M) slip road near Stevenage – with a Vauxhall Corsa smashing into a stationary car waiting at a red light.

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Man who didn’t give teen group cigarette assaulted in Letchworth

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 10:10am

A man who refused to give a group of teenagers a cigarette was left with a suspected broken finger after being attacked near a Letchworth park.

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Affected by the refurb of 550 Stevenage flat blocks? Your questions answered

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 11:38pm

The major refurbishment of 550 blocks of flats in Stevenage is landing council leaseholders with estimated bills of up to £20,000, causing concern.

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‘Great news for community’ as new Stevenage post office set to open

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 11:34pm

A new post office is set to open in Stevenage next week, as another branch in the town shuts down.

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Stevenage housing plans ‘trashed’ by interest rate hike for council loans

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 11:32pm

Plans for a £300 million investment in social housing in Stevenage have been ‘trashed’ due to a shock increase in interest rates for council lending, but the town centre regeneration is said to remain on track.

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Stevenage resident and Potters Bar teacher in 1,000-mile charity walk while battling cancer

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 11:31pm

A PE teacher who has been fighting for his life since being diagnosed with cancer a year ago is walking 1,000 miles in a bid to raise £10,000 to help fund a charity’s groundbreaking research into the killer disease.

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Hitchin hockey club raises thousands in memory of Luke Hobson after training session tragedy

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 6:49pm

A memorial event for teenager Luke Hobson who sadly died following an accident during a training session at a Hitchin hockey club was held at the weekend.

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Ickleford school set to reopen ahead of schedule following heating repairs

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 5:56pm

Ickleford Primary School is set to reopen tomorrow following two days of closure due to heating failures.

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Queen’s Speech: Govia’s Great Northern and Thameslink routes could be set for reform

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 5:29pm

The government has put reforming the railways at the heart of its legislative agenda known as the Queen’s Speech.

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Former Herts county councillor arrested in Extinction Rebellion protest

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 3:41pm

A former Herts county councillor was arrested on Monday while protesting for climate activist group Extinction Rebellion.

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Thatched roof fire in Codicote treated as arson

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 12:57pm

A fire in Codicote which saw one of the largest thatched roofs in the UK go up in flames is being treated as arson, police have confirmed today.

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Cash stolen during Letchworth hospice shop break-in

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 12:26pm

Cash was stolen from a hospice charity shop in Letchworth town centre during an overnight burglary over the weekend.

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Sentimental jewellery burgled from elderly couple in Hitchin

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 5:53pm

Police investigating a burglary in Hitchin are appealing for witnesses with information to come forward.

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Queen’s speech backs second part of Finn’s Law for harsher sentences

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 5:02pm

The second part of Finn’s Law is expected to progress more quickly after it was mentioned in the Queen’s speech – delivered at the opening of Parliament on Monday.

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Letchworth boy with rare brain defect appears on Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 4:56pm

A 13-year-old Letchworth boy featured on ‘Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes’ on Thursday evening, with the ITV programme following his journey as he underwent life-changing brain surgery.

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