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Stevenage walk raises awareness of help for unpaid carers

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 5:27pm

More than 70 people have taken part in a walk to raise awareness of the support available for unpaid carers in our community.

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Stevenage fair to commemorate First World War centenary

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 5:24pm

A community fair to mark the centennial celebration of the end of the First World War will be held tomorrow.

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Footballer from Hitchin pleads guilty to knocking out referee

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 2:51pm

A footballer from Hitchin has pleaded guilty to knocking a referee unconscious during a match, in a brutal incident that has prompted the victim to never take another game.

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Thirty new homes approved despite neighbour’s plea to ‘let Potton breathe’

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 2:03pm

An emotional plea to “allow Potton to breathe” and to consider “the human cost of development” was brushed aside as plans for up to 30 homes in the town were approved.

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Letchworth-based hospice opens fourth Stevenage shop

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 1:52pm

Staff at Garden House Hospice Care are celebrating the opening of a fourth charity shop in Stevenage.

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Herts newspapers sign up to new contract on sensitive reporting of suicide stories

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 1:52pm

Newspapers across the county have signed up to a new charter committing to helping prevent suicide by reporting the subject with sensitivity.

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Shefford driver jailed after high-speed police chase through villages

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 1:35pm

A dangerous driver from Shefford who led police on a high-speed car chase through five villages has been jailed.

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BMW driver fined after inconsiderate driving in Welwyn

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 1:19pm

A BMW driver has been fined after attempting to undertake an unmarked police car on the A1(M) at Welwyn.

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Investigation after plastic ploughed into fields near Hitchin

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 12:05pm

Bottle caps, batteries, cigarette lighters and other plastic has been ploughed into fields south of Hitchin, prompting an Environment Agency probe.

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Thousands of Hertfordshire pupils fail to reach required SATs standard

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 10:51am

Thousands of Hertfordshire children finished primary education without attaining the government standard in their SATs.

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Transport Secretary heaps blame on GTR and Network Rail for train timetable disruption

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 10:48am

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has yet again blamed the rail industry for disruption which affected Hitchin and Harpenden’s train services.

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Pervert touches himself in front of woman on train near Stevenage

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 10:40am

A man exposed and touched himself inappropriately in broad daylight on a train near Stevenage – and transport officers have today appealed for witnesses.

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John Lewis profits down 99 per cent

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 9:51am

John Lewis & Partners, which has a department store in Welwyn Garden City and branches of Waitrose in St Albans, Stevenage and Hitchin, has announced a 99 per cent drop in its profits.

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Londoner, 25, charged with dangerous driving after Letchworth car chase

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 9:50am

A 25-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving after a car chase through Letchworth yesterday afternoon.

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Letchworth boy with autism snapped up by modelling agency

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 7:10am

A Letchworth boy with autism who says he was told he could not take part in plays or have his picture taken at his first school is now modelling for big brands.

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Stevenage marketing company fined £60,000 for sending more than one million unsolicited emails

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 9:06pm

A marketing company has been slapped with a £60,000 fine for sending more than one million emails without consent.

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‘Major U-turn’ on up to 14,000 Biggleswade and Tempsford homes

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 4:04pm

Independent Potton councillor Adam Zerny has accused Central Bedfordshire Council of “very quietly” dropping a major building pledge as an inspector looks over its Local Plan.

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Hitchin youth charity Phase buoyed by £4,500 fundraising boost

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 2:24pm

Hitchin youth support charity Phase has been delighted by the response to this year’s Fair in the Square, which has raised almost £4,500 to support its work.

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Suspected class-A drugs seized during Stevenage police raid

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 12:19pm

Suspected class-A drugs have been seized during a police raid in Stevenage this morning.

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Rhythms of the World return ‘must be organised better and earlier’

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 11:22am

Hitchin stands firmly behind the return of the Rhythms of the World festival, but it must be organised better and earlier – that was the message from councillors last night.

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