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Investigation into possibility of Candian-style bike racks being fitted to Hertfordshire buses

Fri, 27/09/2019 - 11:37am

An idea to fix bike racks onto buses and encourage more cycling is being investigated for Hertfordshire.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami launching air pollution campaign

Fri, 27/09/2019 - 11:26am

The MP for Hitchin and Harpenden has launched a campaign to protect children from air pollution.

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Almost 100 of North Herts food businesses don’t meet hygiene standards

Fri, 27/09/2019 - 10:39am

Almost 100 North Hertfordshire businesses that handle food are failing to meet hygiene standards, new data reveals.

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Hertfordshire roads to only be gritted if temperatures drop to half a degree above freezing

Fri, 27/09/2019 - 10:24am

Gritters in Hertfordshire will not be sent out until it gets colder this winter – after councillors lowered the trigger temperature to 0.5°C.

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Letchworth gym set to host ‘fitathon’ in bid to tackle period poverty

Fri, 27/09/2019 - 7:21am

Nuffield Health Centre in Letchworth is set to host a fundraising ‘fitathon’ to raise awareness and donations to aid period poverty.

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Stotfold daughter set to welcome all to afternoon tea for breast cancer cause

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 3:50pm

A Stotfold woman is set to host her first afternoon tea charity event in support of Breast Cancer Care after her mum was diagnosed with the disease for the second time.

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Help save a life by stepping into the Sahara

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 2:51pm

Have you always wanted to camp under the stars of the Sahara or admire the beauty of Marrakech? What if you could do just that and support a life-saving charity at the same time?

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Council considers legal action to remove travellers from Hitchin park

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 2:06pm

North Herts District Council has said it’s considering legal action, following the arrival of travellers in a Hitchin park.

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Travellers set up camp in Hitchin park

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 11:26am

A group of travellers have set up camp on a North Herts District Council-owned park in Hitchin, having first set up camp in a privately-owned car park off nearby yesterday.

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Coffee, cake and all for a good cause - Macmillan coffee mornings return to Stevenage and North Herts

Thu, 26/09/2019 - 10:21am

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is returning this Friday, with coffee lovers of North Herts, Stevenage and beyond gathering to raise money for the cancer support charity.

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North Herts foodbank sees 40 per cent user increase under Universal Credit, research shows

Wed, 25/09/2019 - 4:51pm

A North Herts foodbank has seen a 40 per cent increase in demand since the introduction of Universal Credit, according to new data from the Trussell Trust.

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Van driver injured after gas canister explosion in Stevenage

Wed, 25/09/2019 - 4:38pm

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital this morning with what police have described as “slight injuries” following an explosion inside a van in Stevenage.

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Man jailed for beating paramedics who were trying to help him in Hitchin

Wed, 25/09/2019 - 12:12pm

A man has been jailed for 10 months after assaulting two paramedics in Hitchin, leaving one of them with bruising all over their body.

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Teachers from 13 Stevenage schools visit Nepal in bid for more equitable world

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 10:36pm

Teachers from 13 Stevenage primary schools have returned from Nepal, where they visited schools as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme.

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Charity ball raises vital funds for Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 10:35pm

A charity ball has raised more than £700 for Garden House Hospice Care in Letchworth and Literacy in a Box, which ensures children around the world have access to basic education supplies such as pens and paper.

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Knebworth pub saved from housing developer after long-fought campaign

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 10:31pm

The future of a village pub has been secured following a two-and-a-half year campaign to save it from a housing developer.

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Plan for more children’s homes in Hertfordshire for young people in care

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 10:26pm

Plans for new children’s homes in Hertfordshire are being considered by the county council.

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Man tasered by police in Stevenage arrested on suspicion of multiple offences

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 7:44pm

A driver tasered by police after he was involved in collisions with two vehicles has been arrested on suspicion of a raft of offences, including driving while unfit from drugs.

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Tesco parking website used by Stevenage store hauled offline for data breach

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 7:04pm

A data breach means a website used by customers to validate parking at Tesco Extra in Stevenage town centre has been shut down.

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Neighbours raise alarm to Great Ashby house fire as ‘man sleeps inside’

Tue, 24/09/2019 - 6:58pm

Neighbours sprang into action when they saw a house on fire in the Great Ashby area of Stevenage last week.

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