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LGBT+ community encouraged to consider fostering or adopting a child in Hertfordshire

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 1:41pm

As part of LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week (March 5-11), Hertfordshire County Council is encouraging members of the LGBT+ community to consider fostering or adopting a child.

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Hatfield nurse gives up holidays to go to Senegal with Stevenage charity’s medical ship

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 12:48pm

A nurse from Hatfield will set sail for Senegal aboard a floating hospital for six weeks, for Stevenage-based charity Mercy Ships.

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Letchworth school pupils ‘returning home tonight’ following Italy coronavirus lockdown

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 11:20am

Fearnhill School in Letchworth has this morning released a statement confirming that pupils and staff stranded in northern Italy “will be returning home tonight,” following the news that the whole of Italy is now in lockdown.

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Search for Letchworth man continues

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 10:11am

A Letchworth man has now been missing for six days, and police are re-appealing for the public’s help to trace him.

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Letchworth family says ‘final goodbye’ to Baby Mason with messages carried by 100 balloons

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 5:28pm

A Letchworth family has said its final goodbyes to “beautiful baby Mason” who tragically died on New Year’s Eve at just three weeks old.

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Stevenage woman convicted of six counts of benefit fraud

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 5:26pm

A Stevenage woman has been fined £170 after pleading guilty to six counts of benefit fraud, having received an overpayment of £7,500.

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Letchworth school ski trip to northern Italy goes ahead despite quarantine

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 4:11pm

A Letchworth school has reassured parents and carers following the departure of pupils yesterday for a “long-awaited ski trip” to northern Italy.

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County council offers warning to those with flu and cold symptoms

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 2:17pm

Community groups in Hertfordshire should ask members with any symptoms of cold or flu to stay away – according to the county council’s latest coronavirus advice.

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Herts police warn drivers to stop using mobile phones at the wheel

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 12:34pm

Hertfordshire police want to remind the public not to use their phones while driving after over 500 people were caught in the county last year.

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Plan for seven high-rise tower blocks in place of Icon building denied

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 12:24pm

Planning permission to build seven high-rise flat blocks in the place of the Icon building in Stevenage has been denied by Stevenage Borough Council’s planning committee.

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Letchworth school celebrates creative arts with visit from Sir Oliver Heald MP

Mon, 09/03/2020 - 10:12am

A Letchworth school welcomed Sir Oliver Heald MP last week to celebrate the success of its creative curriculum.

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Have you seen missing Letchworth man?

Sun, 08/03/2020 - 11:00am

A man has gone missing from Letchworth and police have launched an appeal for the public’s help to trace him.

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Fifth coronavirus case confirmed in Herts

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 7:27pm

An inpatient from Watford General Hospital has been confirmed as having coronavirus – as the number of confirmed cases in Herts reaches five, according to Public Health England.

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County council releases advice to ‘unite’ as confirmed coronavirus cases rise

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 4:51pm

A public advice campaign that calls on Hertfordshire’s residents to unite against coronavirus has been launched by the county council, as the number of confirmed COVID–19 cases continues to rise nationally.

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Hitchin–based charity named in Sunday Times Top 100 non–profits to work for

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 4:27pm

A Hitchin-based charity has been named as one of the best non–profit organisations to work for in the country.

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Stevenage Labour pass motion supporting trans community

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 4:24pm

The Stevenage Labour Party has passed a motion in support of the transgender community, following a campaign from a passionate councillor in response to “anti-trans” groups.

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Stevenage Borough Council set to raise tax as budget reveals spending for climate change and regeneration

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 4:23pm

Council tax in Stevenage will increase as the council has approved its budget for 2020/2021.

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Feed Up Warm Up set to distribute sleep pods to the homeless across three counties

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 4:19pm

A Stevenage and Hitchin-based homelessness charity has teamed up with Sleep Pod, and will represent Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire in the distribution of the weather-resistant pods.

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MP Bim Afolami invites constituency’s pupils to Parliament for debate tournament

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 3:58pm

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami welcomed schools from across the constituency last week for a debating tournament aimed at young people.

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County council agrees to expansion of SEND schools in Herts

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 3:58pm

A £2.6 million plan to increase the number of places at SEND schools in our area for the next academic year has been agreed upon by Hertfordshire County Council.

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