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Thousands of households in North Herts are living in fuel poverty

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 4:16pm

Thousands of households in North Hertfordshire are living in fuel poverty, figures show.

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Henlow teenagers sleep out for Feed Up Warm Up

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 4:11pm

Six teenage girls took part in a sleep out to raise money for Stevenage and Hitchin drop-in service Feed Up Warm Up.

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Stotfold Mill Steam Fair 2020 saved thanks to influx of volunteers

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 4:09pm

Organisers have confirmed that Stotfold Mill Steam Fair and Country Show will go ahead next year following an influx of new volunteers.

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North Herts house prices up by 1.2 per cent in April

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 4:08pm

House prices in North Hertfordshire increased by 1.2 per cent in April, despite witnessing a 5 per cent fall over the last 12 months.

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‘Caring is what I do, but it’s not what I am’

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 4:00pm

As a former project manager, Norman Phillips is used to difficult decisions and tough situations. But now as a full-time sandwich carer, the 67-year-old has had to accept coping with chaos, rather than managing it.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP ‘sympathises’ with suspended MP Mark Field over protester incident

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 3:02pm

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami says he “sympathises” with a politician who has been suspended for grabbing a climate change activist by the neck.

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Broadway Theatre want budding stars for Wind in the Willows Christmas show

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 2:19pm

Broadway Theatre is inviting children aged 10 to 16 to audition for a part in the junior chorus of The Wind in the Willows Christmas theatre production, which will be staged in December.

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‘Inadequate’ Hitchin childminding service shut down by Ofsted

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:46am

A Hitchin childminding service was suspended by Ofsted with immediate effect following an inspection yesterday.

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Why you need vaccines and where to get them

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 9:51am

In 1796, Dr Edward Jenner invented the world’s first vaccine. Still, today, it remains the best prevention method against disease. Vaccination UK has over 40 years of experience in vaccine administration and high-quality customer care. Their clinical director Denise Chalkley is here to explain why the vaccination remains so effective and why you need to make sure you’ve been immunised.

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Family pens open letter to encourage regular giving to hospice

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 5:25pm

A Stotfold family have told their story in a letter sent to residents across North Herts, highlighting the importance of Garden House Hospice Care, and the role it played when mum Bev was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

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Stevenage school pupil becomes youngest rider to complete 84km cycle challenge

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 5:24pm

A Year 7 student from Thomas Alleyne Academy in Stevenage completed an 84km cycle last Sunday as part of the town’s Bike Week.

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Letchworth Heritage Foundation ‘committed to open dialogue’ over housing development plans

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 2:56pm

The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation has said it is “committed to an open and ongoing dialogue with the community” over plans to build houses on land it owns – and says it shares residents’ passion for garden city principles.

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Stevenage studio to host first summer fair – a year after sewage incident

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 10:51am

A free summer fair is being held at a Stevenage music studio next weekend, a year on from a “soul-destroying” flood which left the premises needing a complete refurbishment.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP backs Boris Johnson in Conservative leadership race

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 9:43am

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has declared his support for Boris Johnson as the final stage of the Conservative leadership race approaches.

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CCTV tracks down drink-driver in Letchworth

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 6:43pm

Police arrested a woman motorist on suspicion of drink-driving in Letchworth, after being alerted by a CCTV controller more than seven miles away.

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Daughter of paramedic attacked while on duty in Hitchin calls for government action

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 5:30pm

The daughter of a paramedic who was reportedly beaten by a drunk man while responding to a call in Hitchin on Sunday has spoken out about the devastating effect the assault has had on her mum.

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Citizens Advice offering new service and sessions in North Herts

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 5:19pm

Citizens Advice North Herts will now provide an extra weekly drop-in session as well as a new advisory service for residents.

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Hertfordshire stillbirth rate below national average

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 4:21pm

The rate of stillbirths across Hertfordshire is below the national average in the UK, according to national statistics.

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Stevenage deputy head’s ‘wonderful suprise’ after being honoured on Thank a Teacher Day

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 4:13pm

A deputy head has been recognised for her many contributions to a Stevenage school.

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Daughter of ‘vulnerable’ Knebworth man sentenced after stealing £13,000

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 3:19pm

A 56-year-old woman has been given a 20-month suspended sentence after admitting to stealing more than £13,000 from her elderly father.

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