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North Herts band record charity CD to help homeless charity Crisis

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 9:33am

A cyber band with members from Hitchin and Stevenage are raising money for a homeless charity by donating proceeds from their latest CD.

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FEATURE: ‘We called my late son Kai ‘Peter Pan’ – he was never going to grow old’ says brave Hitchin mum and author Vikki Hammond

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 9:05am

Layth Yousif met inspirational Hitchin mother and author Vikki Hammond after the launch of her third book in honour of her late son Kai. All funds raised will go to SUDEP Action dedicated to exploring sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

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Young people bring happiness to elderly living in Stevenage nursing home

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 9:12pm

Students from a secondary school and children from a day nursery have been busy bringing smiles to the faces of elderly people.

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Stevenage pupils’ reverse advent calendar for people in need

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 9:11pm

Children have been collecting items for people in need this Christmas as part of a reverse advent calendar scheme.

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Health Shuttle transport service to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital is axed

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 9:08pm

A transport service which patients rely on to take them to and from hospital appointments has been axed.

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Woman assaulted after defending Stevenage bus driver from vile passenger

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 7:53pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young carer was assaulted for coming to the defence of a bus driver who was being subjected to a torrent of abuse from a foul-mouthed passenger.

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Hundreds attend funeral of much-loved Hitchin priest Father Michael Lambert

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 4:37pm

Around 700 people attended the funeral of Father Michael Lambert yesterday after he was tragically killed in Hitchin two weeks ago, aged 79.

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Arrest made in Letchworth in connection with Hoddesdon murder

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 2:10pm

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Letchworth on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting of a 26-year-old man in Hoddesdon.

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Body found in Arlesey river identified as 17-year-old boy

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 2:03pm

Police have identified the body found in a river in Arlesey on Sunday as a 17-year-old boy.

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Development begins on Letchworth shopping centre

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 12:40pm

Redevelopment work on the Garden Square Shopping Centre has begun in Letchworth, starting with the demolition of buildings in Leys Avenue.

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Stevenage restaurant and Hitchin cafe to give free Christmas dinners to homeless and elderly

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 12:05pm

A Stevenage restaurant and a Hitchin cafe are to open their doors to the homeless, elderly and emergency services on Christmas Day.

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An open letter to Lewis Hamilton from Stevenage’s People for People founder after ‘slums’ comment

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 11:01am

The founder of a community group dedicated to helping people in need in Stevenage is calling on Lewis Hamilton to put his hand in his pocket and fork out some cash to support the community after he referred to his hometown as ‘the slums’ on national TV.

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Police tackle knife crime at Stevenage secondary school

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 9:27pm

Police officers have asked pupils at a Stevenage secondary school to walk through a knife arch, designed to detect concealed metal objects, in a bid to tackle a rise in crimes involving knives.

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Go-ahead for consultation over future of Herts Fire and Rescue Service

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 5:51pm

Plans for the future of the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will now go out to consultation, despite concerns that had led to a temporary halt in the process.

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Two arrests in Stevenage police operation to disrupt county lines drug dealing

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 5:47pm

Two arrests have been made and nine vehicles seized in a police operation targeting criminals travelling in and out of Stevenage.

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Newly-built Biggleswade pub opens it doors to the public

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 1:25pm

A new pub built by McMullen and Sons has opened in the Kings Reach area of Biggleswade, just in time for Christmas.

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Lewis Hamilton criticised for calling Stevenage ‘the slums’ in BBC SPOTY speech

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 12:59pm

Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton has come under fire for describing his hometown of Stevenage as “the slums” during a speech at last night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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Man found dead in Arlesey river

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 6:27pm

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a river in Arlesey this morning.

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Herts village music festival tickets go on sale at special price

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 8:54pm

Tickets have gone on sale for an annual Hertfordshire music festival at a special discounted price.

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Letchworth care home residents magical day at Willington garden centre

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 5:02pm

Residents at a Letchworth care home got well and truly into the Christmas spirit last Wednesday, as they took a festive trip to Frosts Garden Centre in Willington.

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