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North Herts MS suffers less likely to have extra support under new system

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 4:00pm

Multiple sclerosis sufferers in North Herts are likely to have lost part of their mobility benefit under the new system, data has revealed.

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Free Zumba session in Letchworth to encourage activity among MS sufferers

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 3:58pm

Letchworth-based charity the MS Trust is encouraging people with the condition to introduce activity into their daily lives with free Zumba class ahead of MS Awareness Week.

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Stevenage man, 21, named as Suffolk crash victim

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 3:15pm

Police have named the victim of a car crash in Suffolk as a 21-year-old man from Stevenage.

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Stevenage man arrested after police find axe in town centre

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 2:32pm

A 38-year-old man was arrested in Stevenage yesterday following an altercation between two people, which resulted in one of them allegedly being threatened with an axe.

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Man walked through central Hitchin in a headlock in alleged knifepoint robbery

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:45pm

A man was robbed, allegedly at knifepoint, in Hitchin just after 4pm on Tuesday, April 16.

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Person injured after chemical spill in Hitchin

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 12:01pm

A chemical spill in Hitchin has left at least one person with burns to their skin.

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Coffee mornings for ex-RAF personnel begin in Letchworth

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 11:53am

The Letchworth, Hitchin & District Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association held its first monthly coffee morning for members and ex-Royal Air Force personnel earlier this month.

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Still time to nominate your unsung hero for our Comet Community Awards

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 5:51pm

There’s still time to recognise your unsung heroes, but the deadline for entries for this year’s Comet Community Awards is now less than 48 hours away.

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Stevenage Conservatives defend election leaflet amid Labour accusations of ‘blatant lies’

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 5:33pm

The Stevenage Conservatives have defended an election leaflet which says the Labour-run Stevenage Borough Council is “hiding millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money in reserves” – after the town’s Labour leader accused the group of “blatant lies”.

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Liberal Democrats withdraw support for North Herts election candidate

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 5:28pm

The North Hertfordshire and Stevenage Liberal Democrats has withdrawn its support for one of its local election candidates.

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Police helicopter search after Baldock assault

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 1:30pm

A police helicopter has been searcing above Baldock and Letchworth following reports of an assault this morning.

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Armed police arrest Stevenage man with sword on train

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 12:27pm

A Stevenage man was suprised to find himself at gun-point surrounded by police after carrying a sword on a train.

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Feature: Investigating paedophile hunters operating in Hertfordshire

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 10:43am

With child internet use at an all time high, there are more sexual predators than can be dealt with by police, according to a national safeguarding online team, Cobra UK.

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Stevenage McDonald’s closure sparks concerns over high number of empty town centre units

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 7:07pm

McDonald’s in Stevenage town centre is set to permanently close, prompting concerns about the significant number of vacant retail units in the shopping area.

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New pet grooming shop offers work experience to young people with complex needs

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 5:44pm

A new pet grooming shop is opening for business in Letchworth’s The Arcade next week and will be hosting an open day this weekend.

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Redundancies announced at Stevenage’s GlaxoSmithKline

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 2:01pm

Redundancies are being made at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage as part of “a new approach to research and development”.

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New Family Trail will be unveiled at Stevenage Walking Festival

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 2:00pm

This year’s Stevenage Walking Festival will take place from May 4 to 12.

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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust launches new life-saving liver scanner

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 1:57pm

A life-saving scanner that can spot the early signs of liver damage has been bought by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity to help launch a Fibroscan service.

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‘My elderly mother cannot shop in Stevenage Tesco Extra due to no wheelchair trolleys’

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 1:56pm

The daughter of an 89-year-old woman with dementia who is confined to a wheelchair says her mother can no longer shop in a town centre superstore because all the trolleys for use with a wheelchair have either been stolen or vandalised.

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Police appeal after Hitchin Sainbury’s assault

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 1:48pm

Members of the public are being urged to come forward after a man sustained minor injuries during an assault in a Sainsbury’s store in Hitchin.

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