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Biggleswade 560,000-sq-ft industrial development could mean 1,400 new jobs

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:51pm

Up to 1,400 jobs could come to Biggleswade after planning permission was granted for 560,000 sq ft of new industrial space in the town.

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Gamblers in Central Beds splash out almost £6 million on fixed odds betting machines in just one year

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:48pm

Figures released ahead of an autumn Government review into fixed odds betting terminals show that gamblers in Central Beds are staking nearly £6 million a year on machines - dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’.

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Four-vehicle crash closes B655 near Hitchin in both directions

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 1:56pm

A country road near Hitchin is closed in both directions after a crash involving four vehicles.

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East Herts Council rejects garden waste fee – unlike contract partners North Herts

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 1:41pm

North Herts District Council’s decision to introduce a £40 annual charge for garden waste collection has not been matched by East Herts Council – partners in the joint waste disposal contract set to start in May.

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Road closed after two-car crash on B1037 near Walkern

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:22pm

Two cars were involved in a crash near Walkern this morning, with the road closed afterwards.

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YouTube star Oli White returns home to meet Pirton School pupils

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:47am

An internet personality with almost three million YouTube subscribers returned to his childhood home near Hitchin yesterday to meet kids at his old primary school.

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Road near Hitchin partially blocked after crash, with separate A602 delays

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:12am

A country road near Hitchin is partially blocked this morning after a car came off the carriageway while going around a bend amid the heavy fog.

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Two A1(M) lanes closed after three-car crash near Welwyn

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 8:32am

Two lanes are closed on the A1(M) after a three-car crash near Welwyn, and traffic is solid all the way back past Stevenage to Letchworth Gate.

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Former Hertfordshire bishop investigated for historic sex abuse allegations

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 7:24am

A bishop who once worked in Hertfordshire and died in the 1980s has been accused of sex abuse.

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Stevenage’s Lister Hospital scored highly by patients quizzed about their care

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 5:37pm

A survey has scored Stevenage’s Lister Hospital higher than the national average for cleanliness, food, support for people with disabilities, and the condition of the buildings.

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Letchworth cashpoint robbery: Suspect pulled out a knife before stealing police radio

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 4:58pm

The suspect in the alleged Letchworth cashpoint robbery yesterday was armed with a knife and stole an officer’s radio police have confirmed – explaining the massive hunt involving armed officers, dogs and a helicopter.

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Walsworth Festival: Urgent appeal for volunteers to save annual Hitchin fixture

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 4:09pm

This year’s Walsworth Festival may have been the last, with organisers concerned about a lack of volunteers coming forward to run the event in 2018.

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Hitchin miller drowned off Jamaican beach despite wife’s attempts to save him, inquest hears

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 3:47pm

A flour miller holidaying in Jamaica drowned amid strong currents as his wife tried to save him, an inquest heard today.

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Letchworth cashpoint robbery: Suspect was seen with knife

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 2:31pm

The suspect in the alleged Letchworth cashpoint robbery yesterday was seen with a knife, police have confirmed – explaining the massive hunt involving armed officers, dogs and a helicopter.

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More than 100 dogs take on Stevenage Heli Hounds walk for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 12:05pm

More than 100 dogs and their owners took a stroll through Stevenage’s Fairlands Valley Park on Sunday to raise money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

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Stretches of the A1(M) and A1 to close overnight with motorists facing diversions

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 10:43am

Sections of the A1(M) and A1 will be closed at night for maintenance work throughout October and November.

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Demolition begins at Hamonte ahead of Letchworth over-55s housing scheme

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 9:59am

Demolition of a Letchworth sheltered housing scheme began yesterday as part of a £3 million redevelopment plan.

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Stotfold Watermill: Exhibition to mark 25 years since fire tragedy

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 8:35am

Back in 1992, it was feared that more than 1,000 years of having a watermill in Stotfold had literally gone up in smoke.

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Hitchin man pleads guilty after Letchworth fight that left him and another in hospital

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 6:36pm

A 42-year-old man from Hitchin has admitted being drunk and disorderly after a fight in Letchworth that left him and another man in hospital.

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Arrests made after trio breached closure order in Letchworth

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 5:23pm

Three arrests were made after a closure order was breached in Letchworth on Friday.

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