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Fairfield neighbourhood plan overwhelmingly endorsed by referendum

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 5:49pm

The protection of Fairfield’s unique character has been overwhelmingly backed by referendum in what has been called a milestone in the village’s history.

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Appeal to trace missing Baldock’s Balbir Bhachu – nine days after last sighting in Hitchin

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 4:58pm

A 50-year-old man from Baldock has been missing for nine days since he was last seen in Hitchin – and police have today appealed to the public for help tracing him.

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Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in North Herts: Everything you need to know

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 2:53pm

You can help raise money for cancer care and indulge in coffee and cake by joining Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings which take place around the county on Friday, September 29,

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#CouldYouCare? - inspirational nan led Stevenage man to change careers and become a carer

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 1:24pm

The inspiration of his nan, a carer for more than 40 years, led Stevenage resident Bradley Bliss down a new career path.

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Jailed Stevenage burglar could take until 2022 to pay compensation bill

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 12:19pm

A jailed burglar from Stevenage who continued offending while on bail could take until 2022 to finish paying back the cost of what he stole.

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Summer Reading Challenge: Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock kids take part in record numbers

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 12:18pm

Record numbers of children have taken part in the summer reading challenge run by the Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock libraries this year – with more than 900 in Hitchin alone.

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Health check: Do our NHS services in Stevenage and North Herts fit the gloomy picture portrayed in the national media?

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 11:15am

We’re so used to seeing negative headlines about the NHS splashed across newspapers and the internet that it’s easy just to accept our health service is in crisis.

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Hitchin stars in Spanish speakers’ hit English instruction video

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 9:13am

Hitchin is a hit with students across the Spanish-speaking world this morning, thanks to an English instruction video filmed in the town centre.

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Increased high-visibility patrols to continue in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire after Friday’s terror attack

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 8:03am

Despite the terror threat level having been reduced Herts and Beds police say you can expect to see them continuing high-visibility patrols in the wake of Friday’s bomb attack on the London tube.

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Cressida Cowell interview: Bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon series talks The Wizards of Once ahead of Letchworth visit

Sun, 17/09/2017 - 4:57pm

Best-selling author and illustrator Cressida Cowell took time out of her hectic schedule to speak to Siobhan Doyle about her upcoming book series, her inspirations, and what advice she would give to aspiring writers.

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Parsons Green terror attack: Hertfordshire police issue advice after international terrorism threat raised to ‘critical’

Sat, 16/09/2017 - 4:11pm

Hertfordshire’s police force is issuing advice to the public after the threat level from international terrorism was raised to ‘critical’ last night in the wake of the Parsons Green terror attack.

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Letchworth woman’s £1,000 bill for racist abuse, harassment of neighbours and criminal damage

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 5:35pm

A 59-year-old Letchworth woman has admitted a flurry of racist abuse and harassment against neighbours that included shouting, spitting and pushing over their bins.

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Kimpton Primary School teaching assistant Yvonne Matthews recognised as best in east of England

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 4:50pm

A long-serving teaching assistant at Kimpton’s village school has been recognised as the best in the east of England – and is now set to go up for the national title.

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Police up patrols at railway stations in Hertfordshire following London’s terror attack

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 4:45pm

Police are upping patrols at key locations, including railway stations, across Hertfordshire following today’s terror attack on a tube in Parsons Green.

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Letchworth City Chorus singers complete Thames Path Challenge to support Parkinson’s disease

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 4:44pm

A team of singers from Letchworth have walked 22km along the River Thames to support research into a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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‘I’ll go to bat for you’ – Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami’s pay pledge to Hertfordshire firefighters

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 4:05pm

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has pledged to “go to bat” over Herts firefighters’ pay after a meeting with commanders and crew.

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McDonald’s, Aldi and Travelodge set for Letchworth as £16 million plan gets go-ahead

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 1:43pm

McDonald’s, Aldi and a Travelodge hotel are set to come to Letchworth within a year after a £16 million redevelopment plan was given the green light last night.

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RAF Henlow friends scale UK’s highest peak to raise hospice cash in memory of dear daughter Aimee

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 1:05pm

The father of a young nurse who died suddenly of epilepsy in 2013 has climbed Ben Nevis to raise cash for the hospice where she was cared for.

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Cyclist taken to hospital after Hitchin roundabout crash

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 10:38am

A cyclist has been taken to hospital with a chest injury this morning after a crash involving a car in Hitchin.

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Pirton’s joy as planning committee rejects 99-home Gladman application

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 9:37am

Villagers near Hitchin are jubilant after a developer’s planning application for another 99 homes was roundly rejected last night.

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