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Plans for 800 homes on Forster Country approved for second time

Wed, 09/12/2020 - 12:15pm

A last ditch effort to save Forster Country in Stevenage from major development has been quashed, as the borough council’s planning committee voted to approve the plans for a second time last night.

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Cancer patient walking the distance of Pennine Way in memory of wife

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 5:20pm

A 65-year old man suffering from metastatic kidney cancer is walking the 268-mile length of the Pennine Way at two miles a day for Garden House Hospice Care, in memory of his wife.

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It’s never been so crucial to look after your mental health – help is available

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 3:38pm

Lockdowns have been tough on us all. It’s OK to admit that, while recognising you’re worried or anxious, bored or lonely. Mental health help is at hand with things you can do to help yourself and support to turn to.

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Siblings, 8 and 10, set to release Christmas charity song ‘Let’s Come Together’

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 2:48pm

Two Hitchin siblings have created a Christmas single with the help of a producer friend, in the hope of raising money for a local charity.

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Heart-warming generosity helps ensure people in need don’t go hungry

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 2:33pm

People in Stevenage have shown “extraordinary generosity” in donating food to ensure those in need don’t go hungry this Christmas.

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Small business repays community support by helping vulnerable people pay heating bills

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 1:33pm

For five days a Stevenage company which handmakes blankets donated five per cent of profits to a charity in the town that gives grants to help vulnerable people pay their winter heating bills.

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Show home opens in Meldreth to launch new country homes

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 1:23pm

A new development of fine country homes for first-time buyers, professionals and families is open for viewings

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Plans for 42 homes on Norton playing field on hold after report raises issues

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 12:58pm

Plans to build 42 dwellings on the former Norton School playing fields in Letchworth – as well as an access road off one of the last remaining country lanes in the town – have been temporarily put on hold following an independent report which raised a number of issues.

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Stevenage’s DJ Gary crowned East of England Neighbour of the Year

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 12:38pm

A Stevenage man has been crowned the East of England Neighbour of the Year for lifting the spirits of his neighbours during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Charity cycle raises awareness and funds to beat blood cancer

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 12:07pm

A charity cycle ride from St Albans to London has built relationships between young people and police while also raising money for charity.

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Life-saving COVID-19 vaccine rolled out in our area from today

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 11:26am

COVID-19 vaccinations have started to be administered in hospitals across the country today, with Stevenage’s Lister Hospital included in the first wave.

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Classic Ibiza set to return to Hatfield for summer concert

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 10:14am

Classic Ibiza is set to return to Hatfield in 2021 with a bang – with tickets on sale now for next summer’s concert.

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Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli launches awards to celebrate courage of children with cancer

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 10:12am

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli and his partner Michelle Kennedy have opened their hearts about their baby son’s cancer battle and the lasting impact it has had on their family.

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Urgent toy appeal for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust children’s wards

Tue, 08/12/2020 - 9:33am

An urgent appeal has been launched for toys to be donated to children’s wards run by the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

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Virtual event helps young people find opportunities in STEM

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 5:24pm

Around 650 young people from Stevenage and surrounding areas attended a virtual event to find out how to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

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Celebrities send support to schoolboy battling brain tumour

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 3:50pm

A schoolboy battling a brain tumour has raised more than £4,500 for the charity supporting him, and has received heart-warming support from a whole host of celebrities ahead of major surgery.

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Hundreds turn out for annual Santa Canta

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 1:30pm

Hundreds have taken part in North Herts Road Runners’ annual Santa Canta, in aid of brain injury charity Headway.

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Decision imminent for 800 homes plan on Stevenage’s Forster Country

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 12:27pm

A controversial planning application to build 800 homes and a primary school on swathes of countryside with historical and cultural significance is set to be determined – for a second time - tomorrow.

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County council facing overspend in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 9:52am

The cost of Herts County Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has reached more than £70 million – with an overspend of £2.79 million at the end of 2020/21 now forecast.

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Person hit by train between Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City

Mon, 07/12/2020 - 9:41am

A person has sadly been hit by a train between Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City.

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