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Hitchin moped joyrider, 14, sentenced for theft spree

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 10:15am

A 14-year-old joyrider who stole mopeds across Hitchin during a spate of offending will be under close surveillance during a year-long youth rehabilitation order.

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Stevenage regeneration: Mecca Bingo not formally contacted over plan which will see it flattened

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 3:48pm

The owners of Stevenage’s Mecca Bingo hall – which will have to be knocked down to make way for a scheme to regenerate the town centre – have not yet been formally contacted despite the £350 million plans for SG1 having been unveiled to the public.

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Letchworth school’s recycled fashion show focuses on ‘power and revolution’

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 3:38pm

Students from schools across Hertfordshire have taken part in the 24th annual Recycled Fashion Show at St Christopher School in Letchworth.

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Safety before profit, say owners of Stevenage trampoline park

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 3:22pm

Amid calls nationwide for closer regulation of the trampoline park industry, the operator of Stevenage’s Air Space has called for safety to come before profit.

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Hitchin schools set for Big Match football fundraiser for Sport Relief

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 2:09pm

Footballers from three Hitchin schools are to go head to head to raise money for Sport Relief.

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Baldock nursery dedicates bench in memory of Elaine LaRoche

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 12:03pm

A memorial bench has been dedicated to a hard-working nursery school staff member and treasurer of the Balstock charity music festival, who tragically passed away just six days after retiring.

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How Hertfordshire plans to tackle children’s mental health

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 11:21am

Mental health organisations, including the county council, have revealed what key priorities they promise to focus on following a national review into children and young people’s mental health services.

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Another house burglary in Hitchin – linked to eight on Tuesday

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 10:55am

There was yet another house burglary in Hitchin last night, a day after there were at least eight in 12 hours – and detectives are linking the crimes.

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Major concerns over plans to build 105 homes in Walkern

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 10:15am

A planning application to build 105 homes in a village has been met with fierce opposition from people concerned it will ruin the landscape, cause traffic congestion and put a strain on existing infrastructure.

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Suspects escape after Letchworth car chase and dog pursuit

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 8:28am

Two suspects escaped custody last night after a brief car chase through Letchworth followed by a pursuit on foot involving police dogs.

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Stevenage recruitment fair aims to tackle teacher vacancies crisis

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 10:02pm

With the education sector facing a recruitment crisis, a careers fair for teachers is being held in Stevenage today.

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Grieving Stevenage man’s 2,000km challenge in memory of mum

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 9:52pm

A grieving man is taking on the challenge of running 2,000km this year - roughly one marathon a week - in memory of his mum, who died weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Have your say on proposal to extend GP opening hours in Stevenage

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 9:48pm

Patients registered to GP practices in Stevenage are being asked their views on a proposal to extend GP opening hours.

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Family overwhelmed by support as Stevenage tot Mia battles leukaemia

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 5:01pm

The family of a 17-month-old girl diagnosed with leukaemia and fighting for her life have been overwhelmed by people’s support after an appeal to raise money to adapt their home has led to a flood of donations, as well as fundraisers in the pipeline.

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Fundraiser who runs to overcome mental illness to take on London Marathon

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 4:53pm

A fundraiser who uses running to help manage mental illness is set to take on the London Marathon in memory of a friend’s daughter who had the same condition.

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Two arrests over Hitchin ‘Zen’ and ‘82’ graffiti tags

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 4:42pm

Officers investigating the huge number of ‘Zen’ and ‘82’ graffiti tags in and around Hitchin have made two arrests – and have identified two more people who could help their enquiries.

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Hitchin’s James Bay announces new album release and UK tour dates

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 4:18pm

Hitchin singer James Bay has today announced when he will release his much-anticipated second album, Electric Light.

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Eight Hitchin burglaries in a single day being linked by detectives

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 3:01pm

There were at least eight burglaries within 12 hours in Hitchin yesterday – and detectives have today appealed for witnesses and information.

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Broken-down car causes A602 delays between Hitchin and Stevenage

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 2:45pm

There are heavy delays on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage after a car broke down on the carriageway between the two towns.

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Apology after lamp upgrade sees Stevenage bedroom lit up ‘like daytime’

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 12:30pm

Herts County Council has apologised after a street light upgrade in Stevenage meant a bedroom was lit up “like daytime” each night.

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