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Hitchin community garden focuses on sustainability for open day

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 4:14pm

Hitchin’s Triangle Garden is set for a day of family fun, with organisers putting on an open day next month.

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Herts-wide SEND Crisis march sets its sights on the hearts and minds of Stevenage and beyond

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 2:26pm

More than 100 parents and activists marched together yesterday to protest the situation for children with special educational needs in Hertfordshire.

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Travellers occupy Hitchin fields as NHDC considers taking legal action

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 10:28am

Groups of travellers have set up camp in Hitchin, occupying two fields in the town.

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Letchworth flooring company fined £500,000 after death of floor layer

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 10:19am

A Letchworth flooring company has been fined £500,000 and ordered to pay more than £34,000 in costs following the death of a floor layer in London.

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What to consider when choosing an estate agent

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 9:49am

If you are thinking about moving or selling your home, finding the right estate agent is crucial to ensure you get the best price with minimum hassle.

Here, Richard Banks from Michael Graham shares some useful considerations when choosing an estate agent.

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Hundreds of crimes committed by reoffenders in North Herts last year

Fri, 31/05/2019 - 9:27am

Hundreds of crimes were committed by previous offenders in North Hertfordshire last year, figures show.

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More than a quarter of North Herts workers earn less than Real Living Wage

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 5:49pm

More than a quarter of workers in North Hertfordshire earn below the Real Living Wage, ONS figures show.

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Recorded race hate crimes involving children on the rise in Hertfordshire

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 3:12pm

An investigation by the NSPCC has found recorded race hate crimes on children have increased in Hertfordshire by 52 per cent across a three-year period.

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Appeal after girl sees man touching himself inappropriately in Letchworth

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 1:35pm

A man was seen touching himself inappropriately in Letchworth’s Norton Common yesterday evening.

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Herts County Council considers council tax hike to help bridge £90 million funding gap

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 12:51pm

Leading members of Herts County Council are seeking new powers to increase council tax in a bid to bridge an anticipated £90 million funding gap.

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Thousands of badly paid workers in North Herts and Stevenage are struggling to make ends meet

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 12:48pm

Every single part-time worker in North Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire is earning less than the Real Living Wage – a rate based on what it actually costs to make ends meet in the UK.

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Stevenage’s Reece is on his way in attempt to run length of the UK - in 30 days

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 12:23pm

A Stevenage man has begun his charity run from John O’Groats to Land’s End – a distance of nearly 1,000 miles.

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Busy morning for Stevenage crews after playground fire near school

Thu, 30/05/2019 - 7:59am

Stevenage firefighters have had a busy start to the day – attending three incidents in 2½ hours.

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Letchworth daughter tracks down letter poem writer for dad - after 26 years

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 4:45pm

A one-off poetry writer from Letchworth was surprised after his daughter arranged for him to meet a man 26 years after exchanging letters – in the form of a poem.

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Meet the Letchworth ‘jive walker’ given new lease of life with quirky exercise

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 4:05pm

A Letchworth ‘jive walker’ – who has lost four stone since taking up the exercise – is encouraging others to get involved with the uplifting workout and donate to the British Heart Foundation after successful heart surgery.

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CCTV appeal after victim threatened outside Stevenage One Stop

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 1:15pm

CCTV images have been released after a man verbally abused and then threatened a victim outside a Stevenage One Stop shop.

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More travellers park up near Stevenage school

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 11:54am

A group of travellers have parked up near a Stevenage school, as a court order to remove other trespassers from the town’s King George V Playing Fields is pending.

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Hertfordshire County Council raises £469,000 after selling 450 works of art

Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:36pm

More than 450 artworks from Hertfordshire County Council’s art collection have been snapped up in a series of three public auctions – for a total of £469,282.

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Stevenage friends cycle 800 miles to raise £10,000 for research into incurable disease

Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:35pm

Two friends have cycled more than 800 miles round Ireland and raised more than £10,000 to help find a cure for a disease affecting two girls close to their hearts.

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Travellers occupy King George V playing fields - a week before Stevenage Day

Tue, 28/05/2019 - 7:13pm

A group of travellers who first parked up on a Stevenage playing fields on Friday afternoon remain there at this time – but with a court hearing looming.

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