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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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Children’s author Guy Bass visits Hitchin’s Whitehill Junior School after Authors for Grenfell Tower auction

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 8:04am

The award-winning author of children’s books such as Spynosaur, Atomic and Stitch Head has visited a Hitchin school to speak to the pupils and sign autographs.

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Uncertain reception for former Letchworth school fields housing plan

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 5:56pm

Illustrative plans to build up to 42 homes on former school playing fields were exhibited yesterday in Letchworth – and received a lukewarm reaction from neighbours.

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Sister of murdered Stevenage teenager walks 10 miles to raise £700 in her memory

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 5:48pm

The sister of a teenager murdered by her abusive boyfriend has raised more than £700 for a domestic violence charity in memory of her sibling.

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Hitchin cannabis factory busted open as London officers make eight arrests

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 3:50pm

A major cannabis factory was busted open in Hitchin yesterday as London officers targeting organised crime executed a warrant in the town.

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Great Offley villagers ramp up opposition to Gladman Homes plan

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 3:22pm

More than 100 villagers came together near Hitchin to make their feelings known about a proposed development of up to 70 houses.

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Two new seargeants to bolster Stevenage community policing teams

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 3:14pm

Stevenage’s community policing teams are getting a boost this month when two new sergeants join the ranks.

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Suspected Hitchin drug dealer arrested after officers execute warrant

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 1:41pm

A suspected drug dealer from Hitchin has been arrested after officers executed a warrant in the town, seizing what are thought to be class B drugs and associated gear.

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All the fun of the fair set to return to Stevenage as museum exhibition celebrates its centuries-long history

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 12:38pm

Stevenage’s popular Charter Fair is back and rolls into town next Friday, September 22.

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How the tragic plight of Gordon the Goose might make you think twice about feeding bread to waterfowl at Stevenage’s parks and lakes

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:59am

Did you know that feeding bread to ducks and geese can cause them to become aggressive, poo more on paths and get diseases which prevent them from flying

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Stevenage sport stacker James Acraman makes Guiness World Records book for second time

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:26am

A Stevenage 20-year-old with lightning fast hand speed has appeared in the 2018 Guinness World Records book for the second time for his sport stacking skills.

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Letchworth’s medieval church welcomes bishop and Pam Rhodes

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 9:54am

Letchworth’s oldest building has welcomed the Bishop of St Albans for its first visit from its diocesan bishop for half a century.

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Hitchin Helps: Rotary fundraiser for hurricane, earthquake and flooding recovery efforts this weekend

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 8:59am

Rotarians in Hitchin will shaking buckets this weekend to raise funds to help the millions whose lives have been shattered by Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters.

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