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Stevenage has highest rate of crime in county but police say they’re working hard to tackle it

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:52pm

Stevenage has the highest rate of crime out of all areas in Hertfordshire, the latest figures show.

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Eight lives left for Kimpton kitten who got stuck in an engine and now needs a home

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:18pm

A kitten in Kimpton has been left with singed paws after he scampered into the engine of a Peugeot van.

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Stevenage care home fire: Elderly victim was being visited by partner when blaze broke out

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 2:18pm

A resident in his 80s who tragically died in a fire at a Stevenage care home on Saturday was being visited by his partner who is now also in a critical condition in hospital, it has emerged.

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Appeal to trace male witness after allegation woman was pushed out of moving van in Stevenage

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 2:03pm

A police appeal has been launched today to trace a man following an allegation that a woman was pushed out of moving vehicle in Stevenage.

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Victim of Sandy crash identified by police

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:24pm

Police have revealed the identity of the father who tragically died after a crash on the main road between Sandy and Potton last Thursday.

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Royston firefighter accused of killing pedestrian appears in court

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:24pm

A Royston firefighter, who is accused of causing the death of a pedestrian after the fire engine he was driving knocked over a man, has appeared in court today for the first time.

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North Herts set to introduce controversial bin charges

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:45am

A new opt-in garden waste service is being made available for North Herts residents starting in May, which will be chargeable at £40 per year.

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Natalie Lawrence’s running story is an inspirational tale for women and girls everywhere

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:46am

Stevenage club runner Natalie Lawrence doesn’t stand still for long – with the mother-of-four back competing less than two weeks after giving birth.

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Police appeal after nine vehicles targeted by vandals in Stevenage Old Town

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 6:42pm

Nine vehicles parked in the Stevenage Old Town area have been damaged in an overnight spate of vandalism at the weekend.

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Major developer set to be revealed as Stevenage regeneration to begin in earnest

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 6:09pm

Despite the doubters, the long, long-awaited regeneration of Stevenage town centre is finally set to begin in earnest – with Stevenage Borough Council set to unveil a major international developer who will pump £350 million into rebuilding the town’s heart.

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The full story of our fabulous Finn and his brush with death in Stevenage

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 6:03pm

A police officer who helped stop his police dog Finn from bleeding to death after he was stabbed through the chest is launching a book about his heroic hound today.

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Ballot opens to win tickets to Hertfordshire’s top tourist attractions

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 5:54pm

Free tickets to top tourist attractions and activities across the county – including ones in Stevenage and Letchworth – are up for grabs from today in the 2018 Herts Big Weekend ballot.

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Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival 2018: Six thousand pints sunk in three days

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 5:47pm

Beer lovers congregated over the weekend to taste what was on offer at this year’s Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival hosted by North Herts Camra.

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Angry Stevenage mum calls for law change after sentencing appeal against paedophile headteacher fails

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 12:02pm

A mum whose children were victims of a sexual predator is calling for a change to the law after her appeal against the ‘unduly lenient’ sentence handed to a paedophile headteacher fell at the first hurdle because the Attorney General has no power to step in.

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Sandy Ukulele Group entertains Kings Cross communters

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 9:51am

Sandy Ukulele Group gathered at Kings Cross Station to celebrate World Ukulele Day, entertaining weekend commuters with classic 60s covers.

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A1(M) crash between Stevenage and Welwyn causes major delays

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 9:17am

Police are on the scene following a crash between a motorbike and a car on the A1(M) between Stevenage and Welwyn.

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East of England Ambulance Service will use private vehicles to meet demand amid concerns delays have led to patient deaths

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:48pm

Our region’s ambulance service will use vehicles from private firms to help meet demand, following a risk summit triggered by concerns that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays over Christmas and New Year.

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Appeal to help Stevenage girl, 16, walk again after surgery to remove tumour the size of a watermelon left her paralysed

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 9:43pm

An appeal has been launched to raise £10,000 to help a 16-year-old girl to walk again after surgery to remove a tumour the size of a watermelon left her paralysed.

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Little Wymondley businesswoman and mother discusses female entrepreneurship

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 6:25pm

In a week where we are celebrating 100 years since some women were given the vote, we caught up with a leading female entrepreneur from Great Wymondley, Jess Butcher, to discuss the opportunities women now have thanks to first-wave feminists.

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FEATURE: From the Suffragettes and Dick Kerr’s Ladies to Arsenal superstar Heather O’Reilly inspiring Hitchin Belles – a century of inspirational women footballers

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 4:40pm

CometSport is proud to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage – and on February 6, 1918, Britain started the journey towards a fairer, more democratic place to live when the Representation of the People Act was passed.

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