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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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North Herts District Council Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards winners revealed

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 3:48pm

Volunteers in North Herts who go the extra mile were recognised at a special awards ceremony on Friday.

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Patient taken to hospital after A1(M) crash involving car and motorbike between Stevenage and Welwyn

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:49am

A car and a motorbike were involved in a crash near Junction 7 for Stevenage of the A1(M) this morning, which caused delays of more than an hour in the area.

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Suffragette100: What is a Suffragette?

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 9:10am

Before 1918 women had almost no role in British politics. A woman’s role was domestic, encompassing little outside having children and taking care of the home.

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Stevenage author inspires pupils at her former primary school

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 7:55am

A newly-published author revisted her former primary school to help inspire pupils to never give up on their dreams.

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Long delays on A1(M) southbound between Letchworth Gate and Welwyn after incidents near Stevenage’s Junction 7

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 7:40am

There are delays of up to 1½ hours on the A1(M) between Letchworth and Welwyn this morning after incidents southbound near Junction 7 for Stevenage.

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Women’s suffrage 100th anniversary: How Knebworth House’s Lady Constance Lytton helped get women the vote

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 7:44pm

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK getting the right to vote, and we will be uncovering some of the moving, uplifting and often tragic stories of Suffragettes and other campaigners from our area who fought so hard to secure one of the 20th century’s greatest political changes.

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Letchworth teenager arrested for second time over arson attacks

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 6:36pm

A 14-year-old girl from Letchworth has been arrested and charged for the second time in the space of a week in connection with a number of fires in the town.

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Stevenage care home fire: One person still in critical condition after blaze that claimed a life

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 4:53pm

One person remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition after a fire at a Stevenage care home which led to a man’s death.

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Police appeal to trace missing Langford man, 73

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 4:34pm

A 73-year-old man from Langford has been missing since around 1.30pm today, and police have now appealed for the public’s help finding him.

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‘Significant concerns’ over past assessment at Hitchin primary school

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 2:17pm

Significant concerns have been found during an investigation into historical practice regarding assessment and testing at a Hitchin primary school.

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REVEALED: Most expensive properties in North Herts, Stevenage and Central Beds SG postcodes in 2017

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:46pm

An 18th-century manor house was the most expensive residential property sold in North Hertfordshire during 2017, according to new Land Registry data.

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