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Herts charity’s overgrown garden transformed for struggling young families

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 2:13pm

An overgrown garden at a charity’s head office has been transformed for struggling families to enjoy.

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Baldock roofer’s van broken into four times this year

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 12:36pm

A spate of van break-ins has left a roofer from Baldock at least £3,000 out of pocket each of the four times he’s been targeted this year.

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Letchworth woman’s fundraising efforts take her from London to Brighton

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 10:39am

A Letchworth woman has taken part in a London to Brighton cycle to raise money for Breast Cancer Care after her wife’s diagnosis.

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Our NHS trust’s contingency plan after clinical waste contractor found stockpiling body parts

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 9:12am

After its clinical waste contractor has allowed amputated limbs, infectious liquids and other hazardous materials to pile up at its handling sites, the East and North Herts NHS Trust – which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital – has confirmed ‘contingency arrangements’ are in place.

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Pilates not pills – GPs eager to prescribe social activities not drugs

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:28pm

Hertfordshire GPs are leading the way in prescribing patients social activities rather than drugs, the body which plans and pays for health services in our region says.

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Getting your head around anxiety

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:09pm

Hitchin’s Paul Harris opens up about his severe anxiety as we mark World Mental Health Day.

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Ardeley school welcomes new puppy

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:34pm

Ardeley St Lawrence Primary School has welcomed its newest member of staff, Miss Honey the Labrador puppy.

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Letchworth councillor speaks out against sexual harassment of young girls

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 3:03pm

A Letchworth councillor has spoken out against sexual harassment and assault of women and girls after data revealed that one in three female pupils wearing school uniform had been sexually harassed in public.

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Hitchin woman with bipolar on stigma and the need to listen

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:55pm

A Hitchin woman has spoken about the “stigma” attached to mental illnesses and how it affects those living with them.

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‘Speaking out about mental health has brought a wealth of opportunity to my door’

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:13am

Langford’s Hannah Brown, who set up peer-to-peer support group An Ear To Hear after her own experiences of anorexia, gives her thoughts on World Mental Health Day.

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Dad’s anger at lack of action after son’s drink is spiked with drug on Arlesey’s Etonbury Academy school trip

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 10:01pm

The dad of a boy who had his drink spiked while on a school trip last week is angry the school has only suspended the pupil responsible for two days for what is ultimately a criminal offence that put his son’s life at risk.

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Family’s funeral fund appeal after Stevenage jogger tragedy

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 10:00pm

The family of a young man who died unexpectedly after going out for a jog on Friday have launched an appeal to raise funds to help pay for his funeral.

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Four dads take on cycle challenge for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital neonatal unit

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 3:01pm

Four dads whose children were all cared for at Lister Hospital’s neonatal unit in Stevenage are taking part in a 12-hour cycle challenge to raise money towards extending and improving the family room at the facility.

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Hertfordshire pupils’ winning films released for World Mental Health Day

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 2:01pm

Two films raising awareness of young people’s mental health have been released after a countywide competition among schools in Hertfordshire.

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Witness appeal as car fails to stop after Stevenage cyclist crash

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 11:43am

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after he was in collision with a car which failed to stop at the scene this morning.

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Letchworth-based hospice set for estate planning fair

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 7:00pm

Garden House Hospice Care is holding a fair to help those making a will to make clear how they would like their estate to be distributed.

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Football students score free travel with Great Northern and Thameslink

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 3:33pm

Six up-and-coming footballers from Herts and Beds have been offered free travel on Great Northern and Thameslink for their sports education in London, thanks to train operator Govia.

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Standalone 10k raises more than £1,000 for charities

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 12:28pm

Runners took part in The Standalone 10k yesterday morning and raised £1,300 for two charities while providing entertainment for families.

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Shefford teen part of award-winning duo who set up mental health group

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 9:42am

Two Bedfordshire teenagers have won an award in recognition of their work setting up a support group for people with mental health problems.

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Successful appeal for volunteers has saved Stevenage talking newspaper from closure

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 9:38am

A service which supports blind and visually impaired people and was facing being shut down due to a lack of volunteers has been saved.

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