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Suspected Stevenage arson ‘could have been devastating’

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 3:53pm

A fire that engulfed a Stevenage garden fence, patio furniture and a sofa is being investigated as arson – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Rhiannon, 71, slams ‘lies’ of North Herts bin contractor Urbaser

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 3:00pm

A 71-year-old retiree with severe disabilities has castigated North Herts waste contractor Urbaser and accused it of lying after her garden and food waste was uncollected for weeks.

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Firefighters thanked for hard work as heatwave fire safety advice is issued

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 2:59pm

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has praised the county’s firefighters as the heatwave continues to pose a constant fire hazard for rural areas.

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Hitchin mum’s baby massage enterprise expanding into China and beyond

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 2:03pm

A Hitchin mum who used her redundancy money 11 years ago to start a baby massage service from home is set to expand her social enterprise business into China, Malta and St Helena.

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Thameslink train doors close and trap elderly woman with walking stick

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 1:41pm

Rail passengers wrenched open a set of train doors this morning after they closed and trapped an older lady with a walking stick.

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Helicopter image released as police look into missing farmer’s ‘lifestyle’

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 12:58pm

An image taken from a police helicopter as part of the search for missing Gosmore farmer William Taylor has today been released, as officers look into his “lifestyle”.

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Calls for Biggleswade station to be improved through government funding

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 11:54am

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt is delighted with the government’s £300m scheme to improve railway station access.

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Bedford council pleads guilty over death of Biggleswade bus passenger

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 11:08am

Bedford Borough Council has pleaded guilty to health and safety failings after the death of a Biggleswade woman in February 2015 – but two other defendants are set to go to trial.

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Stevenage teenager sexually assaulted in street

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 10:43am

An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in a street in Stevenage on Tuesday night – and police have now appealed for witnesses.

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Concrete plant proposal on Hitchin-Codicote B656 ‘defies logic’

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 10:03am

A plan to build a new concrete batching plant has run into fierce opposition from neighbours who say it will overwhelm the B656 between Hitchin and Codicote.

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Hitchin nursing home’s appeal for postcards to help trigger residents’ memories

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 8:31am

An appeal is being made for people to send postcards from their summer holidays to residents at a nursing home, to help with their memory recall and to promote positive feelings and engagement with the community.

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Citizens Advice Stevenage flags Universal Credit application issues

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 5:54pm

Citizens Advice Stevenage has flagged problems with the application process for the government’s flagship Universal Credit, in light of a new report.

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Report not ready in time on Central Beds housing development company

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 5:24pm

A scheme to create a housing development company in Central Bedfordshire is likely to go straight to the council’s executive to rule on because a report about it needed rewriting.

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Hitchin holidaymaker, 22, denied entry to United States

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 4:29pm

A 22-year-old Hitchin woman who jetted off to the United States for a dream holiday is traumatised after she was refused entry and sent home.

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Scouts earn RAF100 badge among historic aircraft near Biggleswade

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 4:12pm

More than 120 scouts from across the UK took over the Shuttleworth Collection as they earned their RAF100 badge.

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Stevenage pals’ appeal for Greece wildfire victims ahead of Rhodes move

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 2:36pm

Two Stevenage pals who are about to emigrate to Greece are raising funds to support people affected by deadly wildfires that are ravaging the country.

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Blood Moon 2018: Astronomy expert’s guide and top tips for Friday’s lunar eclipse

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 12:29pm

A doctor at Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire has given an expert’s guide to the ‘Blood Moon’ ahead of this Friday’s lunar eclipse.

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Hitchin town centre beach donkey rides cancelled due to extreme heat

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 12:07pm

Donkey rides will not be offered at next week’s Hitchin town centre beach transformation, due to the scorching heat.

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Unconscious man in Letchworth town centre taken to hospital

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 10:10am

Police and paramedics were in Letchworth town centre yesterday evening amid concerns for the welfare of a man who had lost consciousness.

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Stevenage 17-year-old found safe after three weeks missing

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 7:03am

A teenager from Stevenage who was missing for more than three weeks has been found safe and well in High Barnet, police confirmed last night.

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