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Potton community set to fight developer’s appeal over 80 homes plan

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:17pm

Neighbours in Potton are set to fight an appeal from a developer hoping to build 80 houses on the south-eastern edge of the town.

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Stevenage volunteers all set for latest Gambia trip

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:15pm

A team of volunteers from Stevenage are set to jet out to west Africa to build an adventure playground and school library.

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New bridge means new possibilities for Hitchin’s Walsworth Common

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:09pm

All sorts of possibilites are now open for Walsworth Common, which boasts a new bridge giving access to the vast public field.

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Hitchin day nursery rated ‘outstanding’ in all fields again

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:02pm

Everyone is celebrating at Highbury Lodge Day Nursery in Hitchin after it received another Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rating.

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Get ready for the Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival 2018

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Raise a glass! The Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival is back for its third year next week, and it’s set to be the biggest yet.

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Play the Slottery in support of Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:42pm

Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care has announced a brand new partnership with the Local Hospice Lottery which aims to raise more than £800,000 towards the care and support of patients over the next five years.

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Joint-venture regeneration proposed for Hitchin’s Churchgate centre

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:41pm

A new potential joint-venture scheme to regenerate Hitchin’s Churchgate centre is set to be considered next month.

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Jonny’s search for the man who saved him from suicide encourages young people to ‘Just Talk’ in new Herts mental health campaign

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:40pm

Barnwell Middle School in Stevenage invited me along to support Hertfordshire County Council’s new “Just Talk” campaign to get young people talking about mental health issues.

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Inspector rejects car park access road for Hitchin’s Butts Close

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:22pm

A plan to build a car park access road across common land in Hitchin has been turned down by a government inspector.

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Wayne Jeffs: Friend stole from tragic Biggleswade dad’s family

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 3:20pm

A close friend of Biggleswade’s Wayne Jeffs stole cash from his family while they still tragically held out hope he was alive and just missing.

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Man taken to hospital after assault at Letchworth Morrisons

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 2:27pm

A man has been taken to hospital following an assault at a Letchworth supermarket this morning.

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Hertfordshire Police officer dismissed after sexual activity with vulnerable woman

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 2:13pm

A Hertfordshire Police officer was dismissed yesterday (Thursday) after a panel concluded that he took part in “sexual activity” with a vulnerable woman.

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Pirton neighbourhood plan referendum gets green light

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 2:00pm

Villagers near Hitchin are celebrating after a referendum was approved for their neighbourhood plan – the first in North Hertfordshire.

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Are Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s IT problems putting lives at risk?

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:55am

The control centre co-ordinating the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is being beset by IT problems and computer glitches that are causing delays to call-outs and putting lives in danger – according to an inside source.

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Hitchin fundraisers’ Crafternoon tea in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 10:59am

Two friends from Hitchin who have both lost their dads to cancer have embarked on a fundraising drive to help others affected by the cruel disease.

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Switched-on Stevenage students prove their metal by triumphing in Robot Rumble competition

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 10:08am

Pupils from Stevenage’s Nobel School outmanoeuvred teams from other Herts schools to win the final of the annual Robot Rumble competition on Saturday – the culmination of a year-long robotics challenge sponsored by Stevenage-based defence firm MBDA.

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North Herts Museum: Entrance owners suggest interim access

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 8:48am

The owners of 14/15 Brand Street, the entrance to the North Herts Museum in Hitchin, have said they might allow access while negotiations continue.

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First Letchworth parkrun this Saturday

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 5:15pm

The long-awaited Letchworth parkrun will launch at Grange Recreation Ground this Saturday.

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East of England Ambulance Service whistleblower triggers ‘risk summit’ over death claims

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 4:38pm

Claims that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays from the region’s ambulance service over Christmas and New Year are being investigated, including one person who froze to death.

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Comet Community Awards 2018: Stream of entries in wake of awards launch

Thu, 25/01/2018 - 4:18pm

A steady stream of entries are already coming in for this year’s Comet Community Awards – all with the aim of recognising the many unsung heroes in our midst.

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