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Hospital denies alleged cover-up of mistakes that led to toddler’s death

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 1:41pm

The chief executive of a hospital accused of covering up mistakes that led to the death of a toddler has strongly refuted the claims.

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Thameslink manager discusses months spent sleeping rough to erase stigma around homelessness

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:56pm

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is joining forces with charity partners this Christmas to provide support for the homeless.

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Popular headteacher set to retire after 23 years

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:59am

A long-standing headteacher at a Stevenage primary school is set to retire at the end of this school term.

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Customers flock back to town centres for festive shopping as lockdown lifts

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:47am

Christmas shopping in our town centres is finally under way as non-essential shops open their doors following a month-long lockdown.

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‘Tis the season to be careful for festive shoppers

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:13am

Shoppers are being urged to expect a warm welcome and hand sanitiser when the high street reopens this week.

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Baldock’s virtual Christmas light switch-on and fayre: all the details

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 9:51am

Baldock Christmas lights switch-on will take place virtually this Saturday as committee members continue to review ever-changing legislation.

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Herts police warn of ‘convincing’ Christmas scam with online deliveries

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 9:48am

Hertfordshire residents who have been ordering their Christmas presents online this year have been warned of scam emails and text messages from fake parcel delivery companies.

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‘I have never run so fast in my life’ - Herts teen tells of horrific drugs gang ordeal

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 9:22am

‘Caroline’ was 18 when she discovered her new boyfriend belonged to a drug-dealing gang. In this interview, part of our series looking at the impact of county lines dealing, she details her terrifying experiences.

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‘I’ve seen people in floods of tears’ – free law clinic director opens up about family court

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 3:57pm

A year on from the setting up of the free Hertfordshire Law Clinic at the Uni of Herts, its director has explained how people are coping in the age of little to no legal aid.

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Covid Christmas Travel advice: how to travel safely with a Covid-19 test

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 12:59pm

How to plan safe travel this Christmas.

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Stevenage MP reveals his concerns on COVID tier system ahead of vote in Parliament

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 12:02pm

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has expressed his intention to rebel against the Conservative motion for the three-tier coronavirus system – set to replace the national lockdown tomorrrow.

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Tier Two restrictions are right for Hertfordshire, says county council chief

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 12:01pm

Tier Two restrictions are “the right place” for Hertfordshire despite a fall in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, according to the leader of the county council.

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Stevenage Debenhams heading for closure three years after opening

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 11:28am

Debenhams stores across the UK are likely to close, including the Stevenage branch which was saved from demise during a roll out of closures announced in 2019.

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Dealer jailed for seven years after running county lines drug operation

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 9:40am

A county lines drug dealer operating in Stevenage has been jailed for more than seven years.

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Eco warrior triplets launch crisp packet recycling campaign

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 5:44pm

Eight-year-old eco warrior triplets have launched a campaign to help the homeless this Christmas, as well as helping to save the planet.

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Domestic abuse victims ‘terrified’ of Christmas period

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 4:30pm

A domestic abuse charity has said that in expectation of the holidays, it is “already getting calls from people terrified of the Christmas period”.

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Ex-police inspector to face misconduct hearing over inappropriate behaviour allegations

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 4:21pm

A former acting inspector for Hertfordshire Constabulary will be the subject of a misconduct hearing, following accusations of breaching standards of professional behaviour.

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Stevenage schoolboy battling brain tumour sets sights on fundraising appeal

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 1:23pm

A schoolboy with a rare type of brain tumour is raising money for a children’s charity that is supporting him and his family through this difficult time.

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Official switch-on of Tree of Light filled with dedications to loved ones

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 12:09pm

Created by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity, a Tree of Light filled with dedications to loved ones will be officially switched on outside the front of Lister Hospital in Stevenage at 6pm today.

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Whipsnade Zoo gets into the Christmas spirit post-lockdown

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 11:53am

Whipsnade Zoo is ready to bring Christmas cheer to the whole family this festive season in the wake of the second lockdown.

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