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Fire at Stevenage care home may have been caused by exploding oxygen cylinder

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:16am

An exploding oxygen cylinder may have been responsible for a fire at a Stevenage care home that left one person dead and six others hospitalised, it has emerged.

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Police and firefighters called to A1(M) between Stevenage and Welwyn after crash

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 9:19am

There are currently 30-minute delays on the A1(M) southbound carriageway between Junction 7 for Stevenage and Junction 6 for Welwyn this morning after a crash involving two vehicles.

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Hitchin school gymnasts set for UK trampoline finals in Northern Ireland

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 8:35am

Thirteen trampoline gymnasts from Hitchin are set to bounce out to Belfast next month to go up against the best in the UK.

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One person dies after fire at Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 12:38pm

One person has died following a fire at Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage yesterday afternoon, Hertfordshire’s chief fire officer has confirmed.

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Woodlands View Care Home gives update after fire leaves seven hospitalised

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 9:25pm

A Woodlands View Care Home spokesperson has provided an update after a fire at the Stevenage premises left seven people hospitalised.

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Seven people taken to hospital after Stevenage care home fire

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 7:51pm

Seven people have been taken to hospital – one in a critical condition – after a fire at a care home in Stevenage this afternoon (Saturday, February 3).

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Two people fighting for their lives after fire at Stevenage care home

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 6:37pm

Two people have been rushed to hospital in a critical condition following a fire at a Stevenage care home.

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Ministers visit station to get new disability access campaign on track

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 11:16am

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald MP, shadow rail minister Rachael Maskell MP and Mohammad Yasin, Labour MP for Bedford, paid a visit to Biggleswade railway station on Wednesday to consider the need to improve access and station facilities.

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Ashwell Show passes £175,000 of funds given out since 2000

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 11:10am

The not-for-profit Ashwell Show has now given out £175,000 to good causes since the year 2000.

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Biggleswade Specsavers team to take on Three Peaks Challenge for guide dogs cause

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:52pm

Fundraisers who work in a Biggleswade opticians are set to climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales to support the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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Another push for gas-fired power plant on Green Belt near Little Wymondley

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:48pm

A controversial plan to build a gas-fired power plant between Hitchin and Stevenage is back on the table after another planning application went in.

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Hitchin artists to hit back at Trump by taking African culture to schools

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:45pm

Artists based in Hitchin are to hit back at US President Donald Trump’s reported comments about African countries by taking the continent’s culture into schools – free of charge.

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Letchworth’s James Mayhew to paint during Hitchin Carnival of the Animals concert

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:44pm

There will be a special treat for families in Hitchin this month – a concert for children, featuring live painting by a famed illustrator and author.

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Standalone Farm to open in time for February half term

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:15pm

Standalone Farm in Letchworth will be opening earlier than ever before, with the doors open for the 2018 season from Saturday – just in time for half term.

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Independent Hitchin filmmaker to premiere latest offering in Letchworth

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:06pm

An independent filmmaker from Hitchin is set to premiere his latest feature at Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema on Thursday.

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RSPB The Lodge at Sandy set to hold first Race for Wildlife this weekend

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

Staff and volunteers at RSPB The Lodge in Sandy are busy organising the fully booked ‘Race for Wildlife’ which takes place on Sunday.

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Stevenage station’s fifth platform could be built in 2020, says transport minister

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:34pm

The Government has put pressure on Network Rail to try to make sure rail replacement bus services between Stevenage and Hertford North only have to be in place for just over two years – 18 months less than has previously been stated.

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North Herts Museum: Joint statement released after talks in Hitchin

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:25pm

A joint statement has been issued by North Hertfordshire District Council, charity Hitchin Town Hall Ltd and bankers HTH Finance Ltd following talks this afternoon regarding the district museum entrance in Hitchin.

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North Herts has almost four times as many white-goods fires as Stevenage

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:19pm

North Herts has almost four times as many fires caused by domestic appliances as Stevenage – that’s according to new figures released by the fire and rescue service.

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Inquest to be opened into death of Mike Quinlan from Stevenage

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:53pm

An inquest will be opened shortly into the death of a man whose body was found in woodland in Stevenage on Monday.

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