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Thought-provoking drop-in session as Stevenage prepares for Holocaust Memorial Day

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 4:07pm

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow, an awareness event has been held at Stevenage Central Library.

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BTP officer issues warning over carrying knives after Stevenage stabbing sentence

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 2:31pm

A detective constable from the British Transport Police has said there is “no excuse” to carry a knife after a 20-year-old Stevenage man was jailed for seven years for stabbing a taxi driver.

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Hitchin murder author appears on Dan Snow podcast exactly 100 years after unsolved crime took place

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 10:38am

The author of a book on a infamous unsolved Hitchin murder is appearing on the UK’s most successful history podcast today – exactly 100 years after the crime took place.

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Arrests made in Stevenage and Hatfield during drug gangs operation

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 10:13am

Officers from Herts police’s Operation Mantis team were supported by the National Crime Agency and the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit to carry out raids at addresses across the county.

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Looking to boost your career prospects? Why e-learning could be the solution

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 9:00am

With the chance to gain valuable qualifications from the comfort of your own home, it’s easy to understand why online learning is becoming increasingly popular. Client partner Phil Lambton from vision2learn, an online platform offering nationally accredited courses, shares some key information about e-learning.

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New Heritage Foundation strategy will ‘make Letchworth a great place’ for everyone

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 5:15pm

Letchworth’s Heritage Foundation has launched its three-year strategy which aims to make the town “a great place for everyone”.

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Hitchin man, 26, jailed after abusing ex-partner in ‘year of terror’

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 4:04pm

A Hitchin man has been jailed for three years after subjecting his ex-partner to a “year of terror”.

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Keep your entries coming for Comet Community Awards 2019

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 3:28pm

It may only have been a week since the official launch of the Comet Community Awards 2019, but entries are already coming in thick and fast from readers.

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Barclay campaigners to march in protest against forced academy takeover

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 2:02pm

Campaigners protesting against the forced takeover of a secondary school by an academy trust will march through the streets of Stevenage on Saturday.

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Airbus may make ‘harmful decisions’ for UK in event of no-deal Brexit

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 11:42am

Airbus boss Tom Enders has said the business may have to make “harmful decisions for the UK” should there be a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, potentially affecting 1,200 employees in Stevenage.

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Stevenage and Baldock Patisserie Valerie stores close after company goes into administration

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 9:57am

Stevenage and Baldock’s Patisserie Valerie stores have both closed after the cafe chain went into administration on Tuesday.

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Fancy some Muddy Mayhem in Knebworth to help hospice reach £60,000

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 5:05pm

Muddy Mayhem is back for 2019, and is calling on all those looking to get fit and enjoy themselves to take part and help meet the overall fundraising target of £60,000 for Garden House Hospice Care.

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Porsche driver banned after doing 123mph on A1(M)

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 1:01pm

A Porsche driver has been banned after he was clocked doing 123mph on the A1(M) in Hertfordshire.

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Baldock community search for loved rescue dog Ernie

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 12:18pm

Dog lovers in Baldock have come together and been on the look out for missing terrior cross dog Ernie, who vanished on Saturday, leaving his family devastated.

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Stevenage FC Foundation to put on sessions at new Herts FA pitch

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 11:51am

Stevenage FC Foundation is putting on community-based football sessions at Hertfordshire FA’s state-of-the-art pitch.

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Entries open for Letchworth’s Greenway Challenge

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 5:22pm

Entries for this year’s 13.1-mile Greenway Challenge in Letchworth are now open.

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Former Stevenage footballer Efe Sodje jailed over role in children’s charity fraud

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 4:42pm

A former Stevenage FC footballer and two of his brothers have been jailed for fraud after siphoning off money from a charity they set up for poor African children.

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Herts taxi drivers learn about modern slavery at Letchworth training

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 4:00pm

Taxi drivers across Herts were invited to a training session in Letchworth to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.

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High streets minister visits Hitchin to discuss Churchgate plans

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 2:47pm

High streets minister Jake Berry was given a guided tour of Hitchin yesterday as he discussed North Herts District Council’s plans for the regeneration of Churchgate.

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Pro-Europe pressure groups call Harpenden and Hitchin MP to account over No Deal Brexit

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 1:59pm

Pro-Europe campaigners are calling on Harpenden and Hitchin MP Bim Afolami to honour his pledge not to support a No Deal Brexit.

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