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Five more kittens rescued at Hitchin hotel after loft discovery

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 3:31pm

A kitten rescued from within a Hitchin hotel wall was born inside the loft space, it has emerged – with five more kittens subsequently recovered along with their mother.

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Black History Month: Hitchin author to talk about first novel

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 2:16pm

A writer and playwright who grew up in Hitchin is set to return home to speak about her first novel as part of Black History Month.

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Ex-partner pleads guilty in Stevenage ‘revenge porn’ case

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 2:04pm

An ex-partner who sent a Stevenage woman abusive messages and posted indecent images of her on Facebook has been convicted under the ‘revenge porn’ law.

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Hundreds of staff offered voluntary redundancy at New QEII and Lister Hospital, leaked document reveals

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 1:12pm

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has sparked fear among its staff after around 900 people were offered the chance to apply for voluntary redundancy, a leaked document has revealed.

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Boost in morale for Lister patients getting visits from dogs

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 12:13pm

Patients at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are benefitting from visits with cuddly companions as the hospital’s Pets As Therapy (PAT) scheme grows.

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Central Beds united front proclaimed to challenge proposed housing targets

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 10:12am

A united front across Central Beds has been proclaimed in the face of new housing targets put forward by central government – but not everyone’s convinced.

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MP seeks funding for upgrades at Biggleswade’s overstretched station

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 8:08am

North East Beds MP Alistair Burt is seeking funding to improve access and facilities at Biggleswade railway station.

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Stevenage’s Fairlands Farmhouse listed as asset of community value

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 6:03pm

A Grade II-listed 17th century farmhouse which has been empty since last year has been listed as an asset of community value.

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Standalone 10k: Volunteers hailed as Letchworth race marks 30th anniversary

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 5:59pm

Hundreds of runners helped make history on Sunday as Standalone 10k celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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Letchworth Beer & World Food Festival brings in visitors from across Hertfordshire

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 5:28pm

Letchworth Beer & World Food Festival was a roaring success at the weekend, as visitors flocked to indulge on food and drink from around the globe.

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Pupil’s brain tumour fight inspires teacher’s charity run

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 5:15pm

A brave schoolboy’s fight with a rare brain tumour, diabetes and other health problems has inspired one of his teachers to run a half marathon for charity this weekend.

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Young dog handler from Letchworth wins SCAMPS championship

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 4:17pm

Ten-year-old Rory Hennah from Letchworth, along with his dog Rolo, won the SCAMPS junior dog handling competition in the Crossbreed and Mongrel category.

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Stevenage bomb scare: Police reappeal a week after coffee cup hoax

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 2:32pm

A week after Stevenage town centre came to a standstill while officers investigated a hoax coffee cup ‘bomb’ outside TK Maxx, police are reappealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Burglars steal charity donations and tip money in Hitchin town centre crime spree

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 2:24pm

Burglars stole charity donations, tip money and a bin during a spree targeting Hitchin town centre businesses early yesterday morning.

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Hitchin family’s 22-mile ‘English Channel swim’ to support spinal cord charity Aspire

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 12:23pm

Fundraisers aged six and four are swimming lengths in Hitchin to help their parents cover the span of the English channel for charity over 12 weeks.

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Council fraud investigator caught in police sting after arranging to meet undercover officer posing as 14-year-old schoolboy in Stevenage park

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:17am

An investigator whose job is to help councils weed out benefit fraudsters has been caught in a police sting arranging to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old schoolboy for a sexual encounter in Fairlands Valley Park.

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Car flips and bursts into flames in Stevenage

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 9:18am

There is traffic congestion in Stevenage this morning after two separate incidents.

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Letchworth Walks to D’Feet MND walkers honour friend as fundraising tally tops £30,000

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 6:54pm

A group of Letchworth fundraisers inspired by two friends fighting an incurable disease have paid a poignant tribute after one of them lost his battle.

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Young vocal soloists sought for Hitchin performance of The Snowman

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 6:52pm

Does your child have the voice for a live performance of Walking in the Air, centrepiece of Christmas classic The Snowman?

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Your chance to join the Strictly Come Dancing event for disabled dancers in Stevenage next weekend

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 6:32pm

Do you live with a disability but love the chance to dance? Next weekend you can, when the Strictly Come Dancing for wheelchair-using, blind, deaf and mentally-impaired dancers from across Europe comes to Stevenage.

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