Martin Elvery Senior Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @journo_martinp Covering Stevenage and Biggleswade Comments have been disabled on this article. More news stories Charities commended at North Herts District Council civic service in Hitchin 24 minutes ago JP Asher Dignitaries paid tribute to charities that help others during North Herts District Council’s annual civic service on Sunday. More than 70 guns handed in to Herts Police including rifles, a machine gun and pistols 13:16 Nina Morgan Members of the public have handed in an arsenal of weapons to Herts Police as part of a firearms amnesty. Hitchin artist Lauren Asad, 16, paints for all-time hero Fabian Perez 11:54 JP Asher A teenage artist who is on the autistic spectrum has completed a painting commissioned by her idol Fabian Perez, and presented it to him for exhibition. Shop owners in Arlesey warned about serial oil thieves 10:03 Georgia Barrow An Arlesey chip shop owner wants to warn other businesses in the area about serial oil theives who have been stealing from him regularly since February.