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Officers investigating a burglary in Letchworth have today released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to as part of their enquiries.

Students from a Letchworth school enjoyed a bookshop shopping spree on Friday thanks to a £350 award from the Siobhan Dowd Trust.

A Hitchin photographer has been sharing her experience of volunteering in Africa for charity – ahead of a must-see exhibition of her images.

The biggest free festival in our area has been hailed as a huge success after taking place in Hitchin this weekend.

A woman had her purse stolen in Biggleswade by a man who thrust a bottle of water at her – and police have today released a CCTV image of someone they wish to speak to.

Sport

Codicote have pulled off a stunning coup by naming former Watford, Stoke and Burnley striker Gifton Noel-Williams as their new manager.

Ben Tuck stormed from last to snatch a place on the podium in a fine outing at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps racing circuit in Belgium.

The NR F1 Podcast takes to the airwaves to bring you its 2017 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix review.

Letchworth GC suffered a 132-run defeat against North Mymms in their latest SHCL Premier outing.

Knebworth Park made it two wins out of two in Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division Two A with victory over Watford Town – although they had to survive a thrilling finish to do so.

Stevenage FC

Friday, May 12, 2017

Stevenage have put Tom Pett on the transfer list.

Breaking News: Charlie Lee one of six players released by Stevenage

Friday, May 12, 2017

Charlie Lee has been released by Stevenage.

Stevenage have made their second signing of the week with the capture of James Ferry from Brentford.

Stevenage have voted in favour of retaining the current Checkatrade Trophy format with amendments.

Stevenage skipper is looking beyond the disappointment of missing out on a play-off place – and believes the club should be looking at an automatic spot next time around.

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One of the country’s top saxophonists will be performing in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

This year’s Ashwell at Home event last weekend was another corker, with activities and events marking the village’s 1,100th anniversary.

Day tickets for Saturday at this summer’s Standon Calling music festival in Hertfordshire has sold out in record time.

A night of vintage swing music is coming to Hitchin this week.

The hay bales have started arriving for the annual Kimpton Village Barn Dance, which takes place this weekend.

Business

I’m indebted to Hitchin-born stalwart Richard Whitmore for his excellent account of the opening of The Dell back in 1950/51 in his very entertaining autobiography ‘Didn’t you used to be…Richard Whitmore?’.

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70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

Monday, May 15, 2017

If you think the weather is miserable on this wet and windy Monday morning, spare a thought for people in our area 320 years ago this very day as the Great Offley Storm hit – killing a shepherd lad and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

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Music composed by a Hitchin teenager to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee is to be performed again for the first time in 40 years, as former choristers get together for a reunion.

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Hitchin and Stevenage may not be the first places that come to mind when you think of the history of the internet – but this week marks 40 years since work started on a world-leading fibre optic link between the two towns that led to video streaming, social networks and more.

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There will be plenty of holiday fun at Knebworth House this weekend with the stately home’s annual Easter Trail for children and then jousting back to thrill visitors.

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A Biggleswade market grocery stall dating back to before the Second World War has finally traded in the town for the last time.

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