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A keen golfer from Letchworth who feared his health may stop him ever playing again is now swinging his clubs once more with the support of his carer.

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the return of a market to Stevenage’s historic High Street.

In response to patient feedback, a role has been created to provide additional support for dialysis patients at the East and North Herts NHS Trust, which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

Firefighters today cut into a Hitchin hotel wall to rescue a stray kitten that had been stuck there overnight.

Sport

Yesterday, 10:41

A tweet from Baldock Town FC has gone viral after they sent their social media man on as a sub for the last 10 minutes of Sunday’s FA Cup win.

Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke was left hugely disappointed by his side’s performance in their 3-0 defeat against Banbury United at Top Field.

Hitchin Town suffered a 3-0 defeat against a dominant Banbury United side at Top Field on Saturday.

Lauren Higham produced a sensational performance to land the biggest result of he young career by winning the final round of the British Cycling Youth Circuit Series.

Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke was keen to take positives from his side’s 2-2 draw with St Neots Town on Monday night – despite conceding a last-minute equaliser.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 11:44

Stevenage forward Ben Kennedy was delighted with both his and the team’s performance against Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll was full of praise for his squad following their win over Grimsby Town at the weekend.

Grimsby Town supporters were left fuming after their visit to the Lamex Stadium for their home game against Stevenage FC on Saturday after female supporters were allegedly asked to show security staff their bras and children were given full body searches.

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll was delighted to see his team finally win a League Two match at the third attempt this season, as they saw off Grimsby Town 3-1 at the Lamex Stadium.

Sky Bet League Two: Stevenage (Newton 37, Smith 45+1, Kennedy 65) Grimsby Town 1 (Collins 81)

What's On

Yesterday, 17:34

Thousands of music lovers witnessed two outdoor concerts in the beautiful grounds of Knebworth House over the weekend.

Get your motor running and head on over to Knebworth Park this August Bank Holiday weekend for a classic car show.

Worship the pepper at the Benington Chilli Festival 2017 this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Mel Brooks musical comedy The Producers opens at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage next week. We caught up with cast member Ali Bastian, who stars as Ulla.

It will be Proms night at Knebworth House on Sunday.

Business

Friday, August 18, 2017

A handmade children’s clothing business run out of a Letchworth dining room has been nominated for a national sustainable business award.

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70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the return of a market to Stevenage’s historic High Street.

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Concerns have been raised over the future of a Grade II-listed 17th-century farmhouse, which has been empty since last year after the most recent tenants were reportedly forced to move out due to the poor state of the property.

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What would you do if you had to leave your home, maybe with just the clothes on your back, because of something as simple as who you are?

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Knebworth House this weekend featured steam engines and much more besides.

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Organisers are expecting thousands of people to flock to Knebworth Park over the weekend for an annual steam and country fair.

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Biggleswade Comet

Yesterday, 14:35

Work has started to tear down derelict buildings in Biggleswade’s Bonds Lane and replace them with a small apartment block.

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