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A man who claimed to have a gun and threatened to harm himself in Stevenage Old Town has now handed himself in to police following a six-hour standoff.

A man who claimed to have a gun and threatened to harm himself in Stevenage Old Town has now handed himself in to police following a seven-hour standoff.

A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

A motorist who Hitchin who admitted driving through Letchworth with more than six times the legal limit of cocaine in his system has been banned from the road.

A motorist who Hitchin who admitted driving through Letchworth with cocaine in his system has been banned from the road.

Kenyan people are enjoying the new libraries established in their communities by Just Be A Child.

A charity is appealing for donations of books so a library can be established in a deprived African community.

The scene at Tye End in Stevenage at 1.30am last night.

One person was taken to hospital after a house fire in Stevenage late last night – and officers are investigating the ‘suspicious’ blaze as an arson.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 18:26
Jobi McAnuff

Jobi McAnuff’s superb individual effort fired Stevenage to a point at Exeter with Boro boss Darren Sarll saying Grecians’ Reuben Reid ‘showed class’ by telling him after the match that the ball had hit his hand on its way into the net for City’s equaliser.

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll. Photo: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Darren Sarll feels Stevenage have ‘slipped under the radar’ in League Two in recent weeks with good results boosting their chances of a play-off berth come the end of the campaign.

Jake Hyde. Picture by Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic

Stevenage striker Jake Hyde has joined National League South title-chasers Maidenhead United on a month’s loan.

Matt Godden. Picture: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Matt Godden and Luke Wilkinson helped Boro to victory over Cheltenham Town on Tuesday,

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll celebrates victory. Picture: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Darren Sarll has hailed his ‘brilliant’ players after Stevenage registered a fourth successive win.

Sport

Thu, 12:54
Jonny McNamara and Shaun Lucien. Picture: Peter Else

Hitchin Town made it 10 wins from 10 games on Tuesday as they booked a second cup final place after Jonny McNamara’s second half effort.

Business

Friday, February 10, 2017
An artist's impression of the proposed development off Letchworth's Avenue One, including an Aldi supermarket and a Travelodge hotel.

Letchworth could gain an Aldi supermarket and a Travelodge hotel within 18 months if a proposed £16 million redevelopment gets the green light.

What's On

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Edward Gordon Craig

One of the most radical and influential forces on the world’s stages will be celebrated in his home town with a free four-month exhibition which opened to the public yesterday.

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70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

Tue, 13:06
Yanky Fachler speaks at the Letchworth Settlement on Monday night.

Letchworth, Stotfold and Shefford may not be the first places that spring to mind when you think of Jewish history – but as a visiting author explained last night, the connections there are actually quite strong.

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Pte Vernon Jones at the grave of his close friend Pte George Rook, of Biggleswade, in September 1997.

A D-Day veteran interviewed for a history book has spoken movingly about a close friend and comrade from Biggleswade who was later killed in action, but of whom he has no photograph – and the author has appealed to the public to help find one for him.

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Hertfordshire Regiment soldiers during the First World War. Photo: Herts at War

The First World War heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment are set to gain their first memorial outside the UK – with the monument to be unveiled at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

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Admiral John Byng, as painted by Thomas Hudson in 1749. Picture: National Maritime Museum

The name of Admiral John Byng – born, baptised and buried in a village between Shefford and Biggleswade – has, rightly or wrongly, gone down in history as a byword for cowardice. But could a petition to the government see him exonerated after 260 years?

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Regulars at Stevenage's Twin Foxes in circa 1971, including Ted Jones pictured top left.

With Stevenage’s first new town pub being demolished and turned into flats, the public have taken to social media to reminisce about the good times they had there.

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Biggleswade Comet

13:57
A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

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