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A march to celebrate diversity in the community and the contribution migrants make in our local and national economy is taking place in Hitchin later today.

Phizz-Whizzing fun: Pupils getting creative during Feeling Good Week.

Children at a Hitchin school have been busy spending time with nature to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

Combat UK

A 16-year-old boy has admitted stealing a replica gun from a Stevenage shop after he was pictured taking the weapon on the store’s CCTV footage.

Kate Gee-Finch. Credit: Will Harold Photography

A Hitchin actress currently filming a TV programme is excited to have made the shortlist for the Miss Hertfordshire finals – and is looking for your support to help her raise as much money as possible for a children’s charity.

The Station pub Knebworth

A group of concerned villagers have started a campaign to try to make sure their only village pub isn’t turned into homes.

Stevenage FC

Darren Sarll.

Darren Sarll is seeing a ‘growth’ to Stevenage after his side’s draw at Exeter stretched their unbeaten run to five games.

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.

Video: Match highlights: Stevenage 2 Cheltenham Town 1

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Matt Godden. Picture: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

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


Anthony James.

The race for promotion in SSML Division One is heating up after both Langford and Baldock Town won at the weekend to keep the pressure on second-place Harpenden Town.


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.

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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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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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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Anthony James.

The race for promotion in SSML Division One is heating up after both Langford and Baldock Town won at the weekend to keep the pressure on second-place Harpenden Town.

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