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A dead body was found next to a Letchworth church this morning, with a police cordon still in place.

A special service will be held at a Hitchin church on Tuesday evening in the wake of the terror attacks in Spain, Sierra Leone landslides and wildfires in Portugal.

A driver was lucky to escape with only minor injuries last night after his car left the A1(M) near Baldock services and ended up on its side.

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.

A housing association has been marking National Allotments Week with a gardening project for youngsters in Shefford.

Sport

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.

It was another Saturday to forget for Letchworth Garden City Cricket Club’s first team although this time Radlett and not rain was the main culprit.

Baldock Town’s new season started in encouraging style even though their Herts Charity Shield game at Welwyn Garden City ended in a 3-1 defeat.

The main focus of the week for Stevenage Striders kept them in the town – as they took part in the Fairlands Valley Spartans’ 3km relays.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 07:00

Darren Sarll is not panicking over Stevenage’s lack of league victories – saying it really took until January last year to get the winning feeling going.

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll believes that proposals to move the end of the summer transfer window to before the season starts are pointless and will just “move the chaos a month earlier”.

Stevenage’s new goalscoring sensation is delighted with the start to his life as a professional footballer but would like to taste a success.

Stevenage FC’s chairman has described the response from fans and the town as “truly incredible” after seeing an investment scheme to build a new North Stand pass the halfway mark.

A mistake from goalkeeper Joe Fryer cost Stevenage all three points as they battle to a 1-1 draw with Colchester United at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

What's On

Yesterday, 10:23

It will be Proms night at Knebworth House on Sunday.

Gogglebox star Sandra Martin joined thousands of other supporters at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice’s annual Big Weekend fundraising event in Moggerhanger at the weekend.

The Sherlocks, who will play the Wilkestock Charity Music Festival in Hertfordshire next month, have released their long-awaited debut album.

There’s still time to buy tickets for the Classic Ibiza concert at Knebworth Park this weekend.

Stand-up comic Jacob Hawley, who grew up in Stotfold and Arlesey, says “the hard work starts now” following his BBC New Comedy Award final appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe this weekend.

Business

Yesterday, 08:26

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

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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A memorial honouring the heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment was dedicated in Belgium yesterday at the site of their defining moment, exactly 100 years on.

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A housing association has been marking National Allotments Week with a gardening project for youngsters in Shefford.

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