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Yesterday, 21:00

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion in Stevenage this evening after a suspected Second World War hand grenade was found in a shed.

A 71-year-old pilot from Welwyn Garden City who died when his light aircraft crashed in a field near Walkern has been named.

Police have today released a CCTV image of a man who they want to speak to after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted outside a pub in Hitchin town centre.

Muslims in Biggleswade took to the streets to share the blessings of Ramadan with people in the town and help display the peaceful nature of the faith which has been overshadowed by the recent terror attacks.

Pupils and parents from a Hitchin school made the long drive up to Sheffield for a national lacrosse tournament – but the trip was worth it as they achieved success.

Sport

Yesterday, 10:45

Knebworth Park’s Charlie Randall hit a huge six from the final ball of the game to secure a two-wicket victory against Hitchin in a tremendous game of cricket.

Hitchin got their season back on track with an emphatic 72-run win against St Albans.

Hitchin Town have signed striker Elliot Bailey.

Hitchin Swimming Club’s youngsters finished fourth in round two of the Peanuts League, held at Stevenage.

A young footballer from Letchworth is “excited and honoured” after selection for the Deaflympics.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 09:08

Chris Day says Stevenage are raring to go ahead of the new season following a football-free summer.

Stevenage begin the 2017-18 League Two season with a home game against Newport County.

Stevenage’s tilt at the League Cup starts against Championship side Millwall.

What's On

Yesterday, 12:21

There was a lot of tail wagging in Knebworth over the weekend during a summer festival held just for dogs.

The Village Green will become a hub of fun at Kimpton Folk Festival this weekend.

A Hertfordshire village’s music festival next month will be a celebration of the UK’s rich cultural traditions.

Fancy winning tickets to a family-friendly music festival? We have teamed up with organisers of Folk by the Oak for a competition to win one of three family passes to the festival at Hatfield House next month.

The UK’s premier picnic concert series celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer and we have six pairs of tickets to the Hatfield House Battle Proms to be won in a great competition.

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70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

Friday, June 23, 2017

A unique collection of photographs taken by children showing how places in Stevenage have changed over time is touring different locations across the town.

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Tucked away in a corner of Hitchin, there is a team hard at work developing innovative products for the food and drink and pharmaceutical industries, carrying on the work started by their founder more than 170 years ago.

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We live in times of shifting political sands in Hitchin, having just elected our first new MP for two decades – but our parliamentary history is already a fascinating one, with previous MPs including a Russian baron and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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A young mum from Stevenage has been staggered by the response to her request for people to share their memories of a town centre store, with more than 350 people indulging in the nostalgia of Fine Fare.

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While battlefield tours are de rigeur on the continent, we don’t have much of the sort in Hertfordshire – but a group of community historians are set to change that.

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Biggleswade Comet

Yesterday, 17:27

Muslims in Biggleswade took to the streets to share the blessings of Ramadan with people in the town and help display the peaceful nature of the faith which has been overshadowed by the recent terror attacks.

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