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The chairman of North Herts District Council cllr John Booth opens the new nursery at the Garden City Academy with staff and children.

Letchworth’s Garden City Academy officially has a new nursery following the purpose-built block’s ceremonial opening on Thursday.

Police at the scene of the stabbing at the junction for Fishponds Road and Bunyan Road in Hitchin.

A stabbing in Hitchin on Friday night happened after a standoff in a bar between two men thought to know each other – and police have now issued a further appeal for witnesses.

Incident Map

A Letchworth schoolboy has been busy using technology to inform people about the past – specifically where enemy bombs were dropped on North Herts during the Second World War.

File photo of makeshift accommodation at the Jungle in Calais, from where 10 unaccompanied Ethiopian and Eritrean girls have arrived in Hertfordshire. Photo: Layth Yousif

Ten unaccompanied Ethiopian and Eritrean girls have arrived in Herts from the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, and are now with foster carers across the county.

Heather Small

Stevenage Borough Council is ‘Moving on Up’ this year as iconic singer Heather Small will make you ‘Proud’ to be from Stevenage on Thursday November 24, at the town centre Christmas Lights Switch On.

Stevenage FC

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Stevenage FC

Stevenage will host St Margaretsbury in the Herts Senior Cup next week.

Video: Match highlights: Stevenage v Carlisle United

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie collects Henry Cowans' header. Photo: Danny Loo

Stevenage were beaten by high-flying Carlisle United on Saturday.

Jason Kennedy wheels away in celebration as he opened the scoring against Stevenage. Photo: Danny Loo

Darren Sarll is adamant that Stevenage will turn their fortunes around and move away from the foot of the League Two table.

Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie collects Henry Cowans' header. Photo: Danny Loo

Carlisle boss Keith Curle told his players he would fine them £500 if they got booked for dissent in the second half against Stevenage.

Luke Wilkinson and the Stevenage players remonstrate with the referee at the final whistle.

Danny Grainger fired Carlisle to victory from the penalty spot as United set a club record of 14 league games unbeaten with a win over Stevenage in a match full of controversy.


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Biggleswade go on the attack. Photo: Dave Young

Baldock Town fell at the first round stage of the FA Vase at the fourth time of asking as they were knocked out of the competition by Biggleswade United.


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Anita Waller, left, with fellow staff from L&L Hair and Beauty Salon in Stevenage at their Christmas party.

A hairdresser is set to put down her scissors for good next week after a career spanning more than three decades – and customers and colleagues are encouraged to join her to mark the occasion.

What's On

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Joe McElderry brings his Northern Light Tour to the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

A former X Factor winner will be taking to a Stevenage stage next week.

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Latest Motors News

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
This stunning Saab will be one of the classic cars on show at the NEC in November.

The very best classic cars from across the country, as nominated by classic car clubs in the UK, are set for a final face-off in the Meguiar’s Club Showcase at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, at Birmingham’s NEC from November 11-13.

Parents and children (8-11) in motorhome, smiling, portrait of parents

Staycations or stay-at-home holidays in the UK are set for a boost with, for the first time, personal contract purchase (PCP) becoming widely available in the motorhome and touring caravan market.

My First Car - Terence Morris

Like one of the car owners previously featured, I also spent my National Service at Bulford Barracks, Salisbury Plain, and learnt to drive at Houndstone Camp, Yeovil, Somerset.

My First Car - Peter Beardsmore

My first car was a Reliant Regal MkI made of aluminium nailed onto a wooden frame with a plywood floor, all screwed to a simple hollow chassis.

Messy rear seat

More than a million parents are left with the same messy motoring dilemma every Monday morning – getting their company car fit for business after a weekend with the kids.


Friday, September 30, 2016
Stevenage players using the trench dug across the Broadhall Way pitch as an obstacle during a training session.

Younger fans of Stevenage Football Club may not remember a time when Boro were anything but a Football League club – but joining the elite 92 could hardly have seemed less likely back in 1976.

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Cutting the cake at the Broadway Cinema's 80th birthday party on Friday night. Left to right: Heritage Foundation board of governors acting chairman Ian Cotterill, interim chief executive Colin Chatfield, venues manager Jason Valentine, and Letchworth Film Club's Peter Griffiths.

It was a Champagne reception at Letchworth’s historic Broadway Cinema on Friday night as it celebrated 80 years.

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Biggleswade Comet

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Astoria Compost site

Plans for a plant which would turn organic materials like food, garden waste and sludge from sewage plants into compost are causing concern in Biggleswade.

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