In April 2016 the owners of Shires Funeral Directors commissioned a special report to look into the attitudes of the modern public to death.

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It was an eventful day in one of Letchworth’s shopping thoroughfares on Saturday, with the ribbon being cut on a new business – while another held a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

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Staff at a Letchworth flooring firm wore fancy dress on Friday as the company celebrated a decade of being ranked as one of the 100 best UK firms to work for.

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Latest Motors News

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Have you ever wanted a slice of the life of a superstar footballer? Of course you have.

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Introducing a new driving concept that fits perfectly with modern lifestyles, PEUGEOT’s All-New 3008 SUV is now available from local Dealership, Norton Way in Letchworth.

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Yesterday, 18:56

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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If you think the weather is miserable on this wet and windy Monday morning, spare a thought for people in our area 320 years ago this very day as the Great Offley Storm hit – killing a shepherd lad and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

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Photo Galleries

As North Hertforshire baked in the UK’s hottest weather since 1976, Comet photographer Danny Loo cooled off by visiting some of our splash parks and swimming pools to see how families were coping in the heat.

The weather held as crowds packed King George V playing fields for the annual Stevenage Day celebrations yesterday.

The Letchworth Festival kicked off with a buzz at the weekend with a sewing bee, live music, sports and much more in the hot weather.

Letchworth town centre was packed over the weekend as sun-bathed foodies tucked into fare from all over the world at the annual food and drink festival.

Sci-fi fans got the chance to meet stars from Doctor Who, James Bond, Star Wars and other cult TV shows and movies at a Sci-fi autograph show in Stevenage on Saturday..

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A Biggleswade pubgoer was allegedly robbed and assaulted after taking a ride in what turned out to be an unlicensed minicab at the weekend – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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