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A man who claimed to have a gun and threatened to harm himself in Stevenage Old Town has now handed himself in to police following a six-hour standoff.

A man who claimed to have a gun and threatened to harm himself in Stevenage Old Town has now handed himself in to police following a seven-hour standoff.

A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

A motorist who Hitchin who admitted driving through Letchworth with more than six times the legal limit of cocaine in his system has been banned from the road.

A motorist who Hitchin who admitted driving through Letchworth with cocaine in his system has been banned from the road.

Kenyan people are enjoying the new libraries established in their communities by Just Be A Child.

A charity is appealing for donations of books so a library can be established in a deprived African community.

The scene at Tye End in Stevenage at 1.30am last night.

One person was taken to hospital after a house fire in Stevenage late last night – and officers are investigating the ‘suspicious’ blaze as an arson.

Business

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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Latest Motors News

Monday, November 21, 2016
Just Add Fuel® is available on numerous models, including the PEUGEOT 108, 208, 2008 SUV, 308 SW and four of the 308’s six trim levels – Access, Active, Allure and GT Line (not GT or GTi).

PEUGEOT has made it easier for drivers in Letchworth to get behind the wheel with its ‘Just Add Fuel®’ scheme at local Dealership, Norton Way and there has never been a better time than this Black Friday Weekend!

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Heritage

Tue, 13:06
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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Photo Galleries

Thu, 16:19
Children have fun at the Jackmans community fun day.

Almost 140 kids of all ages enjoyed a charity fun day on Letchworth’s Jackmans estate on Saturday, raising more than £150 for Garden House Hospice Care in the process.

Sign2Sing at Knights Templar School in Baldock.

Schoolchildren in Letchworth and Baldock raised funds to help those affected by deafness last week by performing a song with associated hand signs.

Matthew Godden of Stevenage scores the first goal for his team from the penalty spot and celebrates during Stevenage vs Cheltenham Town. Pictures: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Stevenage put in a battling performance to take all three points despite losing Charlie Lee to a red card early in the second half of their 2-1 win over Cheltenham.

Just some of the Give Back To Stevenage volunteers who worked on the house.

A retired couple from Stevenage are over the moon after their house was given a magnificent 72-hour makeover by Stevenage’s newest community support group.

Jordan Leech-Levy celebrates his goal. Picture: Kevin Lines

Tyler Ingham gave Langford victory at Codicote in SSML Division One with a 93rd minute winner.

Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

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A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

A burglar who admitted stealing the cash tray from an off-licence till in Henlow has been jailed.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017
The kids get the balloon ready for launch.

Aerospace engineers of the future from Letchworth’s Pixmore Junior School helped to send a robot flying 33km towards space – and now await his return to Pixmore for analysis.

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