Business

Friday, September 22, 2017

A reopening date has been set for Hitchin’s Radcliffe Arms pub – and there’s free pizza on offer for everyone who comes on the first day.

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McDonald’s, Aldi and a Travelodge hotel are set to come to Letchworth within a year after a £16 million redevelopment plan was given the green light last night.

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Anti-weapons campaigners are involved in a week of action to try to prevent bombs and missiles – including those built in Stevenage – being sold to countries with questionable human rights records.

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Heritage

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Grade I-listed detached house dating back to the 1600s and well-known for being the childhood home of author E M Forster has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.5 million.

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The year 1987 will be remembered for many things – it was the year Terry Waite was taken hostage in the Middle East, Rick Astley was riding high in the charts, and Michael Fish told us not to worry about ‘that storm’. But it was also the year when two much-loved Letchworth groups were founded – and 30 years on, they are joining forces for a special birthday event.

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The boundary wall of Codicote’s historic parish church has been badly damaged in an incident that police believe was caused by a vehicle.

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The Letchworth Community Museum’s exhibition on shopping in the garden city has attracted an apt influx of memories and photos from when the site housed a shop selling menswear and boy’s school uniforms.

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Knebworth House got into gear this bank holiday weekend for the 27th Classic Motor Show.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sutton villagers and visitors were able to enjoy the annual duck race and flower show at the weekend.

Record numbers of children have taken part in the summer reading challenge run by the Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock libraries this year – with more than 900 in Hitchin alone.

Baldock’s pubs and music venues were rammed at the weekend during the Balstock charity music festival, in spite of the changeable weather.

A fine showcase of chefs, suppliers and producers whipped up a huge success during the sixth annual Hitchin Food & Drink Festival at the weekend.

Brave fundraisers walked over burning embers at the Arlesey village fete at the weekend to raise almost £1,500 for two good causes.

Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fancy a free breakfast? There’s one on offer in Arlesey – but only if you’re hungry enough to get through 10 of everything!

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Letchworth illustrator and author James Mayhew was at a Hitchin school this week to share his experience and tips with the children.

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