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Yesterday, 18:04
Hitchin's Laura Borrell, pictured on her wedding day in August 2011, is trying to make memories while she still can, having been diagnosed with dementia at the age of 38. Picture: Talk to the Press.

A 39-year-old Hitchin woman who has been diagnosed with dementia is fundraising to create memories with her husband before her condition ‘takes her memories from her’.

Kevin Johnson's funeral hearse and horses

Hundreds paid their respects to a much-loved Hitchin man who died after a brave battle against terminal illness.

Councillor Adam Zerny, who launched the petition.

A Potton entrepreneur’s national petition calling for a ‘community right of appeal’ against rural over-development has attracted more than 3,000 signatures in just three days.

The Weston Hills Tunnel. Photo: C2r at the English Wikipedia

A 38-year-old woman from Letchworth has been left homeless after her caravan was stolen from a layby near Baldock – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

A man was racially abused in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A man of mixed race was subjected to racial abuse and had his wallet stolen by four white men in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heritage

Sunday, January 15, 2017
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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The cast of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2016 performing the group dance at Knebworth House [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

This year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will feature Knebworth on Christmas Day.

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Holy Trinity Church in Weston.

In the churchyard at Holy Trinity Church in Weston, between Baldock and Stevenage, two stones stand 14 feet apart – marking the head and foot of a grave.

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Photo Galleries

Yesterday, 15:13
Luke Campbell goes over the line to score.

A missed conversion by Ruislip in the final minutes ensured it was Letchworth who won their nail-biting London One North match 28-27.

The garage and drive at the home Helen Bailey shared with Ian Stewart.

Jurors in the Ian Stewart murder trial have visited the Royston home where he is accused of killing his partner Helen Bailey and dumping her body in a cesspit beneath the garage.

Bride: The Wedding Show at Knebworth Barns

Brides, grooms and their friends and family turned out in force to glean ideas and inspiration, while meeting with local suppliers, at Bride: The Wedding Show at Knebworth Barns.

DIY SOS presenter Billy Byrne (centre) with volunteers and users at the opening of the new Jackie's Drop-In Centre in Broadway. Photo: Alan Millard

DIY SOS mainstay Billy Byrne was among the dozens of people who turned out in Letchworth today as a cherished centre for adults with disabilities opened its new premises for the first time.

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll during Stevenage vs Cambridge United, Photo: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Stevenage’s long wait for a home victory continues as goals from Leon Legge and Piero Mingoia, the latter due to a rare Jamie Jones error, handed Cambridge United all three points.

Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

Yesterday, 15:27
Councillor Adam Zerny, who launched the petition.

A Potton entrepreneur’s national petition calling for a ‘community right of appeal’ against rural over-development has attracted more than 3,000 signatures in just three days.

Education

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Guest speaker John Sullivan with all the award winners. Photo: Witold Leonowicz

French horn player and BBC Young Musician finalist Ben Goldscheider was back at Baldock’s Knights Templar School on Thursday for its annual commemoration evening.

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