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The Letchworth Grammar School class of 1948 share memories during their reunion last year.

Former pupils of Letchworth Grammar School are set to return from near and far for a reunion next month.

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Theatre pioneer Edward Gordon Craig, who was born in Stevenage and who gave his name to the town's theatre

When theatrical pioneer Gordon Craig passed away 50 years ago, nobody could have predicted just how fast the world would change.

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Adam Howard

Many people are glad to see the back of PE lessons and sports days when they leave school – but the driving force behind a retro-reunion event has discovered a real appetite for athletic action across North Herts.

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Fan Hannah Thompson, 10, couldn't be there when her favourite author Jacqueline Wilson came to Letchworth, but the writer sent her a special message

A Letchworth girl who missed out on seeing top children’s author Jacqueline Wilson because she was taking part in a race for charity was ‘over the moon’ when she received a postcard from the former Children’s Laureate.

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Dorothy Kaciniel with Mark Burgess, Hitchin Watch Commander

Herts fire officers and meals on wheels providers have been collaborating on Operation Sponge Pudding, a project to help the elderly follow a night-time checklist to stay safe from fire.

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Letchworth murder victim Nicola Collingbourne

Police investigating the murder of 26-year-old Nicola Collingbourne in Letchworth on Tuesday night have now confirmed that another woman has been charged with the crime.

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A stuntman visited Lawnside Lower School earlier this month.

The headteacher of a Biggleswade school put himself in the thick of the action when a stuntman came to visit.

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Sue Ryder St John's Hospice head of clinical services Dominic Carter.

This week we spoke to St John’s Hospice head of clinical services Dominic Carter.

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Croft Kitchen head chef Michael Singh. Credit: Phoebe Berridge Photography.

This week we gave a grilling to Croft Kitchen head chef Michael Singh...

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Zach Vernon with his new gloves

Stevenage charity Kadoma Kidz has chosen a safe pair of hands to publicise its change of name.

Eight-year-old goalkeeper Zach Vernon, who plays for Stevenage FC, is friends with Stacy and Phil Gibb who run the charity, and came up with the idea to have its new ‘kidz 2911’ name emblazoned on his goalie gloves.

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Rev Andrew Holford

The custodians of Baldock’s historic parish church are approaching their fundraising target for the latest phase of restoration – and it’s hoped a ‘Sponsor a Stone’ campaign will help them get over the finishing line.

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Deb Tye, Lorraine Blakes and Colin Tye at Friday's fundraising disco in Letchworth in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

A pair of Letchworth fundraisers who are set to walk 70km along the Great Wall of China for charity later this year have raised £410 for the cause with a fancy dress ‘70s and ‘80s disco.

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Central Bedfordshire Council has been assuces of incompetence after missing out on £3.3million through its failure to implement a plan on how it would charge property developers.

Central Bedfordshire Council has been accused of incompetence after potentially missing out on £3.3million through its failure to implement a plan on how it would charge property developers.

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A car crashed into scaffolding in Stevenage earlier today.

Specialist cutting equipment had to be used after a car collided with scaffolding in Stevenage earlier today.

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Campaigners from the Save The Windmill pub group.

The long-running fight to save a popular pub near Hitchin has taken yet another twist after a planning application was rejected – leaving campaigners jubilant.

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Nicola Collingbourne, 26, was found at her home address in Ivel Court, Letchworth on Tuesday evening, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers investigating the murder of 26-year-old Nicola Collingbourne in Letchworth say that they are looking to trace a heavy-set person wearing a high-vis jacket reportedly seen twice in the area on the day before her death.

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Angela Butcher.

A Biggleswade woman who lost her battle with small cell ovarian cancer more than three years ago has been vaunted as the inspiration behind a pioneering research programme.

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Fire crews attended the scene at Durham Road in Stevenage just after 3am this morning.

Firefighters came to the aid of a person trapped by smoke when a fire broke out in a Stevenage kitchen in the early hours of this morning.

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A young man who kicked his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, broke into his parents house and stole hundreds of pounds from his own mum has been handed a community sentence.

A young man who kicked his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, broke into his parents’ house and stole hundreds of pounds from his own mum has been handed a community sentence.

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Mark and Henry Campbell

A dad from Sandy has put pen to paper to cope with his son’s life-limiting illness.

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Tools worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a van in a car park at Baldock services and police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Tools worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a van in a car park at Baldock services.

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The A507 is partially blocked near Shefford after a crash between a car and a lorry this morning.

The A507 is partially blocked near Shefford after a crash between a car and a lorry this morning.

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Sunday's Peak Forester special train from London to Matlock literally ran out of steam at Stevenage.

A special rail tour to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain came to an abrupt standstill at Stevenage railway station on Sunday when the locomotive literally ran out of steam.

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Letchworth murder victim Nicola Collingbourne

Police investigating the murder of a woman in Letchworth on Tuesday night have now confirmed the name of the 26-year-old victim.

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Resolve volunteer key workers, Gill O'Keeffe, Marston Bourne and Trish Elliott outside the new Westmill Centre

Community groups in Hitchin frustrated at delays in the opening of a revamped community centre fear that continuing delays are causing suffering in the town.

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Hannah Brown is running the London to Brighton 100km in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

A Biggleswade woman is taking on the ultimate challenge in honour of her grandmother who played a part in her recovery from anorexia.

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Police at Ivel Court in Letchworth

A 52-year-old from Hitchin has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in Letchworth this week.

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Mr Bryant being transferred from the Roebuck Nursing Home by ambulance

Members of the family of a war veteran who served his country working alongside the celebrated code breakers at top secret Bletchley Park claim they are fighting a war of their own against the Stevenage care home which evicted him claiming he owed almost £17,000 in care fees.

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Fire crews from Stevenage are dealing with a car fire on the A1(M)

Traffic is currently backing up on the northbound carriageway of the A1(M) between junctions six and seven after a car caught fire.

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Jack Gower, 10, has gone from strength to strength following an operation to help him to walk independently.

A 10-year-old boy who had a life-changing operation in a bid to walk independently can now play football with his younger brother.

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Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a motorbike crash which has left a woman in hospital with serious injuries.

An appeal for witnesses has been launched in the wake of a motorbike crash which has left a woman with serious injuries.

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Fay Reid, 86, walked 8.5 miles on Sunday and raised £300 for charity

An 86-year-old retired nurse from Letchworth who suffers from a disease affecting the joints has walked more than eight miles around the town to raise £300 for charity.

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Hitchin town centre manager Keith Hoskins, Dr Kay Miller of the Dr Hawden Trust, Rhythms chair Amy Hopkins, Kirsten Bennet of Angels Support Group and Bernie McVeigh of Hitchin Round Table get the ball rolling.

The rolling roadshow that is this year’s Rhythms of the World festival in Hitchin will be docking in the town this weekend.

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Rachel Campbell with the bins she has designed for Hitchin.

A mum of two fed up with litter blighting Hitchin has launched her own project to create colourful bins for people to place their rubbish.

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The road was closed while the spooked horse was moved to another vehicle.

Part of the A505 between Baldock and Royston was closed earlier this afternoon after a spooked horse caused damage to the box it was travelling in.

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Tom Smith, centre, with his two sons Tom, left, and James.

A sporty dad is marking his half century tomorrow with a testimonial football match – with his sons captaining each of the teams and one of their friends as referee.

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Engineer Ian Laraman with Richard Shuttleworth's Descoutter Mk 1.

Aviation enthusiasts soared into Old Warden at the weekend for The Shuttleworth Collection’s first At Home show of the year.

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Room 94 will headline the festivities on Stevenage Day.

His musical pedigree hasn’t included being part of a boy band, but outgoing Stevenage mayor Howard Burrell gamely got behind the drums to officially announce the headline act for this year’s Stevenage Day festival.

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Emma Chapman is the new youth mayor in Stevenage, John Lloyd takes over as mayor and John Booth is the new chair of neighbouring North Herts.

She may be only 11 years old, but Emma Chapman has already taken the first step in her political career.

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Rachel Smith with her Neal's Yard Remedies health and beauty products.

There was plenty on offer at Jordans Mill near Biggleswade at the weekend as crafters, foodies and families flocked to the annual Spring Fayre.

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Police are conducting door-to-door enquiries on the Jackmans estate in Letchworth.

Police are investigating after the sudden death of a 26-year-old woman in Letchworth yesterday evening.

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Seven-year-old Meredith Moss from Arlesey has launched a petition to try to persuade McDonald's to use recycled paper straws rather than plastic ones.

A seven-year-old environmentalist is determined to ‘take action now to protect the future’ – and has set up a petition asking fast food giant McDonald’s to swap its one-use plastic straws for recycled paper ones.

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Wing mirrors have been smashed off cars and vans in a night of attacks on vehicles in Baldock.

Wing mirrors have been smashed off cars and vans in a night of attacks on vehicles in Baldock.

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Hitchin Town Community FC

A team of homeless footballers and young people with mental illness and learning difficulties took on their mentors in a match which aimed to raise awareness of a project that works to reintegrate them into society through sport.

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Biggleswade Rugby Club held its first mixed tag rugby festival earlier this month.

It was fun in the sun at Biggleswade Rugby Club earlier this month as the first ever mixed ages tag rugby festival was held at Langford Road.

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Competition winners, George Francis and Amber Harris with Mayor Howard Burrell

Two Stevenage youngsters will enjoy one of the proudest moments of their lives when they get to present cycling jerseys they designed to the winners of a top cycle race coming to town next month.

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X Factor stars Union J have confirmed a concert in Watford as a warm-up for their UK tour

The X Factor finalists Union J have confirmed they are to headline the Barrio Fiesta Hertfordshire festival in Stevenage on Saturday, June 25.

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The Peugeot 308 Allure with optional 18inch Saphir wheels.

Peugeot Dealership, Norton Way, benefits from the increased car selection available on Peugeot’s Just Add Fuel®’ offer, making it easier for the residents of Letchworth to drive away with a brand new vehicle, including four of the 308’s six trim levels – Access, Active, Allure and GT Line (excluding GT or GTi).

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A stuntman visited Lawnside Lower School earlier this month.

The headteacher of a Biggleswade school put himself in the thick of the action when a stuntman came to visit.

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