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A housing association has launched a campaign to help tenants get online.

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The panel will be monitoring the use of stop and search powers to make sure they are used responsibly

A new independent scrutiny panel to make sure police in Herts are using ‘stop and search’ powers responsibly has held its first formal meeting.

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The Old Smithy as it originally stood

A Stevenage man who illegally ordered the demolition of a Grade-II listed building has been fined more than £35,000 today.

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Stevenage Chief Insp Richard Harbon says shed and garage break-ins are a big issue in the town.

A rise in shed and garage break-ins is a ‘huge issue’, according to Stevenage’s top police officer.

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Smoking is the biggest contributory factor to fire deaths in the home

The warning on the packet has been marking our card for years – smoking is so bad for our general health that it can end up killing us.

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Computer keyboard

Advice and help at your fingertips – that’s the aim of a new website with updated features and information launched by North Herts & District Citizens Advice Bureau.

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Car damage in Letchworth.

Police are searching for vandals who damaged three cars on a Letchworth housing estate.

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This men’s chrome Carlton Standard racing bike was stolen from the side entrance of a house in Bowershott between 5pm on Tuesday and 6am the following day.

Distinctive bikes have been stolen from two Letchworth homes.

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Free security devices available from North Herts police

Householders in North Herts are being encouraged to lock out crooks – with free timer switches and heavy duty padlocks available while stocks last.

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A 25-year-old man has suffered serious injuries at Brands Hatch.

A 25-year-old motorcyclist from Hitchin suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital after he crashed during a race at Brands Hatch.

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Letchworth Arcadians Fiddler On The Roof, April 2015

A community drama company celebrating a sellout success on its return home is now getting set to tap into the appetite for dance.

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The Brand New Heavies are on the bill for Rhythms of the World 2015

Organisers of June’s Rhythms of the World festival have added three names to the bill for the Hitchin Priory weekend of music and more.

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Jonathan McAllister has been asking what would sway your vote ahead of the general election.

What are the issues that matter to you the most? That’s the question we’ve been asking members of the public ahead of the general election.

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Plans could see a derelict pub become nine flats.

Planning permission has been lodged on a well-known former pub in Hitchin – to turn it into residential property.

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Herts Young Carers received the grant from North Herts District Council.

A dedicated supporter of a Hitchin-based charity funding medical research which doesn’t use animals for testing has handed over another welcome chunk of cash.

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Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

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Irish Network Stevenage Chair Luke Donovan, Vice Chair Peggy Lyons and Trustee from Cancer Hair Care Marion Mason

A charity which provides hair treatments and wigs for cancer sufferers was dealt a body blow in February when crooks broke in and made off with a £5,000 haul of stock and equipment.

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Blunt Beats DJs will return to the Priory Park Stage for Rhythms of the World 2015

The stage is set for this summer’s Rhythms of the World with organisers revealing more details about the 2015 event.

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Betty Game at her graduation.

When Betty Game was dying in hospital she looked back over her life and told her friend Margaret Ashby that graduating from university in her 50s was one of her happiest moments.

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People celebrating VE Day in Albert Street, Stevenage in 1945. Photos belong to Patricia Smith,

It was the middle of the night when the news broke in Stevenage, and 14-year-old Patricia Smith heard the noise rising up from Albert Street through her open window.

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UKIP candidate David Collins with his money and betting slip

With just three weeks to go before the general election UKIP’s odds of claiming the Stevenage seat have been halved.

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Mayor Sherma Batson, centre with Council Leader, Sharon Taylor, cllr, Teresa Heritage, cllr David Andrews and  pupils from Nobel School

In preparation of the world’s leading women’s cycling event visiting Stevenage in June businesses and people living in the Old Town are being encouraged to attend a meeting about arrangements for the day.

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Phil Kirk with his metal detector

An amateur Hitchin metal detectorist has spoken of his joy at uncovering the ‘find of a life time’ when he discovered a roman burial site near Royston.

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Roaring Meg Retail Park

Work started this week on building a Debenhams department store in the Roaring Meg Shopping and Retail Park.

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The annual Vaisakhi procession through Hitchin from the Gurdwara

The colourful Sikh festival Vaisakhi will be taking to the streets of Hitchin today.

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Kim Wilde

Former chart-topper Kim Wilde credits gardening with helping her find balance in her life and regain confidence when her roller-coaster music career began to take its toll on her mental health.

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Lesley Lawson AKA Twiggy with Stevenage locals (L-R) Barbara Eddington, Kathie Harvey and Colin Reynolds before filming at the Stevenage museum for a BBC documentary about post war towns

Sixties icon Twiggy visited Stevenage Museum on Friday to film scenes for a BBC documentary about the new town.

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Two fire crews were called to the scene.

Crews were called after a garage caught alight in Letchworth.

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From left to right: Dale Mabert, Abbey Nimmo and Richard Morgan

A 25-year-old from Baldock is hoping to improve the lives of poorly children with his new charity.

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