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A girl has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash between Hitchin and Luton.

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Left tor right: Lisa Burgess, Sophie Meade, Grace Allen, Anna Reeves and Grace's younger sister Rose.

A severely disabled Stevenage girl was ‘over the moon’ on Sunday as she sat in the saddle of a specialised bike which will allow her to move and play independently.

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Comet colleagues Kiran Bains and Oliver Pritchard prepare to meet the bees

Now we’re in the height of summer beekeepers are offering their expertise to reassure people about what they should do if they come into contact with these busy but essential benign creatures.

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(Front L-R) Huxley Electrical services Craig huxley, Leah Fairclough, Just Spray's Lee and Ian Hoskins with (back L-R) Nikita, 17, Michael, 15 and Luca, 12 in Nikita's room which they are going to transform

A Hitchin firm is looking to the community to help give a 17-year-old Letchworth girl with a genetic disorder the bedroom she craves.

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Tom Hogan is a campaign volunteer at North Herts Citizens Advice Bureau.

Citizens Advice teams in Stevenage and North Herts are calling on concerned consumers to help them expose scams and thwart clever con crooks who fleece their victims of thousands of pounds.

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Fearnhill School headteacher Jed Whelan said everyone is delighted with the Ofsted report.

A Letchworth secondary school has been rewarded for its ‘passion and commitment to improve’ after receiving a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.

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A prospective sketch of what North Hertfordshire Memorial Park would look like.

The developers behind a proposal to build a crematorium and memorial park near Hitchin believe the scheme would provide a much-needed burial and remembrance service for people living in North Hertfordshire.

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Neil Trebble, Andy Medlock, Keith Stewart, Steve Watkins and Stephen Hibberd, outside The Lamex Stadium where they will set off for the start of the cycle ride to Amsterdam

A hardy band of long-distance charity champs who are still sporting blisters after cycling from Stevenage to Holland are already busy planning next year’s trip and urging anyone interested to get in touch.

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Emma Thorne jewellery workshops, Hitchin

A jewellery designer is showing her metal as she builds a business teaching people how to work with silver to produce their own unique pieces.

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Painstaking preparation to get the giant machine and the patient perfectly lined up

The robotic surgery team based at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are celebrating a global accolade.

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Shea Lucey from Stevenage meets Paul Young and Los Pacaminos at Rhythms of the World, June 2015

When 14-year-old Shea Lucey booked a place at his first ever music festival thanks to a charity tie-in, he didn’t expect to meet some of the stars of the show.

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Police have launched a month-long focus on people who use mobile phones while driving

Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner David Lloyd has given strong support to a three-county summer blitz on motorists who put others in peril by using their mobile phones at the wheel.

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A 62-year-old man's leg fell through this footbridge on Monday afternoon.

A 62-year-old man has been left with tissue damage to his leg after getting it wedged in a footbridge while taking a stroll.

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Thunderstorm over Letchworth in the early hours of Saturday, July 4, 2015

If you were shaken awake as the heavens roared in the early hours of this morning, you weren’t alone.

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More breastfeeding helpers means greater support for new mums

More breastfeeding support is now available to families in Stevenage and North Herts thanks to a training programme which has increased the number of peer supporters.

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Warriorz Performing Arts Academy. Credit: Pearldrop Limited.

It’s going to be a memorable Fourth of July weekend in Stevenage, with a star-spangled summer streetfest session planned for the town centre on Saturday.

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Joshua Ali, who broke his arm in April.

The father of a three-year-old boy who was treated at Lister Hospital for a broken forearm is still waiting for a response to a complaint he made in April about the standard of care he received.

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The young girl involved is reportedly having surgery today after coming out of an induced coma. Credit: James Buhagiar.

A young girl who was flown to hospital after a crash involving a police car on Wednesday is reportedly due to have surgery on a broken eye socket.

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Health news

The health body which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has issued an open invitation to its annual meeting.

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Roxy Searle performing on stage.

A packed bill of local musical talent will be centre stage at Stevenage FC’s Lamex Stadium this weekend.

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An aerial view of what the extended North herts Leisure Centre would look like.

A £3 million project to expand North Herts Leisure Centre is gathering momentum after a planning application was submitted on Monday.

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Clare Arends by her display before the vandalism.

A woman who spent four months creating a work of art to help highlight the problem of litter is disappointed it has been targeted by vandals.

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Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise in Letchworth Garden City got perfectly purple to raise funds for Hertfordshire-based charity, Willow

Staff and students at the Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise in Letchworth had a bit of a purple patch when the decided to put their weight behind Hertfordshire-based charity Willow.

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Hysteric Lolita from Japan will play at Hitchin's Club 85

We’ve all heard about bands who boast that they’re big in Japan – but how many Japanese bands can claim to be big in Hitchin?

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Home-Start supporters protested outside County Hall

A funding cut to a charity which supports vulnerable families is one step closer after councillors voted to support the proposal.

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Exam results will be known next month

Heads at a clutch of North Herts secondary schools have decided not to publish their overall GCSE and A-level results next month in a bid to celebrate individual success.

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There are double Beat The Street points on offer this weekend

There’s a glorious summer weekend forecast, and the team promoting Stevenage’s Beat The Street fitness initiative are encouraging everyone to step out and enjoy the sunshine with a tempting double points offer.

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The flowers were stolen from the grave in Weston Road Cemetery.

A widower was horrified when he went to visit his wife’s grave on Sunday – and found that thieves had stolen two decorative rose bushes he’d specially ordered to adorn it.

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Tam was killed soon after he was released

The story of Tam the hedgehog –nursed back to health after being found severely underweight, only to allegedly meet his end as council contractors cleared grass in the centre of Hitchin – has prompted calls for more care to be taken to protect the endangered species.

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