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A stalwart Stevenage councillor has paid tribute to his long-serving colleague and mentor Peter Metcalfe who has died at the age of 86.

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There was an international flavour at a Letchworth school this month as a group of Italian teenagers visited for two weeks.

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A former football coach who was arrested in Stevenage last year after being found unconscious in a hotel in the town has been charged with 55 child sex offences.

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A caring 80-year-old hair stylist from Stevenage helped rescue a lost mother duck and her nine ducklings by walking with them for ¾ mile across busy roads and open fields to water.

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A student from Potton has taken a trip back in time to find out more about her Italian heritage.

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The Urban Soul Orchestra is set to release a Classic Ibiza album ahead of its Knebworth House performance next month.

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Children and staff at a Henlow school were delighted to be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire for the opening of their new sensory garden.

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Two Letchworth-based winners of a top business award have met the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception.

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A team of staff from a Biggleswade school for pupils with special educational needs completed a 10-mile charity challenge to raise almost £450 for charity.

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Happy to report a wonderful Sunday evening at the town hall – the Stax Academy students from Memphis, Tennessee, gave a stellar performance, as well as busking on Market Place the previous day.

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A great foodie day out for all the family is on the menu in Knebworth this weekend courtesy of the Great British Food Festival.

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Not many people can say they have played golf with Bobby Moore, bowled a maiden over to Geoffrey Boycott or been Sir Henry Cooper’s caddy – but the legendary landlord of Baldock’s Victoria pub has done all three.

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The dance anthems to be performed on stage at next month’s Classic Ibiza concert in Knebworth have been revealed.

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Thieves broke into a car in Clifton in the early hours of yesterday morning and stole computer equipment worth £1,000.

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A village near Hitchin is set to hold a celebration of scarecrows this weekend in aid of Garden House Hospice Care.

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An abusive ex-boyfriend from Biggleswade who drunkenly smashed into his way into a young woman’s home and beat her up has today been jailed.

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Stevenage Museum is celebrating the history of the town’s historic Charter Fair in its new exhibition which opens next Saturday (July 29).

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This week’s focus is a brand-new event for the town centre – the Letchworth Arts Takeover, this Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

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July has been a special month for a school in Hitchin, as staff and pupils paid tribute to a former governor who passed away from cancer.

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A Hitchin group has decided to help the homeless by producing their own cook book.

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A Hitchin cub pack has raised money for a charity trip to Nepal by completing an epic climbing challenge.

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A family festival in Hitchin has raised money for charity while also bringing fun for all to the town.

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Next time you are at Stevenage nightclub Bar&Beyond, spare a thought for the artists who slaved away to craft the tunes that provide the soundtrack for your night.

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A DVD delving into the history of Hitchin went on sale on Saturday ahead of a talk and film screening in the town.

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Stevenage schoolchildren and teachers wore football kit and brightly coloured clothes to raise more than £500 in memory of brave Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery.

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“We just don’t know what impact Brexit will have on business, but we’re determined to remain an integral part of the European space programme.”

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Volunteers are being sought to support a new Barnardo’s store set to open in Stevenage in celebratory fashion at the end of August.

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There is heavy congestion on the A1 near Biggleswade and Sandy this evening.

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A man in his 70s had cash stolen from him after a fall in Hitchin town centre – with police today appealing to find those responsible.

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There were cheers all round after around 30 youngsters ‘graduated’ from a Hitchin pre-school.

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Vintage aircraft including the oldest flying British aeroplane in the world went on display near Biggleswade at the weekend.

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Police have launched an appeal to trace a man who is wanted in connection with an assault in Hitchin.

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Talented youngsters from a Hitchin school performed at the world renowned National Theatre.

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A Hitchin brass band has received a generous donation of percussion instruments ahead of a concert this Saturday.

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An A507 joy-rider who was sniffed out by a police dog following a two-mile pursuit on foot from Baldock to Stotfold has been jailed for two years.

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A rock band will pay tribute to their much-missed drummer by performing at a music festival in aid of the Moggerhanger hospice that cared for him in his last days.

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A former vice-chairman of Arlesey Town Council accused of assaulting his wife has had his crown court trial put back to October.

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A series of road closures are in place this week affecting Stevenage and North Herts.

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Actor, writer, broadcaster, comedian and all-round good-egg Emma Kennedy is coming to Hitchin as the town’s festival draws to a close.

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A woman devastated after her cat was killed on a road which is a “speeding blackspot” has started a petition to call for traffic calming measures to be introduced.

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A drunk driver who was caught at the wheel in a village near Hitchin while more than three times the alcohol limit is now behind bars.

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The demolition of a Victorian school building has caused outrage in the Shefford community, amid fears of asbestos contamination.

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A car crashed into a lamppost opposite Stevenage’s police station in Lytton Way this afternoon.

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Three adults and a child have been taken to hospital after a head-on crash between a car and a van in Knebworth this afternoon.

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There were smiles all-round at a Hitchin pre-school when they held a special events week.

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A road is closed in Knebworth after a crash involving a car and a van, with an air ambulance landing at the scene to help assist four casualties.

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Fundraisers will get covered in colour, splashed with water and smothered in foam while supporting hospice care in Stevenage later this month.

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