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Police officers are trying to identify two children who it is believed a man was showing card tricks to in Spring Road, Letchworth.

Police are trying to identify two children who a man – believed to be drunk – showed card tricks to in Letchworth.

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Left, Mike Brzezinski, producer with Laura Saxon, head scriptwriter who both also play kidnapped aid workers in the film

A group of young independent film makers from Stevenage have chosen the topical issue of the Syrian crisis as the subject of their first movie together.

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Martins manager Stephen White outside the Leys Avenue store with one of the 1936 invoices.

Do you have the surname Jackson or Tearmer – or have you a grandparent or a long-lost cousin with one of those names?

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Stevenage Borough Council's headquarters

A third of the seats on Stevenage Borough Council will be re-elected next Thursday, May 5, when voters take to the polls in county and district council elections.

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Letchworth Car Club held its Drive it Day event on Sunday.

The Letchworth Garden City Classic and Vintage Car Club put their motors on display on Sunday as part of a nationwide celebration of the movement.

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Jasmin Julia Gupta and volunteer Marian Mason, who came to Cancer Hair Care as a patient, are passionate about helping others

A cancer charity tasked with raising £10,000 in just four weeks has almost reached its target, but with the deadline tomorrow is asking for a final push from the community.

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Letchworth BID manager Tom Hardy.

Cafés, pubs and restaurants in Letchworth are pulling together to give food lovers the perfect festival to sate their appetite.

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Members of the Abella band will make sure the barn dance goes with a swing

Barn dance experts Abella will be playing up a storm at Hitchin’s St Faith’s Church to boost this year’s Walsworth Festival.

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Missing widow Helen Bailey from Royston with Arsene Wenger.

Police have made an appeal to Arsenal fans for information about missing Gunners season ticket holder and Royston author Helen Bailey.

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The Mars rover built at Airbus in Stevenage

British Astronaut Tim Peake is taking the remote controls of a prototype Mars rover and piloting it around the simulated surface of Mars in Stevenage this afternoon.

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David Miles

Hitchin’s face fuzz fiesta will be back and bigger than ever next month – and the beard bonanza is for a good cause, too!

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The newly built Hampson Park community centre

There will be an open day at a brand new community centre in Pin Green, Stevenage, tomorrow.

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Independent Baldock Beer Festival Charitable Trust chairwoman Tara Geere.

The organisers of this year’s Independent Baldock Beer Festival hope that the punters will arrive in their droves to Brandles School today to have their whistles well and truly wetted for a worthy cause.

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Daniela D'Amico outside Maysons in Hitchin.

A fashion designer is celebrating after an independent clothes shop in Hitchin is stocking her spring and summer collections.

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Jane Robson, new minister of Tilehouse Street Baptist Church

A landmark Hitchin church’s first woman minister since it was established more than 400 years ago was formally welcomed into the role at a special service in the town – and revealed her past as a test driver of high-powered performance cars, and a Marks & Sparks shop assistant.

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A car was spotted driving the wrong way down the A505 between Baldock and Royston.

A driver has spoken about the scary moment he saw a car travelling towards him the wrong way down the A505 between Baldock and Royston last night at about 11pm.

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The two vehicles involved in the Hexton Road crash near Hitchin.

A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with serious chest injuries after a crash in Hexton near Hitchin this morning – which saw an air ambulance called.

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John Gilbert and his son Clive Gilbert will soon be shutting up their electrical goods shop in Baldock after more than 60 years of service on the High Street.

A family-run electrical goods shop is closing down in the summer after holding a presence in Baldock High Street for more than 60 years.

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Police and a fire engine at the scene of the fire near Pound Farm, off Bedford Road, Holwell. Picture: Layth Yousif

Firefighters remain on the scene after a blaze in an outbuilding near Holwell this morning caused large amounts of smoke.

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Anne Harrison's broken leg after she was treated at the Lister Hospital

A furious son has spoken out after his elderly mother broke her leg and had to wait almost two hours for an ambulance.

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There severe delays on the A1(M) southbound near Letchworth and Stevenage this morning, with a lane closed following an incident involving a vehicle leaving the carriageway and a fire.

There are delays on the A1(M) southbound near Letchworth and Stevenage, with a lane closed for about half an hour this morning following an incident involving a vehicle leaving the carriageway and a fire.

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Amy Doyle collected £385 for Niemann Pick UK thanks to a concert hosted by Sing Rock in Stevenage.

The mum of an 11-year-old girl with rare genetic disease Niemann’s Pick has thanked a choir for supporting a charity which has helped the family cope.

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Nicholas Briggs provides the voices for the Daleks and other Doctor Who baddies

Nicholas Briggs may not be a household name, but his voice was the stuff of nightmares for many a nervous young Doctor Who fan.

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Mark Altabas

Two men and a woman charged with the murder of a 47-year-old man from Stevenage have been held in custody after making their first appearance at St Albans Crown Court today.

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This Stevenage play area in Bray Drive has been padlocked for more than a decade.

People frustrated that the gate to a Stevenage children’s play area which has been padlocked shut are considering starting a petition to bring the facility into public use.

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Plans to the turn the Sir John Barleycorn pub in Hitchin into flats has been given the thumbs down.

Plans to turn an empty Hitchin pub into homes have been given the thumbs down by planners.

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Bob and Rose Jackson have been evicted from their Stotfold home.

A couple who have never missed a mortgage payment in 25 years have been evicted from their £650,000 family home in Stotfold High Street.

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An inquest heard on Tuesday how Peter Wainwright threw himself off the top of a multi-storey car park on the day of a rape and sexual assault trial.

A former Stevenage FC bar manager who had been charged with rape and sexual assault hurled himself to his death just hours before he was due to stand trial.

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A motorist evaded police by running through a red traffic light on Tuesday

A driver suspected of committing road traffic offences sped away from police by running through a red light in Stevenage on Tuesday.

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The scenes from a hit and run in Green Lane, Letchworth, earlier this month.

A hit-and-run victim has recalled her horror as she watched a man drive away from the scene after crashing into the back of her vehicle – leaving the 24-year-old trapped in her car.

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Three casualties were taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage after an accident on the B655 at Hexton

Three people were injured after an accident involving two cars on the B655 at Hexton, near Hitchin, this morning.

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There have been delays on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage after a two-car crash this morning.

There have been traffic delays between Hitchin and Stevenage this morning after a two-car crash on the A602.

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Rob Brooks with the returned phone at Brooks Gym in Hitchin

A Hitchin gym owner and Thai boxing expert who had his phone nabbed from his premises was delighted to have had it returned – after he posted the footage of the culprit swiping it on the internet and caused a social media sensation.

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Voters are set to go to the polls on Thursday to elect the next four-year term's police and crime commissioner.

Voters in Bedfordshire will go to the polls next Thursday to elect a police and crime commissioner for the next four-year term.

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Voters are set to go to the polls on Thursday to elect the next four-year term's police and crime commissioner.

Voters in Hertfordshire will go to the polls next Thursday to elect a police and crime commissioner for the next four-year term.

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Alethea Graham is on the bill at the Hitchin Christian Centre fundraiser

You may have never heard of Louise Bennett or Miss Lou– as she is known in the Caribbean – her stories and poems make her something of a patois poet laureate.

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Pupils from Broom Barns Primary School trying out the new 4DX screen at Cineworld in Stevenage today before it officially opens to the public tomorrow.

Young film fans from Stevenage’s Broom Barns Primary School could hardly believe their eyes when they got a glimpse of newly installed 4DX screen at Cineworld in Stevenage today.

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Stevenage Magistrates Court heard today that Benjamin Webb, of Shephall Way, had without lawful excuse damaged Geoffrey the Giant Giraffe on March 29 while stealing video game items.

A Stevenage man has been handed a 12-month community sentence and must complete 180 hours of unpaid work after he damaged a giraffe mascot at the town’s Toys R Us store.

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There has been a spate of thefts from vehicles.

Expensive sports equipment and a SatNav have been returned to their rightful owners after officers arrested two men on suspicion of theft from motor vehicles in Stevenage.

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The fly-tipping near Weston. Photo: Steph English

A Baldock woman who came across a fly-tipping site blocking a rural road has condemned the culprits.

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A woman was arrested this morning after industrial bins were set on fire in a Stevenage alleway

An alleyway behind the former Marks & Spencer store in Stevenage town centre has been cordoned off this morning after industrial bins were set on fire.

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David said Pamela's diagnosis had an impact on the whole family, they are pictured here with their mum Elsie.

The brother of a multiple sclerosis sufferer who died from complications caused by the cruel disease has taken on a host of charity challenges to raise funds and support the fight against the condition.

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Junior doctors outside the Lister Hospital

Junior doctors began their second day of strike action protesting outside Stevenage’s Lister Hospital at 8am this morning. It follows yesterday’s walk out from 8am to 5pm, in which junior doctors withdrew emergency and critical care for the fist time.

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Sarah Crump is taking on a mountaineous challenge to raise funds for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

Inspired by the strength of a young mother faced with terminal cancer, professional cake maker Sarah Crump is preparing to complete four mountain climbs – including the highest peak in the UK – in a bid to help others.

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Our Friends Electric

They’ll be starting to pull pints for the ninth Baldock Independent Beer Festival on Friday and the ale will continue to flow all weekend – and there’s plenty of music being laid on to make sure the event really rocks.

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Police are appealing for information after teenage girls caused £500 worth of damage to the roof of a parked car in Letchworth by running over it.

Police are on the hunt for a group of girls who caused £500 worth of damage to a parked car in Letchworth.

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Police are urging members of the public in Stevenage to be vigilant after three thefts on Mercedes vans in a matter of days.

Catalytic converters have been stolen from three Mercedes vans in Stevenage, with police urging the public to be vigilant.

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