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The new face of BBC TV’s Food & Drink is heading to Hitchin to host a prestigious industry awards ceremony in Hitchin.

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His Eminence visiting St Christopher School.

A close adviser of the Dalai Lama, left, was the first of a number of VIP visitors scheduled to meet pupils at Letchworth’s St Christopher School.

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Lisa Miller has won a national pie competition

Some people would think being given a month’s worth a pies is more of a punishment than a prize.

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Traffic is heavy on the A1(M) following a crash near Junction 7 for Stevenage.

Traffic has been backing up on the A1(M) following a five-car crash near Stevenage.

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Rebecca Summers: 'When I grow up I don't want to be a person who closes playgrounds.'

Walsworth parents and children are looking forward to having a popular play area back in use – after red tape halted work for five months.

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A man in his 50s was treated at the scene after his car left the A1(M) near Junction 8 for Stevenage.

A man was treated for minor injuries this morning after his car veered off the A1(M) and came to rest on a grass verge.

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Prints of Mark Bentley's picture Armistance Dawn will be sold to riase money for  Blesma, The Limbless Veterans and the Royal British Legion.

As the sun rose over London on Remembrance Day, the pale dawn light catching the thousands of red ceramic poppies surrounding the Tower of London, Stevenage photographer Mark Bentley pressed the shutter release on his camera.

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Roxy Searle plays in Garden Square for Letchworth Festival

Preparations for Letchworth’s summer extravaganza are in full swing with organisers aiming to have an events calendar that’s bursting at the seams.

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Stevenage Borough Council leader, Cllr Sharon Taylor, Stevenage Mayor, Cllr Sherma Batson, members of David Clapson’s family and his friends unveiling a commemorative plaque placed in front of the oak tree that was planted last month in memory of David

A lasting memorial to a former soldier from Stevenage who was found dead after his benefits were cut has been unveiled.

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Runners make their way past Knebworth House. Picture by TheBigCheesePhotography.co.uk

Entry is now open for the British Heart Foundation’s 10th annual fun run at Knebworth House – and organisers are urging people to pull on their running shoes.

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NHDC councillor for planning and enterprise David Levett.

More than 100 people turned up to two meetings held on the draft Local Plan in Hitchin town centre on Saturday.

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Specials constables Kebba Jobe and Ian Bailey

Most people’s new year’s resolutions are destined to fail at the first hurdle.

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Flooding on the line between Farringdon and St Pancras has caused a quater of Thameslink services to be suspended this evening.

Train journeys from London King’s Cross will be more crowded than usual this evening after a quarter of Thameslink services were halted due to flooding.

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Two homes in the same street were broken into yesterday.

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There are long delays around Hitchin after a two-crash in Preston.

There are long traffic delays around Hitchin after a two-car collision in Preston this morning.

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A happy tot in a cloth nappy.

A mum of two is trying to spread the word about the bottom line for babies – and convince other parents that real nappies are better all round.

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Rubbish left by the recylcing bins has been called an 'eyesore' by people in the area,

A recycling centre has been branded an ‘eyesore’ by angry homeowners who live opposite the Stevenage site - but they say cleaning it up only encourages fly tipping.

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Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Wards at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are still closed after an outbreak of Norovirus struck last week.

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Comet Sports Awards 2014

All that is good about sport was celebrated at the Comet Sports Awards 2014.

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Rhythms of the World volunteers

Organisers recruiting the team who will stage this summer’s Rhythms of the World festival in Hitchin want anyone interested in finding out more to pop down to the pub and ask a few questions.

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County Hall, in Hertford

Oliver and Olivia were the most popular names for babies registered by Hertfordshire County Council’s Registration Service in 2014.

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Hermitage Road

Another boost to Hitchin’s reputation as a property hotspot comes with the news a top end estate agent is set to open up on Hermitage Road next month.

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Police were called to Albert Street in Stevenage this morning after reports of a robbery.

Cash was stolen from a Stevenage newsagents during a robbery this morning.

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Roaring Meg Retail Park

Miserly parking attendants have backed down after charging a charity group more than £300 for parking 10 minutes over the time limit.

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An 18 carat gold eternity ring with five diamonds and four rubies was among the items stolen in the haul.

A gold engagement ring, a television and distinctive war medals were among the items stolen in a Hitchin burglary which has left the victim “extremely distressed”.

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Cathleen Parkinson with father Eric Parkinson

Most brides spent months or even years planning their wedding – but Cath Parkinson from Stevenage had to make all the arrangements for her big day in just 24 hours to meet a heartbreaking deadline.

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Campaigners are urging the public to take part in the Local Plan consultation.

Campaigners will be marching on Baldock at the end of the month to protest against a housing blueprint they feel will swamp the town.

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Tony Webb with landlord Jason Kingsbury at The George and Dragon pub in Graveley

A Graveley pub landlord is showing his support for a regular punter who is competing in the 2015 World Indoor Bowls Finals today by saying ‘the drinks are on me’ if he wins.

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A Letchworth salon feels aggrieved after being named and shamed in a list of minimum wage offenders.

A popular Letchworth salon has been left feeling hard done by after being named and shamed in a government document listing minimum wage offenders.

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