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Police dog Finn is going out on a high as he completes his final shift today before retirement tomorrow – having won three trophies in the Eastern Regional Police Dog Trials earlier this week.

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An 80-year-old pensioner who has experienced heart problems after a double heart bypass and is partially sighted in his right eye has been left without a lifeline to medical assistance after his phone and broadband stopped working – and slammed his ‘uncaring’ provider.

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A teenager from Biggleswade has been charged with three offences related to hate crime following two alleged incidents in the town over the course of a week.

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A team of enterprising young business students from a Hitchin school picked up a host of awards while making it through to the national finals of a prestigious trading competition.

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Dozens of people are walking the Letchworth Greenway every month for a year in support of those living with motor neurone disease – and their next trek is this Saturday.

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After all the months of debates about Brexit and Britain leaving the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally started the process by sending a formal letter to European Commission president Donald Tusk today. It follows the UK’s vote to leave the EU by 52 per cent to 48 per cent in the referendum on 23 June last year.

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Thieves targeted at least nine vehicles, stealing one of them, during an overnight spree in Letchworth at the weekend – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Police are asking for people’s help to trace a 24-year-old man who has gone missing from Stevenage.

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A Letchworth-based trust that has long supported students has expanded its grants programme to include those taking on diploma courses and apprenticeships.

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An E-fit image has today been released after burglars dragged a sleeping Letchworth woman out of bed, slapping her and pulling her around by her hair as they demanded passports and jewellery.

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Parking tariffs at car parks in Hitchin, Letchworth and Royston will rise by 3.2 per cent, it was confirmed yesterday.

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Two drivers suffered minor injuries after their cars collided on the A602 between Stevenage and Hitchin this morning.

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Cinema under the stars will return to Knebworth House this summer with three films screened outdoors at the Hertfordshire stately home.

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A man from Letchworth has been arrested following a police appeal to the public.

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A mum has taken part in a ‘glow walk’ to help raise more than £35,000 for a hospice which cares for her nine-year-old son.

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Get set for an art exhibition to be held in an unusual place – a gents barbers in Hitchin.

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A Sandy electrician who is set to run a marathon in aid of autistic youngsters brushed off passing out during training last Thursday to smash the town’s 10-mile race at the weekend.

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A mum-of-two who became a community first responder so she is trained to save the life of her own sick daughter is delighted a school has raised enough money for her team to buy more life-saving equipment.

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A cricket club has received a cash boost towards an ongoing renovation project, helping to safeguard its future.

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Pupils at a Stevenage primary school are celebrating after its status as an environmentally friendly place was renewed for the fifth time.

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Forward-thinking Hitchin Town are set to host a Women’s Day for their league game against Chippenham Town on Saturday, April 8 – with the added bonus of free bubbly!

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A new app and Facebook group aimed at tackling the loneliness and isolation often felt by many stay-at-home mums with young children has taken off.

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A member of the Royal Family visited a school near Hitchin today.

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Stevenage Borough Council has announced it will invest more than £1 billion in building or improving council housing in Stevenage over the next 30 years.

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North Herts schoolchildren and staff baked cakes, sang songs and played football to raise hundreds of pounds for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day.

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Police in Stevenage are appealing for information in their bid to track down a man wanted in connection with an assault on police officers and suspected drugs offences.

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A much-loved charity that saves countless lives at sea has seen its branch covering Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth and Baldock break records for its impressive fundraising.

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As the evenings get lighter and the sun makes a longed-for appearance Fabios Gelato in Hitchin have launched a new ice-cream roll machine in time for the hotter weather.

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Nine cars parked at a football academy were broken into with mobiles phones and wallets stolen during a 90-minute crime spree.

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A Stevenage primary school has been praised for its communication and language teaching by a singer who battled a stutter to hit the big time.

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There is severe congestion on the A507 around Henlow, Arlesey and Stotfold after a crash involving six vehicles.

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The first community-owned pub in Britain is celebrating again after being named the best in North Hertfordshire.

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Organisers of a fundraising initiative to support military charity Help for Heroes could be forced to cancel their event if more support is not found.

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A hoaxer who holed up in his Stevenage flat for a seven-hour standoff with police, claiming to be holding a hostage at gunpoint, has today admitted a clutch of offences.

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Herts historians marking the First World War’s centenary are to craft a state-of-the-art online archive after today receiving a £99,800 National Lottery grant.

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The Year 6 victor of an artwork competition was thrilled to find her winning entry printed in 3D at an innovative design company.

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A town clean-up campaign is again calling for people to join in and help transform Hitchin later this spring.

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A Letchworth builder has been given a suspended sentence and a bill for more than £4,700 following a ‘campaign of criminal fly-tipping’ across two counties.

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It was standing room only at David’s Music in Letchworth during their special party to raise awareness of Record Store Day.

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Fly-tipping and disposing of household waste responsibly will be discussed in Hitchin Market Place on Friday.

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Armed police officers were involved in the arrest of a teenager with a knife in Stevenage town centre on Friday.

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There will be an Easter Egg Hunt this weekend to raise funds and provide some fun for all the family.

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The spring weather brought people out in their gardens at the weekend and that meant Herts Fire and Rescue Service was kept busy putting out bonfires and blazes started by people’s over zealous use of weed burners.

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A Letchworth Post Office worker has admitted stealing £19,000 from her place of work – and is set for a crown court sentencing next month.

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The long aristocratic line of the Lytton family, owners of Knebworth House, is full of colour, but it has also held a dark secret – one that has not been fully told until now.

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Two epilepsy sufferers from Stevenage are helping highlight the loneliness and isolation that can be felt by those with the condition.

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A ceremony was held on Monday to mark the start of work on a new classroom block at a Biggleswade school – creating an extra 150 places.

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A teenager from Biggleswade has been charged with three offences related to hate crime following two alleged incidents in the town over the course of a week.

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