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A man in his 40s has been arrested after a stand off with police outside the Spirella Building in Letchworth.

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The A505 will be shut westbound between Hitchin and Luton tonight.

The A505 will be shut between Hitchin and Luton tonight and during the early hours of tomorrow morning while emergency roadworks take place.

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Steve Paffet speaking at a meeting on Monday night.

A campaigning group has vowed to march on Letchworth if plans are revealed tonight to build 1,000 homes on land north of the Grange.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

A call has been made this week for Letchworth’s part in cracking the Second World War Enigma code to be honoured with a plaque.

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The Christmas lights

The air will be filled with bright lights, music and fireworks tonight for Stevenage’s Christmas lights switch on party.

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Police were called to the Spriella Building car park at around 2.14pm this afternoon. Credit: @DugganRL

Police have blocked off the entrance of the Spirella Building in Letchworth after a reported stand off with a man holding a knife.

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The track goes on sale today.

Four maidens of metal have teamed up with a bad-boy soap star to make a Christmas single to remember.

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Hitchin - Offley bus fire

A student who was travelling on a bus with his 12-year-old brother has spoken about the moment it caught fire, forcing the pair and the other 57 passengers on-board to get off – just before it went up in flames.

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The theft occured in Great Ashby, Stevenage

CCTV images have been released today after a bike was stolen outside a Stevenage supermarket.

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Ashley Young

Manchester United footballer Ashley Young unveiled a pictorial paying tribute to Stevenage’s sporting heroes yesterday.

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Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner Olly Martins has condemned the report.

Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner has hit out at an ‘incredibly disappointing’ assessment of the force.

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One woman was taken to hospital after a crash on the A1(M).

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash on the A1(M) last night.

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Drug dealers who operated crack houses and regularly sold heroin and crack cocaine within sight of Stevenage schools are behind bars this week after being snared by an undercover cop.

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Sean Williamson as Abanazer

The costumes are ready, the cast is rehearsed, and tomorrow night the curtain goes up on this year’s panto production at Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre.

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Walsworth Festival 2014

Organisers have confirmed a date for next year’s Walsworth Festival, with fans of the free community event urged to pencil in Sunday, May 17, for a great family day out.

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A man has been cut free from his car following a crash on the A602 between Stevenage and Hitchin.

A three-car crash has caused large scale congestion on the A602 between Stevenage and Hitchin tonight, after a man had to be cut free from his vehicle.

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A car caught fire in Ascot Crescent, Stevenage on Thursday. Picture by Spotted in Stevenage

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a car fire in Stevenage.

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Councillor Julian Cunningham.

Determined lobbying has seen controversial proposals to charge for Sunday and evening parking in Hitchin scrapped.

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More than 200 weapons were handed in during the amnesty, including the revolver pictured.

More than 220 weapons have been handed in during a police amnesty – with more than a quarter of all the firearms surrendered in Stevenage.

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Cancer treatment and A&E waiting times targets are being missed.

Cancer treatment and A&E waiting time targets are being missed by the NHS trust which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital after an ‘unprecedented’ rise in patients.

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Bruce Harris holds pictures of a young Lewis Hamilton who he and his wife used to look after when he was a baby

Lewis Hamilton was crowned Formula 1 World Champion on Sunday, becoming only the fourth Briton to win two world titles.

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Tony Jackson is appealing for the public's support to help James Trezza, picture with his dad Tony and mother Elaine, get out and about.

A Letchworth shop assistant is appealing for the public’s help to replace a wheelchair motor which will enable a severely disabled man to get out and about for the first time in three years.

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He will appear at the court on December 15.

A man who was wanted in connection with a robbery in an off-licence in Stevenage has been arrested and charged.

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NHC students  Ellen Wright, Ludivine Dubois, Abbie Redwood-Smith, Ola Soroka and Lucy Walking with The Victory sub.

Students from North Hertfordshire College have been awarded a prize for ‘Best Social Media Strategy’ in a competition to design and market their own Subway sandwich.

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A police investigation found that a spate of dog thefts had not taken place

Swirling social media rumours of a spate of dog thefts in North Herts have been scotched by police after an investigation.

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Pictured left, Anne Wells, RCN Steward at the Lister Hospital with nursing colleagues and RCN supporters.

Further strike action took place at Stevenage’s Lister Hopistal yesterday as a dispute over the government’s refusal to increase wages continues.

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Emily sold her own cuddly toys to raise money for the polar bears

A 10-year-old Letchworth girl is buzzing after raising £150 for endangered polar bears.

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Nobel School students have raised more than £1,500 for the Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre,  where teacher Rebecca Larter is being treated.

Students at a Stevenage school have rallied together to raise more than £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support – after finding out their teacher is battling the disease.

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