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Fancy a free breakfast? There’s a one on offer in Arlesey – but only if you’re hungry enough to get through 10 of everything!

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Rain didn’t put off the film-lovers who descended on a Letchworth school for a double bill of outdoor cinema, featuring Top Gun and Mary Poppins.

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A Stevenage grandfather has slammed the “low lives” who broke into his shed and stole hundreds of pounds worth of equipment and says in no uncertain terms they should “get a job”.

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There will be bargains aplenty at a second-hand book, DVD and CD sale at Hitchin’s RSPCA shop tomorrow – with no fixed prices.

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Letchworth illustrator and author James Mayhew was at a Hitchin school this week to share his experience and tips with the children.

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A disgraced teacher from Biggleswade who groomed a 16-year-old pupil before bombarding her with obscene sexts and a picture of his penis has today been spared jail.

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The Beds, Cambs and Herts Dog Unit is looking for people to foster adorable police puppies in a new scheme.

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A Stevenage man needed surgery after what he thought was a mosquito bite turned out to be a bite from a venomous spider.

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A young woman on a night out in Hitchin town centre was pushed into an alleyway and sexually assaulted – and police are now appealing to trace two people who came to her aid.

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A reopening date has been set for Hitchin’s Radcliffe Arms pub – and there’s free pizza on offer for everyone who comes on the first day.

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Jewellery, cash and a Mercedes-Benz were stolen as burglars targeted at least three houses in Hitchin and Letchworth yesterday.

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Broadway Gallery in Letchworth will exhibit postcards of the town through the years – all the way back to 1905 – in a new exhibition.

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Another acclaimed television drama series is to help put Hitchin on the map by shooting in the town – but how well do you know Hertfordshire’s film and TV locations? Take our quiz to find out.

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The family and friends of an 11-year-old girl who died last year have raised more than £17,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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A teenager who has battled with an eating disorder for six years has spoken about her struggles, after the specialist team which supports her was awarded £110,000 to recruit more staff to meet demand.

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A Grade I-listed detached house dating back to the 1600s and well-known for being the childhood home of author E M Forster has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.5 million.

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A party of pugs with Pawsecco in a pub is not a sight you often see, but it was part of a quirky event at the George and Dragon in Graveley on Saturday.

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NHS doctors, nurses and patients completed a sponsored abseil-relay at the Olympic Park on Saturday to raise £10,000 towards an ultrasound machine for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

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An abusive boyfriend from Biggleswade who held a knife to his partner’s throat and threatened to kill her has been warned by a judge that he faces the likely prospect of jail time.

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A Biggleswade woman is starting a collection after the devastating Hurricane Maria hit Dominica, leaving her unable to speak to family members.

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A developer says 1,250 new jobs could be created in Biggleswade when it builds industrial units on a 50-acre piece of land it has just bought.

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A Stevenage primary school has secured a prestigious ‘outstanding’ grade after its Ofsted inspection.

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People in one of Stevenage’s largest apartment blocks say their lives are being blighted by residents using and dealing drugs.

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New possible new system for Hitchin’s parking strategy will be exhibited in the town centre next week.

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A speech about Hitchin’s pubs at the Liberal Democrats’ national conference has helped bring about a change in the party’s policy regarding business rates.

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An award-winning Walkern coffee shop is preparing for a day of circus silliness to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Hair Care.

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Equality legislation means ladies-only swimming could soon be scrapped in Hitchin and Letchworth.

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A 41-year-old Hitchin man has been charged with aggravated burglary after a violent incident in Letchworth at the weekend.

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Irish Network Stevenage is set to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a special gala, dance and a buffet.

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A grandmother was left badly injured and distressed after she was robbed and knocked to the ground in Sainsbury’s car park in Biggleswade on Saturday.

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An air ambulance was called to Stevenage yesterday evening after a man suffered a cardiac arrest.

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A pensioner who was reported missing from Stevenage yesterday has been found safe and well.

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Villagers opposing a construction access route through narrow streets and three 90-degree corners have won the backing of Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries.

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Alfie Barker, the player at the centre of a social media storm for mocking AFC Bournemouth star Harry Arter over his stillborn daughter during a match with Arsenal last season, is back in football.

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A pensioner from Stevenage has been missing since about 10am this morning, and police have now appealed for the public’s help to find him.

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A 53-year-old drug dealer has been jailed after a £2.5 million haul was discovered in a lorry bound for Sandy.

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An independent investigation has been launched after a 48-year-old man who had been arrested in St Albans died in custody while at Stevenage Police Station.

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North East Beds MP Alistair Burt joined forces with an RAF Henlow officer on Friday to formally declare a new pre-school open.

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A six-month-old kitten had to be put down after being savaged by two out-of-control gun dogs on a village recreation ground near Hitchin yesterday.

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Hertford Astronomy group is coming to Stevenage on Saturday to host a day of astronomical fun and knowledge in Forum Square – outside Barclays Bank from 10am to 4pm.

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Sutton villagers and visitors were able to enjoy the annual duck race and flower show at the weekend.

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A disgraced former Bedfordshire Police officer has been jailed after he admitted trying to blackmail a man for using a prostitute.

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A 50-year-old Baldock man who went missing for more than a week was found safe in Kent in the early hours of this morning.

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The protection of Fairfield’s unique character has been overwhelmingly backed by referendum in what has been called a milestone in the village’s history.

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A jailed burglar from Stevenage who continued offending while on bail could take until 2022 to finish paying back the cost of what he stole.

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The inspiration of his nan, a carer for more than 40 years, led Stevenage resident Bradley Bliss down a new career path.

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A 50-year-old man from Baldock has been missing for nine days since he was last seen in Hitchin – and police have today appealed to the public for help tracing him.

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