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Rachel Campbell

A mum of two fed up of rubbish blighting Hitchin has unveiled two more colourful bins for people to place their litter into.

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A fire at Hitchin Cricket Club also destroyed Wymondley FC football gear worth £2k

Fireman dealt speedily with a blaze at a Hitchin sports hub last week – but not before it destroyed £1,000 worth of a junior football club’s sports equipment.

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Samantha Gibbins. Picture: Owen Harvey.

Some punters may have lost their shirts on Derby Day at Royal Ascot but a hat designer from Stevenage was delighted her creations were worn during the most fashionable event of the flat-racing season.

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Adrian Hawkins.

Whether UK businesses would be winners or losers if the UK voted to leave the EU has been one of the major bones of contention in the whole referendum debate.

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Matthew Wallace was reported missing from Stevenag on Monday

A 34-year-old man who was reported missing from Stevenage has been found. Matthew Wallace was last seen on Monday, June 20 and police launched an appeal to find him yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

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A lane is closed on the A507 near Shefford after a crash involving five vehicles.

A lane is closed on the A507 near Shefford after a crash involving five vehicles.

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Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland

Following the dramatic news in the early hours of this morning that British people have voted to leave the European Union and David Cameron’s decision to step down as Prime Minister, political leaders in North Herts and Central Beds have given their reactions.

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The UK has voted to leave the EU.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will resign after the UK public voted to leave the European Union – but how did your area vote?

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Hitchin Cricket Club celebrate the clubs 150th birthday by inviting former players to the clubhouse

Despite a fire last week, birthday celebrations marking Hitchin Cricket Club’s 150 not out were a huge success at the weekend as many former players returned for the event – some from as far away as America.

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Lara Norris is the new CEO of Home-Start Hertfordshire and is steering the charity through a difficult financial period.

Children with mental health problems are having to wait an average of 10 years for help, with cuts to support services making the future look even bleaker.

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Eli McLoughlin

A new family-friendly splash park in Hitchin town centre is open for business – but as soon as the taps were turned on parents started to voice safety and overcrowding concerns.

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Beds PCC Kathryn Holloway has launched the Police and Crime Plan for Bedfordshire.

A new police hub could be coming to Biggleswade as part of the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s bid to tackle crime across the district.

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European Parliament building, in Strasbourg

People in North Herts have voted to remain in the European Union.

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People in Stevenage voted Leave.

People in Stevenage have voted in favour of leaving the European Union.

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What you can and can't do in a polling booth.

After reports of people being turned away from polling stations in Stevenage today for being dressed ‘inappropriately’, here’s a round-up of what you can and can’t do when you come to cast your vote in the EU referendum.

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The Barrio Fiesta was due to take place in Stevenage this weekend

A festival of Filipino culture due to take place in Stevenage on Saturday and Sunday has been moved to Hatfield. The Barrio Fiesta Hertfordshire, an annual celebration of Filipino and international culture, music and dance, was due to take place at Fairlands Valley Showground but festival organisers have said the event has had to be moved at the last minute to due ‘health and safety concerns’.

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The Stratton Street bridge is due to reopen on Sunday, unless there is 'adverse weather'.

A closed bridge in Biggleswade which has stirred the ire of traders in the town and been the subject of a viral YouTube video is set to reopen on Sunday after months of repair works, but only if the weather plays ball.

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Theresa Hicks

A grandmother of two claims she has been turned away from a Stevenage polling station this afternoon – as she was sporting a Union Jack dress and draped in a St George’s Cross flag.

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Peter Waite

A car mechanic diagnosed with terminal cancer has been given a new lease of life thanks to revolutionary treatment which has now been approved for general use.

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Matthew Wallace was reported missing from Stevenag on Monday

Police are trying to trace a 34-year-old man who has been reported missing from Stevenage.

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Camp Nou where the team were due to play

Young footballers who dreamed of stepping out to play on the hallowed turf at Barcelona’s fabled Nou Camp stadium had their hopes dashed by the Spanish club right before kick off.

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Concerns have been raised after 18 teachers and teaching staff have left Mary Exton.

A continuing exodus of staff at a Hitchin primary school celebrating its 40th birthday next month has thrown a shadow over party plans.

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Tyres being changed on the roadside.

A tyre dealer on his way home from work stepped in to help drivers get on the road again after a monster pothole caused havoc between Letchworth and Stotfold.

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One of the Tomorrow's Garden City blocks in Letchworth's Hartington Place.

A housing association has admitted failing to inform tenants of enormous maintenance charge hikes, with some now billed £200 a month for a service that used to cost under £10 – and some tenants are refusing to pay until they get an explanation.

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Janet and John Lamey celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in Letchworth.

A Weston couple are marking 60 years of married life today.

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Commuters are facing delays tonight after a power cut between Welwyn GC and Hitchin.

Hard-pressed commuters are facing misery tonight after a power failure has caused delays on train lines in and out of London towards Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Royston this evening.

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Labour MP Jo Cox was tragically killed last week in West Yorkshire. Credit : Yui Mok

An MP has championed the legacy left behind by his colleague Jo Cox in the wake of her tragic death.

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East of England MEP Richard Howitt (second from left) welcomed Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn MP (centre), Shadow Transport Secretary Lilian Greenwood MP (second from right), together with regional MPs Daniel Zeichner from Cambridge (left) and Gavin Shuker from Luton South (right).

In a last ditch attempt to sway the electorate to vote ‘Remain’ in the EU Referendum tomorrow, the Labour battle bus made a tour around Stevenage with shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn this afternoon.

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Kat Hudemann, Stacey Dooley and Clare Bailey

A BBC documentary presenter caught up with one of her old teachers when she paid a visit to a Hitchin school.

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Bobby Smith put his fathers' rights campaign on hold out of respect for murdered MP Jo Cox

A fathers’ rights activist who stood in last week’s Tooting by-election and is known for his stunts to grab attention abandoned his plans out of respect for murdered MP Jo Cox.

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Chief Constable Andy Bliss

After five years leading the Herts police force, chief constable Andy Bliss has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the summer.

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Police have been successful in securing a closure order on an address in Bridge Court in Hitchin town centre under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014

Police have successfully applied to magistrates for permission to lock the doors on a Hitchin town centre flat at the centre of a string of complaints of antisocial behaviour and suspected drug dealing.

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The A505 is closed between Baldock and Royston after a crash.

Police have closed a stretch of the A505 between Baldock and Royston after a crash on the southbound stretch.

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Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries, left, had a Twitter spat with Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

The world-famous author of the Harry Potter books and the MP for Mid Bedfordshire went head-to-head on Twitter today in the latest spat sparked by Thursday’s EU referendum.

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Sandy Carnival 2016. Photos by Ken Lynch LRPS

It was a colourful affair in Sandy on Saturday as a Rio-inspired carnival danced its way into the town.

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European Parliament building, in Strasbourg

As the EU referendum campaign enters its final week, decision day is drawing ever closer – but have you made your mind up yet?

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Dancers lighting up the Gordon Craig stage on Saturday night . Picture Chris Ludwick

The weekend was alive with delicious dancing, colourful costumes, blooming bouquets and scintillating song as Stevenage’s 70th anniversary celebrations really got under way.

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Stevenage mayor Councillor John Lloyd, left, with Keith Greenough, chairman of the Royal British Legion's Stevenage branch. Far right, the flag.

Flags have been raised in Stevenage and Letchworth this morning to rally support for Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

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Police cordoned off a crime scene outside St Faith's Church after a woman was sexually assaulted. Picture: Alan Millard.

A woman was sexually assaulted near to a Hitchin church at the weekend – with police now stepping up patrols as a result.

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Martyn Batty of Knebworth gave his 50th blood donation on Father's Day. He is pictured with son Jared making his 49th donation.

Most dads expect a little gift on Father’s Day – but on Sunday Martyn Batty wasn’t looking to be on the receiving end.

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The hot air balloon landing in Stevenage. PICTURE: Jason Smith.

The owners of a hot air balloon which came down in Stevenage on Saturday have insisted it was not a crash landing.

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Janis Feely is taking a well-earned rest 16 years after founding The Living Room.

The founder of an award-winning addiction rehabilitation centre is retiring after 16 years at the helm.

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Emily Stokes and William Stokes

There was fun all round as the head teacher of a Hitchin school’s Where’s Wally summer fete earned her stripes – by having a giant python wrapped around her neck!

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Pam Rhodes will be interviewing local Christians at the Letchworth Free Church on Sunday

A Hitchin church is to be filled with magnificent flower arrangements and wedding dresses to raise money for church repairs and a children’s centre in Malawi, with a Songs of Praise presenter also appearing – along with a replica of one of Henry VIII’s wives’ dresses!

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Loraine Denison, pictured in Nepal, is to walk 500 miles across norther spain on the pilgrim trail, the Camino de Santiago for Supporting Nepal's Children.

A Hitchin adventurer who is no stranger to reaching new goals has set her sights on a month-long 500-mile charity walk across northern Spain to raise money for children in Nepal.

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Georgia Sambridge

A teenager from Stevenage has been cooking up a storm during a work experience stint at a famous TV chef’s restaurant in London.

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One of the Tomorrow's Garden City blocks in Letchworth's Hartington Place.

A housing assocation’s accounting has caused the residents of a Letchworth sustainable housing development to be under-charged for maintenance for four years – and the bills have now been more than trebled to make up the difference.

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The Norton Way Honda Dream Drive event in Letchworth

Norton Way Honda is a leading Honda dealer based in Letchworth. We have been part of the local community for over 25 years bringing you the biggest choice of new and approved used Honda cars for sale with a range of finance options available as well as servicing, MOT and parts services.

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Beds PCC Kathryn Holloway has launched the Police and Crime Plan for Bedfordshire.

A new police hub could be coming to Biggleswade as part of the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s bid to tackle crime across the district.

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