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Sci-fi fans got the chance to meet stars from Doctor Who, James Bond, Star Wars and other cult TV shows and movies at a Sci-fi autograph show in Stevenage on Saturday..

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A professional basketball player from Letchworth has returned to his old school to speak to the present crop of pupils.

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Rio 2016 Olympic Champions Ed Clancy and Katie Archibald are among the riders due to take part in a major international cycling event that comes to Stevenage for the second year running this Bank Holiday Monday.

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A 91-year-old retired teacher from Letchworth showed it is never too late to start something new when she raised almost £600 for charity with a sponsored walk.

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A teen moped rider is in a serious condition in hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car in Hitchin.

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Political parties have suspended campaigning for the June 8 General Election following last night’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.

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An 18-year-old armed robber who held up Stevenage and Letchworth bookmakers for £3,500 has been sent to a Young Offender Institution.

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Officers investigating a burglary in Letchworth have today released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to as part of their enquiries.

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Students from a Letchworth school enjoyed a bookshop shopping spree on Friday thanks to a £350 award from the Siobhan Dowd Trust.

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A Hitchin photographer has been sharing her experience of volunteering in Africa for charity – ahead of a must-see exhibition of her images.

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The biggest free festival in our area has been hailed as a huge success after taking place in Hitchin this weekend.

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A woman had her purse stolen in Biggleswade by a man who thrust a bottle of water at her – and police have today released a CCTV image of someone they wish to speak to.

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Time is running out to register to vote ahead of the snap General Election on June 8 in our area – but when is today’s deadline? Read on to find out how to make sure you are involved in the democratic process.

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Police were involved in a dramatic stand-off with a woman with an axe in Stevenage this morning.

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A dog owner and her dog were mauled in a Hitchin attack which saw police launch an appeal for information.

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Travellers thought by police to be French have pitched up at the north edge of Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage.

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All dogs – and their owners – are invited to an annual ‘dog watch’ day being run by Herts police.

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I’m indebted to Hitchin-born stalwart Richard Whitmore for his excellent account of the opening of The Dell back in 1950/51 in his very entertaining autobiography ‘Didn’t you used to be…Richard Whitmore?’.

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A few months ago I was contacted by Chilli Fest UK, asking to run a Letchworth town centre event in May.

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Commuters were left confused as two train timetables giving different information were both available this morning – with some services apparently going ‘missing’.

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A Letchworth motorist who drove through the town with illegal drugs in his system has been banned from the road.

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This year’s Ashwell at Home event last weekend was another corker, with activities and events marking the village’s 1,100th anniversary.

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A new commercial plan is being developed to boost business in Biggleswade town centre in the hope it can better serve the needs of the fast growing town and fend off competition from online retail and out of town developments.

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Police have made an arrest after reports of a man standing outside a Hitchin shop with a large knife.

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A Baldock nursery has dedicated its fourth successive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report to the memory of its much-loved school secretary of 27 years.

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An unlicensed motorist who drove away after a crash on the edge of Letchworth has been given a suspended sentence.

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Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Hitchin and Harpenden has been busy campaigning throughout the constituency today.

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An online fundraiser has been launched to support the Letchworth families whose homes were damaged by last night’s fire.

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There’s not long to go until the inspirational Twin Town 1000k riders embark on their gruelling ride across Europe to raise £100,000 for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

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More than 220 boys and girls in North Herts had the chance to play cricket this week.

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A Stevenage man has appeared in court accused of sending a ‘grossly offensive’ tweet to Donald Trump.

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Firefighters from Baldock, Hitchin, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City worked together to tackle a house fire in Letchworth last night.

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A memorable evening was had by all last night at the Comet Community Awards in Letchworth, a celebration of the amazing stories and people that make our area great.

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About 200 charity walkers criss-crossed over the bridges of London on Sunday to raise thousands of pounds for Garden House Hospice Care.

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The youngest daughter of murdered Stevenage man Peter Shickle told a crown court how how she couldn’t explain the pain in her heart since she found out the ‘sickening, disgusting and terrible’ way her father had been brutally beaten to death.

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Two Stevenage men who used a flat screen television to beat 58-year-old Peter Shickle to death have today been handed life sentences for carrying out what the judge has described as a ‘horrific murder’.

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North Hertfordshire District Council last night elected its new chairman at its annual meeting in Letchworth.

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Staff at Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII and Stevenage’s Lister Hospital thanked patients for their support as services returned to normal today.

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Organisers behind what is billed as the largest free festival in the area are getting set for more family fun.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he is confident his party can win the Stevenage seat during a surprise visit to the town this morning.

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“It is a huge honour to be Labour’s candidate in my home town of Stevenage for the 2017 General Election.

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“I’ve lived in Stevenage for over thirty years and have made my home here. I currently live in Bedwell, where I have stood as the Green Party candidate in local and county elections. I joined the Green Party because it is a party of social and environmental justice, which supports a radical transformation of society for the benefit of all, and for the planet as a whole. The Green Party understands that the threats to economic, social and environmental wellbeing are part of the same problem, and recognises that solving one of these crises cannot be achieved without solving the others. Transforming our communities requires the bravery to be radical and the generosity of spirit to work together. I believe we can make a sustainable future based on respect for the environment, justice and fairness for all.

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“I am proud to have been your Member of Parliament for the last seven years and want to continue standing up for local people.

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Film crews are at Letchworth’s outdoor pool today, shooting a TV advert set for launch next month.

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“When it comes to politics, I am an outsider. But I have become so fed up with what I see as incompetence and indifference on the part of those who are supposed to be representing our interests that I decided it was time to step up. I believe our elected leaders should represent the best interests of our country, not play political games with our future. I was outraged with the complete ineptitude of David Cameron and the lies of the Leave campaigners, and am now horrified by the direction Theresa May has taken, barrelling towards a disastrous Hard Brexit. So I am standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Stevenage, to stand up for our future.

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Vote for the ale party – that’s the message from Hitchin’s ever-popular beer festival, after you’ve voted in the General Election, of course.

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A decorating company boss was ‘horrendously’ betrayed when an employee of 18 years smashed into the business to burgle it.

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