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Stevenage’s town centre Christmas lights switch-on takes place tomorrow afternoon and promises to be a musical affair.

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It's looking a bit gloomy down Leys Avenue after part of the street has been left without Christmas lights.

A clutch of traders have been left in the dark after the bottom end of Leys Avenue was not lit up by the Letchworth Christmas Lights Switch-On over the weekend.

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Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland was celebrating today as the proposed tax credit cuts were called off.

Stevenage’s MP was cock-a-hoop today as the chancellor announced the cancellation of controversial tax credit cuts the government had proposed.

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Stevenage is getting to set to welcome up to 20 Syrian refugees in family groups in the new year

Organisations in Stevenage which are planning for the arrival of Syrian refugees in the town are holding an open meeting on Saturday to spread the word about what’s in store.

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A Stevenage friend of Vichai Tonpradit, who died in a collision on the A1(M) at Welwyn, said he was a 'ray of sunshine' and will be missed hugely.

A motorcyclist living in Stevenage who died in a crash on the A1(M) two weeks ago has been described as a ‘ray of sunshine’ by one of his friends.

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The Standing Order in Stevenage Old Town.

An elderly man having a meal with his family at a Stevenage Old Town pub died after collapsing suddenly yesterday afternoon.

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Joe James pictured with his Pickles Pug book

A brother and sister team from Stevenage have combined their talents to write a children’s book.

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Members of the Abella band staged a fundraising Halloween barn dance for Alzheimer's Research.

A ceilidh night with a touch of ghoul as well as gingham proved to be a real moneyspinner for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Fairfield, Stotfold and Letchworth schools have expansion projects in the pipeline.

The number of pupils at schools rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors has risen by more than 7,500 in the past 12 months, says Herts County Council.

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Shanghai teacher Peizhen Wang speaks to a class during her visit to Stevenage's Nobel School.

Two teachers have travelled almost 5,700 miles to share their maths expertise as part of a Stevenage school’s project establishing links with their Chinese counterparts.

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Firefighters tackled a blaze in Kerr Close, Knebworth, yesterday after a dishwasher caught fire.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a Knebworth home yesterday evening after a dishwasher caught fire.

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Citizens Advice North Herts chief executive Rionach Aiken

The team at Citizens Advice North Herts is planning a move to a new home next year – and is aiming to sign up supporters to a new way of fundraising that will bring in some of the cash they’ll need to make the project possible.

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Armed police were called to a targeted shooting in Hitchin

A gun was deliberately fired at a window in a quiet road in Hitchin in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Police have been directing traffic after a car overturned in Willow Lane, Hitchin, this morning.

A busy back road into Hitchin was partially blocked after a car overturned this morning.

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Mike Clarke and Bill Sellicks

The long-standing chairman of a Hitchin community group has paid tribute to the work of community supporters as he steps down from the position.

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Ricky Briars from Stevenage has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for stealing from vulnerable people in the town.

A diabetic who collapsed after fearing for his life at the hands of a robber has bravely spoken about the ordeal after the Stevenage man responsible was put behind bars.

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Graham Pither

A Hitchin man who travelled to Africa to help build a centre for victims of violence has returned home after his caring efforts for charity ActionAid.

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East & North Herts Hospitals Charities Zoe Doherty and Macmillan Cancer Support's Kerry Cunnane receive a cheque for £3200 from Sarah Parker and her team at the Brewery Tea Rooms in Walkern

Staff and customers at Walkern’s Brewery Tearooms have handed over the cash they raised at their annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the East and North Herts Hospitals Charity.

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Tara Robinson

A mother-of-two involved in a campaign to support homeless women is appealing for support.

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Robin Hood is the 2015 panto by the Meppershall Players

There are lashings of Lincoln green leggings being laid on in Meppershall this week for the village’s 2015 pantomime production.

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Jack Gower from Hitchin is having intensive physiotherapy as he strives to walk independently.

A charity gig has raised £600 to support a 10-year-old’s bid to walk independently following major surgery.

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Hitchin Christmas lights switch-on event in the Market Place, November 2015

Hitchin’s Market Place became a family festive wonderland on Friday as the town’s Christmas lights were switched on.

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Daniel Bray, Samantha Mae Rogers, Ellie Bray, Billy Rich and Oliver Rich

People came in their droves to dive into the festive spirit for Letchworth’s Christmas Lights Switch-On at the weekend.

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What a carry on: the 21st-century Heart of Hitchin bag, another project raising funds for church restoration, makes an appropriate addition to a still from the 1927 classic Metropolis.

Silent cinema is returning to an historic Hitchin church after a successful debut earlier this year.

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Cancer Hair Care founder Jasmin Julia Gupta has launched a new initiative.

A cancer charity which helps people who have suffered hair loss due to chemotherapy has launched a new initiative to boost the confidence of young patients.

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Baldock Allotment and Leisure Garden Association chairman Mick Camp and general secretary Phil Charsley.

The Baldock Allotments and Leisure Gardeners Association has billed Wednesday night’s extraordinary general meeting as the most important in its 32-year history.

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Hundreds of people signed up to protest about bus cuts in Herts at signing sessions in Stevenage and Hitchin

Campaigners who fear further cuts to bus services across Herts gathered hundreds of signatures on Saturday as they hosted signing sessions in Stevenage and Hitchin

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Katie Strong from Stevenage meets Winter the dolphin.

A meeting with a movie star dolphin has inspired a young Stevenage woman to reach out to a worldwide audience and change perceptions about bladder and kidney problems.

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Homeowners have been warned not to pave over their front gardens without the permission of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.

Homeowners have been warned to be aware of companies who wrongly tell them to pave over their front garden without the permission of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.

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