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Overflowing litter and dog poo bins have been branded ‘unacceptable’ by a Stevenage councillor who is calling for an urgent review.

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Artists impression of the leisure centre

A £3 million project to renovate North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth has been given the green light.

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Kailah Eglington

Tucked away in a small shop on Leys Avenue, one woman has grand plans to revolutionise Letchworth town centre and get people shopping locally.

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A man has been arrested after an alleged sexual assailt on a 19 year-old woman in Hitchin.

A man has been arrested after an alleged sexual assault on a teenager at a bar in Hitchin.

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A busy Market Place during Hitchin's Gala Day

Hitchin showed its festive face for an annual gala day in the town centre on Sunday

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A red Chevvy broke down on the A602 this morning.

A red Chevrolet broke down on the A602 this morning causing rush hour queues between Hitchin and Stevenage.

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Lorna Hemmings (left) and Vivki Wakefiled with her daughter Alice of the Hitchin Volunteer Army

Two women from Hitchin are providing a heartwarming Christmas tale of their own by helping feed needy families feeling the pinch – through the power of volunteering and social media.

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Stevenage players Chris Day and Darius Charles keep patient George Ashwell company with the help of mascot Boro Bear.

Stars from Stevenage FC paid a special visit to the town’s Lister Hospital last week to put a smile on the faces of those being treated there this Christmas.

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Burst water main in Essex Road, Stevenage

People’s tap water may be discoloured in certain parts of Stevenage after a water main burst this morning.

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Vince Cable said the facility will put the UK at the cutting-edge of cell therapy research.

Stevenage will be leading the UK’s fight to find cures for diseases like cancer when a £55 million state-of-the-art cell therapy centre is built.

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Work has begun on the new industrial estate on Works Road

Work has begun on a new 90,000 sq ft industrial estate at the site of a former power station.

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Police have launched extra patrols in Stevenage to help crackdown on crime levels over the festive period.

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Garden House Hospice Santa singalong at Hitchin Boys School

Serried ranks of Santa helped set up the festive season with a swing on Sunday evening at Hitchin Boys’ School.

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County Hall, in Hertford

A new consultation on the future of Hertfordshire’s bus services will take place at the start of next year after county councillors agreed to proposed changes yesterday.

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Basement Jaxx will headline Standon Calling. Picture: Dave Burke.

Grammy-nominated Basement Jaxx will headline Standon Calling next summer.

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Police have praised a number of people who have been targeted in phone scams.

Police have praised people across Stevenage and North Herts for refusing to give out personal information to fraudsters.

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Sir Oliver Heald

A bill which commits the government to give a set proportion of the national purse to overseas aid has been backed by North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald.

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Do you recognise this gold chain which was seized in Bedfordshire?

Officers investigating burglaries in Bedfordshire are appealing for the public’s help in a bid to track down the owners of stolen jewellery.

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Gordon Craig Aladdin cast with Hadwen the beagle mascot

A globetrotting beagle set on his way by actress and animal rights supporter Joanne Lumley has made the latest stop in his journey – on stage in Stevenage.

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Lorraine and Zahara in Morocco.

A volunteer who adopted a stray puppy she found in a Moroccan square is holding a Christmas fayre on Saturday in an effort to raise funds to bring her four legged-friend to Letchworth.

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Ian Poulter from Stevenage has faced a backlash over the tweet.

Professional golfer Ian Poulter has faced a barrage of criticism after tweeting that Rory McIlroy deserved to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 more than fellow Stevenage star Lewis Hamilton.

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Police would like to speak to this man

CCTV images have been released of man police want to speak to in connection with a theft from a pensioner.

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Da Vinvi panto students visit Lister Hospital

Talented students from the Letchworth-based Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise took time off from rehearsals for their first panto production to bring a little festive cheer to patients at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

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Herts Young Carers received the grant from North Herts District Council.

A charity which provides vital support for young carers has received a £3,500 grant from North Herts District Council.

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Blue tits were the top bird in Herts in last year's poll

Pupils at Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School will be watching the birdies in the new year

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Time to close the book: Jerome Phillips is retiring at the end of the year.

One of Hitchin’s longest running businesses is to close after 130 years.

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PCSO Michelle Trussell, PC Chris Farrier, Sgt Simon Turner and Tracey Chapman serve lunch to old folk in Baldock

Hello, hello, hello – members of Baldock’s police team delivered a Christmas treat at the town’s community centre when they served a celebration meal to senior citizens.

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Broadway Cinema in Letchworth GC credit: BJP Photography Ltd.

Broadway Cinema is leading the way in staging live screenings.

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