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It’s not often legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly was wrong – but when he mused: “Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s far more important than that” – he was completely and utterly incorrect.

A 42-year-old man has been arrested after two allegations of sexual assault in Hitchin.

A record number of knives have been surrendered in Herts during a week-long amnesty.

Fire crews from Baldock and Royston had to evacuate cattle from a field after 100 tonnes of straw caught alight near Ashwell.

A North Herts district councillor, who reported being assaulted by a group of young people in Letchworth last Monday, has spoken out about the ordeal.

Sport

It’s not often legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly was wrong – but when he mused: “Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s far more important than that” – he was completely and utterly incorrect.

Hitchin Ladies First XV are just one win away from an unbeaten league season after thrashing Hampstead 63-12 on Sunday afternoon.

It was a Mercedes 1-2 in the 2019 Australian Grand Prix but the result was an emphatic win for Valtteri Bottas and not pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton. Formula One writer Alan Davies reflects on the season opening race in Melbourne.

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole position for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix.

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the practice pace in Melbourne ahead of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix qualifying.

Stevenage FC

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Stevenage FC says everyone at the club is “shocked and saddened” to hear about the death of former player Michael Thalassitis, who has been found dead at the age 26.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria is urging his side to build on their win over Swindon at Milton Keynes at the weekend.

Stevenage beat Swindon 2-0 at the Lamex Stadium on Tuesday night thanks to a wonderful Ilias Chair goal from inside his own half. Who impressed for Dino Maamria’s men?

Ilias Chair scored from inside his own half to help Stevenage FC secured a vital three points in the hunt for a Sky Bet League Two play-off place as they beat Swindonn 2-0 at the Lamex Stadium on Tuesday night.

What's On

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

There’s still time to bid to win free tickets to the county’s top tourist attractions.

CC Smugglers have been announced for this summer’s Goatfest Live Music Festival in Codicote.

Synth-pop trio Years & Years have been announced for this summer’s Newmarket Nights concerts.

Former boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is coming to Stevenage for a fan event this month.

The Greatest Showman and Dirty Dancing are coming to open-air cinema in Hatfield this summer.

Business

Friday, March 8, 2019

Often when speaking about digital I get asked the question “Do I really need a website? Can’t I just use Google listings and Facebook?” My answer is always the same and almost always unpopular.

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Heritage

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

There’s still time to bid to win free tickets to the county’s top tourist attractions.

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The green light has been given for the major renovation and modification of a Grade I listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage.

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Free screenings of rare archive film footage of Stevenage are being offered to community groups and centres, including museums, churches and village halls.

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Ownership of a multi-million pound piece of public art at Stevenage’s newly-named Barclay Academy will be retained by Herts County Council, even though the school now belongs to a private sponsor.

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The author of a book on a infamous unsolved Hitchin murder is appearing on the UK’s most successful history podcast today – exactly 100 years after the crime took place.

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