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Yesterday, 17:44

A 17–year-old boy from Hitchin has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison following a “life-threatening” stabbing in a supermarket car park in Stevenage earlier this year.

The deaths of an elderly couple after a fire at a care home will be examined in a public hearing next spring, more than three years after the deadly blaze.

A well-known charity fundraiser who sold poppies outside Sainbury’s in Stevenage for decades has launched an online poppy appeal this year due to coronavirus.

Confirmed coronavirus cases have continued to rise in both Stevenage and North Hertfordshire this week.

Documents published by North Herts District Council have revealed that 134 people on low incomes in the district will be able to receive a discretionary £500 self-isolation fund.

Sport

Yesterday, 08:35

There were plenty of smiles throughout Blueharts Hockey Club at the weekend but none wider than that on the face of Ruth Hicks – as she made her long-awaited comeback from cancer treatment.

There were plenty of goals in the latest round of the Hitchin Sunday League.

Milestones come around fairly often in athletics but the one just achieved by Grant Ramsay of Fairlands Valley Spartans will take some beating.

A fantastic spell either side of half-time earned Codicote another three points and kept them top of Spartan South Midlands League Division Two.

Hitchin Town will be delighted with a home tie after the draw for the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy was made.

Stevenage FC

Tue, 23:23

Alex Revell says Stevenage might have to get ugly in order to snap their winless streak and goal drought.

An early penalty proved decisive as Stevenage fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Newport County in League Two.

A poor first half proved costly for Stevenage as they fell to a 1-0 defeat away to Forest Green Rovers in League Two.

It was definitely a point gained rather than two lost according to Stevenage boss Alex Revell following their game away at Mansfield Town.

The movement to let fans in to football ground has gathered steam again over the last week and while that is the only outcome anyone wants, they certainly didn’t miss a lot as Stevenage drew 0-0 at Mansfield Town.

What's On

Yesterday, 18:54

A talented local artist is calling on youngsters across Hertfordshire to enter an exciting competition with a chance to attend an exclusive workshop.

A new adaptation of The Secret Garden finally arrives at cinemas and on Sky Cinema this week after its much-delayed UK release.

It will be another rock ‘n’ roll Christmas thanks to Gordon Craig Theatre regulars That’ll Be The Day.

The National Theatre Live broadcast of War Horse will return to the cinema in Letchworth this November for Remembrance Day.

Your theatre needs you! Hitchin’s Market Theatre has launched a survival appeal after missing out on a government grant.

Business

Tue, 17:02

This week we’ve been reviewing Hitchin-based @Bambuu’s new purposeful product range, featuring everything from toothbrushes to tote bags.

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Heritage

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A new adaptation of The Secret Garden finally arrives at cinemas and on Sky Cinema this week after its much-delayed UK release.

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Knebworth House has extended its 2020 visitor season to include weekends in October and the school half-term holiday.

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A Grade I listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage - has officially reopened following a £1million renovation which took more than a year to complete.

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A town’s annual charter fair has been cancelled for the first time in its 739-year history, but a token stall will be set up to ensure the event retains its Royal Charter.

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Museums across the county have nominated their Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 Museum Object of the Year – which include a toy monkey, an old scone and some toilet cream.

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