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Yesterday, 15:46

A year on from the setting up of the free Hertfordshire Law Clinic at the Uni of Herts, its director has explained how people are coping in the age of little to no legal aid.

A new campaign to encourage residents to shop safe, shop local has been launched in Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston as the second national lockdown ends.

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has expressed his intention to rebel against the Conservative motion for the three-tier coronavirus system – set to replace the national lockdown tomorrrow.

Debenhams stores across the UK may close, including the Stevenage branch which was saved from demise during a roll out of closures announced in 2019.

More than 10,000 jobs are said to be at risk as brands such as Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Burton face an uncertain future as the Arcadia retail group collapsed overnight.

Sport

Yesterday, 12:34

Their last games were back in March but finally rugby clubs across England can see a return to some sort of competitive action.

Baldock Town have received backing from their most famous son as they look to secure the financial and long-term future of the club.

A multi-million-pound nationwide plan has been launched to help “unlock the power of football pitches in England” and allow more people to play the game as well as “improving their physical and mental health, empowering young people and strengthening communities”.

Hitchin Town will be thrust straight back into the fray of competitive matches should the government’s restrictions end as planned.

As Lewis Hamilton celebrated his record-equalling seventh Formula One World Championship and yet more riches, it was a world away from his humble beginnings on a Stevenage council estate.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 16:15

Stevenage will use Saturday’s League Two game against Southend United to welcome fans back to the Lamex Stadium.

Jamie Cumming believes he is adapting and learning by the day during his stay at Stevenage – and wants his adopted club to push on from a very successful week.

Alex Revell will have a new face helping him on the bench after Stevenage appointed Joe Dunne as assistant manager.

Stevenage manager Alex Revell got his wish for another home tie in the FA Cup – and they landed another former Premier League outfit.

Stevenage manager Alex Revell says a home tie against a Premier League team and having supporters back at the Lamex Stadium would be the perfect reward for their victory over Hull City in the FA Cup.

What's On

Mon, 14:00

Whipsnade Zoo is ready to bring Christmas cheer to the whole family this festive season in the wake of the second lockdown.

Chart-topping Scottish band Wet Wet Wet have announced a tour date in Hertfordshire for next year.

What can open in the new tier system when lockdown restrictions are lifted? From Wednesday, December 2, the country will revert to a strengthened three-tiered local COVID alert level system. Here’s a guide to the new medium, high and very high tiers.

The rhinos at Whipsnade ZSL have been making the most of their lockdown privacy by getting frisky.

A theatre in Hitchin has turned one of its plays into a book – with sales helping to provide the venue with vital income during lockdown

Business

Yesterday, 14:27

A new campaign to encourage residents to shop safe, shop local has been launched in Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston as the second national lockdown ends.

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Heritage

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A Hitchin museum is promising a packed festive season this year, with Santa’s Grotto, a Winter Wonderland and more once lockdown ends.

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The gardens at Knebworth House and the historic estate’s Dinosaur Trail will be open at weekends this month.

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A new adaptation of The Secret Garden finally arrives at cinemas and on Sky Cinema this week after its much-delayed UK release. So where was The Secert Garden 2020 filmed?

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