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New mums face time on a ward with their newborn babies alone due to a ban on visitors in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Welcome to our live blog, where we will be providing updates on coronavirus in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

Nine more people have now died at Lister Hospital in Stevenage after being treated for COVID-19.

A doctor from a Welwyn hospital has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Tesco is set to commit £30 million of financial support to communities affected by coronavirus – with groups across Hertfordshire set to benefit from the supermarket’s funding.

Sport

Yesterday, 16:53

A former Welwyn Garden City trophy-winning skipper is at the forefront of a rapidly growing charity football match to help raise funds for the NHS and acknowledge their efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

Codicote and Stotfold are two of the latest clubs to add their names to a letter sent to the FA expressing anger at the voiding of the non-league season from step three down.

A former St Albans City footballer is hoping a free exercise class on Facebook for children and adults alike brings a sense of “normality” to people’s lives during the coronavirus lockdown.

England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane has said the Premier League may have to follow non-league’s example and consider finishing the season.

The non-league season for clubs from step three to six is over after the FA made the decision to expunge the season following the coronavirus outbreak.

Stevenage FC

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Stevenage FC have launched their Community Careline to support the elderly self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

Stevenage have pledged to support the elderly in the local community with food following the coronavirus outbreak.

English Football League has postponed games until April 3 because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

What's On

Mon, 11:55

Knebworth House, Park and Gardens will remain closed until further notice as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

An emergency appeal has been launched by a popular Hertfordshire tourist attraction for funds to help with the upkeep of its animals while the wildlife park is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s DogFest South at Knebworth House has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis and missing your local pub quiz? We’ve got the answer to your problems.

Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre is to close until further notice as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Business

Tue, 11:03

An umbrella group that has been the voice of Hitchin for almost 30 years has responded to the district council’s consultation on Churchgate with their thoughts on the site’s future.

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Heritage

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

War researchers are trying to find the lost artist who painted a remarkable collection of First World War oil canvasses, believed to originate from Hertfordshire.

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The Heritage Foundation is developing an urgent action plan to support the Letchworth community as the impact of coronavirus continues to be felt.

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Standalone Farm reopens its doors on February 17, and is kicking off the new season with its biggest launch event yet – a mobile planetarium.

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North Hertfordshire Museum will mark LGBQT+ history month with a display illustrating the diversity of people in the district’s history.

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Graham Fisher, chief executive of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, looks ahead to a busy 2020 for the organisation.

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