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Yesterday, 15:19

All lines have reopened between Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City after a person was hit by a train this morning, but there continue to be delays of up to an hour currently to and from London.

Two lanes are closed on the A1(M) after a crash involving four cars between Welwyn and Stevenage this afternoon.

Trains to and from London are subject to major delays after a person was hit by a train between Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City this morning.

A five-year-old boy from Stevenage has been spreading the spirit of giving by donating toys and food to some of Hertfordshire's most vulnerable children.

The Hitchin Christmas Community Team has launched its 2019 food hamper appeal, hoping to provide 150 hampers for families in need.

Sport

Wed, 17:55

Runners from Fairlands Valley Spartans, Stevenage Striders, Hitchin Running Club and North Herts Road Runners took on races across the country over the past week.

Letchworth Garden City survived a late scare to secure a 16-13 comeback win over Hackney in a thrilling encounter at Legends Lane.

Hitchin Town's good form continued on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with promotion-chasing Nuneaton Borough in the Southern League Central Premier Division at Top Field.

Hitchin Town are through to the next round of the Herts Senior Trophy after they beat Welwyn Garden City on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Top Field.

Alex Marsh was the hero for Hitchin Town on Saturday, as they beat Redditch United 2-0 to continue their climb up the Southern League Central Premier Division.

Stevenage FC

Wed, 17:51

Stevenage captain Scott Cuthbert has called for the Boro squad to stay positive despite their continued struggles at the bottom of League Two.

Stevenage interim boss Mark Sampson had demanded more from his side after a disappointing display in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Crawley Town at the Lamex.

Stevenage drew 0-0 with Crawley Town in a disappointing League Two clash on Saturday afternoon. Read Dan Mountney's player ratings from the Lamex.

Stevenage drew 0-0 with Crawley Town at the Lamex on Saturday afternoon to stay off the bottom of League Two, but manager Mark Sampson will be disappointed with his side's lack of creativity in a scrappy affair.

Stevenage were left to rue missed chances on Saturday as they drew 0-0 with fellow League Two strugglers Walsall, leaving caretaker boss Mark Sampson fuming.

What's On

Wed, 10:52

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry will headline Newmarket Racecourses next summer after an evening of racing.

Pantomime tickets for next year's production of Aladdin in Stevenage have gone on sale.

Chart-topping Canadian singer Michael Bublé will play a huge outdoor concert in Hatfield next year.

Ashwell at Christmas took place in the village at the weekend, featuring a fair at St Mary's Church and the Winter Wonderland experience for families.

Full of unexpected twists and turns, Knives Out is a brilliantly witty, stylishly-filmed and extremely funny murder mystery.

Business

Friday, December 6, 2019

A Boots branch in Hitchin may be at risk of closure, as the chain confirms it is currently reviewing the store due to "challenging market conditions in the UK".

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Heritage

Tue, 17:10

The oldest surviving Letchworth toilet roll has been crowned Object of the Year at the Hertfordshire Association of Museums awards.

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A Lower Stondon lifelong rail enthusiast, who began trainspotting when he was 11, has been honoured for his service to Welwyn Garden City station.

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Stevenage and North Hertfordshire have been paying their respects to fallen soldiers in acts of Remembrance.

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Want to pay your respects? The Comet has put together a round-up of the services and parades happening this Remembrance weekend as North Hertfordshire and Stevenage gathers to honour the World War I Armistice.

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A Hitchin school that once taught professional footballer Jack Wilshere - now a midfielder for West Ham United, previously Arsenal - celebrates 50 years since its opening.

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