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Yesterday, 18:19

An estimated £10,000 worth of illegal cigarettes and a large amount of hand rolling tobacco was seized from a Stevenage store on Friday.

A Bedfordshire police officer has today pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of pounds from a crime unit safe.

North Herts residents have struggled to get through to waste contractor Urbaser to renew or subscribed to its paid for garden waste collection service.

Great Northern train services running through Stevenage have returned to normal following earlier disruption.

Govia Thameslink has announced that Great Northern train services running through Stevenage will be affected by trespassers on the railway.

Sport

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Hitchin-born West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere is hoping his NCF Elites programme at Letchworth's County Ground will help the next generation of women's footballers after England's inspirational World Cup display.

Hitchin Town have re-signed goalkeeper Charlie Horlock as boss Mark Burke begins to shape his squad for the new Southern League Premier Division Central season, with a number of familiar faces also back for the 2019/20 campaign.

As Herts Cricket League Division Two A reached the halfway point, Stevenage climbed the table to fifth with a five-wicket home win over third-placed Abbots Langley.

Preston suffered their first defeat of the Herts Cricket League Division One season after a tight one-wicket defeat against Langleybury.

Plenty of runners took part in the St Albans Summer Solstice 10k race last Friday, and one Fairlands Valley Spartan enjoyed it more than most.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 21:31

Stevenage drew 1-1 with Peterborough United at the Lamex on Tuesday night in their latest pre-season friendly.

Former AFC Wimbledon and Crystal Palace midfielder Tom Soares is on trial with Stevenage, CometSport can confirm.

Stevenage striker Joe White will spend another season on loan at Biggleswade Town after a successful 2018/19 campaign at Langford Road.

Stevenage have made a statement of intent with the new League Two season looming, by bringing fan favourite Dean Parrett back to the club from Gillingham.

James Ball has left Stevenage after signing a permanent deal with Ebbsfleet United.

What's On

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford this weekend will feature five of the original German aircraft from the 1969 movie Battle of Britain.

TV stars Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness will bring hit movie Dirty Dancing to open-air cinema at Knebworth next month.

Those who attended a festival in Weston on the weekend were in agreement - it was one of the biggest and best ones yet.

Passengers are invited to join new build steam locomotive Tornado for a journey north over the magnificent Settle and Carlisle Railway.

Hitchin and Bedford Rock Choirs are performing in Stevenage to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Business

Friday, July 5, 2019

You could call it the Formula One racing car of the skies. This striking red jet once owned by Stevenage's F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is now available for VIP flights after being snapped up by an air firm.

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Heritage

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford this weekend will feature five of the original German aircraft from the 1969 movie Battle of Britain.

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An artist from Holwell is set to swim to the Isle of Wight for a spinal injury charity next month.

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North Hertfordshire Musueum will officially open to the public next week - almost nine years after plans were first given the go-ahead.

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The major renovation of a Grade I listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage - has taken a step forward, with a construction company appointed and works now under way.

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Community groups have the chance to bid to buy a town's historic landmark after negotiations to sell it to a private business failed to be completed.

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