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Two teenagers from Hitchin have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm after a 21-year-old man was stabbed in a Stevenage Tesco car park.

Two major Stevenage roads will be closed tomorrow after works that were scheduled for today had to be postponed.

Police have given the all clear to residents in Wisden Road after there were earlier reports of a bomb scare in Stevenage.

Police have evacuated 32 houses on Wisden Road after discovering items which may be explosive.

A police cordon is in place in Stevenage's Wisden Road, and specialist officers are awaiting the arrival of the Explosives Ordnance Disposal.

Sport

Friday, February 14, 2020

Stotfold started life at their new stadium with a thrilling 5-3 win over rivals Shefford Town & Campton in Spartan South Midlands Division One on Saturday afternoon.

Runners from Fairlands Valley Spartans, Stevenage Striders, Hitchin Running Club and North Herts Road Runners saw limited action this weekend as Storm Ciara played havoc, but a hardy bunch braved the weather to take part in races.

It's been a frustrating week for Hitchin Town after drawing 0-0 with Banbury United in the Southern League Central Premier Division on Saturday before losing in the Herts Senior Cup last-eight.

There was plenty of action for runners from Fairlands Valley Spartans, Stevenage Strider, North Herts Road Runners and Hitchin Hares over the past week.

Hitchin Town suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to promotion-chasing Tamworth in the Southern League Central Premier Division on Saturday afternoon.

Stevenage FC

Wed, 18:01

In his column for CometSport, Stevenage midfielder Joel Byrom talks mental health, the impact of social media and Boro's battle against relegation.

Alex Revell has replaced Graham Westley as manager of Stevenage, the Sky Bet League Two club have announced.

Stevenage lost 1-0 to Salford City on Saturday afternoon to leave them in trouble at the bottom of League Two. Read on for Dan Mountney's player ratings from the Lamex.

Despite a spirited display, Stevenage lost 1-0 to Salford City at the Lamex on Saturday afternoon leaving them seven points adrift at the bottom of League Two.

Stevenage are now seven points adrift at the bottom of League Two after losing 3-1 to Bradford City at Valley Parade on Tuesday night.

What's On

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Organisers of Standon Calling have revealed the Hertfordshire music festival's 2020 theme.

The Ultima-Collection Megéve and Crans-Montana is the epitome of luxury and wealth, and exceeded all expectations.

The Subways have announced a special warm-up show in Hitchin ahead of their forthcoming UK tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album.

Girl group Pussycat Dolls will return to Newmarket Racecourses this summer to headline a Newmarket Nights concert as part of their reunion.

Sir Tom Jones will headline a concert at Newmarket Racecourses this summer.

Business

Saturday, February 8, 2020

A Stevenage branch of Mothers in Business Association is set for a relaunch next week with a networking event complete with guest speaker.

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Heritage

Sunday, February 9, 2020

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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Hitchin has its very own historic link to an Oscar-winning film that has stormed to success in recent weeks.

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A pair of Letchworth school pupils have proved themselves a match for the Enigma machine after beating academics to crack a 111-year-old code for the first time.

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Thanks to a supporter bond scheme, the football club recently completed the modern north stand and sophisticated 76 Lounge, which is now available to hire.

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