Two public artworks in Stevenage have been given Grade II listed status - the tiled mural above Primark in Town Square and the relief sculpture in the St George's Way underpass.

The 1958 Town Square mural by Gyula Bajo (1907-1984) represents the cornerstones of a balanced economy as seen at the time - industry, commerce, transport and agriculture.

The 1973 cast concrete relief sculpture in St George's Way by William Mitchell (1925-2020) is called Scenes of Everyday Life and depicts contemporary life, including the town's football team and popular fashion.

A Stevenage Museum spokesman said: "These artworks provide so much character to our town and, now they've received recognition for their artistic interest and historic significance, they will be protected for generations to come.

"Both artworks give an insight into the new town vision of harmonious and equal communities, and celebrate aspects of everyday life."