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Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) now have the power to seize vehicles that have been untaxed for longer than eight weeks.

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With the political whirlwind of Brexit far from easing, Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has spoken about how he would vote on the UK’s withdrawal deal.

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A scheme set up to provide food for the homeless and those in need this winter has launched in Hitchin.

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Christmas has come early for those who run the Hitchin Business Improvement District, which will now continue for another five years following a ballot by the town’s businesses.

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Christmas has arrived in Ashwell, as hundreds of visitors enjoyed the village’s annual festive celebration.

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Following the sentencing of a 14-year-old Letchworth boy who almost killed another boy with a knife, police have released a statement and advice to those who may feel pressured to carry a knife.

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The Letchworth Business Improvement District will continue for another five years, following a ballot by the town’s businesses.

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There was a steam engine spectacle at Stevenage railway station at the weekend, as enthusiasts gathered to catch a glimpse.

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A petition signed by more than 1,500 people calling for a stop to plans to force a secondary school to become an academy has been delivered to the Department for Education.

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Women in east and north Hertfordshire have been waiting up to 14 weeks for the results of life-saving cervical screening tests – seven times longer than the NHS target.

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Firefighters piloted a new road safety initiative ‘Be Bright, Shine Your Light’ on Friday in a bid to make it safer for children who are cycling to school during the dark winter months.

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Proud Hitchin lad and talented singer-songwriter Alex Francis has been speaking to Layth Yousif ahead of his live gig at Club 85 on Thursday. Read on for his in-depth Q&A on playing in New York, writing in Nashville and why 2019 is shaping up to be his year...

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A lane closure is in place on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage following a collision between a car and a lorry.

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A 14-year-old boy has today been sentenced to five years in a detention centre for the stabbing of another teenager in Letchworth during a row over £20.

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Queues are building on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage following a collision near the roundabout for the A1(M) Junction 8.

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More than 70 Santas braved the wet weather yesterday for the first Stevenage town centre family fun run, organised by Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.

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A teenager has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to marking bombs threats to thousands of schools across the country – including in Herts and Beds.

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A crash on the A1(M) is causing delays for traffic travelling between Stevenage, Letchworth, Baldock and Hitchin.

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A Stotfold woman has raised nearly £10,000 for Garden House Hospice Care with an evening of prosecco and pampering, in memory of beloved mum and grandmother.

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Health bosses at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust are investigating after a patient was injected with local anaesthetic on the wrong side of their body.

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An a cappella group with members from Royston and South Cambs are ready to round off their hugely successful year with some Christmas performances.

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Pupils from Hitchin Boys’ School have won through to the national final of a competition which asked students to build and fly drones of their own design.

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Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019-2020 Stevenage pantomime.

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Urology procedures carried out at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital will be much easier thanks to new equipment funded by donations.

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A nine-year-old boy who battled leukaemia for four years has donated £100 of his own money to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and is now on a mission to raise £2,000 to bring a smile to the faces of sick children.

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Students have taken part in a community project to help them realise the benefits of social action, as well as develop key communication and teamwork skills.

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Two men arrested in connection with the disappearance of William ‘Bill’ Taylor have been released with no further action.

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A Potton choir group has received a bursary of £750 from building company CALA Homes.

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A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

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A Hitchin author has raised almost £7,000 for charity after donating all royalties from her debut novel.

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Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice staff are preparing for its Lights of Love event this Sunday, which is dedicated to remembering loved ones at Christmas.

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A 17-year-old from Codicote has won a coveted place in the prestigious National Youth Orchestra and is looking forward to touring the UK and America in 2019.

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Festive spirit is spreading, with the Potton Christmas lights switch-on having taken place.

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A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

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A paedophile has been jailed for 10 years after biting off the finger of a ‘Catching Online Predators’ member during a Stevenage sting.

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Police are trying to trace a man who is wanted for conspiracy to commit burglary.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami won the Patchwork Foundation’s Newcomer Conservative MP of the Year award at a ceremony held at Speaker’s House yesterday.

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A charity is celebrating Christmas with an autism-friendly Santa’s grotto next weekend.

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Strike action will be taken by teaching staff at a Stevenage secondary school “to defend it from a hostile takeover” by a multi-academy trust.

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Violent drug gangs have taken hold in Stevenage, with police officers raiding homes, making arrests and seizing thousands of pounds worth of illegal drugs every week in a bid to tackle the growing problem.

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People suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia will be able to access support through a specialist programme thanks to a £60,000 charity grant from Hertfordshire Freemasons.

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One of the few remaining Dunkirk veterans from the Second World War celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday.

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A Hitchin performing arts school will host a ‘spare chair’ Christmas lunch tomorrow afternoon for the elderly.

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A Letchworth academy has been given its first ‘good’ Ofsted rating following an inspection in October.

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Pets at a Kimpton rehoming centre may not yet have found a permanent place to live, but staff will still be there on Christmas day to give them a slap-up Christmas dinner.

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The church of Father Michael Lambert, who was “known and loved in every congregation in Hitchin”, has paid tribute to him after his tragic death aged 79.

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A man and a woman have been jailed after they attempted to blackmail a Stevenage man out of thousands of pounds in exchange for a sex tape.

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A Stotfold woman has raised nearly £10,000 for Garden House Hospice Care with an evening of prosecco and pampering, in memory of beloved mum and grandmother.

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