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A charity which provides a free delivery service of blood, human donor milk, medical equipment and drugs has been bolstered by a business.

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Hitchin couple Tom Eaton and Rebecca Dudbridge have travelled all over the world. It was on their travels they were struck by the extent of the world’s plastic problem – which has inspired their new business venture.

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Senior officers at Hertfordshire County Council are set to receive a two per cent pay rise and a £3,000 bonus, provided they’ve exceeded their targets.

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North Herts residents are being asked to highlight any concerns about community safety with a new survey launched by North Herts Community Safety Partnership.

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A devoted family man who has saved lives through organ donation following his death has been posthumously honoured.

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Stevenage is on a list of 10 commuter towns that could be set for a Travelodge as part of the hotel chain’s railway expansion programme.

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Police have released a video including the last moments that missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan was seen, in the hope that it will bring further information to light.

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Police are trying to trace the last steps of missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan, who has links to Stevenage, after a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Investing in uncertain times can pay longer-term dividends, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

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A Hitchin dancer has been reflecting on the experience of appearing on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer after the troupe he was part of were voted off the show.

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A police presence remains at the river in the village of Charlton, near Hitchin, where the body of a man was found over the weekend.

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A campaign against a proposed housing development on a patch of land which has been a public amenity for more than 30 years is being supported by the deputy leader of the planning authority.

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Nurses and midwives are among those invited to apply for fellowship opportunities that are being funded by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity.

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Highfield School hosted the employability masterclass with more than 170 Year 10 students as a way of getting students thinking about employment when they leave school and identify the skills businesses look for in the recruitment process.

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Tributes have been paid to a Stevenage football coach described as a “legend of this town” after his sudden death.

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Two Hitchin sports clubs have moved into their new state-of-the-art home after its official opening.

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Stevenage FC expect to open the new North Stand at the start of next season after the club confirmed that work will restart next week.

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A closure order has been secured on a Hitchin property after complaints about anti-social behaviour and drug-related activity.

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Ownership of a multi-million pound piece of public art at Stevenage’s newly-named Barclay Academy will be retained by Herts County Council, even though the school now belongs to a private sponsor.

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A student from St Francis’ College has won the Letchworth Young Designer Competition, a contest launched as part of the first phase of a town-wide consultation asking people about day-to-day life in the garden city.

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Police and paramedics are dealing with a crash on the A505 in Baldock.

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Hundreds have objected to plans to build up to 618 homes, a primary and pre-school, an 80-bed care home and up to 50 assisted living homes on the outskirts of Stevenage.

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Following a nationwide search, a Letchworth woman has been appointed as the UK’s first official ‘pub-licist’ – a regular pub-goer who gets paid to visit their local, drink beer, watch sports games and catch up with friends.

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Bus users in Hertfordshire will no longer need to scrabble for small change to use Arriva buses.

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MPs have written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, calling for him to step in regarding plans for a concrete plant off the B656 between Hitchin and Codicote.

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A Stevenage toy shop manager has expressed his sadness after having a charity box stolen from outside his shop for a second time.

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Rail user groups from Royston, Letchworth and surrounding villages in North Herts and South Cambs have gathered for a meeting with Govia represetatives to discuss progress made to the train timetables, following months of unreliable services last year.

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The chief executive of Stevenage Borough Council is stepping down after nearly four years in the role.

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North Herts heroes who ‘go the extra mile’ to make a difference in their communities were celebrated at a volunteer awards ceremony on Friday.

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Govia Thameslink had more cancellations last year than any other train company in the UK, according to recent statistics.

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A North Hertfordshire College student has been hired by a two-Michelin starred restaurant in Cambridge owned by celebrity chef Daniel Clifford.

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Love is in the air this week with couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on Thursday, but if you were to receive that surprise, romantic proposal with a £1 ring, would you be saying yes or no?

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Proposals for the future of what is perhaps Stevenage’s most important asset have been mooted as part of the wider regeneration of the town.

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A village pub has been nominated for the ‘rural Oscars’ much to the delight of its managers.

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A Hitchin classic car club has been shortlisted for a car magazine’s club of the year award after forming less than a year-and-a-half ago.

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The annual clean-up of Hitchin’s River Hiz is set to start this Friday, North Herts District Council has confirmed.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has left his role as parliamentary private secretary at the Department for Transport after being named as PPS to the Secretary of State for International Development.

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A Hitchin man was arrested this morning following complaints about drug dealing.

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A man was arrested on suspicion of assault after an altercation outside a Stevenage pub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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A law to protect service animals in honour of Police Dog Finn, who was brutally stabbed in Stevenage, was passed through its third reading at the House of Commons on Friday.

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Items from Herts County Council’s art collection are to go under the hammer next month, it has emerged.

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The body of a man has been found by a member of the public in a river in the village of Charlton, near Hitchin.

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Train services are currently delayed between Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City, due to an ‘operational incident’.

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A mum who is originally from Stevenage has started a petition to get a blood test for the genetic condition that her teenage daughter is diagnosed with given to newborn babies.

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A Letchworth consultancy firm is hosting a free event for small businesses in Hertfordshire which may like to apply for EU funding ahead of Brexit.

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A Letchworth business owner, who has “shone a new light on homelessness and deprivation”, has received two nominations for our Comet Community Awards.

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A team of 50 people have signed up for Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care’s Muddy Mayhem in Knebworth.

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Parents from Stevenage’s Barclay Academy were left disappointed and without answers following a meeting with the new governing trust’s chief executive on Tuesday night.

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