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Whipsnade Zoo is ready to bring Christmas cheer to the whole family this festive season in the wake of the second lockdown.

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A schoolboy with a rare type of brain tumour is raising money for a children’s charity that is supporting him and his family through this difficult time.

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Created by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity, a Tree of Light filled with dedications to loved ones will be officially switched on outside the front of Lister Hospital in Stevenage at 6pm today.

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There are “challenging times in weeks ahead”, says Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor, following the announcement that Hertfordshire would emerge from lockdown in Tier Two.

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Following a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in Rabley Heath and Codicote, police are appealing for witnesses and information.

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Firefighters and healthcare workers in Herts have reacted badly to the chancellor’s spending review.

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More temporary cycle lanes are slated for Hertfordshire after the county council recieved a further £6.4m by the Department for Transport.

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Home-Start Herts is launching its Christmas fundraising challenge to help support vulnerable families during a difficult time.

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The number of calls to Stevenage Borough Council about emergency or temporary housing need has increased, according to the council’s leader.

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A woman from Stevenage is set to face court today, after bottles of alcohol were smashed in Aldi in the town earlier this week.

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Parts of the A1(M) and the surrounding roads are clogged up with traffic this morning, after a “serious crash” on the A505 in both directions.

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Father Christmas will still be making the rounds in Baldock this year, even if it is at a distance.

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It’s been a busy year for the teams at Norwich Research Park, as they continue to help tackle Covid-19 alongside many other world-leading projects.

Here are just a few of the latest exciting developments.

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A JustGiving page has been set up to help replace an elderly woman’s pension money, after her purse was swiped while shopping in Stevenage.

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The leaders of both county and district councils in Hertfordshire have commented on the news that we will be under Tier Two COVID restrictions from next week.

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An application to demolish Letchworth’s historic Town Lodge to make way for flats and an office building has been approved for North Herts District Council’s planning committee.

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The Little Deli in Hitchin explains how you can put together the perfect hamper as a gift for a loved one this Christmas

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The coronavirus tier Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock will be placed in once lockdown ends has been announced this morning.

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Planning permission has been granted for £12 million plans that will see a new sports facility and 116 new homes built in a residential part of Hitchin.

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A woman has been arrested after a large quantity of bottles of alcohol were smashed on to the floor of an Aldi supermarket.

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Tributes have been pouring in after a stalwart of the Hitchin community sadly passed away, following a short illness.

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A Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline service user has explained the importance of support in the workplace, raising awareness of the 16 Days of Action campaign.

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A four-year-old girl from Hitchin is set to enjoy her first Chemotherapy-free Christmas this year.

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Retired police officer Mike Woods, who works to rehabilitate young offenders, says rising gang activity in Herts is a consequence of austerity.

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A family have spoken out about the importance of sharing a last Christmas together, as end of life care providers Garden House Hospice Care launch an urgent appeal for donations.

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What can open in the new tier system when lockdown restrictions are lifted? From Wednesday, December 2, the country will revert to a strengthened three-tiered local COVID alert level system. Here’s a guide to the new medium, high and very high tiers.

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The family of a man from Stevenage who died in a traffic collision in Beadlow yesterday has paid a powerful tribute to him.

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A domestic abuse survivor from Stevenage has spoken out to raise awareness of the issue, and highlight the service which “changed her life”, during the nationwide 16 Days of Action campaign.

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The coronavirus infection rate in Hertfordshire fell last week and is well below the national average, suggesting it should avoid being placed in the highest tier of restrictions.

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A second round of hearings into North Hertfordshire District Council’s Local Plan began yesterday, following delays caused by COVID-19 and an exceptional council meeting.

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The Prime Minister has announced a new, stricter tier system that will come into effect once lockdown ends next week.

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A young, entrepreneurial couple behind a successful Hitchin catering service have collaborated with a host of other Hertfordshire businesses to release a new product.

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The latest data on the number of COVID-19 deaths at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has been released.

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A series of thefts from motor vehicles and sheds in North Herts villages are being investigated by police – and today they have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

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Letchworth Christmas Market is set to bring some seasonal sparkle to the town centre.

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Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased – but only for areas with lower infection rates.

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CCTV images of two women have been released after an elderly lady’s purse was stolen as she shopped in a Stevenage Tesco store.

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A surgeon at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital says he has been overwhelmed by the response to an appeal for help in saving the life of his young daughter, who is in desperate need of a transplant.

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A BMW has been stolen from outside a Stevenage home – and police are now appealing for witnesses and information.

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Harpenden and Hitchin MP Bim Afolami has given his full support to Home Secretary Priti Patel, despite an independent review finding she had breached the ministerial code by bullying staff.

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Hertfordshire’s medical professionals are keen to stress to those worried about attending healthcare appointments during lockdown that various measures are in place for patients to be seen safely.

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Over the summer, Herts county council consulted on an updated strategy for setting speed limits on the county’s roads, including clearer guidance on the introduction of 20mph areas that aim to improve conditions for people walking and cycling.

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Care workers from across Hertfordshire have been recognised for their outstanding achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic at the tenth annual Hertfordshire Care Awards.

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A man from Letchworth has been arrested in connection with seven fraud offences.

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North Herts District Council has awarded a substantial grant to a Letchworth–based volunteer group to help them offer affordable loans to vulnerable residents.

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A 15-year-old boy was the target of an attempted robbery in Stevenage earlier this week.

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Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Employers in Stevenage are raising awareness about opportunities for young people to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

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