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Stevenage’s pubs and restaurants are well and truly open for business after a successful week of trialling new COVID-secure measures to keep punters safe.

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A Hitchin-based charity for young people is set to receive almost £2,000 in grant funding from North Hertfordshire District Council’s Hitchin Committee.

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People in Hitchin enjoyed the sunshine and shared smiles over the weekend, as some of the town’s pubs, restaurants and bars reopened for the first time in months.

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Do you know someone who has contributed to the community year after year for as long as you can remember?

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An independent car dealership in Hitchin marked its 10 year anniversary with cake, balloons and a visit from the town centre manager.

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The victims of an apparent dog theft fraud are now appealing for fresh information, more than a year since their two bull terriers went missing in suspicious circumstances.

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Bail has been granted to a Herts police officer accused of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

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It was an NHS birthday to remember for Lister Hospital yesterday, as it discharged its final coronavirus patient from the Intensive Care Unit – a landmark moment in the hospital’s fight against COVID-19.

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An investigation into the suicide of an abused mum-of-three has found police officers visiting her home six weeks before her death, over a domestic disturbance, had no idea about her partner’s abusive history due to limitations in Hertfordshire police’s reporting systems.

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A wanted man who is known to have links to the Stevenage area is being hunted by police – and anyone with information on his whereabouts should come forward.

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Ian Stewart has appeared in court today charged with the murder of his first wife, Diane – more than three years after he was convicted of murdering fiancée Helen Bailey and dumping her body in a cesspit at their Royston home.

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Hertfordshire Constabulary has warned the public after police were spat-on during Super Saturday – when pubs, restuarants and hairdressers reopened.

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A black bike was stolen from Stevenage earlier this year – and police are now appealing to those who may have seen it for sale online.

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Buying your dream home in Cambridgeshire could become a reality. Brand and marketing manager Tracey Drake and sales manager Lee Webster, from Flagship Homes, shed light on their shared ownership scheme

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Concerns The Crooked Billet pub in Stevenage’s Symonds Geen has permanently closed are unfounded.

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The chief executive of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital, has recorded a heartfelt video message thanking the general public for supporting the hospitals and their staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A sensory garden has been created at a care home to help stimulate residents, particularly those suffering from dementia.

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Tesco has donated 61,508 meals of surplus food in Stevenage over the course of its five-year scheme, the supermarket has revealed.

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Dr Michael Chilvers, medical director for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, talks about the picture on the ground in the first of a series of monthly Hertfordshire health columns.

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The owners of two cats who died after it is thought both were shot with an air rifle are offering a £500 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of whoever is responsible.

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Children’s play areas across Stevenage are open from today - with the exception of two - as the coronavirus lockdown continues to ease.

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Hitchin’s churches have begun welcoming visitors for the first time since lockdown after the longest closure in the history of the Church of England.

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Hertfordshire police are asking local communities to be alert to the presence of large, unlicensed gatherings this weekend.

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A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with five theft and fraud offences in Stevenage – and one in Tring – which involved stealing from elderly victims.

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A house has been damaged in a serious three-vehicle crash which has closed a major Hitchin road this afternoon.

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A major Hitchin road is closed this afternoon after a serious crash – and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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Stephen McPartland MP has written to Stevenage residents over the contentious auctioning of Box Wood land, which came to light last week.

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A very special ‘Thank you NHS’ Spitfire plane will fly over the region at the weekend to mark the 72nd birthday of the National Health Service.

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The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

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Café Rouge in Hitchin has permanently closed as owners of the high street chain fell into administration yesterday.

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On Wednesday, Baldock Rotary Club welcomed Paul Redwood into office as its new president for 2020/2021, succeeding outgoing Prue Dixon. In a wide-ranging interview, Paul discusses his life and work with the Baldock Rotary.

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The owner of a Letchworth tattoo studio has slammed the ‘double standards’ of the government’s lockdown restrictions, as studios across the country still wait to be told when they can reopen.

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A Herts police officer is to be sentenced later this month after admitting one count of misconduct in public office regarding an 11-year relationship he had with a woman he met through his job.

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More than £1.3 million will be paid to over 200 small businesses in the wake of COVID-19, North Herts District Council has announced.

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Renting a desk in a shared office space can boost your productivity and help you work better at home.

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Welwyn Garden City’s cinema will open its doors at Campus West on July 4 – in line with government guidance.

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The Stevenage warehouse of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance – which reopened to accept donations on Monday – has temporarily closed until July 6.

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Residents have expressed mounting concerns over the future of a Stevenage woodland which has been put up for auction.

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Cancer Research UK has reopened its stores in Stevenage, St Albans, WGC, Hitchin and Harpenden.

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The owner of a Hitchin pub has discussed lockdown, society’s ‘new normal’ and his excitement at reopening, as he prepares to greet customers again for the first time in months on Saturday.

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Two men have been charged over multiple offences relating to the serious crash in Monkswood Way that saw 19 people injured in Stevenage last summer.

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Aerospace company Airbus has declared that 15,000 jobs across the company are at risk as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Stevenge site will not be affected.

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Aldi bosses are searching for new store locations in 11 Hertfordshire towns, including in Stevenage and Hitchin.

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An award-winning Letchworth business has been bought by its staff and has become an employee ownership trust, it has emerged.

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A man is being hunted by police after he fled from an arrest in Letchworth this morning.

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A Hitchin care home has been hunting down the history of its storied 163-year-old building, which has previously served the community as a maternity ward, Catholic boarding house and nursing home.

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The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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