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Stevenage are the latest League Two club to have a player test positive for coronavirus – putting their game at Bradford City in jeopardy.

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A man from Stevenage and a teenager from Hitchin were among those charged for drug-related offences in a series of police raids last week.

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Stevenage’s coronavirus infection rate is now almost five times what it was in the week leading up to the March lockdown.

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New measures on pregnancies, scans and child birth are set to take affect in the Lister and New QEII hospitals from today, after a collective of local women raised concerns about recently introduced maternity rules.

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A five-year-old from Arlesey will march around his beloved football club’s pitch for a fundraising effort this weekend, and has raised more than £1,600 before he’s even set a foot on the ground.

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Stevenage Borough Council has adopted a climate change strategy to see the town achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

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More than £10,000 has been paid out by Hertfordshire County Council following complaints about children’s services to the local government and social care ombudsman.

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A dad who suffered the devastating loss of his daughter, who was stillborn, will be running a marathon distance in her memory to help fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

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A teenager who calls Stevenage home has shared his success story after rising to fame on the social media platform TikTok, where he has racked up millions of young followers.

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A Stevenage mum with terminal cancer is on the lookout for a rickshaw, so she can accompany her friends and family in a Garden House Hospice Care cycle challenge.

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A Hitchin-based business that has already achieved widespread success is set to launch a new range of eco-friendly, sustainable products later today.

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Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema is set to host its first Black History Month film season.

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A teenager with a disability has been shortlisted for the BBC Young Writers’ Award after penning a short story which challenges people’s preconceptions of disability and celebrates the transformative power of difference.

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Members of a North Herts BAME group have been forced to cancel the majority of their events they had planned in Hitchin and Letchworth for Black History Month.

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A wellbeing programme with a focus on nature has been launched by Letchworth-based organisations, Create Seven and Create Community, following funding from the Heritage Foundation.

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A newly-formed renters association gathered outside the office of Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland on Sunday in a protest against the end of the government’s renting eviction ban, which was lifted on Monday.

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Two motorbikes were stolen from a body repair shop in Stevenage last month, prompting police to appeal to the public for more information.

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A Stevenage secondary school for children with learning difficulties – that’s “falling down around the children’s ears” – is set to be rebuilt, after the project was backed by councillors.

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A charity photo exhibition of Hertfordshire’s stunning wildlife has gone live online.

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A Hertfordshire police officer who had a sexual relationship with a vulnerable woman he met through his job has been officially kicked out of the force.

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Two Hertfordshire MPs have set up a new all-party parliamentary group to protect our chalk streams, and the inaugural meeting took place on September 15.

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Positive cases of COVID–19 have fallen in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire in the last week, as Boris Johnson prepares to address the nation on the country’s latest coronavirus response tonight.

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Hitchin’s The Queen Mother Theatre is set to welcome back audiences with an intriguing and inspiring play.

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A 19-year-old man from Hitchin was arrested, then released under investigation, after he was seen allegedly in possession of a knife and behaving erratically in Hitchin last week.

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During Sepsis Awareness Month a brave teacher who had her hands and feet amputated – after contracting coronavirus and then sepsis – wants to highlight the signs and symptoms of the life-threatening condition in a bid to save lives.

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Hertfordshire’s lead GPs - Doctor Prag Moodley and Doctor Nicolas Small - have teamed up to provide answers for some common dilemmas facing people concerned about COVID-19.

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After a Range Rover was stolen from a driveway in Knebworth, police have released a CCTV photo of a man who might be able to help their enquiries.

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A Hitchin-based energy company with four employees was handed a PPE contract worth almost £50 million at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been revealed.

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How have our newly found good habits around single-use plastics fared through lockdown? Campaign group Plastic Free Letchworth were out and about last week to find out.

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As our Hitchin Hates Litter Campaign continues, we sat down with Cllr Steve Jarvis, NHDC’s executive member for environment, to discuss his thoughts on littering in Hitchin since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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A graffiti artist determined to turn a town’s dreary underpasses into public art galleries is appealing for people to support his community project.

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Members of a Hitchin rotary club have been busy sipping tea and eating scones as part of fundraising for the club’s critical emergency fund, with almost £3,000 collected so far.

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Knebworth House has extended its 2020 visitor season to include weekends in October and the school half-term holiday.

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Water safety measures have been taken at a specialised cancer centre after a patient tested positive for Legionella.

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Learn to Cycle sessions are being rolled out for Letchworth and Baldock residents to help people of all ages gain confidence on a bike.

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A World Food Fayre and CAMRA Ale Trail is set for Letchworth – one of few events that will go ahead, having been adapted for the current social distancing guidelines.

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This is the time of the year when Transition Town Letchworth would usually be busy setting up apple pressing events, helping local people turn their excess fruit into a storable product, but with current restrictions this has not been possible.

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A £6 million investment from the government has been earmarked for emergency and urgent services at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and the New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City.

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The plea hearing in the case of Ian Stewart, who is charged with the murder of his wife Diane at their Bassingbourn home in 2010, has been postponed until next month.

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Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor has penned a statement appealing to the public to abide by the government’s coronavirus guidelines, as cases are expected to rise over the winter months.

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A school bus driver from Stevenage has been found guilty of attempting to arrange a child sex offence, and will face a longer jail term than initially sentenced following intervention from the Solicitor General.

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Concerns have been raised as it was confirmed that three members of staff at North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth have tested positive for COVID-19 since last week.

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A person has been hit by a train between Peterborough and Stevenage this afternoon.

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MPs for Stevenage and North East Herts have spoken out against North Herts District Council’s Local Plan, citing concerns around proposals that would bring around 14,000 new homes.

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A webinar has been planned that allows Stevenage residents to ask questions about a planned building development – that could see more than 520 homes, a car park and a large retail unit built in the town centre.

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After over 900 people asked Herts County Council to stop investing in fossil fuels, it has emerged the amount invested on polluting technologies by the Local Government Pension Fund has almost halved since the end of last year.

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