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The Hitchin Information Centre in Churchyard has reopened to the public with a new lease of life after being refurbished during lockdown.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A planning application that could have seen two multi-storey apartment blocks buit in Hitchin’s town centre has been denied, as the district council’s planning committee described the proposal as “unacceptable in principle”.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Two Hitchin neighbours and food enthusiasts will launch an exciting new venture this weekend, that they say will provide “Indian cuisine with a British twist”.

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Hitchin
Monday, August 3, 2020

The list of restaurants, pubs and cafés in and around Hitchin that have signed up for the Eat Out to Help Out discount has been updated – as the scheme launches today.

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Hitchin
Friday, July 31, 2020

A young LGBQT+ couple from Hitchin have described the homophobic abuse they received in the town earlier this month as a “rude awakening”.

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Hitchin
Thursday, July 30, 2020

A new play area opened in Hitchin today, marking the first step in housing association Settle’s £20 million John Barker Place redevelopment plans.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A 19–year–old man from Hitchin has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker, after he contacted police following a wanted appeal.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

An “horrific and cowardly” 30-year-old from Hitchin has been sentenced for his part in a frightening aggravated burglary at a Letchworth family home, which saw a mum and her two young children threatened with a hammer.

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Letchworth Hitchin
Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Hitchin-based author has been busy during lockdown, finishing off two novels that have both been nominated for awards.

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Hitchin
Friday, July 24, 2020

The family of the victims of Hitchin sex offender Ian Mann have spoken out to thank the community for their “incredible support” during a devastating year.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged after an alleged “racially aggravated” altercation in Hitchin earlier this month.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, has ignored this newspaper’s questions over a new part–time role he has taken up that will see him pocket £3,000 a month.

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Hitchin Harpenden
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Plans to transform Hitchin’s Market Place into an outdoor ‘alfresco-style dining area’ with live music have been given the green light and are set to begin next week.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Five men have been sentenced after a bust-up over drugs resulted in a shootout in Hitchin last summer.

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Hitchin
Monday, July 20, 2020

A man from Hitchin has been forced to repay almost £1,000 after pleading guilty to illegally fly-tipping waste in Letchworth Garden City.

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Hitchin Letchworth
Sunday, July 19, 2020

A Hitchin nursery marked the end of its summer term with a celebratory party for the children of key workers.

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Hitchin
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Residents and district councillors have criticised the number of speeding vehicles on a busy Hitchin road, as newly released police data suggests their concerns are valid.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A group of entrepreneurial friends from Hitchin have been busy designing a web–based app that could be rolled out nationally for COVID–19 contact tracing.

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Hitchin
Friday, July 10, 2020

The bodies which oversee the Hitchin and Letchworth outdoor pools have issued a joint statement on their plans to reopen in light of the government’s easing of coronavirus restrictions.

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Hitchin Letchworth
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A Hitchin cancer survivor is set to perform at an annual folk music festival this summer.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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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Hitchin
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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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Hitchin
Saturday, July 4, 2020

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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Hitchin
Friday, July 3, 2020

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

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Hitchin
Friday, July 3, 2020

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

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Hitchin
Friday, July 3, 2020

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

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Hitchin
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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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Hitchin
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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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Hitchin
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Plans are under way to transform Hitchin’s market square into an outdoor dining area for the summer.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

An independent Hitchin clothing store that first opened more than 25 years ago is set to reopen this weekend, with a post–lockdown twist.

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Hitchin
Monday, June 29, 2020

A Hitchin–based author has seen her debut crime novel shoot up the charts, as she says more people turned to E-books during lockdown.

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Hitchin
Friday, June 26, 2020

Hitchin’s Windmill Hill has become the centre of attention this week, after residents complained of alleged anti-social behaviour and littering in the area.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A Hitchin man is encouraging members of the community to get involved with his fancy dress challenge, as the UK approaches 100 days of being in lockdown.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A Hitchin teenager has pleaded guilty to racially abusing a former Stevenage FC steward, after he called him a ‘monkey’ and other racial slurs.

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Hitchin
Monday, June 22, 2020

Police are appealing for witnesses, dash cam footage or information after a road traffic collision in the early hours of Hitchin left a stolen car flipped on its roof.

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Hitchin
Monday, June 22, 2020

Bim Afolami MP has called on North Hertfordshire District Council to make their Hitchin car parks free, in an attempt to help bring the town centre “back to life”.

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Hitchin
Thursday, June 18, 2020

With theatres closed for the foreseeable future, The Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin is bringing the entertainment straight to your home with a new series of online streams.

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Hitchin
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Comedy duo Doggett & Ephgrave will be interviewing Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens on Zoom later this month.

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Hitchin
Monday, June 15, 2020

A 15-year-old musician from Hichin has released his debut album that focuses on everything from the challenges teenagers face today, the Grenfell Tower tragedy and addressing religious beliefs.

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Hitchin
Sunday, June 14, 2020

People in Hitchin and Royston will soon be able to use public toilets again, as the easing of lockdown is rolled out across our county.

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Hitchin Royston
Thursday, June 11, 2020

A new chicken takeaway and restaurant that’s set to open in Hitchin has issued a public statement after they were the victim of an alleged social media hack, which is currently being investigated by the police.

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Hitchin
Thursday, June 11, 2020

A Hitchin couple have set up a crowdfunder and successfully raised £5,000 to help get their eco-friendly products on the market and ready to give back to the town’s community.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

70 Hitchin businesses have signed up to a £20,000 support scheme that aims to help them survive and thrive during the coronavirus crisis.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tributes have flooded in after a former Comet photographer and NHDC chairman sadly passed away last month.

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Hitchin
Monday, June 8, 2020

More than 500 people attended Hitchin’s Black Lives Matter protest on the weekend, leading organisers to say they have started “much needed” and “overdue” conversations on racism.

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Hitchin
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Residents at a Hitchin care home had the pleasure of listening to a classical three-piece group during a surprise performance last weekend.

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Hitchin
Friday, June 5, 2020

Hitchin’s online community has been split over the Black Lives Matter protests that are sweeping the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Hitchin
Thursday, June 4, 2020

A Black Lives Matter protest is coming to Hitchin this weekend, as worldwide protests continue after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Hitchin
Monday, June 1, 2020

Small businesses in North Hertfordshire have been given a much-needed boost after the launch of a new grant scheme.

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Hitchin
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Work to construct a new play area in Hitchin is set to begin this month, the first step in housing association settle’s £20 million John Barker Place redevelopment plans.

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