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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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A Letchworth theatre troupe is celebrating the town’s ‘female voice’ with a six month creative project – and you can apply now.


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Calls have been made for an independent inquiry into the management of COVID–19 in the care sector in Hertfordshire, after data showed more than 500 have died from coronavirus in care settings across the county.


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Covid the Cobra – a snake made of more than 3,500 painted stones, and still growing – is set to be preserved to ‘tell the tale of the great way we kept spirits high during the Coronavirus lockdown’.


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As lockdown measures start to ease, popular businesses across Letchworth have begun preparations for reopening.


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A vigil for residents to stand in solidarity with the black community is being held in Stevenage on Sunday.


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The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on May 28 forms a central part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery strategy to help us all get our lives back to something like normal. Here we explain how the system will work and answer some of the key questions which have been raised by members of the public.


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The MP for Welwyn Hatfield announced yesterday that face coverings, not masks, are to become mandatory on public transport.


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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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All Hertfordshire Race for Life events for 2020 have now been cancelled.


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A Letchworth vicar has spoken out against the murder of George Floyd in a viral video address circulating on social media.


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A Letchworth charity says it has made big changes to one of its medical therapy treatments to continue to help those with serious and long term health conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Govia Thameslink Railway has shared the story of a Stevenage–based employee who has dedicated his time outside of work to giving back to his community, as part of Volunteers Week.


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Citizens Advice Stevenage has publicly thanked its volunteers for their support and dedication to helping those in Stevenage and North Herts throughout the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.


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Hertfordshire schools are seeing a “great deal of variability” in the number of children who have returned to the classroom this week, it has been revealed.


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An 8-year-old girl from Stevenage has been busy leading a local conservationism group, which collectively cleaned up more than 14 bags of litter from the town last month.


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Four teenagers from Hitchin and Royston have been arrested following an investigation into suspected drug dealing offences in Royston.


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The clock tower in Stevenage town centre was illuminated in purple last night, in a striking sign of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.


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Garden House Hospice Care has marked Volunteers’ Week 2020 with a heartfelt thank you to its 600-strong team of remarkable volunteers.


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Stevenage’s Lewis Hamilton has called out the silence of the “white dominated” Formula One industry, as waves of protests sweep across America after the murder of George Floyd last week.


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