Welcome to our live blog, where we will be providing updates on coronavirus in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

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Great Northern and Thameslink services on the Hitchin line have reopened after one person was arrested for allegedly trespassing on the station’s tracks.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Detectives have launched an investigation after two bodies were discovered at a house in Barrington.

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Barrington
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Parents and carers are being warned of the potential consequences of letting their children roam free during lockdown, after Herts police patrols encountered groups of young people who appear to be disobeying social distancing measures.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A number of parks, services and other amenities are set to shut in Hertfordshire after Boris Johnson announced new lockdown measures to the nation yesterday evening.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

The number of visitors accompanying patients at hospitals in Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City is to be reduced for “the foreseeable future”.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Royston business is set to host a unique fundraising event for an international cancer support charity later this month.

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Royston
Monday, March 16, 2020

A man from Letchworth has been prosecuted for fly–tipping offences and forced to pay almost £1,000 in fees.

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Stevenage
Thursday, March 12, 2020

A patient at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus, the hospital’s trust has confirmed today.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

A public advice campaign that calls on Hertfordshire’s residents to unite against coronavirus has been launched by the county council, as the number of confirmed COVID–19 cases continues to rise nationally.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The winners of the 2020 Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards received their awards at a special ceremony in Hitchin on Friday.

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Royston
Monday, March 2, 2020

A school in Stevenage has confirmed a parent has tested positive for coronavirus today.

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Coronavirus
Monday, March 2, 2020

At least four cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Hertfordshire, taking the UK’s total to 40.

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Coronavirus
Sunday, March 1, 2020

At least one more Hertfordshire resident has tested positive for coronavirus today, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 35.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Three more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK today, with one of the cases confirmed as being in Hertfordshire.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Royston’s town mayor has welcomed new investment in the town’s High Street after a new-look opticians moved down the road.

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Royston
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Train operator Govia Thameslink are warning passengers not to travel to or from London on the East Coast Main Line this weekend due to planned engineering works.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Volunteers interested in reviewing the effectiveness of Herts police’s stop and search powers are being invited to join the latest scrutiny panel.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Swimmers will be invited into a number of North Herts swimming pools for free next month to mark the beginning of a number of plastic free initiatives.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Our county’s police and crime commissioner has spoken of his support for a “vigorous” stop and search policy in the county, as latest figures indicate knife crime is on the rise in Hertfordshire.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

The number of recorded criminal offences involving knives in our area has risen, according to the latest figures released.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

New projects and ideas that would make our communities safer are being encouraged by the county’s police and crime commissioner.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NHS staff from our area have shared their thoughts on their pay, working hours, discrimination or abuse in the workplace and staff numbers in the annual NHS Staff survey, released yesterday.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Residents have started a petition to halt the planned closure of an animal welfare charity centre based in Heydon, that is set to shut in 2021.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Almost 25,000 applications have been submitted by EU citizens and their families to continue living in our area under a government scheme, new figures have revealed.

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Stevenage
Friday, February 14, 2020

Adults experiencing mental health crises will have better access to emergency health assessments and treatment closer to home, thanks to a £3 million funding boost from NHS England.

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Hertfordshire
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Met Office is warning people to expect delays to travel across Hertfordshire and beyond as Storm Dennis is set to hit Britain this weekend.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Following the devastation brought by Storm Ciara over the weekend, a countywide consumer watchdog has issued a warning over a spate of cold callers offering “expensive” and “unnecessary” roof repairs.

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Hertfordshire
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The average council tax bill in Hertfordshire will rise £10 this year, in order to pay for Herts police force numbers reaching their highest level since 2010.

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Hertfordshire
Sunday, February 9, 2020

North Hertfordshire Museum will mark LGBQT+ history month with a display illustrating the diversity of people in the district’s history.

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