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

The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has launched an urgent ‘support our services’ appeal as it expects to lose at least £700,000 of potential income over the next six months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A Therfield pub is holding an online cooking demonstration so people can recreate their favourite dishes in their own kitchens.

Fire crews across the county will soon be benefitting from a new training facility in Huntingdon following approval from councillors.

A children’s illustrator from Melbourn is on a mission to help keep youngsters busy during the coronavirus crisis with his online drawing videos.

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An image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the third Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Headingley has won the Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019.

A statement from the chairman of FA has said they are still persisting with the conclusion of the professional game but admitted clubs could disappear as the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic bite hard.

A former St Albans City footballer is hoping a free exercise class on Facebook for children and adults alike brings a sense of “normality” to people’s lives during the coronavirus lockdown.

England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane has said the Premier League may have to follow non-league’s example and consider finishing the season.

Royston Town have missed out on promotion from the Southern League Premier Division Central after the FA voided step three to six of the non-league pyramid due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Organisers have sadly postponed the 20th annual Hatfield House Battle Proms Picnic Concert until next year.

Popular Hertfordshire music festival Folk by the Oak in Hatfield has been postponed until 2021.

A performer in Cambridgeshire has launched an Instagram account with free live workouts – gaining almost 30,000 followers from around the world in under two weeks.

It’s easy to feel trapped at home during lockdown but thankfully there are plenty of theatrical treats available to stream straight into your home. Here’s an updated list of the best shows on offer

Now the theatres have gone dark The National Theatre is You-Tubing some of its best loved shows. Each one will be available for a week. Get the best seats in the house, on Thursday nights from 7pm.

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