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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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A charity golf day hosted by Royston Golf Club raised £1,540 for Papworth Trust, which offers care to older people and those with disabilities.

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A new full-size artificial football pitch is due to open at Melbourn Village College next year for students and the community.

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Royston Arts Festival 2020 starts this evening – and this year’s online affair will have events, exhibitions, workshops and more.

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

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The Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens have collaborated with the community to create a management plan for a part of Therfield Heath, which has now become affectionately known as Sun Hill Common.

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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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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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The principal of Bassingbourn Village College has praised students for “how well they have settled back” into school life, after doors reopened to all pupils after lockdown.

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A councillor has raised concerns that the Combined Authority did not inform a housing committee about government doubts over its affordable housing project.

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Cambridgeshire police are urging residents to look closer to spot signs of exploitation of children and young people in a bid to raise awareness of the issue.

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A former employee of Hertfordshire County Council has been convicted of fraud after abusing his position by submitting false invoices.

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North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald has said he finds breaking international law “unacceptable” following a Brexit vote in the Commons which saw him rebel from the party line.

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A Barkway grandmother has criticised the RAC after she had to wait nine hours for assistance when her car broke down on the A505 near Royston.

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A man in his 70s was taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Royston.

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New exhibition spaces dedicated to the Battle of Britain opened today (Tuesday) at the IWM Duxford to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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Hundreds of children have already been sent home from school to self-isolate due to coronavirus concerns – less than two weeks after the start of the autumn term.

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A London bus driver living in Royston, who took up photography five years ago, has been wowing the community with his work – and his latest offering is perhaps his most impressive yet.

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For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

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More than 60,000 jobs could be lost across Hertfordshire in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the county with an unemployment problem for the first time in a generation.

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Organisers of Sandon’s 2020 ‘drive-thru’ village fete have made the decision to cancel the event after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced further restrictions in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Case numbers of the coronavirus have taken another sharp rise in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire in recent weeks.

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A cancer charity facing “a tsunami of demand” at a time when fundraising from its flagship event is set to hit a devastating low is appealing for urgent help.

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A cross country police pursuit ended with three arrests, a car in a ditch and a dog looking for a new home.

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More than 500 residents of care homes in Hertfordshire are believed to have died from COVID-19, it has been reported.

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A man in his 50s, and a woman in her 30s, are in custody on suspicion of murdering a teenager – even though her body has not been found.

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Hertfordshire’s public health chief has had to wade into the COVID–19 testing conundrum, personally intervening to ensure a 90-year-old could get a test closer to home.

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