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The coronavirus infection rate in Hertfordshire fell last week and is well below the national average, suggesting it should avoid being placed in the highest tier of restrictions.

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A second round of hearings into North Hertfordshire District Council’s Local Plan began yesterday, following delays caused by COVID-19 and an exceptional council meeting.

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The Prime Minister has announced a new, stricter tier system that will come into effect once lockdown ends next week.

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The latest data on the number of COVID-19 deaths at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has been released.

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Stevenage

The Great Chishill community is banding together to attempt to buy the only pub in the village, which closed in October last year.

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A series of thefts from motor vehicles and sheds in North Herts villages are being investigated by police – and today they have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

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A vehicle vandal and would-be thief has appeared in court charged with interfering with, and causing damage to, a total of 13 vehicles in Royston.

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Royston

Hertfordshire’s medical professionals are keen to stress to those worried about attending healthcare appointments during lockdown that various measures are in place for patients to be seen safely.

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A new Imperial War Museums publication brings Christmas during wartime to life through photos, recipes and exceptional personal stories from the museum’s collection.

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IWM Duxford

Despite a second lockdown, the town’s Christmas trail will be back this year – to help support local businesses, and the mental health of families and carers.

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Over the summer, Herts county council consulted on an updated strategy for setting speed limits on the county’s roads, including clearer guidance on the introduction of 20mph areas that aim to improve conditions for people walking and cycling.

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Care workers from across Hertfordshire have been recognised for their outstanding achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic at the tenth annual Hertfordshire Care Awards.

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Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

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A number of Tesco workers in Royston have tested positive for coronavirus, the retailer has confirmed to the Crow.

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Royston

As major trials continue on several coronavirus vaccines, we want to know whether you would be happy to receive this preventative treatment.

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Mental health support training is being offered to village volunteers who are helping the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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During the spring lockdown crime levels dropped by an estimated 25 per cent – but have now returned to normal levels, councillors have been told.

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The Meldreth man charged with a string of firearms offences has been remanded in custody, after appearing at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court today.

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The founder of the Cambs Youth Panel (CYP), which has provided computers and laptops to youngsters during the Covid-19 pandemic, says his team will fight on despite requests for government support being rejected.

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Rightsizing is becoming increasingly popular to make your home more ‘liveable’ as you get older, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

With Christmas set to look a little different this year, the Crow is asking readers to show us how you’ve decorated your front windows, gardens and homes.

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UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

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Two men have been arrested for handling stolen goods and possession of illegal firearms following a two-day police operation in Meldreth.

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A judicial review has been launched into an “unlawful” planning decision for a residential extension and annexe in Steeple Morden.

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Data from the first full week of lockdown shows the number of positive COVID-19 cases has continued to rise in South Cambs and North Herts.

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There were 337 reported animal incidents in Hertfordshire last Christmas, as the RSPCA braces for its toughest year yet.

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Free school meals are set to be distributed over school holidays in Hertfordshire until the end of summer half term 2021.

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Police officers fighting Hertfordshire’s county lines drug-dealing operations say lockdown restrictions are hampering their work.

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Royston’s parish church is calling on the community to remember absent loved ones with a symbolic ribbon this Christmas.

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