News headlines from Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Biggleswade

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'Urgent ceasefire' needed between Israel and Palestine says North East Beds MP

The MP for North East Bedfordshire, Alistair Burt, has told Westminster that “an urgent ceasefire is essential” between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Published: 14:45 Thu 24 Jul 2014

A little girl was rushed to hospital last night in a serious condition after she was involved in car crash near the Black Cat roundabout.

Published: 13:44 Thu 24 Jul 2014
EMERGENCY: The scene of the A1(M) fire between Stevenage and Letchworth (Photo: Rikky Joy - @MrRJoy)

A fire has broken out on the central reservation of the A1(M) between Stevenage and Letchworth.

Published: 17:41 Wed 23 Jul 2014

An air ambulance was dispatched to Biggleswade this morning (July 23) after an elderly man fell down his stairs.

Published: 14:35 Thu 24 Jul 2014
WELL DESERVED: Student principals and vice-principals at Sandy Upper School celebrate their 'good' rating from Ofsted.

The dark days are over for a once inadequate Sandy school, after inspectors judged it to be good in all areas.

Published: 13:01 Thu 24 Jul 2014
Pic: John O'Reilly South Beds News Agency

A police inspector has denied raping and assaulting a woman in the 1990s.

Published: 16:30 Wed 23 Jul 2014

Vandals were “determined” to break the glass of a greenhouse used by Letchworth schoolchildren.