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

DEARLY MISSED: David Clapson, pictured left in 2011 and right during his time as a serviceman.

'Lessons must be learned' from diabetic former soldier, who died after benefits sanction

“Lessons must be learned” from the death of a Stevenage diabetic who could not afford electricity to keep his insulin cool after his benefits were stopped.

Published: 14:43 Wed 23 Jul 2014

Four incidents in which a man exposed himself to women in Hitchin are the work of one person, police believe.

Published: 12:59 Wed 23 Jul 2014

The MP for North East Hertfordshire, Oliver Heald, is to be knighted in recognition of “longstanding public service to the country.”

Published: 12:12 Wed 23 Jul 2014

Police stopped 38 private hire vehicles in Hitchin recently as part of an operation targeting lawbreaking taxis.

Published: 14:30 Wed 23 Jul 2014

The region’s ambulance service has handled its busiest weekend yet this year, after taking 700 more emergency calls than usual in a single day.

Published: 12:26 Wed 23 Jul 2014

Life for a deaf-blind seven-year-old has become a little more bearable, thanks to the generosity of Advertiser readers.

Published: 11:04 Wed 23 Jul 2014

Paedophile Ian Watkins is due to learn whether he can appeal against the length of his jail term for child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.