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

Elderly woman taken to hospital with burns to face after Hitchin fire

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital with burns to her head today (April 23) after a fire in Hitchin.

Published: 09:49 Wed 23 Apr 2014

More than £20m of community cash is being sat on by Central Bedfordshire Council, the Advertiser can exclusively reveal.

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Published: 11:57 Tue 22 Apr 2014
EMERGENCY: The scene of the incident in Glebe Road (Photo: Keiron Wilsher @KPixPhotos)

AN 84-year-old man has been charged with possession of a firearm after an incident in Letchworth on Good Friday (April 18).

Published: 15:01 Sun 20 Apr 2014
Laura Emmerson and her son, Alfie, 4 from Stotfold. Alfie has been refused a place at any of the three primary schools in the village.

A HEARTBROKEN single mum has been told her four-year-old cannot go to a school just 500 metres from their home because it’s oversubscribed.

Published: 09:44 Wed 23 Apr 2014

Councils in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage are sitting on top of more than £2.5m in unspent community cash, the Advertiser can exclusively reveal.

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Published: 22:39 Mon 21 Apr 2014

Historic camera footage by the world-famous British Pathé news service has gone online to watch for free – and features fascinating old videos of Advertiserland.