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Parents ordered to pay £23k of fees after racial case against Letchworth school thrown out

Parents who refused to pay £23,000 in fees to a Letchworth private school, claiming their sons had been racially abused, have had their complaints thrown out by a High Court judge.

Published: 16:51 Wed 30 Jul 2014
A NEW START: Janet Rayfield, Louise Yates and Tina Flack - the home's new management team.

A care home in Meppershall which was closed last summer after surprise inspections uncovered horrifying conditions is to reopen under new management.

Published: 15:00 Wed 30 Jul 2014

A man was taken to hospital this morning (July 30) after being found semi-conscious with a serious head injury in Letchworth.

Published: 12:49 Wed 30 Jul 2014

A court has ordered a Biggleswade shopkeeper to pay £2,300 after he was found to have counterfeit wine for sale on his premises.

Published: 11:02 Wed 30 Jul 2014

A man has been arrested over an incident in which an elderly Stevenage woman was pushed and robbed in her home.

Published: 15:56 Wed 30 Jul 2014
Picture by Mark Bartley Cycling

Cyclists in Stevenage are being warned to be on their guard, as the number of reported bike thefts in the town this year nears 100.

Published: 14:00 Wed 30 Jul 2014

A theft in which a Spanish-registered motorcycle was stolen is being investigated by police in Hitchin.

Published: 12:00 Wed 30 Jul 2014

A Stevenage teenager will appear in court after being arrested and charged in connection with drugs offences.

Published: 09:56 Wed 30 Jul 2014

A teenager has been taken to hospital this morning (July 30) after a road traffic accident near Hitchin.

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  • RED Nose Day aka Comic Relief has started in style in Advertiserland!
  • A FASHION designer from Knebworth has won a national award after wowing judges with his catwalk creations.
  • THE mood was far from flat as Hitchin’s annual pancake race returned to town.
  • Mid-Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries got a flavour of what the public has in store for her in I'm A Celebrity tonight (Monday).
  • Mid-Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries began her I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! journey captaining a sinking ship - and she will face a Bushtucker trial.
  • Crowds were treated to a spectacular display at last night's bonfire night celebrations in Stevenage's Fairlands Valley Park.
  • The great and the good gathered on Saturday night to celebrate the 2012 Pride of Stevenage awards.
  • THE Duke of Edinburgh flew in to Stevenage this morning (Wednesday) to keep a promise made earlier this year.
  • Stotfold's Victoria Pendleton reflects on her glorious career as she retires from track cycling after winning a gold and silver medal at the London Olympics.
  • THOUSANDS of people filled the streets of Letchworth and Stevenage to welcome the Olympic Torch to north Hertfordshire.
  • Appropriately, in sporting parlance, it was a day of two halves when Go Hitchin took over the town on Saturday.
  • These remarkable images show Letchworth Garden City from the air in 1925.
  • An estimated 7,000 people packed on to the streets of Hitchin this morning to greet the Queen.

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GAMES SWANSONG: Veteran Stuart Storey with fellow athletics commentator Katharine Merry (Pic: Andrew Franczak (s)

Commonwealth Games: Stuart Storey, veteran BBC athletics commentator, set to call it a day

Mercury sports reporter Andrew Franczak meets Hertfordshire’s veteran athletics television commentator Stuart Storey, who says these Commonwealth Games will probably be his last major event.

Published: 13:49 Wed 30 Jul 2014
TRANSFER BID: Jose Mourinho (Pic: PA)

CHELSEA have launched a £19.7m bid for Atletico Madrid central defender Miranda.

Published: 08:58 Wed 30 Jul 2014
BIG HITTER: Adam Dagless (s)

ADAM Dagless and Conor Smith were the star turns as Biggleswade made the short trip to Ickwell for their Huntingdon League, division four clash.

Published: 11:04 Wed 30 Jul 2014

BIGGLESWADE Town gave Skrill South side Farnborough a decent test in a friendly at the Carlsberg Stadium on Saturday.

Published: 08:48 Wed 30 Jul 2014

IT was a blisteringly hot afternoon at Sandy for Fairlands Valley Spartans members at the Eastern Vets Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

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