Friday, April 3, 2020

Welcome to our live blog, where we will be providing updates on coronavirus in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tesco is set to commit £30 million of financial support to communities affected by coronavirus – with groups across Hertfordshire set to benefit from the supermarket’s funding.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A number of residents have condemed the decision by a national chain to remain open for business as usual in Stevenage and St Albans, despite concerns the store does not fall into the government’s “essential” shops category.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Parents and carers are being warned of the potential consequences of letting their children roam free during lockdown, after Herts police patrols encountered groups of young people who appear to be disobeying social distancing measures.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden MP, has appealed for his constituents to “come together as a community” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami welcomed schools from across the constituency last week for a debating tournament aimed at young people.

Monday, March 2, 2020

A school in Stevenage has confirmed a parent has tested positive for coronavirus today.

Monday, March 2, 2020

At least four cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Hertfordshire, taking the UK’s total to 40.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

At least one more Hertfordshire resident has tested positive for coronavirus today, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 35.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Three more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK today, with one of the cases confirmed as being in Hertfordshire.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Volunteers interested in reviewing the effectiveness of Herts police’s stop and search powers are being invited to join the latest scrutiny panel.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Our county’s police and crime commissioner has spoken of his support for a “vigorous” stop and search policy in the county, as latest figures indicate knife crime is on the rise in Hertfordshire.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The number of recorded criminal offences involving knives in our area has risen, according to the latest figures released.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

New projects and ideas that would make our communities safer are being encouraged by the county’s police and crime commissioner.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Almost 25,000 applications have been submitted by EU citizens and their families to continue living in our area under a government scheme, new figures have revealed.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Adults experiencing mental health crises will have better access to emergency health assessments and treatment closer to home, thanks to a £3 million funding boost from NHS England.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Met Office is warning people to expect delays to travel across Hertfordshire and beyond as Storm Dennis is set to hit Britain this weekend.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Following the devastation brought by Storm Ciara over the weekend, a countywide consumer watchdog has issued a warning over a spate of cold callers offering “expensive” and “unnecessary” roof repairs.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The average council tax bill in Hertfordshire will rise £10 this year, in order to pay for Herts police force numbers reaching their highest level since 2010.

Friday, January 31, 2020

With the UK preparing to leave the European Union this evening, we’ve made a poll to see what readers think of our departure.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Museums across Hertfordshire will offer free, creative workshops to young people as part of the county council’s year of culture.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Parents and carers of young people with special educational needs and disabilities are invited to learn more about Hertfordshire-wide SEND resources at an event next week.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A scam that targets Amazon Prime customers has been affecting Hertfordshire residents – with the police now issuing a warning to consumers.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A crash on the M25 is causing delays to traffic heading in both directions this evening.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Almost 22 people were killed or seriously injured each week on Herts, Beds and Cambs roads last year, according to new figures relased to mark the start of a campaign highlighting the dangers of speeding.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Plans to increase council tax in Hertfordshire have been published by the county council this week.

Friday, January 10, 2020

New plans which could put an extra £12 million into the pockets of Hertfordshire’s carers have been unveiled by the county council.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A series of short films that encourage residents to adopt healthier lifestyles in 2020 have been released by Herts County Council.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Today is the last day to have your say on proposed increases council tax in Hertfordshire, which would go towards funding new police officers on our streets.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust have hit a special landmark following 21 years of service, after it was revealed that 2019 was their busiest year yet.

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