November 24 2014 Latest news:

FORMULA 1 racer Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty in Sunday’s 2012 Chinese Grand Prix.

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The 27-year-old Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 driver from Hertfordshire needs a new gearbox for this weekend’s race in Shanghai.

As a result of his five-place grid drop, bookmakers William Hill have pushed him out to 4/1 from 2/1 to win the race, while McLaren teammate Jenson Button is the new 2/1 favourite (from 3/1) and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel 7/2.

Hamilton is still the 11/10 favourite to qualify fastest around the Shanghai International Circuit with Button 7/2 and Vettel 6/1.

Herts-born Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix last year.

The 2012 Chinese GP starts at 8am BST on Sunday.

Police have appealed for information after a vulnerable man was robbed

A 40-year-old man, described by police as vulnerable, had his arm twisted behind his back in a vicious robbery in Hatfield.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

A woman was flagged down and conned close to the M25 in South Mimms, prompting a police appeal.

The lane arrangement will be altered northbound near Welwyn heading towards Stevenage.

Work to relieve congestion on the A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage is due to start next month – although it does not include widening the road.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the world title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Lewis Hamilton is the 2014 Formula One world champion after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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