In December, it was announced that Michael Bublé would be hosting a concert in Hatfield in 2020, the General Election took place seeing the Conservatives dominate and Welwyn Garden City's Debenhams' last potential working day was confirmed.
In August, Joy Morgan's killer was sentenced to life in prison, a former councillor was killed, a Welwyn Garden City woman completed a 42 cathedral pilgrimage and students received their A-Level results.
In July, World Hatfield Festival week took place, The Undertones' lead singer commented on the dwindling chalk streams, DIY SOS' Billy Byrne was locked up in a jail in the Howard Centre and Hatfield's Resolve night shelter was opened.
In June the Potters Bar Carnival took over the town for a day, a 50-year-old disused railway track was restored, a man and his two brothers were jailed for a £99,000 crime spree and 23-year-old Cameron Hill was fatally stabbed in Hatfield.
In May, council elections took place which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Gosling Sports Hall's future was secured and even more elections took place as Welwyn Garden City's Barbara Gibson became an MEP for the East of England.