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As part of a new food waste collection service, Welwyn Hatfield residents will receive a green 23 litre kerbside food caddy.

Pet charity Blue Cross, which has a rehoming centre in Kimpton, has launched its annual Paws for Tea campaign and is calling on animal lovers to help raise money for animals in need.

Plans by Transport for London to scrap Cockfosters tube station car park – to make way for flats – have not been well received by commuters in Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar.

The Welwyn Parish Council chairman has defended the council’s work in an open letter about recent issues regarding the village.

After more than 2,000 NHS staff across Hertfordshire were tested to see if they have had COVID-19 – one in five tested positive for having had the virus.

Potters Bar News

Monday, August 3, 2020

Plans by Transport for London to scrap Cockfosters tube station car park – to make way for flats – have not been well received by commuters in Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar.

A 23-year-old woman has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of causing the death of two people – one of whom was from Potters Bar – by careless driving, having hit the rear of a horse and trap.

A Welwyn Garden City runner has completed the fastest known time of the Hertfordshire Way, raising more than £750 for charity in the process.

The list of restaurants and cafés in and around Potters Bar that have signed up for the Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme has been released.

Across Hertfordshire, political leaders are joining a social media blackout with the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate – and will hold a 48-hour boycott.

Sport

Monday, August 3, 2020

Owais Shah got his 2020 season well and truly under way as he led Welwyn Garden City to a comfortable victory over North Mymms.

Thilan Walallawita gave thanks to coaches and players at Potters Bar after claiming a maiden first-class wicket on his Middlesex debut.

Competitions remain in full swing at Brookmans Park Golf Club with the ladies the latest to take to the course.

Potters Bar Town hope to take advantage of the lack of crowds at Premier League and Football League fixtures – and the announcement of an eye-raising season ticket deal may just do that.

With grassroots football stepping up preparations for the 2020-21 season, why not celebrate with another sporting quiz.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge has urged Brits to ‘stay supportive’ of the Great British pub in CAMRA’s latest Good Beer Guide.

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Heritage

Saturday, August 1, 2020

A Welwyn Garden City couple who met at the local tennis club were married 70 years ago last month.

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The world’s first commercial passenger jet airliner – the de Havilland DH.106 Comet – took off from Hatfield’s aerodrome 71 years ago this month. The Hatfield aircraft company also built a ‘spy plane’ version of the Comet.

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Tributes have been paid to two-time Oscar-winning actress Dame Olivia de Havilland, the cousin of Hatfield’s aviation pioneer Sir Geoffrey de Havilland.

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The Culture Secretary visited Knebworth House to discuss how the Hertfordshire tourist attraction has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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In Alistair Hodgson’s latest column, the de Havilland Aircraft Museum curator tells the story of the BAe146.

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