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A year on from the setting up of the free Hertfordshire Law Clinic at the Uni of Herts, its director has explained how people are coping in the age of little to no legal aid.

Ex-serviceman and borough councillor Glyn Hayes has called on Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to ask the government to let Commonwealth veterans waive “hefty fees” that prevent them from remaining in the UK.

More than 10,000 jobs are said to be at risk as brands such as Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Burton face an uncertain future as the Arcadia retail group collapsed overnight.

Hertfordshire Care Providers Association’s (HCPA) CEO has praised staff in the care sector following a difficult year, but acknowledges there are still challenges ahead.

A domestic abuse charity has said that in expectation of the holidays, it is “already getting calls from people terrified of the Christmas period”.

Potters Bar News

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The borough is set to deliver 13,277 homes under the draft Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan following a full council meeting earlier this week.

Following an announcement by the Government this morning, it is confirmed that Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere will be in Tier Two, ‘High Alert’, when lockdown ends on December 2.

A Hertsmere borough councillor has said she is deeply upset after being called a “misogynistic” word by a fellow councillor at a full council meeting earlier this month.

The coronavirus infection rate in Hertfordshire fell last week and is well below the national average, suggesting it should avoid being placed in the highest tier of restrictions.

Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased – but only for areas with lower infection rates.

Sport

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Their last games were back in March but finally rugby clubs across England can see a return to some sort of competitive action.

Billy Joe Saunders says his first fight in over a year is just what he needs if he is to target the big bouts in 2021.

Welwyn Garden City will return to competitive action on Tuesday but the restart of their league campaign may yet be put on ice.

A touching and heartbreaking documentary about the legendary Jack Charlton will be screened in St Albans this weekend with an introduction from the film’s producer.

A multi-million-pound nationwide plan has been launched to help “unlock the power of football pitches in England” and allow more people to play the game as well as “improving their physical and mental health, empowering young people and strengthening communities”.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A free book trail will take place around the county town this Christmas.

Events & Exhibitions

Heritage

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Eighty years ago today one of Britain’s most famous wartime aeroplanes made its maiden flight from Hatfield.

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Hatfield House has announced that it intends to charge residents £50 to use it grounds – prompting a backlash.

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Pupils from Howe Dell School in Hatfield decorated poppies and took part in a virtual assembly to mark Remembrance Day.

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Schools in Welwyn Hatfield decided to do what they can to celebrate Remembrance Day, knowing they could not remember the fallen in the usual way this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Wreaths were laid in Potters Bar for Remembrance Sunday 2020 as part of Hertsmere’s commemoration of the Fallen.

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