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Re-appeal to find missing Hemel Hempstead man 15 years later

Andrew Bateman missing since 1999. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

The family of a man who went missing from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire 15 years ago, are re-appealing for information on his whereabouts.

Andrew Bateman was last seen at 7.45am on April 12 1999, at the home he shared with parents in Lawn Lane.

Andrew, who was 27 at the time and would be 42 now, has not been heard from or seen since. Any with any information is asked to contact the police on 101.

Amazon to hire Christmas staff in the East

Amazon UK are recruiting Christmas staff in the East of England Credit: ITV News Anglia

Online retailer Amazon which has distribution centres in Milton Keynes, Peterborough and Hemel Hempstead has announced it is hiring more than 15,000 seasonal staff across the UK, to meet customer demand in the run-up to Christmas.

The US internet giant, which is expanding operations in this country, said it expected hundreds of the temporary staff would later be able to take up permanent jobs.

Catherine McDermott, director of operations at said: "On our busiest shopping day last Christmas, customers ordered a total of 3.5 million items during one 24-hour period at a rate of 44 items a second.


Elephants get 20 tonnes of snow to cool down

In this hot weather, I am sure you have been thinking of ways to cool down. Maybe you have been wearing shorts, eating ice cream, or turning on the air conditioning.

There are other ways though. At Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire the elephants have been chilling out... in the snow.

20 tonnes of it in fact after the herd's play paddock was transformed into a winter wonderland.

The Zoo says they are always looking for new ways to help their animals to stay cool in the summer. The snow came from The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

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