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Two killed in Hitchin crash

The pair were travelling north on Arlesey Road in Ickleford.

Two men in their 20s have been killed in a crash near Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

The pair were in a blue BMW travelling north on Arlesey Road in Ickleford, in the early hours of yesterday morning, when it came off the carriageway and hit a tree.

The men, both 27, died at the scene. No other vehicles are thought to have been involved. Police are investigating.

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A great year for lavender

Norfolk is well-known for its lavender, but the flower is also grown in Hertfordshire.

At Hitchin Lavender they say they have had a bumper crop, thanks to summer weather that has been as good as Provence in France - a region famous for producing lavender plants.

Click below to watch the report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

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Rail improvements in Hertfordshire could reduce delays and provide extra capacity

It is hoped a new railway flyover in Hertfordshire will reduce delays and provide extra capacity for the future.

First Capital Connect trains will begin using the flyover at Hitchin from today.

The 2 kilometre single track link built by Network Rail will be used by over 600 trains a week. It will be used by London trains switching between the East Coast mainline and the track to Cambridge.

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