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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.

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.



Hitchin robberies appeal

Hertfordshire police have released CCTV of five men they would like to speak with in connection with an investigation into three robberies and an attempted robbery in Hitchin. The incident happened on the Walsworth Road on 1st February between 10.10pm and 10.50pm.

Four people were sat on a wall near to Family Bargains when they were approached. Three of them handed over their mobiles, a fourth refused. The offenders then left the scene, boarding a train at Hitchin Station at 11.01pm to Finsbury Park.

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