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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.



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.

Lottery winner loses out on £64m

A mystery lottery player has lost out on a £64 million fortune after the deadline for them to claim the life-changing prize expired. The unlucky individual, who bought the winning EuroMillions ticket in Stevenage or Hitchin, had until 11pm on Wednesday to collect the massive windfall.

But despite a National Lottery publicity campaign, the would-be multi-millionaire missed the 180-day deadline - making the £63,837,543.60 prize the biggest unclaimed lottery win in history.

The bumper haul of money, plus all the interest it has generated, will now go to the National Lottery Good Causes - adding to the £29 billion already raised through sales of lottery tickets since the National Lottery launched in November 1994.

"Unfortunately, I can confirm that the ticketholder did not come forward within the deadline to claim their prize and has now sadly missed out on this staggering amount of money. The vast majority of prizes are claimed within the 180 days but to avoid this unfortunate situation happening again, we would urge all National Lottery players to check their tickets on a regular basis."

– National Lottery spokesman
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