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From man on the post to delivering it - Stevenage's direct approach to winning new fans

When it comes to football, Pep Guardiola is widely regarded as the man pushing the envelope. But even he probably hasn't thought of this first class initiative developed by Stevenage FC. They've taken the idea of Fan mail and turned it on its head - by creating a very special letter designed to attract new fans to the Lamex. And the posties chosen to take the message out on the streets are perhaps more used to delivering a pass than a letter!

Watch Donovan Blake's report below.


Man stabbed outside Stevenage Railway Station

A man's in hospital after being stabbed outside Stevenage Railway Station.

British Transport Police say the man was violently attacked and stabbed just before 4.30 yesterday afternoon.

Man stabbed outside Stevenage Railway Station Credit: ITV Anglia

His injuries aren't thought to be life threatening.

A man was arrested nearby and is currently being questioned about the incident.

British Transport Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.


Teenager sexually assaulted on Stevenage street

The assault took place on Monkswood Way Credit: ITV News

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted as she walked along Monkswood Way in Stevenage on Tuesday evening (July 24).

The 18-year-old was near the traffic lights at the junction with ASDA when a man approached and touched her.

It happened at about 10.15 pm and the man is described as being white, aged in his late 40s, around 5ft 8in tall, of average build with a bald head and round face.

Police have appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.

Lewis Hamilton agrees Mercedes contract extension

Lewis Hamilton has signed a new contract. Credit: PA

Stevenage star Lewis Hamilton has agreed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season.

It ends a long-running contract saga with a deal reported to be worth up to £40m a year to the four-time world champion.

It cements the 33-year-old's status as Britain's biggest sporting earner as well as the best-paid driver in Formula One history.

Hamilton told the Mercedes website the contract had been a "formality since Toto and I sat down during the winter".

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"I have been part of the Mercedes racing family for 20 years and I have never been happier inside a team than I am right now.

"We are on the same wavelength both on and off track - and I am looking forward to winning more in the future and shining even more light on the three-pointed star. I'm very confident that Mercedes is the right place to be over the coming years."

– Lewis Hamilton
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