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Campaign to protect Stevenage skatepark

Nearly 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for a skatepark in Stevenage to be given listed status.

Bowes Lyon skate park was built in the 1970s, when the sport was at the peak of its popularity.

Now some are worried it could be built on if plans to regenerate the town centre go ahead.

The council says their fears are unfounded, and that the skate park is not under threat. However, campaigners say they're acting now before any definite plans are set out.

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Stevenage complete double signing ahead of new season

Jamie McCombe in action for Doncaster Rovers. Credit: PA

Stevenage have completed the double signing of centre-back Jamie McCombe and MK Dons striker Tom Hitchcock.

32-year-old McCombe, who has played for the likes of Bristol City and Doncaster Rovers, has agreed a one-year deal.

Tom Hitchcock will spend the next month at Stevenage. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, promising forward Hitchcock joins on a month's loan.

The 22-year-old could make his debut in tomorrow's clash against Notts County at the Lamex Stadium.

Stevenage v Notts County, Sky Bet League Two, Saturday 8 August, 3pm

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Former Luton Town defender Franks joins Stevenage

Fraser Franks (left) playing for previous club Welling United. Credit: PA

Former Luton Town defender Fraser Franks has joined Stevenage on a free transfer.

The centre-half spent 18 months at Kenilworth Road, but was released by the Hatters earlier this week.

"It's a new challenge for me and a chance to prove myself. I'm really looking forward to getting going."

– Fraser Franks, Stevenage

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton named as Invictus Games ambassador

Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the first ambassador for the Invictus Games Foundation. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the first ambassador for the Invictus Games Foundation.

The Foundation, which was established with the help of Prince Harry, say that they chose Hamilton because of his "focus, determination and talent."

He will act as a role model for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women and will actively promote the Foundation around the world.

“After meeting the Invictus team at BBC Sports Personality of the Year last year I was inspired by their mental strength and determination to overcome adversity and succeed, which encouraged me to get more involved with the Foundation.

I’m proud to be their first ambassador.”

– Lewis Hamilton
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