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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

Stage 4 of Women's Tour reaches Hertfordshire

Laura Trott in the white, at the start line of Stage 1 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Stage 5 of the Women's Tour gets underway in Laura Trott's home county of Hertfordshire today.

The riders will set off at 10.00am from Waltham Cross in Broxbourne, heading north through Cheshunt and Hertford.

The route reaches the most northerly point as it passes through Royston and then towards the finish at around 12.45pm in the High Street, Stevenage.


Stevenage sign striker Brett Williams

Brett Williams joins Boro after two-year spell with Aldershot Credit: Stevenage FC

Stevenage have completed the signing of Aldershot striker Brett Williams, ahead of the new League 2 season.

The striker scored 43 goals in 99 appearances during his time with the Shots.

Williams started his career at Eastleigh before joining Championship side Reading in 2011. He has also enjoyed loan spells with Rotherham, Northampton Town and Woking.

Hamilton stretches Championship lead with Canada triumph

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win. Credit: PA

It was business as usual again for Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton last night after a couple of races without a win.

The Mercedes man put the disappointment of missing out in Barcelona and Monaco to take the chequered flag in the Canadian Grand Prix.

His teammate Nico Roserg finished second, while Valtteri Bottas completed the podium.

Current Formula One standings

  • 1.) Lewis Hamilton (MER) - 151
  • 2.) Nico Rosberg (MER) - 134
  • 3.) Sebastian Vettel (FER) - 108

It means Hamilton now has a 17 point lead at the top of the drivers' Championship heading into the next race in Austria.

Man stabbed in Stevenage

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Stevenage last night.

Location of stabbing in Stevenage. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened outside a property on Cherwell Drive, Great Ashby at about 9.45pm. The man became involved in an argument with three men and one of them stabbed him in the leg.

The victim is currently in hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. He is in a stable condition.

Police have described the three men as: black, with one of them having lighter skin.

“Incidents of this nature are very rare in the local area and I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated and targeted incident which we are treating very seriously.

“I am appealing for help from the public who may have seen the incident take place or who knows anything at all about it to please get in touch. Perhaps you saw the three men outside the address or did you see them drive off in their vehicle? Any information you pride could significantly help us with our enquiries.”

– Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Mark Clawson from the Local Crime Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number: ISR 0706 23/05/15. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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