Siobhan Meade moved from Norfolk last year.

Blind woman speaks out over abuse

A blind woman from Hertfordshire has spoken out about the abuse she has suffered on the streets of Stevenage.

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Stevenage handed a boost as highly-rated winger Luke Freeman extends contract

Luke Freeman has had his contract extended.
Luke Freeman has had his contract extended. Credit: PA

Stevenage have extended the contract of highly-rated winger Luke Freeman as they prepare for life in League Two.

The club have triggered a 12-month option to keep the 22-year-old, who attracted interest from The Championship in January.

Dean Parrett has also been handed a new deal.
Dean Parrett has also been handed a new deal. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Midfielder Dean Parrett, who's currently sidelined with a serious knee injury, has also been handed a new deal, as has Roarie Deacon.

Meanwhile, Filipe Morais, Luke Jones, Peter Hartley, Simon Heslop, Marcus Haber and Sam Wedgbury have all been allowed to leave.

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Stevenage: Blind woman so fed up with abuse, she's decided to wear a hidden camera

Siobhan Meade is fed up of being abused.
Siobhan Meade is fed up of being abused. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A blind woman from Hertfordshire says she suffered so much abuse on the streets of Stevenage that she decided to wear a hidden camera.

Siobhan Meade was regularly harassed by bullies who swore at her and threatened to mug her.

She has now given the camera footage to police, who have used it to help identify some of the perpetrators.

"It was a chipping away effect," Siobhan told ITV News Anglia.

"It was destroying me inch by inch, and nobody should have to live with that at all."

Have you seen James Obrien?

James Obrien Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police are asking members of the public for help in tracing a wanted man.

23 year old James Obrien, whose last known address was Church Lane in Stotfold, failed to attend East Herts Magistrates Court on Wednesday 9 April for a drunk and disorderly offence in Stevenage.

He was last known to be in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area.

Anyone who knows where James is or who sees him should contact the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Stevenage claim crucial point in relegation battle

Stevenage manager Graham Westley.
Stevenage manager Graham Westley. Credit: PA

Stevenage gained a crucial point in their bid to stay in League One last night, holding league leaders Wolves to a 0-0 draw.

Jimmy Smith had the best chance for Boro but keeper Carl Ikeme produced a stunning save to deny him.

The result means that Stevenage move off the bottom of the division, and are now just one point from safety.

Newly-crowned Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners Peterborough United play Colchester United tonight.
Newly-crowned Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners Peterborough United play Colchester United tonight. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, newly-crowned Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners Peterborough United take on Colchester United tonight at London Road.

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Stevenage aiming to keep Wolves at bay

Stevenage will need a big performance from top scorer François Zoko.
Stevenage will need a big performance from top scorer François Zoko. Credit: PA

Stevenage face a difficult task tonight in League One with leaders Wolves coming to town.

Boro are currently bottom of the league and two points from safety.

Wolves are six points clear at the top of League One.
Wolves are six points clear at the top of League One. Credit: PA

Wolves are on the back of a 1-0 win over MK Dons at Stadium MK where over 8,000 away fans made the trip.

Stevenage sandpit helps test rovers on a mission to Mars

by Stuart Leithes

A giant sandpit in a warehouse in Stevenage, Hertfordshire is helping in the vital research into space missions to the planet Mars.

A newly-enlarged test area has been opened at Airbus Defence and Space to put Mars rover vehicles through their paces.

The Mars Yard, which is now 30 metres by 13 metres, will be used to fully develop the European Space Agency's ExoMars rover mission due to be launched in 2018.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Stevenage complete Tom Flanagan loan deal

Tom Flanagan will spend the rest of the season at Stevenage.
Tom Flanagan will spend the rest of the season at Stevenage. Credit: PA

MK Dons defender Tom Flanagan has joined Stevenage on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old only signed a new contract with the Dons earlier this week, but manager Karl Robinson has now allowed the Northern Irishman to get some first team minutes under his belt in Hertfordshire.

Flanagan came through the youth system at Stadium:MK and has previously spent time on loan at Kettering Town, Gillingham and Barnet.

Stevenage are currently bottom of League One, two points from safety.

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