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Told she would never walk or talk, how Jen is proving the doctors wrong

Jen Clare is proving all the doctors wrong with her progress. Credit: ITV New Anglia

A seven-year-old girl from Stevenage is raising money for physiotherapy to help her walk.

Jen Clare had a controversial operation in America four years ago. And she has amazed everyone with her dedication.

Doctors told Jen's parents she would never walk, never talk, never be able to feed herself. But she is proving them all wrong.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia Claire McGlasson

Hospital closes injuries unit after record number of ill patients treated

The Lister hospital in Stevenage has temporarily suspended it minor injury and illness service. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Lister hospital in Stevenage says it can't treat people attending its emergency department today unless their "life or limbs are at risk".

A record number of seriously ill people at the Hertfordshire hospital means it has had to close its minor injuries service to adults.

Children will still be treated - although waiting times will be longer than usual for non-emergency conditions.

Patients are being told to go to the Urgent Care Centre at the New QEII hospital in Welwyn Garden City.

"We understand that this will be both frustrating and inconvenient, and we are sincerely sorry for this. We hope you understand that we have to prioritise those patients with life-threatening conditions and thank you for your understanding and co-operation."

– Lister Hospital Statement

Sat Nav shenanigans as 50-foot lorry gets stuck in Hertfordshire village

The 50-foot vehicle got stuck mid-route. Credit: Hertford and Ware Police.

A lorry driver found himself in a tight spot this morning after his Sat Nav directed him down a narrow Hertfordshire road.

The navigation system took him through Walkern near Stevenage, a route his 50-foot vehicle did not seem to agree with.

The lorry was stuck for some time before Hertfordshire Police helped maneuver it out, although not before a few tongue in cheek tweets.


Stevenage: Corbyn calls for councils to start building housing again

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says we're facing a housing crisis and the Government must do more to make sure social housing is built across the East.

He was speaking on a visit to a development in Stevenage where the council is funding new homes.

Mr Corbyn also believes his party's gaining support again in our region after failing to win any of their target seats from the Tories, including Stevenage.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Emma Hutchinson

Labour leader Corbyn praises Stevenage council house development

Jeremy Corbyn in Stevenage today. Credit: ITV News Angliaitv

The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has made a visit to our region to see a new social housing development.

He met with bosses from Labour-led Stevenage Borough Council which has funded the project through efficiency savings it's made within its budgets.

31 new council homes are being built as part of the scheme.

"Housing is crucial and housing that people can afford is crucial.

Here we've got a development going on of new council housing which will be life-time tenancy for people."

– Jeremy Corbyn
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