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 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 Fran├žois Zoko.
Stevenage will need a big performance from top scorer Fran├žois 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.

Police investigate dog attack in Stevenage

Man arrested after dog attack

A 34-year-old man from Stevenage has been arrested following an alleged dog attack in the town.

At about 10.20am today three women were walking their dogs along Kimbolton Crescent when a Staffordshire Bull terrier-cross reportedly attacked one of their animals.

It later died.

A woman was also bitten but police said her injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

The dog accused of attacking both the other dog and woman has been seized by police.

Man charged with murder of Stevenage man

Thomas Ward Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man has been charged with the murder of Thomas Ward in Stevenage.

33 year old John Boy Ward from Clarkson Court in Hatfield is due before Hatfield Remand Court this morning (February 27).

He was extradited back to the UK and charged with murder at Hatfield police station yesterday after being arrested on a European Arrest Warrant near Copenhagen on 6 February.

Thomas Ward, 21, was shot as he came out of his caravan in Dyes Lane on April 23, 2013. His wife and five day old child were inside at the time.

Thomas then ran from the caravan before being found by his family unconscious in undergrowth nearby. He later died in hospital.


Family feel 'let down' following inquest

The family of a man who was given controversial end of life care at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge say they feel let down following an inquest into his death.

Robert Goold, who was 69 and from Stevenage, had been on the hospital's equivalent of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

Today (Wednesday 26 February) a coroner concluded there had been no 'gross failure', and that staff had made the right decisions.

His relatives have hit out at what they describe as 'a breakdown in communication'.

Lauren Hall reports.

Verdict due in 'end of life pathway' inquest

Robert Goold in hospital Credit: Family photo

An inquest verdict is due today into the death of 69 year old Robert Goold, from Stevenage, at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Mr Goold had Alzheimer's. His family say he was put on an end of life pathway and denied food and water without their consent.

Robery Goold Credit: Family photo

The hospital has admitted failing to follow its own protocols, but says Mr Goold's treatment was aimed at making the end of his life as comfortable as possible.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson wary of Stevenage threat

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has warned his team to expect a difficult game when they travel to rock bottom Stevenage in League One on Saturday.

Posh are on the crest of a wave having secured their place in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy this week, but Ferguson says his players mustn't be complacent against Boro.

"Stevenage play a particular way, they've got high energy and we're going to have to match that," Ferguson told ITV News Anglia.

"When we get the ball, we're going to have to play good football - that will be the key. It's always a difficult game at Stevenage and I don't expect anything different on Saturday."

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