Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco has unveiled it is moving its head office to Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire.
The restructuring comes as the company announced it will close 43 unprofitable stores as part of a raft of new measures.
Figures released today reveal like-for-like sales have dropped by 2.9% over the past five months.
Detectives have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a 90-year-old woman from Welwyn Garden City was conned into spending £50,000 on electrical goods by men pretending to be police officers.
She bought a mobile phone, iPad and Playstation in her home town before travelling to London where she bought two watches in Selfridges.
Hertfordshire police say she had been targeted in telephone calls from a man claiming to be a police officer on September 23.
The telephone that was used to contact the pensioner is believed to have been topped up in a convenience store in Midland Road, Bedford.
Anyone who recognises the men, or has any other information about this incident, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/14/2834. They could also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives investigating a scam which targeted a 90-year-old woman in Welwyn Garden City have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
The scam happened on 23 September when a 90-year-old woman from the town received telephone calls from a man claiming to be a police officer.
He convinced the woman to make a number of purchases of high value goods in Welwyn Garden City and later in London.
The woman bought a mobile phone, iPad and Playstation in the town before travelling to London where she bought two watches in Selfridges.
All of the items were handed over to a man outside the shop in London who identified himself as a police officer.
The woman lost nearly £50,000 to the offender(s).
The telephone that was used to contact the victim is believed to have been topped up in a convenience store in Midland Road, Bedford.
Health bosses in Welwyn Garden City have defended the closure of A & E at the QE2 Hospital.
The hospital is being rebuilt and from today emergency cases won't be treated locally.
An urgent care centre will treat non-life-threatening cases, but the remainder of patients will have to go to an enlarged A & E Department at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage instead.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a collision on the A1(M) in Hertfordshire.
It happened at 12.20pm yesterday when a grey Vauxhall Zafira hit the central reservation between junctions five and six, near Welwyn Garden City.
Police say they do not believe any other vehicles were involved, but they want to speak to anyone who saw what happened.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A1(M) today (Saturday) near to Welwyn Garden City.
At around 12.20pm, a grey Vauxhall Zafira was driving southbound on the road when it collided with the central reservation between junctions six and five.
Police are currently in attendance and the road has been closed southbound at junction six. As of 2.30pm, it is expected to remain closed for at least another two hours while the investigation and recovery of the vehicle is conducted.
No other vehicles are believed to have been involved at this stage however officers investigating the incident are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw the car beforehand.
A man's been sentenced to six years in prison for carrying out a series of arsons in Welwyn Garden City.
19-year-old Robert Tamanis went on the rampage on December 7.
He set fire to a number of parked cars and garden objects - all in the space of just a couple of hours.
He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing in June.
Police are appealing for the public’s help tracing a man wanted in connection with several alleged offences.
Officers want to speak to 38-year-old David Small following reports of actual bodily harm, false imprisonment and threats to kill offences that allegedly occurred in Stevenage between 1 May and 23 July 2014.
Police believe he could currently be in the Welwyn Garden City area but would ask members of the public not to approach him if they see him.
If anyone believes they have seen Small recently or know of his current whereabouts they are asked to get in touch with police using the Herts Police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Investigations are continuing into a fire that gutted a house in Welwyn Garden City where a man died after suffering severe burns.
It's believed the blaze in Heronswood Road that broke out Saturday afternoon during the latest fire fighters' strike was started deliberately by the victim.
A stand-in crew from Welwyn were at the scene in 10 minutes. The rest of the family got out before fire crews arrived.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer, John Mills, said: "The fire investigation itself will be a joint investigation between the police and the fire and rescue service.
"We have specialist officers and we also have a fire excellent dog which we will use in this particular incident. A full report will go through the police back to the coroner and they will form their judgement."