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Stevenage explosion: neighbours tell of "almighty bang"

Most of the house was ripped apart by the explosion Credit: ITV News Anglia

Neighbours have been describing how they heard an "almighty bang" after an explosion in Stevenage last night.

A man is in hospital after he was found amid the rubble of his house in Cavell Walk.

The homeowner was found in the garden and it's believed he had gone back into the house to rescue his two dogs.

He's being treated for burns in hospital.


Singer says she is 'happy' with Lewis Hamilton

Nicole Scherzinger last month Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has revealed her on-off relationship with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is back on track.

She and the champion driver from Stevenage have reportedly suffered a number of splits since they started dating in 2007, but things appear to have been running smoothly in recent months.

She told The Sun on Sunday's Fabulous magazine: "Uh huh, he's a lucky guy! Yeah, things are good. We just had a nice little holiday in California. It's a great place to break out of your shell."

Scherzinger is due to make her West End debut in a revival of the hit musical Cats in December.

She will take on the role of Grizabella in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production which will begin a limited run at the London Palladium


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Westley takes over at Stevenage - again!

Graham Westley rejoins Stevenage as manager Credit: ITVAnglia

Stevenage have confirmed the appointment of Graham Westley as manager. Westley, 45, rejoins after being head hunted by Preston North End in January 2012 following three years of success at the Hertfordshire club that saw them win back to back promotions and enjoy continued cup successes.

Chairman Phil Wallace said: “Graham was keen to come back to Stevenage and, although I met some strong candidates, without doubt I think he’s the best man for the job right now.

“We spent a lot of time this past week talking about things we feel we could do better this time round and we’ve put many of those into our contractual arrangement.

“There are a lot of myths about Graham and the 9-5 one is the biggest. Yes, he demands a high work ethic and commitment from his players but the extra hour or two some may do is spent on personal development subjects.

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