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Watford father cleared of murder after he threw baby six feet

The teenager died thirteen years after she was injured A father who fatally injured his baby daughter when he threw her into her cot 21 years ago has been cleared of her murder. Dean Smith, 46, now of Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, threw four-week-old Maisie Newell 6ft into her cot in August 2000, causing her to receive horrific head injuries from which she never recovered.

mylondon.news ,  52min 0
Watford father cleared of murder after he threw baby six feet

Some M5 CCTV cameras between Bromsgrove and Worcester are 'faulty'

Undercover probe reveals faulty M5 CCTV cameras EIGHT out of 59 CCTV cameras on the M5 between Junction 4a for Bromsgrove and Junction 6 for Worcester do not function properly. The cameras, which are used spot motorists who have broken down, have been found to be broken, unstable or pointing away from the road, according to an investigation by the Daily Mail.

bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk ,  2h 0
Some M5 CCTV cameras between Bromsgrove and Worcester are 'faulty'

Fuel supply: 'I'm at an Airbnb this week to avoid fuel queues'

As lengthy queues continue to spread beyond fuel station forecourts, how are those affected managing to deal with the current situation? "On one of our sites we had a delivery on Friday," says Steve Highland, who runs a chain of four independent fuel stations based in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

bbc.com ,  3h 0
Fuel supply: 'I'm at an Airbnb this week to avoid fuel queues'

'People will try to destroy you' - Black Voice Letchworth founder on fight for change in Hertfordshire

"They want a space where they can just be who they are without feeling they have to be white or talk white or follow the status quo because their blackness is not acceptable." In the summer of 2020, millions of people around the world showed anger and defiance after the murder of George Floyd.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  3h 1
'People will try to destroy you' - Black Voice Letchworth founder on fight for change in Hertfordshire

Officers choosing to leave Hertfordshire Police at one of highest rates in country

High levels of police resignations at the force again Police officers in Hertfordshire are choosing to leave the job at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in the country, official statistics show. The figures published by the Office of National Statistics earlier this summer revealed the county had one of the highest levels of voluntary resignations in the country.

hemeltoday.co.uk ,  3h 3
Officers choosing to leave Hertfordshire Police at one of highest rates in country

M25 traffic: One in 10 smart motorway CCTV cameras ‘not working’, according to undercover investigation in South Mimms

National Highways said that fatalities are less likely on smart motorways than on conventional roads More than one in 10 CCTV cameras used to spot motorists who have broken down on a smart motorway don't function properly, according to an undercover investigation. The Daily Mail reported that 112 cameras out of 804 were found to be broken, unusable or pointing away from the road.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  3h 0
M25 traffic: One in 10 smart motorway CCTV cameras ‘not working’, according to undercover investigation in South Mimms

Girl, 11, has panic attack after finding huge rat under the oven in family home

Lauren Butler and her 11-year-old daughter Millie discovered a dead rat under their oven after noticing a 'disgusting' smell in their kitchen. The girl, who has autism, started having a panic attack An autistic girl had a panic attack after finding a huge rat under her oven, her mum said.

mirror.co.uk ,  4h 145
Girl, 11, has panic attack after finding huge rat under the oven in family home

Hertfordshire Police officers choosing to leave force at one of highest rates in country

Despite the turnover in staff, the force say more officers are working in Hertfordshire than ever before Police officers in Hertfordshire are choosing to leave the job at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in the country, official statistics show. The figures published by the Office of National Statistics earlier this summer revealed the county had one of the highest levels of voluntary resignations in the country.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  4h 0
Hertfordshire Police officers choosing to leave force at one of highest rates in country

You Me At Six to play headline show at Hatfield's Slam Dunk Festival site

You Me At Six have announced a headline show at Hatfield's Slam Dunk Festival site next summer. The rockers will play Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Thursday, June 2, 2022. Presented by Slam Dunk, support will come from The Hunna, with more bands to be announced.

whtimes.co.uk ,  6h 0
You Me At Six to play headline show at Hatfield's Slam Dunk Festival site

Hertfordshire's first net-zero carbon school approved

Plans for a county's first net-zero carbon school have been approved by councillors. Hertfordshire County Council granted planning permission for a 300-pupil primary school and nursery in Buntingford. The school will have triple-glazed windows and solar panels to power electric vehicle charging points. Planning officer at the authority, Rob Egan, said there was a "compelling need for this school".

bbc.com ,  6h 3
Hertfordshire's first net-zero carbon school approved

Two men suffer 'serious injuries' in Wheathampstead crash

Officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision Two men suffered serious injuries after a crash in Herts. The incident happened at the junction of Marford Road and Coleman Green Lane in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire at 6.05am on Friday (September 24). A green Hyundai Terracan was towing a catering trailer when it was in collision with a red Mazda 6 saloon.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  7h 0
Two men suffer 'serious injuries' in Wheathampstead crash

Married At First Sight fans cringe at chat between Welwyn GC's Tayah and her Mum

We were watching through our fingers! As Married At First Sight continues with the home stays, Tayah's trip to Hertfordshire made for some awkward viewing. Fans of the E4 show were in hysterics at Tayah's mum, who was intent on giving new 'son-in-law' Adam a real grilling.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  7h 12
Married At First Sight fans cringe at chat between Welwyn GC's Tayah and her Mum

One in 10 smart motorway CCTV cameras ‘not working’

More than one in 10 CCTV cameras used to spot motorists who have broken down on a smart motorway do not function properly, according to an investigation. The Daily Mail reported that 112 cameras out of 804 were found to be broken, unusable or pointing away from the road.

northern-times.co.uk ,  8h 0
One in 10 smart motorway CCTV cameras ‘not working’

Live Hertfordshire petrol station queues updates as panic buying runs into day four

The head of the AA has said that panic buying was driving the fuel shortage and not supply chain issues There are still queues across petrol stations in Hertfordshire as panic buying enters its fourth day. Lengthy delays at forecourts across the county continued over the weekend as Boris Johnson is said to be considering sending in the Army to drive fuel trucks.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  8h 3
Live Hertfordshire petrol station queues updates as panic buying runs into day four

Mum's agony as daughter, 1, faces turning to 'stone' form rare condition

A MUM has spoken of her heartbreak after her one-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition that will gradually turn her body to 'stone'. Lexi Robins from Hertfordshire was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), which is thought to affect just one in two million people.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  16h 129
Mum's agony as daughter, 1, faces turning to 'stone' form rare condition

Mum’s agony as daughter, one, diagnosed with rare condition that will gradually turn her baby girl into stone

A MUM has spoken of her heartbreak after her one-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition that will gradually turn her body to 'stone'. Lexi Robins from Hertfordshire was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), which is thought to affect just one in two million people.

thesun.co.uk ,  16h 52
Mum’s agony as daughter, one, diagnosed with rare condition that will gradually turn her baby girl into stone

Parents in 'race against time' to find cure before baby's body turns to 'stone'

Cruel disease Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva causes ligaments, tendons, connective tissue and muscles to turn to skeletal bone after even the most minor injuries A couple are in a "race against time" to save their daughter from an ultra-rare genetic condition that will turn her body to stone.

mirror.co.uk ,  20h 0
Parents in 'race against time' to find cure before baby's body turns to 'stone'

The wellbeing coach taking on a year of silence to raise £100k for charity

365 days without speaking is quite the task Sponsored silences were all the rage in schools when you wanted to raise a bit of money and enjoy a novelty. However, one man is taking it to the next level with his commitment. Sean Hoolihan from Hampshire is dedicating himself to go 365 days without speaking.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  22h 0
The wellbeing coach taking on a year of silence to raise £100k for charity

Parents in 'race against time' as baby Lexi diagnosed with rare condition that turns the body to stone

Lexi's parents have now launched a petition to help dedicate funding for research into the cruel disease Within minutes of waking up from an early afternoon snooze, seven-month-old Lexi was already grinning from ear to ear. It was an infectious smile that remained for our hour-long visit as she sat and babbled just like a baby should.

hertfordshiremercury.co.uk ,  1d 69
Parents in 'race against time' as baby Lexi diagnosed with rare condition that turns the body to stone

I’m Theo, and when I was 10 I had cancer

My name is Theo, I live in Hertfordshire with my family. I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 10. This is my story. In November 2019, my mum took me to visit the doctor a few times because I had a cough that wasn’t going away.

metro.co.uk ,  1d 12
I’m Theo, and when I was 10 I had cancer