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Delays expected and Hemel station closed after fatality on the line

Commuters have been warned to expect severe disruptions on trains between London and Northampton this evening, following a fatality on the line.

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Person dies after being struck by train at Hemel Hempstead

A person has been pronounced dead after being struck by a train at Hemel Hempstead railway station.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Number of driving bans handed out by courts falls by 62%

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Number of driving bans handed out by courts falls by 62%

One of the aims of the Drive For Justice campaign is to lobby for greater use of driving bans given out when sentencing and longer bans for those who kill or seriously injure on the roads.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

There is a backlash from families who have lost loved ones to road crashes that justice is not done with lenient sentences compounding their grief.

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Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Drivers who kill have been sentenced to an average of just four years in prison with dozens escaping jail altogether, an investigation has revealed.

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Highways plan cleans 50,000th road sign

A countywide roads programme has seen highways staff clean their 50,000th road sign since beginning a new initiative in April.

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Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

On Monday night there will be an incredible supermoon – when the full moon will be at its biggest and brightest for almost 70 years.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring fireballs to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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‘Tired’ Arla lorry driver from Hemel Hempstead jailed for killing grandmother and her dog

A lorry driver has been jailed for two years and eight months for causing the death of an elderly woman and her dog.

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Tories are slammed for four years of road contract pain

Roads chiefs at Hertfordshire County Council have been accused of papering over the potholes by local Lib Dems.

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No Southern rail services for three days

No Southern rail services for three days

Strike action will mean Southern trains do not call at stations in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire or West Hertfordshire until Friday.

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Council confirm details of additional road resurfacing

Herts County Council have confirmed where they will spend an extra £1million of government cash on tackling potholes.

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Council to spend an extra £1million on potholes - but they don’t know where they plan to do it...

Council to spend an extra £1million on potholes - but they don’t know where they plan to do it...

Highways bosses have been handed almost £1million extra cash to repair and fix potholes across the county.

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Workman killed in collision on M1 yesterday

A workman has died after a collision on the M1 yesterday, police have confirmed.

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Grit news as highways chiefs ready for winter

Hertfordshire’s winter maintenance service has begun, and will run for the next six months.

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Rail station on track for a golden double

The golden glow at Hemel Hempstead Railway Station has been given a double sparkle, thanks to both of our Rio champions.

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Hemel Storm sign major sponsorship deal with Vanarama

Basketball club Hemel Storm have signed a major sponsorship deal with town-based company Vanarama.

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Major transport overhaul planned for the next 35 years

Transport chiefs are plotting a major overhaul of Hemel’s transport network ahead of an expected 50 per cent surge in Hertfordshire’s population between now and 2050.

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New help for disabled rail travellers on West Coast Main Line

New help for disabled rail travellers on West Coast Main Line

Railway bosses have unveiled a number of new initiatives to make travelling easier for the disabled.

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