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Yellow warning of rain and wind

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for tonight going through to Thursday that there could be gusting wind and heavy rain which may lead to disruption and flooding in some places.

See our severe weather page to see what you should do in an emergency

In 1939, the first evacuees arrived in Stevenage. Many factories and businesses began producing munitions and supplies for the armed forces. The ESA factory were contracted to supply wings for the de Havilland Mosquito aircraft assembled at Hatfield.

In 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill set up the Special Operations Executive (SOE) to run operations in occupied Europe. The new organisation chose Aston House near Stevenage, which was a quiet, secluded country house, as one of the stations to produce explosives for agent to use behind enemy lines. The SOE played a major part in the British War effort, notably the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a leading Nazi figure, using devices developed at Aston House and other Hertfordshire stations.

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