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Hospice bags £8,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 5:13pm

Garden House Hospice Care has raised £4,000 for its children’s bereavement service, and an additional £4,000 for its music therapy service from Tesco’s Bags of Help grant scheme.

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Teenager appears in court on attempted murder charge

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 5:00pm

A Letchworth teenager charged with attempted murder, attempted GBH with intent and two counts of possession of a bladed article has appeared in St Albans Crown Court this afternoon.

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Luton receives 40 per cent of Beds policing resources, commissioner says

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:59pm

Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner has confirmed that 40 per cent of the force’s resources are used in Luton.

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Green-fingered Letchworth pupils help by Jordans Trust donation

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:55pm

A donation from the Jordans Trust in Biggleswade has helped a group of green-fingered Letchworth schoolchildren to grow their own fresh produce.

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Lord-Lieutenant of Herts speaks out about role in the county

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:51pm

One might assume the Queen’s representative in Hertfordshire was a high-born baron lounging in a castle somewhere in the Home Counties Green Belt.

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Biggleswade nursery goes from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in a year

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:48pm

A Biggleswade nursery that was deemed ‘inadequate’ last year has now been rated ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted inspectors.

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Govia Thameslink must go if new timetable fails, says North East Beds Labour chairman

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:45pm

The government must end Govia Thameslink’s contract if its new interim timetable does not improve railway journeys – that’s according to the chairman of North East Beds Labour, who is himself a train driver.

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Central Bedfordshire gets country’s first newt officer

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:30pm

Central Bedfordshire Council has appointed the UK’s first ever newt officer to protect the species.

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'Vital' Bedford walk-in medical centre 'to close'

Latest News - BBC - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 3:05pm
A consultation on the future of an NHS walk-in centre runs until the middle of August.
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Former serviceman from Stevenage takes part in Royal Air Force centenary celebrations

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 1:48pm

The standard bearer for the Stevenage branch of the Royal Air Force Association represented the town as the RAF celebrated its 100-year anniversary in London on Tuesday.

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Elvis competition at new music festival – and tribute show in Hitchin

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:17pm

All Shook Up! Would-be Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll will go head to head near Stevenage on Sunday – and Hitchin’s own Elvis will bring his show to the town hall that night.

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Blind artist to create ‘cage’ performance space on Hitchin’s Windmill Hill

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:14pm

This time last year, some giant braille appeared on Hitchin’s Windmill Hill.

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Police appeal to trace missing Stevenage 17-year-old

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:08pm

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing teenager from Stevenage.

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Sun-soaked Kimpton music festival is a big hit

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:51am

Youth and world-class music were the highlights of a magical, sun-soaked Kimpton Folk Festival.

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Missed food waste collections in Letchworth, Baldock and more

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:59am

A large number of food waste caddies in Letchworth, Baldock and the surrounding area were not collected on time this week, with many still outstanding.

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Hitchin schoolchildren play bridge at House of Lords

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:37am

Nine young bridge players from Hitchin have been to the House of Lords to test their skills.

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Life for Luton man who shot man in 'drugs dispute'

Latest News - BBC - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:33am
Police say the victim was left with "lasting physical and psychological" injuries after a drugs row.
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Stevenage woman rallies MPs over campaign to tackle chronic shortage of cancer staff

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:17am

A woman from Stevenage has travelled to Westminster to rally MPs to support a new campaign calling on the Government to tackle the chronic shortage of NHS cancer staff.

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Letchworth fire believed to have been started deliberately

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 9:53am

A fire in Letchworth in the early hours of this morning is believed to have been started deliberately, Herts Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

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Stevenage fishing match raises vital funds for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

The Comet - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 9:32am

A 24-hour fundraising fishing match has raised £1,120 for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

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