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Adjustments allow annual Holwell Scarecrow Festival to go ahead this year

The Comet - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 4:09pm

The Holwell Scarecrow Festival will be returning this year, with minor adjustments made to account for public safety and social distancing.

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Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema ‘working on reopening plans’ following July 4 announcement

The Comet - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 3:21pm

Following yesterday’s announcement that many UK cinemas are expected to reopen from July 4, the Broadway Cinema in Letchworth has said it is “keen to open as soon as possible.”

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Met Office warns thunderstorms will hit Hertfordshire

The Comet - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 2:14pm

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning after the weather service forecast thunderstorms for Hertfordshire later this week.

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Airports giant Swissport set to halve its UK workforce

Latest News - BBC - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 1:19pm
More than 4,500 jobs could be lost at the ground handling firm due to coronavirus effects on air travel.
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Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage libraries first to reopen for collection only

The Comet - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 12:17pm

Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City and Watford Central libraries will have collection services available from Monday, July 6 – allowing users to collect a pre-selected book pack to read at home.

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Cookham: Search continues for missing Thames swimmer

Latest News - BBC - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 12:10pm
The man got into difficulty in a stretch of the river in Berkshire on Tuesday evening, police say.
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Will you join Hitchin man’s fancy dress lockdown fundraiser?

The Comet - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 11:37am

A Hitchin man is encouraging members of the community to get involved with his fancy dress challenge, as the UK approaches 100 days of being in lockdown.

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Baldock McDonald’s reopens for walk-in takeaway

The Comet - Wed, 24/06/2020 - 10:12am

The McDonald’s restaurant at Baldock services reopened for takeaway this morning, and is one of 280 locations across the country now taking walk-in orders.

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Hitchin teenager pleads guilty to calling former Stevenage FC steward a ‘monkey’

The Comet - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 5:21pm

A Hitchin teenager has pleaded guilty to racially abusing a former Stevenage FC steward, after he called him a ‘monkey’ and other racial slurs.

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Funding appeal to rescue the Letchworth Settlement gathers pace

The Comet - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 4:46pm

An urgent funding appeal to save the Letchworth Settlement from closure has received a “very promising” reaction, since news of its imminent closure spread last week.

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ZSL tiger cubs celebrate second birthday

The Comet - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 4:42pm

Three stripy tiger cubs, who were born two years ago today, were given a giant block of frozen blood and water along with a hand-crafted birthday sign at their home at Whipsnade Zoo.

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Stevenage steward racially abused by teen at match

Latest News - BBC - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 4:01pm
The man was called a monkey and the N-word as he approached a fan who had a flare, court hears.
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Boris Johnson relaxes “the toughest restrictions in peacetime history” saying our long, national hibernation begins to end

The Comet - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 3:15pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson eases the lockdown, reduces social distancing and gives business the go-ahead

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Inih Effiong: Stevenage sign striker following Dover release

Latest News - BBC - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 3:08pm
Stevenage sign striker Inih Effiong following his release by National League side Dover Athletic.
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Train travels wrong way down London Tube track

Latest News - BBC - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 12:56pm
Two trains nearly crash when one travels in the wrong direction on a London Underground track.
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Hertfordshire policeman accused of sexual activity with child

Latest News - BBC - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 12:48pm
The police sergeant faces an allegation relating to a period of time between 2007 and 2012.
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No coronavirus deaths at East and North Herts NHS Trust hospitals since June 10

The Comet - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 12:25pm

No COVID-19 deaths have been recorded at East and North Herts NHS Trust hospitals since June 10, the longest period without a death since early March.

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Saracens: USA international Will Hooley to join from Bedford Blues

Latest News - BBC - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 11:14am
USA fly-half Will Hooley agrees to join Saracens from Bedford Blues for next season.
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Former Hatfield police officer charged with sexual activity with a child

The Comet - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 11:09am

A former Hatfield police officer has been charged with one count of sexual activity with a child.

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Intu warns shopping centres may close as funding talks continue

Latest News - BBC - Tue, 23/06/2020 - 9:58am
Intu, owner of the Trafford, Braehead and Lakeside shopping centres, puts administrators on standby.
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