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The Comet

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Divisions in Hitchin’s online community after Black Lives Matter Facebook post

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 4:54pm

Hitchin’s online community has been split over the Black Lives Matter protests that are sweeping the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Herts County Council rejects calls for independent inquiry into care home COVID-19 management

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 2:44pm

Calls have been made for an independent inquiry into the management of COVID–19 in the care sector in Hertfordshire, after data showed more than 500 have died from coronavirus in care settings across the county.

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Stevenage’s Covid the Cobra – at 3,500 stones and still growing – will be preserved

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 2:28pm

Covid the Cobra – a snake made of more than 3,500 painted stones, and still growing – is set to be preserved to ‘tell the tale of the great way we kept spirits high during the Coronavirus lockdown’.

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Stevenage ‘to stand in solidarity’ with black community at peaceful vigil this weekend

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 12:44pm

A vigil for residents to stand in solidarity with the black community is being held in Stevenage on Sunday.

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‘We are back open, pop in and say hello’ – Letchworth businesses ready to reopen

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 11:34am

As lockdown measures start to ease, popular businesses across Letchworth have begun preparations for reopening.

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NHS Test and Trace will help us get life back on track

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 11:26am

The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on May 28 forms a central part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery strategy to help us all get our lives back to something like normal. Here we explain how the system will work and answer some of the key questions which have been raised by members of the public.

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Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport, Welwyn Hatfield MP announces

Fri, 05/06/2020 - 10:27am

The MP for Welwyn Hatfield announced yesterday that face coverings, not masks, are to become mandatory on public transport.

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Black Lives Matter protest coming to Hitchin this weekend

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 6:23pm

A Black Lives Matter protest is coming to Hitchin this weekend, as worldwide protests continue after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Race for Life events across Hertfordshire cancelled

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 5:27pm

All Hertfordshire Race for Life events for 2020 have now been cancelled.

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George Floyd death: Letchworth vicar’s passionate address goes viral

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 4:28pm

A Letchworth vicar has spoken out against the murder of George Floyd in a viral video address circulating on social media.

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Letchworth charity continuing to offer oxygen therapy to patients in need

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 2:29pm

A Letchworth charity says it has made big changes to one of its medical therapy treatments to continue to help those with serious and long term health conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stevenage railway worker praised after dedicating thousands of hours to charity

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 2:29pm

Govia Thameslink Railway has shared the story of a Stevenage–based employee who has dedicated his time outside of work to giving back to his community, as part of Volunteers Week.

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Citizens Advice Stevenage thanks volunteers for dedication throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 1:31pm

Citizens Advice Stevenage has publicly thanked its volunteers for their support and dedication to helping those in Stevenage and North Herts throughout the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

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‘Astonishing variations’ reported in children returning to Hertfordshire schools

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 1:17pm

Hertfordshire schools are seeing a “great deal of variability” in the number of children who have returned to the classroom this week, it has been revealed.

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Meet Stevenage’s 8-year-old ‘Earth Guardian’ who leads weekly litter picking

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 12:05pm

An 8-year-old girl from Stevenage has been busy leading a local conservationism group, which collectively cleaned up more than 14 bags of litter from the town last month.

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Hitchin and Royston teenagers arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and drug dealing offences

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 10:16am

Four teenagers from Hitchin and Royston have been arrested following an investigation into suspected drug dealing offences in Royston.

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Garden House Hospice Care celebrates Volunteers’ Week 2020

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 3:24pm

Garden House Hospice Care has marked Volunteers’ Week 2020 with a heartfelt thank you to its 600-strong team of remarkable volunteers.

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George Floyd death: Stevenage’s Lewis Hamilton hits out at F1 for silence

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 2:04pm

Stevenage’s Lewis Hamilton has called out the silence of the “white dominated” Formula One industry, as waves of protests sweep across America after the murder of George Floyd last week.

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Herts police: ‘Appalled and horrified’ by George Floyd’s death but say coronavirus restrictions remain

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 12:21pm

After the death of a black man at the hands of police inspired protests in the US, Herts police have said they are appalled by George Floyd’s tragic loss of life and the violence on the streets.

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Stevenage and North Herts McDonald’s reopen for drive thru

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:56am

McDonald’s in Stevenage and North Herts have reopened for drive thru today.

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