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The Comet

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Man, 20, jailed after stabbing Stevenage taxi driver

1 hour 22 min ago

A Stevenage man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing a taxi driver at the rank outside the town’s railway station.

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No-confidence vote rejection has ‘cleared the air’ according to MP Bim Afolami

3 hours 25 min ago

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami believes Theresa May’s Conservative government surviving the vote of no confidence has “cleared the air” – with the date for the UK to leave the EU looming.

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Hitchin haulage company fined more than £500,000 for illegal Royston waste storage

4 hours 7 min ago

A Hitchin-based haulage company have been fined more than £500,000 for illegally storing thousands of tonnes of waste in Royston.

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The Comet Community Awards is back – and it’s time to nominate!

6 hours 56 min ago

The Comet Community Awards is back for another year – and it’s down to you, the readers, to ensure the many heroes in our midst receive the recognition they deserve.

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Yellow weather warning for ice in Stevenage and Hitchin

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 7:00pm

The Met Office has told people to beware of possible icy stretches tonight and tomorrow in Stevenage and Hitchin.

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Police speeding crackdown targets Stevenage, Hatfield and St Albans streets

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 6:02pm

Police are using an unmarked lorry rigged with cameras to target crash hotspots in Hatfield, Stevenage and St Albans.

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Barclay School staff strike for second time over takeover plans

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 5:07pm

Teachers at Stevenage’s Barclay School have gone on strike for a second time over the imminent takeover of the school by an academy trust.

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Strong sales increase at Stevenage Debenhams store

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 5:01pm

Debenhams in Stevenage had the strongest sales increase of all its stores across the UK, the retailer has confirmed.

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Letchworth community centre volunteer jailed for sexual exploitation of teen

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 4:14pm

A former community centre volunteer from Letchworth has been sentenced to three years in prison for making and posessing indecent photographs and moving images of children, and the sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl.

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How did our MPs vote in historic Brexit deal defeat?

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 10:03am

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected in a historic defeat at the House of Commons last night, but how did our Conservative MPs vote?

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Severe delays on A1(M) after crash

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 9:38am

There are delays of up to an hour and half after a crash on the A1(M) near Welwyn Garden City.

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Crash on A1(M) causing delays for Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 7:32am

Emergency services attended a crash this morning on the A1(M) near Junction 6 for Welwyn Garden City.

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Theresa May suffers embarrassing Brexit defeat in House of Commons

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 8:28pm

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK’s EU withdrawal into doubt.

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Men to take part in Stevenage Race for Life for first time

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 5:21pm

Men are being invited for the first time to join in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – a women-only event since it first started more than 25 years ago.

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More than £8,500 raised for Hitchin boy with aggressive cancer

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 5:16pm

More than £8,500 has been raised in just three days towards treatment for a four-year-old boy from Hitchin who has an aggressive form of paediatric cancer.

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Royston Runners raise money for Garden House Hospice Care treadmill

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 5:14pm

Patients using Garden House Hospice Care’s gym are making the most of a new treadmill which has been bought after a series of fundraising efforts by a Royston running club.

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Letchworth shoppers take second street poll ahead of MPs’ Brexit vote

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 3:28pm

Supporters of the People’s Vote campaign took to the streets of Letchworth on Saturday as part of a National Day of Action.

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Stevenage’s Hands Off Barclay campaign bolstered by golfer and ex-pupil Ian Poulter

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 2:49pm

As teachers at The Barclay School in Stevenage prepare to take strike action tomorrow (Wednesday), professional golfer Ian Poulter has joined the campaign to stop the imminent takeover over of the school by an academy trust.

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Hitchin’s only Victoria Cross winner honoured with commemorative stone

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 1:50pm

People gathered at Hitchin’s war memorial on Sunday to remember the town’s only Victoria Cross winner – as a commemorative paving stone honouring him was unveiled.

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Stevenage school hosts mental health awareness day for students

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 11:06am

A Stevenage school dedicated a day to supporting their students’ mental health on Friday.

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