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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
Updated: 25 min 18 sec ago

North Herts’ Local Plan hearings grind to a halt as extraordinary meeting called

1 hour 8 min ago

Liberal Democrat councillors at North Herts District Council have successfully pushed for an extraordinary meeting that will see the long-awaited Local Plan hearings delayed further.

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Driver jailed as passenger left in coma after A1(M) joyride near Letchworth

1 hour 59 min ago

A dangerous driver who put a passenger into a coma has been jailed following robbery and driving offences near Letchworth.

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Cyclists encouraged to get involved with North Herts hospice fundraising

2 hours 39 min ago

Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care is encouraging people to get involved in its COVID-secure fundraising event, Pedal for Pounds.

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‘Start simple’ MP urges as he joins our fight against Hitchin’s litter

4 hours 38 min ago

We wrapped up September with the last of our weekly litter picks, as we were joined by Bim Afolami MP, among others, for our final weekly outing.

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Letchworth dad cycles 100 miles in one day for Down’s Syndrome charity in memory of son

5 hours 52 min ago

A Letchworth dad has successfully completed a 100-mile cycle challenge on a single day in memory of his son Tom, who died at the age of seven.

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Three positive tests for Stevenage but match with Bradford City goes ahead as planned

Sat, 26/09/2020 - 10:09am

Stevenage have confirmed that a further two players have tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total up to three – but their match at Bradford City goes ahead as planned.

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Stevenage Football Club player tests positive for coronavirus

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 10:56pm

Stevenage are the latest League Two club to have a player test positive for coronavirus – putting their game at Bradford City in jeopardy.

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Stevenage and Hitchin pair arrested after drug gang raids

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 5:27pm

A man from Stevenage and a teenager from Hitchin were among those charged for drug-related offences in a series of police raids last week.

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How Stevenage’s coronavirus figures compare to the last time we went into lockdown

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 5:18pm

Stevenage’s coronavirus infection rate is now almost five times what it was in the week leading up to the March lockdown.

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Changes to maternity rules underway at Lister and New QEII hospitals after pressure from soon-to-be mums

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 4:48pm

New measures on pregnancies, scans and child birth are set to take affect in the Lister and New QEII hospitals from today, after a collective of local women raised concerns about recently introduced maternity rules.

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Councillors back Codicote school’s plans for classrooms and playing field

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 4:13pm

Plans for a new classroom block and playing field at Codicote CoE Primary School have got the go-ahead – despite residents’ concerns about traffic and parking.

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Back of the net! Young Hitchin Town FC fan smashes fundraising goal

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 3:07pm

A five-year-old from Arlesey will march around his beloved football club’s pitch for a fundraising effort this weekend, and has raised more than £1,600 before he’s even set a foot on the ground.

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Climate change strategy to make Stevenage carbon neutral by 2030 is adopted

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 12:11pm

Stevenage Borough Council has adopted a climate change strategy to see the town achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

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Complaint payments about children’s services go from £550 to £10,870 in Hertfordshire

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 9:39am

More than £10,000 has been paid out by Hertfordshire County Council following complaints about children’s services to the local government and social care ombudsman.

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Stevenage dad’s marathon effort after ‘monumental loss’ of baby daughter

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 9:16am

A dad who suffered the devastating loss of his daughter, who was stillborn, will be running a marathon distance in her memory to help fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

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Social media sensation from Stevenage discusses his meteoric rise to fame

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 5:10pm

A teenager who calls Stevenage home has shared his success story after rising to fame on the social media platform TikTok, where he has racked up millions of young followers.

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Pond life: meet the scientist discovering the invisible but incredible beauty of protists

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 4:10pm

Each puddle of water is teeming with life – though the lifeforms contained within cannot be seen with the naked eye. Postdoctoral scientist Dr Sally Warring is researching the genomes of microorganisms called protists at the Earlham Institute at Norwich Research Park. Here she explains why she decided to put protists under the microscope and how they can help broaden our understanding of the complexities of evolution.

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Appeal to find rickshaw for Stevenage mum with terminal cancer to complete hospice cycle challenge

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 3:31pm

A Stevenage mum with terminal cancer is on the lookout for a rickshaw, so she can accompany her friends and family in a Garden House Hospice Care cycle challenge.

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Thu, 24/09/2020 - 12:10pm

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Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema set for Black History Month film season

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 11:51am

Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema is set to host its first Black History Month film season.

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