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The Comet

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Call for girl power as registration opens for this year’s Stevenage Race for Life

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 5:38pm

Girl power is being called upon to help tackle cancer, with registration for this year’s women-only Race for Life now open.

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Hitchin-based Ace Community Care must improve, say inspectors

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:39pm

A Hitchin-based care provider that gives home support to people affected by dementia or disabilities must improve, inspectors have warned.

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Call for runners ahead of Hitchin’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:35pm

Shrove Tuesday’s just a few weeks away – and the call’s gone out for would-be runners in Hitchin’s Pancake Races.

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Walkern businesswoman Helen Thomson to share tips at networking breakfast

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:32pm

An award-winning businesswoman from Walkern is to share tips at a networking breakfast next Thursday morning.

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‘Ultimate baby and toddler festival’ coming to Hitchin

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:28pm

A day of family fun billed as the ultimate baby and toddler festival is coming to Hitchin – and discounted early-bird tickets went on sale yesterday.

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Books instead of beer! Hitchin’s legendary travelling bookseller

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:26pm

The profession of ‘colporteur’ no longer exists in the 21st century, but in the decades either side of 1900 these door-to-door book salesmen were a ubiquitous part of British life.

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Children’s author Richard Mayers shares new book at Hitchin school

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:19pm

An author visited a Hitchin primary school on Tuesday to share his new book with the children.

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Will ‘pigs fly’ before free parking is introduced in Stevenage? Our politicians respond to parking charge hike

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:13pm

Stevenage politicians are at loggerheads about the hike in parking charges that came into force in council car parks across the town on Monday.

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Two-car crash on A1(M) slip road near Welwyn

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 4:08pm

The A1(M) was temporarily blocked northbound this afternoon after a crash near Welwyn.

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North Herts councillors vote themselves two-per-cent rise

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 3:09pm

North Herts District Council’s members last night voted themselves a two-per-cent allowance rise.

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Man stabbed twice through car window in Letchworth

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 2:55pm

A man was twice stabbed through a car window in Letchworth on Wednesday, and police have today appealed for witnesses to the “shocking incident”.

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Barclays push on with Sandy bank closure despite petition from mayor

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 1:03pm

Sandy’s Barclays branch is to close next month, the bank has confirmed – despite a petition presented by the mayor.

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Police hunt Baldock man over damage, threats and harassment

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:49am

A man from Baldock is wanted by police for criminal damage, threatening behaviour and harassment – and police have today appealed for help locating him.

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Fallen trees in North Herts and Stevenage after strong winds

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:13am

Trees came down across North Herts and Stevenage as strong winds lashed the area on Wednesday night.

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Beds residents face six per cent hike in council tax bills

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 9:53am

You will have to pay a six per cent increase in your council tax if Central Bedfordshire Council approves its proposed budget for the year ahead.

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Man who had kitchen knife in Stevenage street jailed for 26 weeks

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 6:35pm

A Stevenage man has been jailed after admitting having a kitchen knife with him in a public place.

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Six Hills Way collision: Police launch witness appeal after Stevenage crash which left pedestrian with life-threatening injuries

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 5:42pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash in Stevenage yesterday which saw a pedestrian airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Shoppers evacuated from Baldock’s Tesco Extra

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 2:12pm

Shoppers were evacuated from Tesco Extra in Baldock this afternoon after reports of a burning smell in the store.

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Hitchin Town Hall and North Herts Museum ‘crisis meeting’ next week

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:52pm

Just when are we going to see the North Hertfordshire Museum in Hitchin fully open? That will be the topic of discussion at a public ‘crisis meeting’ next week.

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Comet Community Awards 2018: Know an unsung hero? Nominate them!

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 1:47pm

Do you know an unsung hero that deserves to be recognised? Well now is your time to act as the Comet Community Awards 2018 launches today.

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