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The Comet

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Biggest-ever Hertfordshire cannabis factory discovered in Letchworth

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 6:26pm

A cannabis factory discovered in a Letchworth industrial unit with a potential annual crop worth £1.5 million is the biggest ever in Hertfordshire, police said today.

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Punk Chef stirs up deaf pupils’ cooking skills

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 5:29pm

Deaf school pupils were put through their culinary paces as cooking superstar the Punk Chef paid a visit.

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Women urged to sign up to Stevenage Race for Life at reduced rate for one day only

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 5:26pm

Women inspired by this Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon are being urged to take on their own fitness challenge by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

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Henlow soldier who raped woman at knifepoint jailed for 10 years

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 4:12pm

A Henlow soldier who raped a woman at knifepoint before trying to hang himself has today been jailed for more than 10 years.

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Hitchin man who slashed former friend in Stevenage sentenced to 12 years

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 2:51pm

A man who slashed a former friend with a Stanley knife in a Stevenage street, leaving him with horrific facial injuries, was today jailed for 12 years.

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Lister Hospital trio praised after caring for injured woman in Stevenage Old Town

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 1:59pm

A trio of staff at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital have been praised for helping an injured woman.

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British pantomime awards success for Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 1:54pm

Stevenage’s hugely successful pantomime has won a major trophy at the Great British Pantomime Awards for the second year running.

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Nurse offers reward after late grandad’s watch stolen in Shefford burglary

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 11:15am

A nurse from Shefford has offered a hefty reward for the return of her late grandfather’s watch after it was stolen by burglars.

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Teenager who stole car in Letchworth before being arrested in Royston given suspended jail sentence

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:36am

A teenager who stole a car in Letchworth before being arrested in Royston less than 24 hours later has been given a suspended jail sentence.

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Test your brain power to support Hitchin’s Triangle Community Garden

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 10:02am

A quiz will be held tomorrow night to raise funds for a Hitchin community project that helps adults with learning difficulties improve their diet.

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Flying Scotsman to pass through this morning

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 8:03am

The Flying Scotsman is to pass through North Herts and South Cambs this morning on its way to Lincoln.

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Stevenage Old Town to lose Lloyds Bank branch

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 5:49pm

Stevenage High Street’s Lloyds Bank branch is set to close, it has been confirmed.

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Letchworth mum says son who died during NHS bed crisis ‘didn’t have a chance’

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 5:44pm

A teenager from Letchworth tragically died when he did not attend A&E with cold and flu symptoms during the winter hospital bed crisis.

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Hitchin car sales firm’s £4,000 bill for fly-tipping on Letchworth Greenway

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 3:20pm

A Hitchin car sales firm has been hit with a bill for almost £4,000 after pleading guilty to fly-tipping in a country lane on the edge of Letchworth.

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Thieves break into at least four vans overnight in Stevenage

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:50pm

Thieves broke into at least four vans to steal power tools in Stevenage last night – and police have urged owners to stay vigilant.

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Five suspected class A drug dealers arrested in Stevenage bust

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:30pm

Five suspected class A drug dealers were arrested in Stevenage yesterday afternoon after police carried out a warrant.

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Road and rail closures during level crossing safety improvements at Shepreth

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:00pm

Network Rail is set to carry out safety improvements at a level crossing in Shepreth next month as part of the company’s railway upgrade plan – and you can find information at a drop-in session later today.

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Stevenage crash: Two released by firefighters and now in hospital

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:50am

Two people have been taken to hospital after fire crews extricated them following a two-car crash in Stevenage.

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Card fraudster and attempted thief jailed for 13 weeks by St Albans court

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:40am

A credit card fraudster and attempted car thief has been imprisoned for 13 weeks by St Albans magistrates.

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