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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Two in three Stevenage adults are obese, according to public health profile

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 12:15pm

One in four adults in Stevenage are inactive, two in three are obese, one in three children are obese, one in four smoke and one in four adults experience poor mental health and wellbeing.

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Stevenage Costco: No progress two years on from planning permission

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:38am

Where is the Stevenage Costco? That’s the question many are asking, two years after the cash-and-carry giant received the green light for a 14,030-square-metre megastore.

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Paramedics treat one patient after two-car crash in Letchworth

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 10:02am

One person was injured when two cars were involved in a crash in Letchworth yesterday afternoon.

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Do you recognise these men? Arlesey burglary prompts CCTV appeal

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 9:26am

Officers investigating a burglary in Arlesey have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Biggleswade Community Safety Group’s new device to help tackle speeding

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 7:25am

Anyone thinking of speeding around the roads of Biggleswade will have to beware after community volunteers’ bid for a device to catch out fast drivers was accepted by the town council.

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Trust behind crisis-hit Hitchin primary school moves to provide answers

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 7:03am

The academy trust behind a crisis-hit Hitchin primary school has moved to clarify matters as parents demand answers.

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Bomb squad stands down after suspicious package sent to Comet building found not to be explosive

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 8:41pm

Staff have been allowed back into the Comet office this evening, after the suspicious package that led to them – and other businesses – being evacuated was found not to be a bomb.

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Stevenage Comet office evacuated following bomb scare

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 3:53pm

The Comet’s entire staff has been evacuated from the Stevenage newsroom this afternoon after reports of a suspicious package next door.

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Ofsted national director visits Hitchin primary school

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 3:04pm

Watchdog Ofsted’s national director for education has visited a primary school in Hitchin to meet pupils, staff and governors.

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Sandy to have ‘pop-up’ Barclays branch after bank closure

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:44am

Barclays is to retain a reduced presence in Sandy after all, after a deal was struck between the bank and the town council.

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Biggleswade Rotary Club Swimathon 2018: Making a splash for charity

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 7:42pm

Fundraisers made a splash for charity over the weekend at the Biggleswade Rotary Club’s annual Swimathon.

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Artisan bakers share the love of their loaf in North Herts during Real Bread Week

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 7:42pm

Artisan bakers will be sharing the love of their loaf during Real Bread Week (Feb 24 to Mar 4), sending the message that good bread should only be made from flour, water, yeast and a little salt.

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Knebworth husband jailed for abusing wife during 47-year marriage

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 6:21pm

An abusive husband from Knebworth has been jailed for domestic abuse offences against his wife spanning a 47-year marriage.

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Former Letchworth man convicted of 10 counts of child rape

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 4:58pm

A child rapist is facing jail after today being convicted of a string of offences spanning 38 years – a number of which were committed while he was living in Letchworth.

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Police hunt for driver of white car who failed to stop after Stevenage crash

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 4:42pm

Police are looking for a driver who failed to stop after ploughing his car into three parked vehicles in Stevenage.

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Completion of major A602 roadworks near Stevenage delayed by a month

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 1:39pm

The completion of major roadworks between Stevenage and Ware has been delayed for a month.

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Person dies after being hit by train north of Hitchin railway station

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 12:04pm

A person has died after being hit by a train north of Hitchin railway station.

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Stevenage man, 26, admits stealing £3,500 from employer in Hitchin

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 8:40am

A 26-year-old man has admitted stealing £3,500 from an employer in Hitchin.

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Developers who built The Shard set to transform Stevenage town centre with £350m scheme

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 5:24pm

The developers who built London’s The Shard are to pump £350 million into the redevelopment of Stevenage town centre.

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Man charged in connection with GBH and kidnap in Letchworth

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 4:59pm

A 23-year-old man has been charged following a police appeal in connection with a serious assault in Letchworth.

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