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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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GOSH charity fun day in memory of Hitchin’s Richard Cornes raises tidy sum

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 11:48am

Family and friends came together at a Hitchin pub at the weekend to remember much-missed regular Richard Cornes, and raise money for charity.

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Stevenage man’s warning after white-van stranger’s £100 rubbish scam

Tue, 28/08/2018 - 11:01am

A man in a van took £100 to take away a Stevenage household’s rubbish, then dumped it on the lawn and drove away.

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Stage times announced for Knebworth’s new Cool Britannia Festival

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 9:16pm

Organisers have announced the stage times for Knebworth’s new Cool Britannia Festival.

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‘The cast are phenomenal’ – Musical Oklahoma! set for Stevenage stage

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 7:42pm

Great American musical Oklahoma! opens in Stevenage this week with producers promising a spectacular show.

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Countdown starts to 2018 Wilkestock Charity Music Festival

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 5:30pm

The final countdown has started to the 11th Wilkestock Charity Music Festival in the Hertfordshire countryside.

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On The March in Hertfordshire with touring suffrage play

Mon, 27/08/2018 - 11:15am

A new play celebrating Hertfordshire’s suffrage campaigners of 100 years ago will be touring the county next month.

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Air ambulance called to Stevenage yesterday

Sun, 26/08/2018 - 8:24pm

The air ambulance was pictured landing in Stevenage yesterday.

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EDITOR’S COMMENT: My take on why we should Enjoy Baldock More

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:40pm

When I joined the Comet as a junior reporter back in 2010, the world of journalism was a different place.

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Made in Chelsea star Toff set for book signing in Letchworth

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:24pm

Made in Chelsea and I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo will visit Letchworth early next month to discuss and sign her new book.

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Five daredevil men set to skydive today for Stevenage hospital

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:23pm

Five brave men will be jumping out of a plane today to raise money for a hospital department which helped save their lives from prostate cancer.

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Hitchin Caribbean Supper Club promises a night to remember

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:22pm

If you fancy some Caribbean cuisine, you need look no further than The Secret Garden in Hitchin’s Sun Street, where a special event will be held next Saturday.

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Government’s ‘dangerous’ U-turn over sports coaches and sex with teenage players

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:21pm

A child abuse charity has condemned the government’s “dangerous” decision to backtrack on its pledge to make sexual relationships between sports coaches and 16- and 17-year-olds in their care illegal.

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Action group launched against cement plant proposal

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:20pm

An action group has been launched to oppose the proposed plans to build a concrete plant off the B656 between Hitchin and Codicote.

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Have you repaired Mercedes after Hitchin hit and run?

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:17pm

A 17-year-old girl and a man in his 20s were hurt in a hit and run in Hitchin earlier this month – with police today launching an appeal for witnesses.

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Letchworth football club benefit from Health Lottery grant

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:16pm

A Letchworth football club has been awarded funding to provide opportunities for young people from black and ethnic minority groups to promote inclusivity.

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Why we should #DumpTheScales

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 5:06pm

An Ear To Hear was a creation born out of frustration and anguish.

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Thieves steal £5,000 worth of cigarettes from Biggleswade Asda

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 3:22pm

Thieves have taken around £5,000 worth of cigarettes from Biggleswade’s Asda store after threatening a member of staff.

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Stevenage school left with £1,000 bill after lead flashing theft

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 2:36pm

Lead flashings have been stolen from a Stevenage school’s roof, leaving almost £1,000 worth of damage.

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Airbus Stevenage: Wind-sensing laser satellite launches into space

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 1:28pm

A “revolutionary” wind-sensing satellite built in Stevenage has been successfully launched into space from South America.

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Life-saving defibrillator installed in Hitchin town centre

Fri, 24/08/2018 - 12:00pm

A defibrillator has been installed in Hitchin by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance using grants from Herts County and North Herts District councils.

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