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Get spooked in Stevenage with some seriously freaky Halloween family fun

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 6:54pm

Stevenage takes a spooky turn this half term as a range of Halloween activities are on offer at Stevenage Borough Council’s play centres, museum, and across the town.

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Stevenage Borough Council issues warning to call police on fake Liberty gas engineers calling at homes

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 6:42pm

Three men falsely claiming to be gas engineers have been knocking on people’s doors in Stevenage today in what is thought to be an attempted robbery scam.

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Bisexual Stevenage FC fan lifts the lid on homophobia at the Lamex Stadium which has left him living in fear

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 6:18pm

A bisexual teenager who is a staunch supporter of Stevenage FC has spoken out about the prevalence of homophobia in football, saying he has been forced to run in fear after games have finished.

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Stevenage dad is taking on Great South Run in memory of his baby boy

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:59pm

A devastated dad is taking part in the Great South Run on Sunday in memory of his son, who was stillborn last year.

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Ricky powers up to take on trio of events for charity

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:55pm

A Sandy electrician is set to cover more than 150 miles through London during a set of fundraising challenges on foot, on his bike and in the water.

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Starling tagged in Biggleswade found near birder’s former home – in the Netherlands

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:54pm

A Biggleswade bird enthusiast involved in tracking the UK’s starling population ‘ringed’ a bird in her garden that was later found 250 miles away outside a Dutch village where she used to live.

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Henlow’s Alan, 75, saluted for outstanding community work

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:53pm

A 75-year-old ‘model’ neighbour from Henlow has been saluted for his outstanding work in the community.

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Hitchin rotarians donate £3,000 raised by Hard Half to Dyspraxia Foundation

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:49pm

Rotarians have donated £3,000 raised by a half marathon to the Dyspraxia Foundation, a national charity based in Hitchin.

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Stevenage electric shock victim airlifted to hospital

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:58pm

An electric shock victim who suffered facial burns in Stevenage today has been airlifted to hospital, the ambulance service has confirmed.

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Tribute to Stevenage community stalwart Tommy Archer, famed for bricklaying skills

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:22pm

A man who devoted much of his life to charity, the community and helping others has died at the age of 84.

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Electric shock burns man’s face in Stevenage, with air ambulance on scene

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 12:36pm

An air ambulance has landed in Stevenage after a man received a serious electric shock causing burns to his face.

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Dr Adrian Haigh: Tributes to Hitchin GP ahead of memorial service

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:15am

Tributes have been paid to a GP and pillar of the Hitchin community ahead of a public memorial service.

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Central Bedfordshire Council cuts deadline to complete Local Plan and dodge housing hike

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:55am

Central Bedfordshire Council has slashed the timetable for putting together its Local Plan so that it can avoid higher targets for building houses which the Government says it could bring in.

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Hitchin’s Animal Free Research UK to hold charity dog walk

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:21am

Hitchin-based charity Animal Free Research UK is to hold a charity dog walk next weekend.

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Hitchin A602 crash involving two cars

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 8:55am

Two cars have been involved in a crash on the A602 in Hitchin this morning.

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Police on scene after car hits lamppost in Stevenage

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 8:11am

Emergency services remain at the scene after a car crash in Stevenage this morning.

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Stevenage dad with motor neurone disease has stem cell treatment after £30,000 appeal reaches target

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 6:15pm

A dad with motor neurone disease has had stem cell treatment in a desperate bid to see his young daughters grow up, after Comet readers helped raise the £30,000 needed to pay the medical bill.

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Stevenage family escape house fire as neighbours help tackle blaze

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 6:09pm

A young couple with three small children escaped tragedy after their kitchen caught fire, quickly turning into a blaze.

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North Herts taxpayers won’t be footing bill for garden waste collections in East Herts council confirms

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 4:40pm

North Herts District Council has confirmed that residents paying a £40 ‘bin tax’ for collecting garden waste will not be subsidising similar collections in East Herts.

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Stevenage attempted murder trial: Pair deny hitting victim with beer bottle and stabbing him repeatedly

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:59pm

A victim was hit with a beer bottle and stabbed repeatedly in a late-night attack at a Stevenage flat, a jury heard today.

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