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The Comet

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£1,400 bill for driver who used disabled nephew’s Blue Badge in Stevenage

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 10:12am

A motorist who fraudulently used his disabled six-year-old nephew’s Blue Badge to park in Stevenage has been slapped with a bill for almost £1,400.

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UK’s ‘first Romanian’ dies in crash, four years after first job in Biggleswade

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 9:11am

The first Romanian to enter the UK when working restrictions were lifted has died in a motor crash, four years after he started out at a Biggleswade car wash.

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Police investigate new leads after 60th anniversary appeal to find killer of 17-year-old Wheathampstead girl found in Whitwell woodland

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:35pm

Police say they are looking into potential new leads in the unsolved murder of a teenage girl 60 years ago.

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Tempsford Road to remain closed after level crossing near Sandy is hit by car

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 6:53pm

Repairs to a level crossing near Sandy will take two days after a car hit it earlier today.

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Biggleswade couple to retire from politics after decades of service

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 5:47pm

A Biggleswade couple who have given their lives to politics, serving as councillors for 75 years between them, will finally retire this evening.

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Letchworth woman admits fraudulently claiming £17,000 in benefits and tax reductions

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 5:18pm

A Letchworth woman has been sentenced after admitting fraudulently claiming Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reductions totalling almost £17,000 between 2011 and 2015.

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‘Mad Max’ Stevenage headteacher spared jail over 21,000 indecent images of children

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 4:04pm

A former Stevenage headteacher, who returned home after a day in the classroom and looked at indecent images of children online, was today spared jail.

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Tickets available for a public Q&A with Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 1:29pm

Tickets are now available for a public Q&A session with Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami.

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Roman treasures set for North Herts Museum thanks to grant funding

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 12:44pm

The team at North Hertfordshire Museum are celebrating after they won £60,000 of grant funding that will ensure Roman treasures stay in the district.

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Stevenage library launches Holocaust Memorial Day book display

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 12:32pm

Members of Stevenage Liberal Synagogue joined town mayor Pam Stuart and her consort Tony Turner to unveil a special display of books at Stevenage Central Library ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Hundreds sign Hitchin NHS cuts petition

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:04am

A demonstration against NHS cuts gained hundreds of supporters in Hitchin town centre at the weekend.

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A505 reopens two hours after crash between Royston and Baldock

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:52am

The A505 has reopened between Royston and Baldock – two hours after it was closed due to a crash.

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Rail delays after road vehicle hits level crossing near Sandy

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:29am

There are delays on the railways between Peterborough and Stevenage this morning after a road vehicle hit a level crossing near Sandy.

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Multi-vehicle crash on A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:09am

There has been a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage this morning – and traffic is stationary as a result.

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A505 closed after vehicle overturns between Royston and Baldock

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 7:52am

The A505 is closed between Royston and Baldock this morning after a vehicle overturned.

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Could Stevenage’s historic Fairlands Farmhouse become healthy living centre?

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 6:41pm

The historic Fairlands Farmhouse in Stevenage could become a centre for healthy living, after the 17th century building was listed as an Asset of Community Value.

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Former North Herts College principal and CEO Matt Hamnett reveals how stress forced him to quit

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 6:29pm

Matt Hamnett’s decision to resign as the chief executive officer of Hart Learning Group – which includes North Hertfordshire College – after just two years in post left many stunned. Here, in an exclusive interview with TES, he reveals how the stress of the job almost broke him.

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Burglars smash into Hitchin home through patio door

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:48pm

A house was burgled in Hitchin on Friday evening, with thieves smashing in through a patio door window.

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Three people injured in A505 smash between Baldock and Royston

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:45pm

Three people were hurt in a two-car crash between Baldock and Royston yesterday evening – which resulted in the stretch of road being closed for two hours.

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Hitchin passer-by intervenes to help boy, 14, escape mugging

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:40pm

A passer-by intervened to help a 14-year-old boy escape a mugger in Hitchin – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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