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The Comet

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Why live in Hitchin? A guide to Hertfordshire’s popular market town

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 1:13pm

A picture-perfect market town with a population of around 33,000, Hitchin is one of the most sought-after towns in Hertfordshire.

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‘The greatest prize is longevity’ – Stevenage business reflects on turning 30

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 12:35pm

A Stevenage business which celebrated its 30th birthday on Friday has been reflecting on its success – much of which has has been documented in the Comet.

Categories: Local News

Apprentices urge others to try Herts County Council’s adult care scheme

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 12:19pm

Adult social care workers have marked National Apprenticeship Week – which runs until Friday – by producing videos encouraging people to apply for an apprenticeship in their field.

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Hitchin pancake races raise £7,000 for charity

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 11:29am

The Rotary Club of Hitchin Priory held its annual pancake day fayre and races yesterday, raising £7,000 for a number of charities.

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Hertfordshire takes part in national knife amnesty

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 9:52am

Police are urging residents across Hertfordshire to surrender any unwanted knives anonymously, without risk of prosecution.

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Stevenage Borough Council budget: Where is the council spending money?

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 7:00pm

Council tax will increase in Stevenage, along with town centre car park charges, as the borough council battles to balance its books amid Government funding cuts.

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Herts fire control centre shutdown for 12 hours due to IT issues

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 4:34pm

Herts Fire and Rescue Service’s control room went into “total shutdown” for 12 hours after a network issue last month.

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Community group calls for support in bid to buy Knebworth pub

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 2:24pm

A village pub at the centre of a two-year campaign to save it from developers has been put on the market, with a community group looking to buy it.

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Major renovation of Stevenage’s oldest building given go-ahead

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 2:20pm

The green light has been given for the major renovation and modification of a Grade I listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage.

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RAF Henlow closure pushed back to 2023

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 12:08pm

RAF Henlow’s closure date has been pushed back to 2023 after the Ministry of Defence updated plans for more than 30 sites across the country.

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Man struck with glass during Hitchin bar assault

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 11:19am

A CCTV appeal has been launched after a man was hit in the face with a glass during an assault at a bar in Hitchin

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Have you seen missing 23-year-old man from Stevenage?

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 10:10am

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 23-year-old Stevenage man who went missing in the early hours of this morning.

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Sign up to Stevenage sponsored dog walk in aid of Cancer Research UK

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 11:56pm

Sign up for a sponsored dog walk and help fund life-saving cancer research.

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Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton could buy 160 homes in Stevenage with last season’s salary

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 3:57pm

Formula 1 racing driving Lewis Hamilton earns £5,700 an hour and his salary last season could have bought more than 160 average-priced properties in his hometown of Stevenage.

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Hitchin filmmaker to screen short film on post-Brexit Britain ahead of TV appearance

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 3:56pm

A Hitchin filmmaker is set to screen his short film on post-Brexit Britain at the Queen Mother Theatre tomorrow night – with an appearance on Sky Arts just around the corner.

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Campaigners against Gresley Park on Stevenage outskirts ‘let down very badly’

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 3:54pm

More than 1,140 people have objected to plans to build up to 618 homes on the outskirts of Stevenage, but a local authority has “let us all down very badly by welcoming and supporting it”, says one of its own members.

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Free family cooking course set to return to Stevenage this month

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 3:14pm

Stevenage FC Foundation’s Community Kitchen project is set to return to help families rediscover the fun of cooking.

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Radwell Meadows home to Wind in the Willows characters

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 10:48am

A new Wind in the Willows-themed installation has been put in place in Radwell Meadows on the Garden City Greenway.

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Still putting off writing your Will?

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 10:14am

HRJ Foreman Laws Solicitors highlights six key moments in life when you should consider making a will

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Village primary school could increase pupil capacity from next year amid growing demand

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 9:22am

Hertfordshire County Council is consulting with a village primary school on a plan to increase its capacity.

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