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The Comet

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Hitchin fireworks: Here with a bang at new Priory venue

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:22pm

Hitchin town centre’s new fireworks display blew punters away on Guy Fawkes Night, with a massive turnout at the new Hitchin Priory venue.

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Police looking for teenager from Stevenage missing for more than a week

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:21pm

Police are appealing for help tracing a teenager who has been missing from Stevenage for more than a week.

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Life-saving fire prevention device gets UK trial in Ickleford

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:17am

A life-saving device that prevents unattended cooking fires is receiving its first UK pilot in the kitchen of a couple from Ickleford.

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Stotfold Snooker Club set to complete 24-hour sponsored Snookerthon

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:18am

The Stotfold Conservative Club Snooker team are holding a 24-hour sponsored ‘Snookerthon’ on November 11 to fund much needed refurbishments.

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Suicidal victim of domestic abuse speaks out about Stevenage charity that saved her life

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 6:51pm

A recovering alcoholic who fell victim to domestic abuse and twice tried to kill herself has spoken out about how she was rescued by a charity which has just received a funding boost to continue its good work.

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Doctor Who star tops bill as ODP3 Autograph Show returns to Stevenage

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 6:46pm

Doctor Who’s Paul McGann tops the bill for an autograph show which returns to Stevenage next week, with other guests’ credits including James Bond, Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

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Progress 8 grading system discriminates against less academic pupils, says Stevenage headteacher

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 6:08pm

A Stevenage headteacher has spoken out about the new Progress 8 grading system which has led to a radical change in the way schools are judged.

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Long delays for commuters on rail services between London and Stevenage

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 4:53pm

Commuters are facing long delays on rail services between London Moorgate, London Kings Cross and Stevenage this evening.

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NHDC leisure centres not under threat, amid national call for investment

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 3:09pm

A national body of councils has warned leisure centres could be forced to close without urgent government investment – but North Hertfordshire’s authority doesn’t see any imminent threat.

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Stevenage man arrested after toddler seriously injured in hit-and-run

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 1:02pm

A man has been arrested after a toddler was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident on Friday.

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Officers ‘increasingly concerned’

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 11:26am

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man who was last seen in Stevenage a week ago.

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Commuters get first look at new Great Northern trains

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:11am

Commuters from Sandy, Biggleswade, Arlesey, Hitchin and Stevenage today have the first chance to ride on two new trains offering live updates about the Tube and where to find space onboard.

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A1(M) delays near Stevenage after crash involving motorbike

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 7:42am

There are long delays on the A1(M) near Stevenage and Letchworth this morning after a crash involving a motorbike.

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Bonfire Night: Where you can watch the fireworks in Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth on Sunday

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 5:11pm

Fireworks will light up the sky above Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth this Sunday, November 5.

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Increased funding for volunteers who visit dying patients at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 4:53pm

Volunteers who provide companionship for dying patients who have no visitors at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital have been given a funding boost in the wake of a national report which reveals patients are dying alone due to staff shortages.

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Stevenage attacker jailed for seven years but cleared of attempted murder alongside co-defendant

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 4:42pm

Two Stevenage men have been cleared of attempted murder, but one of them has been jailed after being found guilty of wounding with intent.

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Letchworth’s ‘What would Sappho say?’ competition winners receive prizes

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 4:12pm

Winners of Letchworth’s ‘What would Sappho Say?’ writing and art competition have received their prizes in Howard Park alongside the statue of the woman who acted as muse to so much creativity this summer.

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Community Spirit in Biggleswade set to bring care packages to the homeless this Christmas

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 4:05pm

A community group in Biggleswade is preparing for another busy year of collecting donations to create care packages for the homeless this Christmas.

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Hollywood is calling for young Stotfold dancer looking to take next step in career

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 3:56pm

A teenage dancer from Stotfold is heading to Hollywood to continue her education in the performing arts.

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NHDC urges Tesco shoppers to vote for scheme to build new playground

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 3:25pm

North Herts District Council is calling on Tesco shoppers to vote for their scheme to help provide a new play area in Letchworth.

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