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The Comet

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Jordans Mill to host Christmas elf children’s trail

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:51pm

Biggleswade’s Jordans Mill is launching its annual Christmas trail for children next week to get people in the festive spirit.

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Knebworth scout troop with 90-year history saved from closure

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:48pm

A scout troop at risk of closure after serving the community for more than 90 years has been saved after an appeal for volunteers proved successful.

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Stevenage friends tackle period poverty with 10th campaign

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:46pm

Two Stevenage women have launched their 10th campaign to collect sanitary products to give to women who are vulnerable.

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Stevenage girl, eight, wins UK Christmas card design competition

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:46pm

An eight-year-old girl has won a national competition which means her Christmas card design is now on sale in Clintons shops across the country.

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Children in Stevenage create 50 Christmas gifts for those less fortunate

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:44pm

Children at a David Lloyd’s kids’ club in Stevenage have filled 50 shoeboxes with small gifts to give to people less fortunate this Christmas.

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Hitchin caterer is East of England’s School Chef of the Year

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:42pm

A caterer from Hitchin is the East of England’s School Chef of the Year after winning the regional final on Tuesday.

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Beds police backs international campaign to tackle domestic abuse

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:38pm

Bedfordshire Police is supporting an international campaign to raise awareness of and tackle domestic abuse.

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Letchworth Christmas shoppers take part in People’s Vote survey

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:31pm

Campaigners who surveyed shoppers in Letchworth have found that many back a People’s Vote, and would like to remain in the EU.

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Bill Taylor: Hitchin conspiracy to murder suspects charged

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 4:11pm

A woman and a man from Hitchin have both been charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the disappearance of Gosmore man William ‘Bill’ Taylor.

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Stevenage head responds to complaints over SEN provision

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 3:40pm

The headteacher of a school hit with a raft of parent complaints regarding special educational needs provision says steps to improve include employing a dog to help pupils with reading.

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New temporary stopping sites for travellers proposed in Central Beds

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 3:08pm

A £450,000 scheme for two temporary travellers sites in Central Bedfordshire has cleared another hurdle – but where they are located will need to be thoroughly debated, councillors have said.

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Letchworth and Royston rail user groups’ anger over fare increase

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 3:02pm

Today’s announcement of a fare increase of 3.1 per cent has been met with “dismay and fury” by Letchworth and Royston rail users.

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Former Shefford care home to house families in need

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 2:57pm

A former Shefford care home is to be turned into temporary housing for local people in need of a roof over their head.

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Charlton Road in Hitchin closed by crash

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 8:49am

A Hitchin road has been closed in both directions following a crash.

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Biggleswade organisations benefit from carnival donations

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 5:31pm

The Biggleswade Carnival Committee have awarded a number of organisations and charities cheques at their presentation night, after a successful carnival season.

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Hitchin raises £35,000 in Poppy Appeal

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 5:22pm

Hitchin has raised £35,000 for the Royal British Legion during the 2018 Poppy Appeal – the highest amount for five years.

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Bill Taylor: Suspects rearrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 4:26pm

Four people were rearrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with the disappearance of Gosmore man William ‘Bill’ Taylor.

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Free tool marking event in Letchworth

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 2:18pm

Police in Letchworth are hosting a free tool marking event next Sunday.

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Letchworth primary school children ‘traumatised’ by Cluedo-themed game

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 11:54am

Several parents have said their children are “traumatised” after a Cluedo-themed activity at a Letchworth primary school.

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Love in a Bag initiative to help vulnerable women in Biggleswade

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:28am

A Langford mental health campaigner has organised a donations drive for women needing refuge support in Biggleswade – and it all starts with a handbag.

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