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The Comet

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Children’s author Guy Bass visits Hitchin’s Whitehill Junior School after Authors for Grenfell Tower auction

Fri, 15/09/2017 - 8:04am

The award-winning author of children’s books such as Spynosaur, Atomic and Stitch Head has visited a Hitchin school to speak to the pupils and sign autographs.

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Uncertain reception for former Letchworth school fields housing plan

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 5:56pm

Illustrative plans to build up to 42 homes on former school playing fields were exhibited yesterday in Letchworth – and received a lukewarm reaction from neighbours.

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Sister of murdered Stevenage teenager walks 10 miles to raise £700 in her memory

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 5:48pm

The sister of a teenager murdered by her abusive boyfriend has raised more than £700 for a domestic violence charity in memory of her sibling.

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Hitchin cannabis factory busted open as London officers make eight arrests

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 3:50pm

A major cannabis factory was busted open in Hitchin yesterday as London officers targeting organised crime executed a warrant in the town.

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Great Offley villagers ramp up opposition to Gladman Homes plan

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 3:22pm

More than 100 villagers came together near Hitchin to make their feelings known about a proposed development of up to 70 houses.

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Two new seargeants to bolster Stevenage community policing teams

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 3:14pm

Stevenage’s community policing teams are getting a boost this month when two new sergeants join the ranks.

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Suspected Hitchin drug dealer arrested after officers execute warrant

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 1:41pm

A suspected drug dealer from Hitchin has been arrested after officers executed a warrant in the town, seizing what are thought to be class B drugs and associated gear.

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All the fun of the fair set to return to Stevenage as museum exhibition celebrates its centuries-long history

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 12:38pm

Stevenage’s popular Charter Fair is back and rolls into town next Friday, September 22.

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How the tragic plight of Gordon the Goose might make you think twice about feeding bread to waterfowl at Stevenage’s parks and lakes

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:59am

Did you know that feeding bread to ducks and geese can cause them to become aggressive, poo more on paths and get diseases which prevent them from flying

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Stevenage sport stacker James Acraman makes Guiness World Records book for second time

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 11:26am

A Stevenage 20-year-old with lightning fast hand speed has appeared in the 2018 Guinness World Records book for the second time for his sport stacking skills.

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Letchworth’s medieval church welcomes bishop and Pam Rhodes

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 9:54am

Letchworth’s oldest building has welcomed the Bishop of St Albans for its first visit from its diocesan bishop for half a century.

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Hitchin Helps: Rotary fundraiser for hurricane, earthquake and flooding recovery efforts this weekend

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 8:59am

Rotarians in Hitchin will shaking buckets this weekend to raise funds to help the millions whose lives have been shattered by Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters.

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East and North Herts NHS Trust launches electronic patient records system after global cyber attack delay

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:05pm

An electronic patient record computer system has been rolled out by the NHS trust which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, two months later than planned due to a global cyber attack back in May.

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Appeal to raise £30,000 to pay for stem cell treatment for Stevenage dad with motor neurone disease reaches its target

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 9:55pm

A dad with motor neurone disease now has a fighting chance of seeing his young daughters grow up after an appeal to raise £30,000 for stem cell treatment reached its target following a £2,000 donation from two strangers.

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Anti-weapons protestors try to stop firms including Stevenage’s MBDA marketing missiles at London arms fair

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 6:20pm

Anti-weapons campaigners are involved in a week of action to try to prevent bombs and missiles – including those built in Stevenage – being sold to countries with questionable human rights records.

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Stevenage Slimming World take on parkrun to Walk All Over Cancer

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 4:39pm

Stevenage parkrun had some extra participants on Saturday, as Slimming World members from the town took on the 5k route for Cancer Research UK.

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North Hertfordshire College students to perform at the National Theatre in Connections festival

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 4:36pm

Students at North Hertfordshire College have been selected to take part in Connections 2018, the National Theatre’s annual youth theatre festival.

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Hitchin Band all set for British Brass Band Championships final this weekend

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 3:23pm

Hitchin’s brass band will be performing in the national finals of a UK-wide championship this weekend.

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Hitchin man charged after Letchworth fight that left him and another in hospital

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 2:30pm

A 42-year-old man from Hitchin has been charged with being drunk and disorderly after a fight in Letchworth at the weekend that left him and another man in hospital.

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Air ambulance lands in Stevenage after woman falls from ladder

Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:57am

An air ambulance landed in Stevenage yesterday afternoon after a woman fell from a ladder.

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