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The Comet

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Churchgate resurgence gathering pace, says Hitchin residents’ group

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 6:11pm

The group of Hitchin residents who have drawn up plans for a regeneration of Churchgate have given a presentation to Hitchin councillors ahead of a meeting this evening on the shopping centre’s future.

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NHDC to decide whether to move forward with Hitchin Churchgate plans

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 6:05pm

An update on whether to move forward with proposals to regenerate Hitchin’s Churchgate Shopping Centre and rejuvenate the market will be presented to a district council meeting this evening.

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Parents of Letchworth pupils fundraise after dad’s sepsis ordeal

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 5:24pm

A father who developed deadly sepsis has raised more than £9,000 with the help of fellow parents at his children’s school in Letchworth.

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Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton set for Christmas lights switch-ons

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 4:54pm

Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton are set to welcome the start of the festive season with town Christmas Lights switch-ons.

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Abusive ex jailed for harassing North Herts victim

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 1:18pm

A 29-year-old man has been jailed for harassing his ex-partner, who lives in North Herts and “truly believed he was capable of killing her”.

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Fairfield parents flag concerns over middle school places uncertainty

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 11:57am

Fairfield, Arlesey and Stotfold parents are growing increasingly concerned due to uncertainty over middle schools places for September 2019.

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Hertfordshire top businesses booming despite Brexit uncertainty

Thu, 22/11/2018 - 11:28am

The top 200 companies in Hertfordshire have “every reason to be confident about the future”- even with Brexit looming, say the authors of a new report.

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Completion of North Herts Museum to go ahead after deal gets green light

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 6:06pm

Development of the North Hertfordshire Museum will now be completed, after the sale of its entrance – 14/15 Brand Street – was approved on Tuesday night.

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Police warn of Stevenage phone scams after victim conned out of £22,000

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 5:32pm

A number of attempted telephone scams in Stevenage have resulted in one victim in his 70s being conned out of £22,000.

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Have you seen wanted man?

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 4:43pm

Police are appealing for help to locate a wanted man who is known to frequent Welwyn Garden City, Knebworth and Stevenage

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Baldock and Hitchin eateries celebrate awards success

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 3:17pm

Two North Herts eateries have won prestigious awards for providing customers in their town with the best food in the region.

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Campaign mounted in bid to stop Stevenage school becoming an academy

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 2:47pm

A campaign group and petition have been launched in a bid to stop a Stevenage secondary school being taken over by a multi-academy trust.

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Stevenage garden shed DJ with audience of one is given BBC radio slot

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 2:45pm

After 44 years as a DJ who has only ever broadcast to his wife from a radio station in his shed, Deke Duncan is set to achieve his “ultimate ambition” and expand his audience to the rest of Stevenage – and beyond.

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Seven arrests made in police drugs raids in Stevenage and Letchworth

Wed, 21/11/2018 - 11:27am

Police have carried out drugs raids at addresses in Stevenage and Letchworth as part of an ongoing battle against county lines gangs.

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Christmas appeal to help Stevenage homeless charity spread a little joy

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 11:01pm

A Christmas appeal to collect toiletries to give to people who are homeless is in full swing, but more donations are needed.

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Hitchin Town set up ‘bring a tin’ food donation facility as Canaries fan inspired by Everton FC foodbank after scheme highlighted on talkSport

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 6:41pm

Memories of Hitchin Town’s FA Cup run might already be fading but the Canaries are proving their links to the community are as strong as ever – through their support of vital foodbanks.

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Petition for step-free Bedfordshire stations presented to government

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 6:20pm

A petition for step-free access at Biggleswade and other Bedfordshire stations has been presented to the government.

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Letchworth-based hospice scores a hit as Sharon and Harry win first Strictly dance competition

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 4:55pm

Garden House Hospice Care held its first Strictly Come Dancing-inspired fundraiser in Letchworth on Saturday, and it was 10s all round on the night.

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Police launch burglary investigation after ATM explosion in Stevenage

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 2:10pm

Police have launched an investigation into a burglary after an explosive device was attached to an ATM and detonated in Stevenage town centre on Sunday.

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Acclaimed duo to record new album live in Hertfordshire village church

Tue, 20/11/2018 - 12:33pm

An award-winning folk duo will be recording an album live in a village church in Hertfordshire this weekend.

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