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The Comet

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Letchworth business donates climbing equipment to Woolgrove School

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 5:08pm

Children at the Woolgrove School Special Needs Academy have been benefitting from a Letchworth-based business’ donation of climbing equipment.

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Hundreds of motorists still not wearing seatbelts, say police

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 4:45pm

It’s 35 years since the UK first made it compulsory to wear a seatbelt – yet last year 420 people were prosecuted in Hertfordshire for not buckling up.

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Hitchin burglaries: Police up patrols and call for ‘eyes and ears’

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 4:30pm

There have been no arrests yet in connection with a wild spate of 11 house burglaries in Hitchin – including eight in just 12 hours.

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Stevenage Old Town comes to life as bikers ride in for open weekend

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 4:28pm

Stevenage Old Town was buzzing with the sound of motorcycle engines at the weekend as bikers from across the area descended on the Bike Stop motorcycle equipment store for its first major event of the year.

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Two building firms ordered to pay over £110K after serious injury

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 2:04pm

A worker for a construction company was left with chipped vertebra and post-traumatic stress disorder after he was run over by a construction vehicle.

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Ghost tours of Knebworth House to take place

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 1:30pm

Knebworth House will be opening its doors to brave visitors who aren’t afraid of the dark.

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Chick Kirby: Farewell to beloved Hitchin community centre stalwart

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 1:04pm

Hitchin paid an emotional farewell to a pillar of the community yesterday, at the funeral of Dennis ‘Chick’ Kirby.

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Potton meat firm must pay £110,000 after worker’s injury

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 12:45pm

A Potton meat production company must pay more than £110,000 over safety breaches after a worker was injured whilst adjusting storage racking.

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CCTV appeal after alleged sexual assault in Stevenage

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 12:12pm

Police in Stevenage have today issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to following an alleged sexual assault near a supermarket.

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Four injured including child in serious A505 crash near Royston

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:22am

Four people – including a child – were injured in yesterday’s serious crash on the A505 near Royston.

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Delays on A1(M) and A505 after crash near Letchworth

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:05am

A lane is blocked on the A1(M) due to a crash on the northbound carriageway at Junction 9 for Letchworth Gate, just before the roundabout.

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Stevenage chef crowned School Chef of the Year

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 6:27pm

A Stevenage chef has been crowned School Chef of a Year in a prestigious national competition.

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Air ambulance lands after serious crash on A505 near Royston

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 6:23pm

An air ambulance has been called to a serious crash on the A505 near Royston this evening, and the emergency services remain on the scene.

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Stevenage school pupils learn life-saving skills after sudden death of teenage boy

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 6:03pm

More than 200 primary school pupils have been learning life-saving skills such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator, thanks to a charity set up in memory of a teenager who died after he had a cardiac arrest.

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Prestigious cycling competition returns to Stevenage for third year running

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 5:38pm

A major cycling competition is set to return to Stevenage for the third year running, which supporters say will bring a boost to the town’s tourism and economy.

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Section of major Stevenage Road closed after two-car crash

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:15pm

A section of Canterbury Way in Stevenage has been closed off this afternoon after a collision involving two cars.

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Public inquiry into conduct of beleaguered Stevenage coach firm begins

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:13pm

A public inquiry which will consider whether Stevenage coach firm Chambers Coaches should be stripped of its operating licence opened today in Cambridge.

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Sally Gunnell leads Sport Relief fundraiser at Stevenage’s GlaxoSmithKline

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Legendary Olympic athlete Sally Gunnell was in Stevenage today as part of Sport Relief’s fundraising to wipe out malaria.

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New Garden House Hospice Care store in Hitchin’s Churchgate

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 12:03pm

Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care has opened its second charity shop in Hitchin due to the success of its first.

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Suspected burglar arrested in Hitchin after dog pursuit

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 11:23am

A police dog helped track down and arrest a suspected burglar in Hitchin last night after a vehicle failed to stop for officers.

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