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The Comet

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Hitchin youth charity Phase buoyed by £4,500 fundraising boost

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 2:24pm

Hitchin youth support charity Phase has been delighted by the response to this year’s Fair in the Square, which has raised almost £4,500 to support its work.

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Suspected class-A drugs seized during Stevenage police raid

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 12:19pm

Suspected class-A drugs have been seized during a police raid in Stevenage this morning.

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Rhythms of the World return ‘must be organised better and earlier’

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 11:22am

Hitchin stands firmly behind the return of the Rhythms of the World festival, but it must be organised better and earlier – that was the message from councillors last night.

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Hertfordshire police more likely to stop and search black and minority ethnic people

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 10:57am

Black and minority ethnic people in Hertfordshire are four times as likely to be the subject of a police stop and search, figures have shown.

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Vision of support for adults with learning disabilities set out for Herts

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 9:04am

Have your say on plans to support adults with learning disabilities as part of a major public consultation.

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Multiple crews tackle large haystack fire near Hitchin

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 7:59am

Crews remain at the scene of a large haystack fire near Hitchin that started overnight.

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Police address anti-social behaviour concerns over Stevenage car club meets

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 6:49pm

Concerns have been raised over car enthusiasts causing anti-social behaviour, but police are keen to stress that these people “are not hooligans”.

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Garden House Hospice Care supporters to cycle to First World War battlefields

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 6:39pm

Two of the cyclists ready to take on Garden House Hospice Care’s First World War centenary cycle challenge to France and Belgium have been speaking about what it means to be part of the trip.

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BMW involved in crash with parked cars in Letchworth

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 5:39pm

A BMW driver was involved in a collision with two stationary cars in Letchworth earlier today.

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Bestselling Knebworth author given academic honour

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 5:19pm

Internationally acclaimed author Ken Follett has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire.

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Man wanted in connection with threats to kill

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 4:21pm

Herts Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man who may be somewhere in Hertfordshire.

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Hitchin Food Fest ‘totally buzzing and delicious’ as town centre is packed

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 4:20pm

Town centre manager Tom Hardy was delighted by the success of Hitchin Food Fest over the weekend.

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Stevenage garage worker ‘racially abused and spat at’ by customer

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 4:06pm

A Stevenage garage worker was allegedly racially abused by a customer who also spat at him – and police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to as part of their investigation.

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North Herts waste partnership ‘not contractually binding’, FOI response implies

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 3:46pm

Confusion has emerged about whether the partnership between North Herts District Council and waste collectors Urbaser is contractually binding.

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Hitchin Children’s Book Festival is a hit with all ages again

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 2:48pm

The second annual Hitchin Children’s Book Festival took place over the weekend – with kids of all ages enthralled as authors and illustrators brought their stories to life in person.

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Paramedic dies after Stevenage motorbike crash

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 1:48pm

A Stevenage-based paramedic who was riding a motorbike when she was involved in a crash last week has died.

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Bedfordshire man denies human trafficking charge after speed boat intercepted

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 1:13pm

A 35-year-old man from a village east of Biggleswade has denied a charge related to human trafficking after a speed boat was intercepted on a beach.

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Elderly in Hitchin targeted in spate of ‘HMRC’ scam phone calls

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 11:36am

Scammers pretending to be from HM Revenue and Customs have been targeting older members of the community in Hitchin, and police have today urged vigilance.

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Waste and road employees in Herts issued body cameras after receiving increasing abuse

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 9:45am

Waste and roadworks employees contending with increasing abuse at work have resorted to wearing body cameras.

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Hitchin toddler’s brain tumour fight inspires £10,000 fundraising

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 9:39am

A brave Hitchin girl’s battle with a brain tumour has inspired her grandmother, great-aunt and family friend to raise more than £10,000 with a 50km walk.

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