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The Comet

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Letchworth surgery taken out of special measures following ‘good’ CQC report

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 3:10pm

A Letchworth GP surgery has now been rated as ‘good’ – after two previous Care Quality Commission inspections found the practice to be ‘inadequate’.

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Stevenage CCTV appeal after Game moped ram raid

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 2:59pm

Police investigating after the Stevenage branch of Game was ram-raided with a moped have today released four CCTV images of people they are looking to trace.

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IWM Duxford hangar to be transformed into dance hall for 1940s swing and jazz evening

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 1:53pm

An aircraft hangar at IWM Duxford will be transformed into a dance hall for a 1940s swing and jazz evening.

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‘The voice of the UK music industry’ – we meet Hitchin’s Aston Microphones

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 11:53am

Stevie Wonder, Thom Yorke, both Gallagher brothers – these are just a few of the world-famous musicians using groundbreaking microphones developed right here in Hitchin.

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Elderly Royston lady challenges NHDC over bin problems

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 11:25am

A lady from Royston who said she’s at the end of her tether after her food waste caddy was collected once in six weeks has challenged the council to visit her home and see the problems for themselves.

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Teenager taken to hospital with head injuries after Stevenage assault

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 10:53am

A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with head injuries after he was assaulted and knocked unconscious in a Stevenage park over the weekend.

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Tributes after legendary Hitchin pub landlord dies in Thailand

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 10:12am

Memories of joy, tears and above all getting barred have been shared after a giant of Hitchin’s past died at his adopted home in Thailand.

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Bike Week 2018: Dan Albone and Biggleswade’s cycling heritage

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 5:00pm

With Bike Week 2018 well under way, the Comet has been looking at how Biggleswade played a crucial role in the development of the bicycle as we know it today.

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Fighting against prostate cancer one swing at a time

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:22pm

The junior captain at Chesfield Downs golf club will be hosting an event to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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Double celebration for Baldock care home with new café and ‘good’ CQC rating

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:19pm

A Baldock care home is having a double celebration after the completed refurbishment of its Best Friends Café coincided with receiving an overall ‘good’ rating from Care Quality Commission inspectors.

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Stevenage care worker hailed a hero

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:19pm

A care worker has been hailed a hero and been awarded £1,000 for the quality care she provides, and for her reliability and competence.

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Double bill of Mozart opera at Hitchin church preservation fundraiser

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:14pm

A double bill of Mozart opera is coming to Hitchin next month – with proceeds going to preserve the town’s iconic parish church.

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Smoky Boys bring delivery burgers and more to the table in Stevenage

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:09pm

There’s no business like burger business – just ask Smoky Boys, whose drivers have now been blazing trails across Stevenage for two months.

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Five-figure grant to fund Hitchin museum’s Joseph Lancaster exhibition

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:08pm

Hitchin’s British Schools Museum has won a £54,525 grant to shine a light on the life and legacy of a 19th-century education pioneer.

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Joint Hitchin Chamber Orchestra and Hitchin Jazz Collective concert

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:06pm

Jazz and strings have gone other for longer than many people think – and they’ll be back together in Hitchin next weekend.

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Hitchin primary school to hold circus fundraiser

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:04pm

A Hitchin primary school is to welcome the fun of the circus next weekend for a fundraising day.

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Luxury train to call at Stevenage and Hitchin for Ladies’ Day at Newmarket

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:02pm

One of the world’s most luxurious trains will call at Stevenage and Hitchin next month to take top champagne-sipping punters to Ladies’ Day at Newmarket Racecourse.

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Government gives backing to ‘Finn’s Law’

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:02pm

The Association for Police and Crime Commissioners has announced today that ‘Finn’s Law’, which will help to protect service animals in the line of duty, has been backed by the Government.

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Hitchin Party in the Park to support Helping Hands charity

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:01pm

A community fun day is to be held for charity in Hitchin next weekend.

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Education to be a priority again for Central Bedfordshire Council

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 3:34pm

Housing provision for key workers in Central Bedfordshire is set to be more of a priority following the council’s admission its educational support team was “run down” in recent years.

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