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The Comet

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Hertfordshire scheme launched to tackle sexual offences in social venues

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 1:12pm

A Hertfordshire-wide scheme has been launched to help tackle sexual offences taking place in social venues.

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Police hunt for wanted man with links to Stevenage

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 12:02pm

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who was released from prison on parole but has breached his conditions.

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Chief executive of major North Herts education group to step down after three years in post

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 10:18am

After three years in post, Matt Hamnett has stepped down from his position as chief executive of the Hart Learning Group.

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German POW Peter recounts gaining festive freedom and building new life in North Herts and Beds after Second World War

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 9:55am

Starting out in an unfamilar town is difficult at the best of times, but for one man – a German who had come to North Herts after been captured in the Second World War – being granted freedom at Christmas sparked a host of events that changed his life forever.

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Pupils return to Shefford Lower School after hoax bomb threat

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 9:25am

Shefford Lower School is open as normal today, after being evacuated yesterday following a hoax bomb threat.

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Christmas campaign: ‘Our helpline team is ready to take calls from victims of domestic abuse’

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 9:09am

It’s a phone call which can save a life.

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Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival saved after surge of support

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 6:19pm

Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival is to go ahead for at least another year after an appeal through the Comet for community support.

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Hitchin Christmas lights: Behind the scenes at Hitchin BID

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 5:48pm

The Christmas lights are now shining bright in Hitchin’s Market Place – and the Comet has gone behind the scenes to meet the team behind the annual display and much more.

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Ten vehicles broken into in one night in Stevenage car theft spree

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 2:08pm

Ten vehicles were targeted by thieves in the Great Ashby area of Stevenage in the early hours of Wednesday morning and police are now appealing for witnesses and information.

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Shefford Lower School evacuated by police after ‘security concern’

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 2:01pm

Shefford Lower School has been evacuated today and police called to the scene following reports of a “security concern”.

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Letchworth Festival saved – but community support is needed

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 11:59am

Letchworth Festival is set to return next year after a vote to save it – but it may look a bit different from the 2017 version.

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Serious collision on A1(M) between Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 8:36am

An air ambulance has been called to a serious crash on the A1(M) between Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City.

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Stevenage MP selected to chair powerful House of Commons committee

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 8:29am

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has been appointed to chair a powerful House of Commons committee which can overturn laws seen to be hindering businesses.

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Schools part of one of the UK’s best academy trusts, says new study

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 7:15pm

The academy trust behind Stevenage’s John Henry Newman Catholic School, Hitchin’s Our Lady Catholic Primary School and St John’s Catholic Primary School in Baldock has been earmarked as one of the best performing in the UK – against the odd in terms of its wealth and size.

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Traffic congestion on A1(M) at Stevenage after car hits central reservation

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 5:39pm

Traffic is building up on the A1(M) at Stevenage this evening after a car hit the central reservation.

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Police still on the scene after car collides with pedestrian in Stevenage

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 3:41pm

A woman has been injured after being hit by a car which left the road in Stevenage this afternoon.

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Stevenage kebab shop reopens after rat infestation removal

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 12:00pm

A Stevenage town centre kebab shop that was forced to close due to a rat infestation reopened yesterday after hygiene inspectors approved the team’s premises clean-up.

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Stevenage man charged with GBH after assault on 65-year-old in Knebworth

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 11:05am

A 30-year-old Stevenage man has been charged with GBH after a 65-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Knebworth.

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Tool thefts and attempted van break-in in Hitchin

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 10:02am

There have been at least two tool thefts and an attempted van break-in in Hitchin since Saturday evening.

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Hitchin acid burglary pair jailed for total of 32 years

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 8:29am

Two members of a gang who burgled a house in Hitchin and sprayed their victim with acid have been sentenced to a total of 32 years behind bars.

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