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The Comet

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Comet Community Awards 2019: Hitchin dad is neonatal unit’s charity champion

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 5:51pm

A Hitchin dad who “embodies community spirit”, has been nominated in the Charity Champions category for our Comet Community Awards.

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Man jailed for A1(M) crash that killed his girlfriend and seriously injured her sister

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 5:19pm

A man has been jailed after he crashed his car on the A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage whilst under the influence of drugs, killing his girlfriend and seriously injuring her sister.

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Men in balaclavas target Arlesey Post Office cash machine

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 5:15pm

Two men wearing balaclavas attempted to remove a cash machine using an angle grinder and a blow torch at Arlesey Post Office during the early hours of this morning.

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Letchworth campaigners and pupils in fight against climate change

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:34am

Campaigners took to the streets of Letchworth at the weekend to launch a new group to fight against climate change, one day after a number of Highfield School students went on strike for the same cause.

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Stevenage MP: ‘I firmly believe the Gresley Park plans should not be granted’

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 5:25pm

The MP for Stevenage has strongly objected to plans to build up to 618 homes, a school and other facilities on the outskirts of the town.

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Missing Joy Morgan family appeal: ‘All of us are broken inside’

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 5:23pm

The family of missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan, 21, have today issued a heartfelt public appeal for information on her whereabouts.

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Plans for former Hawkins of Hitchin department store revealed at public exhibition

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 5:11pm

Plans for the rejuvenation of former Hitchin department store Hawkins were revealed at a consultation event last week.

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Letchworth playground demolition leaves children ‘devastated’

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 5:08pm

Parents and children have been left “devastated” after a playground in Letchworth was torn down despite campaigns to save it.

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Tory leader in constituency of defecting MP Heidi Allen says they have “in the past – and we will in the future – work with our MP for the benefit of our residents’

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 2:02pm

Local politicians say they will continue to work with South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen after she revealed her departure from the Conservative party to join a new anti-brexit Independent Group.

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Boy, 15, found with stab wound in Stevenage park

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 1:14pm

A 15-year-old boy is receiving hospital treatment after being found with a stab wound in his leg in Stevenage last night.

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Arrests made after car pulled over in Stevenage as police continue hunt for two men

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 1:00pm

Two men are being hunted by police after they fled from an allegedly stolen car in Stevenage this afternoon.

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NHDC budget: Where is our district council spending money?

Wed, 20/02/2019 - 11:58am

North Herts District Council has agreed its 2019/2020 budget at a full council meeting, which includes a freeze on parking tariffs and an additional £1 million on top of the original forecast.

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Joy Morgan: Police comb countryside for missing Hatfield student

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 3:35pm

Police teams have been in the countryside around Stevenage in the search for missing midwifery student Joy Morgan.

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Heritage Foundation set to launch Sharing Memories sessions for elderly

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 1:29pm

A programme of sessions designed to evoke memories and stimulate conversation with older residents has been set up in Letchworth.

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William Taylor: From missing appeal to Charlton river discovery

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 10:53am

After police confirmed yesterday that the body found in the River Hiz in Charlton was that of William ‘Bill’ Taylor, the Comet has taken a look at the timeline of events since the Gosmore farmer was first reported missing.

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CCTV appeal after spate of cash thefts in Stevenage

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 3:43pm

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to as part of their investigation into a series of cash thefts from shops in Stevenage.

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Five teenage boys arrested after boy injured in Stevenage High Street altercation

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 3:25pm

Five teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an altercation in Stevenage Old Town yesterday.

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William Taylor: Body found in Charlton river confirmed to be Gosmore farmer

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 10:43am

The body found in the River Hiz in Charlton village, near Hitchin, has been identified as Gosmore farmer William ‘Bill’ Taylor.

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Stevenage panto Snow White up for two British pantomime awards

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 10:40am

Stevenage’s annual Gordon Craig Theatre panto has been shortlisted for two major accolades in the 2019 Great British Pantomime Awards.

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Pay increases and bonuses for top officers at Herts County Council

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 7:08pm

Senior officers at Hertfordshire County Council are set to receive a two per cent pay rise and a £3,000 bonus, provided they’ve exceeded their targets.

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