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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Terminal cancer patient abused by Stevenage neighbours over disabled parking bay

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:47pm

A man with terminal cancer says he cannot use his blue badge to park in a disabled bay opposite his own house because inconsiderate neighbours repeatedly park their own cars in that space.

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Ambulances waiting too long at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:44pm

Bosses at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are looking at ways to speed up the time it takes to hand over patients from ambulance staff to the Emergency Department, having plummeted from being the best performer in the east of England to having less than half of cases meet national targets.

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Knebworth Golf Club raises funds to make ‘huge difference’ to Stevenage centre

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:20pm

Members of a golf club have raised more than £18,000 to support a day centre for senior citizens.

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Campaigners go all out at public inquiry in bid to save Knebworth pub

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:18pm

Campaigners fighting to preserve the future of a village pub say they have done all they can at a planning inquiry to convince the Planning Inspectorate to uphold a decision to refuse planning permission for homes to be built on the site.

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Noose-carrying Stevenage man at Brexit march says Theresa May should hang

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:08pm

A far-right activist who took a noose to London’s Brexit protest on Sunday reportedly said Theresa May deserves to be hanged for betraying Britain.

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Stevenage police patrols to warn shoppers about Christmas crime

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 11:31am

Police officers in Stevenage were patrolling the town yesterday in a bid to warn shoppers about Christmas crime.

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Driver taken to Lister Hospital after Stevenage crash

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 8:47am

A driver has been taken to hospital after his car overturned on an embankment in Stevenage.

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Madness to play Newmarket Nights concert

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:02pm

Madness will play an outdoor concert at Newmarket Racecourses next summer.

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Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival attracts more than 2,500 people

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 5:54pm

More than 2,500 people turned out for a Christmas Tree Festival at Hitchin’s Holy Saviour Church on Saturday and Sunday.

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Clifton girl, 10, donates her locks to Little Princess Trust

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 5:44pm

A 10-year-old girl from Clifton has had 13 inches of hair cut and has raised £670 for the Little Princess Trust.

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Man suffers facial injuries after being repeatedly punched

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 5:39pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was repeatedly punched in the face, which resulted in a number of fractures.

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Arrests made after knife recovered from BMW in Stevenage

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 3:44pm

Three arrests have been made after a knife was found in a BMW on Monday, following an altercation involving four teenagers in Stevenage town centre.

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Have you seen missing Ickleford woman?

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 1:29pm

A missing appeal has been launched by police in a bid to find a 58-year-old woman from Ickleford.

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Stevenage Poppy Appeal set to break fundraising record

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 11:38am

The Stevenage Poppy Appeal is on track to set a new record when it comes to fundraising – having collected a jaw-dropping £115,500 in the first few weeks of its 2018/19 appeal.

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Abandoned Potton pony becomes face of welfare Christmas campaign

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:41pm

A young abandoned pony, which was found wandering the streets of Potton, has been made the focus of an animal welfare charity’s Christmas appeal.

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Green light for bold £40m Stevenage development

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:02pm

Planning permission has been granted for a £40 million building development of 236 homes and four retail units, which has been described as an “important pillar” in Stevenage’s ongoing regeneration.

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Witness appeal launched after late-night Hitchin assault

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:00pm

A 43-year-old man from North Herts been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm following an alleged assault in Hitchin on Sunday.

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Police appeal following attempted dog-napping in Biggleswade

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:21pm

A woman has been left “shaken up” after a man tried to steal her dog in Biggleswade yesterday.

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Teachers strike over Stevenage school takeover plans

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:07pm

Teachers, parents, students and union representatives gathered in Stevenage this morning to demostrate against plans to turn The Barclay School into an academy.

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Man arrested on suspicion of drug dealing in Stevenage

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 2:42pm

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Stevenage on suspicion of drugs offences, after police carried out a warrant at an address this morning.

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