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The Comet

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Christmas Fair returns to Knebworth with Santa and reindeer

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 3:26pm

Father Christmas and live reindeer will be arriving at a Hertfordshire stately home for an annual festive fair next month.

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Stevenage crash leaves car on roof and two seriously injured

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 1:54pm

Two women were seriously injured on Saturday night when a car left the road in Stevenage and ended up on its roof – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Appeal after robbery at St Ippolyts Stores near Hitchin

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 1:26pm

A village store near Hitchin was robbed on Friday by a thief allegedly brandishing a knife – and detectives have today appealed for witnesses.

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Hero police dog Finn to pick up Animal of the Year award at House of Lords

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 11:22am

Hero police dog Finn, who beat the odds to survive horrific knife wounds suffered in the line of duty, will pick up a special Animal of the Year award at the House of Lords next week.

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Owners of Ashwell’s Three Tuns pub slam landlady over sudden departure

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 9:14am

The owners of Ashwell’s Three Tuns pub and hotel have slammed its erstwhile landlady after she suddenly closed it and left without informing them.

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Stevenage Half Marathon: Paul to return to his roots for final running challenge after grandson’s dog bite ordeal

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 8:42am

An 47-year-old is set to return to his Stevenage roots to take part in the town’s half marathon – the 11th and final leg of a charity challenge inspired by his grandson who suffered a serious dog bite.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Weston salon raises £190

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:56pm

A North Herts hair salon marked National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the weekend by raising £190 to help end the disease.

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Hitchin businesswoman salutes community support in wake of burglary

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:32pm

A Hitchin businesswoman who had her house burgled and car stolen at the weekend has thanked the community for rallying round – and appealed for help tracking down her belongings.

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Motorcyclist treated for injuries after Stevenage crash

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:03pm

Police and ambulance crews have been called to a crash involving a car and a motor scooter in Stevenage this afternoon.

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Hitchin robbery leaves widow, 82, without husband’s irreplaceable watch

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:51pm

A bag snatched from an 82-year-old widow in a Hitchin alleyway yesterday contained a watch given to her by her late husband, the Comet has been told.

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Breaking barriers at Hitchin youth mental health conference

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

Hitchin’s Priory School and youth charity Phase hosted nearly 200 students and staff at their second annual mental health and wellbeing conference on Friday.

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Zombie virus filmmakers salute community support after Letchworth and Biggleswade shoot

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:23pm

An independent zombie virus film made in Letchworth and Biggleswade is now winging its way to festivals across the globe – and its creators have saluted the community’s support.

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Victoria Nice: Baldock mum’s powerful story brings sepsis to forefront for ambulance board

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:32am

A Baldock mum has bravely spoken out about the importance of sepsis awareness after losing her teenage daughter to the illness last year.

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On patrol with the Croatians: Hitchin medics make their mark during Exercise Sava Star

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:51am

It’s not uncommon these days for brides to jet off somewhere exotic in the week after the wedding – but for Emily Piper, it was not for a honeymoon but to serve her country.

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Hitchin robbery leaves lady, 82, in hospital with head injury

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 8:57am

An 82-year-old lady had her handbag snatched in Hitchin yesterday afternoon by a robber who left her needing hospital treatment for a head injury.

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Decision day looming for raft of proposed NHS health cuts in Hertfordshire

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 7:00pm

Decisions will be made about a raft of proposed health cuts in Hertfordshire, including axing NHS-funded IVF and forcing smokers and obese patients to make bigger health improvements before surgery, at a meeting on Thursday.

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Stevenage council’s installation of pigeon spikes not cruel – according to animal charities

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 5:31pm

Stevenage Borough Council has defended its decision to install anti-pigeon spikes on trees in recently revamped town centre squares.

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Jailed: Cowboy builder who ripped off Stevenage widow

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 5:29pm

A cowboy builder who ripped off a recently-widowed Stevenage woman was jailed on Friday by a judge who told him he should hang his head in shame.

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Hitchin RNLI’s annual lifeboat fundraiser this weekend

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 4:07pm

There’s a chance to support the life-saving work of the Royal National Lifeboats Insitution this weekend, when the Hitchin branch holds its annual autumn fair.

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Stevenage and Knebworth GP suspended pending General Medical Council investigation

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 3:49pm

A GP who works for a doctors’ practice with surgeries in both Stevenage and Knebworth has been suspended.

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