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The Comet

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Popular Baldock festival Balstock will not return in 2018

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:59pm

Balstock organisers have announced that the festival will not be returning to Baldock in 2018, following a ‘particularly difficult year.’

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Free CV workshop in Letchworth for those looking to change careers in 2018

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:56pm

Do you struggle with writing your CV? Recruitment specialists Ellis Mason is offering a workshop free of charge in Letchworth.

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Dozens of Biggleswade school applications outstanding as deadline looms

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:52pm

The deadline for school place applications is on Monday, and hundreds in Central Bedfordshire are yet to get their applications in.

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North Herts Museum: Compulsory purchase attempt possible for 14/15 Brand Street

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:42pm

The leader of North Herts District Council has not ruled out using a compulsory purchase order to resolve the impasse over the authority’s museum in Hitchin.

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Hitchin wildlife photographer’s Heathrow snap wins national awards

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:39pm

A bird silhoutted against lights at Heathrow Airport is the subject of the winning wildlife photo in a national competition – and the photographer is from Hitchin.

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Hitchin actress, 11, performs at Shakespeare’s Globe for Christmas season

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:37pm

An 11-year-old actress from Hitchin spent her Christmas holidays treading the boards at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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Blippar co-founder Jess Butcher to speak at Hitchin business event

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:35pm

A prominent international entrepreneur is to outline her business story when she speaks in Hitchin later this month.

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Moggerhanger hospice’s PEPS nurses support patients over festive period

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:30pm

Dedicated nurses worked across the Christmas and new year period to provide palliative end-of-life care and support to patients in their own homes.

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Photo appeal to trace Letchworth cashpoint robbery suspect

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:18pm

Police have today appealed for help tracing a suspect wanted in connection with a cashpoint robbery in Letchworth.

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Lister Hospital at breaking point as 99% of beds full, latest figures reveal

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 3:34pm

Lister Hospital had 98.9 per cent of its total beds occupied during the New Year period – nearly 14 per cent above the national target, latest figures have revealed.

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Fraudulent email claims to come from North Herts District Council

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 3:31pm

North Hertfordshire District Council officers have urged web users to look out for fraudulent emails claiming to come from the authority.

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New Year’s Honours list 2018: Potton mum inspired by son awared OBE

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 3:26pm

A mum from Potton has been awarded an OBE for services to children with special needs in the New Year’s Honours list 2018.

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Samaritans to hand out free tea at Stevenage, Biggleswade and Hitchin railway stations ahead of ‘most depressing day of the year’

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 2:32pm

Samaritans in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage is replacing what is often seen as the toughest day of the year with a chance to have a brew and a catch-up.

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Cyclist in life-threatening condition after Stevenage crash

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 1:08pm

A cyclist is in a life-threatening condition after a crash involving a car in Stevenage yesterday.

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North Herts Museum: Council invited to fresh Hitchin meeting after walk-out

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 11:14am

North Herts District Council has been called upon to return to the negotiating table over the Hitchin Town Hall and North Hertfordshire Museum debacle.

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New QEII Hospital team scoops award after improving care for vulnerable people

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:49am

The ambulatory team at Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital has scooped a county council award recognising its work with vulnerable people.

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Stevenage’s Lister Hospital forced to deploy non-clincal staff to help wards cope with winter pressure

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:42am

Lister Hospital in Stevenage is re-deploying staff from their usual roles to assist with a period of ‘extreme pressure’ on its wards.

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Stevenage crash involving cyclist and car

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 5:25pm

A crash in Stevenage involving a car and a cyclist has resulted in gridlock traffic.

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Stevenage’s Lister Hospital under extreme pressure due to large number of sick patients

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 4:43pm

The NHS trust which manages the Lister Hospital in Stevenage has said today the hospital is under extreme pressure due to the number of very sick patients needing to be admitted.

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Hitchin writer to release debut novel in memory of sister

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 4:36pm

A Hitchin writer is set to release her debut novel next week, with all royalties to be donated to Cancer Research UK in memory of her sister.

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