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The Comet

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Stevenage bomb scare: Police reappeal a week after coffee cup hoax

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 2:32pm

A week after Stevenage town centre came to a standstill while officers investigated a hoax coffee cup ‘bomb’ outside TK Maxx, police are reappealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Burglars steal charity donations and tip money in Hitchin town centre crime spree

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 2:24pm

Burglars stole charity donations, tip money and a bin during a spree targeting Hitchin town centre businesses early yesterday morning.

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Hitchin family’s 22-mile ‘English Channel swim’ to support spinal cord charity Aspire

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 12:23pm

Fundraisers aged six and four are swimming lengths in Hitchin to help their parents cover the span of the English channel for charity over 12 weeks.

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Council fraud investigator caught in police sting after arranging to meet undercover officer posing as 14-year-old schoolboy in Stevenage park

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:17am

An investigator whose job is to help councils weed out benefit fraudsters has been caught in a police sting arranging to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old schoolboy for a sexual encounter in Fairlands Valley Park.

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Car flips and bursts into flames in Stevenage

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 9:18am

There is traffic congestion in Stevenage this morning after two separate incidents.

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Letchworth Walks to D’Feet MND walkers honour friend as fundraising tally tops £30,000

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 6:54pm

A group of Letchworth fundraisers inspired by two friends fighting an incurable disease have paid a poignant tribute after one of them lost his battle.

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Young vocal soloists sought for Hitchin performance of The Snowman

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 6:52pm

Does your child have the voice for a live performance of Walking in the Air, centrepiece of Christmas classic The Snowman?

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Your chance to join the Strictly Come Dancing event for disabled dancers in Stevenage next weekend

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 6:32pm

Do you live with a disability but love the chance to dance? Next weekend you can, when the Strictly Come Dancing for wheelchair-using, blind, deaf and mentally-impaired dancers from across Europe comes to Stevenage.

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WestFest: Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World makes first step towards community return

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 5:51pm

There was live music, samba drumming and more at the weekend when Rhythms of the World initiated its return to the Hitchin calendar with WestFest.

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Jewellers’ Cambridge-and-back bike ride raises almost £1,400 for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 4:05pm

A team of jewellers completed a fundraising bike ride to Cambridge and back at the weekend in memory of a colleague’s late father.

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Stevenage drug user set fire to house in bid to “punish his parents”

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 12:03pm

A drug user who started a fire at a house next door to his family’s home in Stevenage has been jailed for three years.

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Fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across North and East Hertfordshire jailed for 10 months

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 11:14am

A serial fly-tipper who broke the law by dumping masses of household waste including chairs, furniture, children’s toys and golf clubs in the Hertfordshire countryside after charging people to get rid of it has been jailed for 10 months.

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Dog lovers day out: Letchworth’s Garden City Brewery to host dog show in aid of Zante Strays charity

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 10:17am

The Garden City Brewery promises a fun-filled pooch party at its dog show on Sunday, October 8 at 12.30pm.

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Missing Letchworth teenager Chloe Hibbard found safe and well in Stevenage

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 8:29am

A 15-year-old girl from Letchworth who had been missing since Wednesday of last week has been found safe and well in Stevenage.

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RSPCA branch in Baldock urgently appeals for volunteers

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 6:56pm

An animal charity has put out an urgent appeal for volunteers to help to support sick and injured animals in need.

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Letchworth community shines together for Garden House Hospice Care’s Starlight Walk

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 5:30pm

Garden House Hospice Care’s annual Starlight Walk saw glowing participants walk through the night in memory of loved ones.

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Stevenage MP launches attack on plans to build 600 homes at Gresley Park development east of Stevenage

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 4:29pm

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has written an open letter throwing his weight behind mounting opposition to the proposed Gresley Park housing development to the east of Stevenage.

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning: Stevenage and North Herts events raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 2:34pm

Macmillan Coffee Mornings have been held all across Hertfordshire to raise money for the cancer support charity.

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Concerns grow for missing Letchworth girl, 15, with links to Stevenage and Biggleswade

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 1:15pm

A 15-year-old girl from Letchworth has been missing since last Wednesday – and police have now appealed to the public for help tracing her.

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#CouldYouCare? - why caring should be considered the fourth emergency service

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 12:07pm

As part of our ongoing #CouldYouCare campaign, aimed at encouraging more people to become a professional carer, we speak to one of the county’s care practitioners to find out what she gets out of her role.

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