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The Comet

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Letchworth Festival 2018 could be cancelled at Tuesday meeting

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 12:18pm

A public meeting and vote will be held on Tuesday to decide whether Letchworth Festival will return in 2018.

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Australian historians seek Ickleford photos’ rightful home

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 11:55am

Cast your mind back – do you recognise any of the people in these photographs, discovered in a removal box in Australia?

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Lights switch-on warms heart of Stevenage on a freezing night

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 11:15am

There was a great turn out for the Christmas lights switch-on in Stevenage last night despite the freezing conditions.

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Hitchin flasher admits outraging public decency

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 11:00am

A 26-year-old flasher who exposed himself in Hitchin has admitted outraging public decency.

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Stevenage aircraft noise: Luton airport extends delayed landing gear trials

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 10:12am

Aeroplanes passing over Stevenage on their way into London Luton Airport will continue to delay lowering their landing gear as part of an extended trial to reduce noise over the town.

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Hertfordshire music festival organisers announce first acts on 2018 line-up

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 8:47pm

The first acts playing a summer music festival in Hertfordshire next year have been announced.

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Hitchin author of critically-acclaimed bestseller The Note Zoe Folbigg says: It’s been surreal since my story went viral

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 7:13pm

It’s been a hectic few months for talented Hitchin author Zoe Folbigg after the launch of her critically-acclaimed bestseller The Note.

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Two burglaries in Stevenage linked, say police

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 6:19pm

Two homes were burgled in Stevenage yesterday, and officers are treating the incidents as linked.

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Biggleswade schoolgirl is star of Kinder Christmas advert

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 5:54pm

A schoolgirl from Biggleswade has become the face of the Kinder chocolate Christmas campaign – topping off a year of modelling and acting roles.

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Cuban violinist Omar Puente set to play in Hitchin

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 5:28pm

Cuban violinist Omar Puente is set to perform in Hitchin at the weekend as part of a workshop alongside the town’s own Caroline Owen.

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Christmas campaign: Is your work colleague a victim of domestic violence or abuse?

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 5:00pm

Domestic abuse is endemic in our communities. Violent and controlling behaviour is seriously under-reported and survivors still feel stigmatised, isolated, and often unsure where to seek help.

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Hitchin Boys’ School pupils sent home amid heating problems

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 4:31pm

Heating problems have forced staff at Hitchin Boys’ School to send pupils home today amid the cold, with most students set to stay away tomorrow as engineers get to work.

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Biggleswade mum wins compensation after botched operation at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 4:06pm

A Biggleswade mum-of-two was left in crippling pain and struggled to walk for 19 days after a doctor lost a stent in her body during an operation.

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Royston sixth form courses to move to Baldock as Knights Templar alliance unveiled

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 2:34pm

The only sixth form college in Royston will no longer provide courses at its designated centre in the town from 2018/2019.

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Stevenage Old Town fire: Police hunt youths in CCTV images as blaze now treated as arson

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 1:25pm

A fire in Stevenage’s Old Town which broke out on a busy Friday evening is now being treated as arson – and police have today issued three CCTV images of people they want to talk to.

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County Council withdraws Cuffley Camp funding

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 12:15pm

The county council made the final decision to withdraw its funding for Cuffley Camp at a meeting yesterday.

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Chance to bag a bargain on Small Business Saturday in Stevenage

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 11:55am

Stevenage Borough Council is encouraging people to support local businesses and take advantage of discounts, offers and giveaways at shops across the town on Small Business Saturday this weekend.

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North Herts council moves to fight pay cap for its staff

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 10:42am

A Labour Party motion to scrap the government’s current public sector pay cap has been moved by North Herts District Council, with support given across all parties.

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Met Office warns of wintry showers with possible hail

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 10:40am

The Met Office is warning of heavy wintry showers and possible hail in this region today.

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Stevenage kebab shop closed due to rat infestation

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 10:01am

A Stevenage town centre kebab shop has been temporarily closed by a court order after hygiene inspectors found it to be infested with rats.

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