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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Hitchin town centre pickpocket jailed

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 9:48am

A 42-year-old pickpocket who targeted shoppers in Hitchin town centre has been jailed.

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Viennese opera gala in Hitchin for Garden House Hospice Care

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 8:32am

A feast of Viennese opera and dancing graced Hitchin on Saturday night in aid of Garden House Hospice Care.

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Hitchin shop targeted with attempted break-in

Sat, 10/03/2018 - 3:51pm

A shopkeeper says she is “shaken” after people attempted to break into her store last night.

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Do your bit in the Big Hitchin Spring Clean

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 5:12pm

The Big Hitchin Spring Clean is in two weeks, and organisers Hitchin Forum have called for volunteers to get the town spick and span for the summer.

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Blue Plaque for Stevenage’s theatre revolutionary Edward Gordon Craig

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 5:10pm

The birthplace of one of Stevenage’s most famous sons has been adorned with a special Blue Plaque commemorating his links with the town.

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Greensand Country to host nine-day festival this summer

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 4:00pm

This summer Greensand Country, which stretches from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, will be the venue for all sorts of activities during a new festival.

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Comet Community Awards 2018: Stevenage headteacher nominated for community efforts

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 3:57pm

A Stevenage headteacher has been nominated for a Comet Community Award for her various acts of charity for the community, which include influencing young people to do good deeds.

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Make a Will and support Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 3:50pm

Garden House Hospice Care has again teamed up with solicitors for Make a Will Week, which will take place from Monday to Friday, March 19 to 23.

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Letchworth drama school gears up for world record attempt

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 3:50pm

A Letchworth drama school is preparing for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of one show, in line with its 30th anniversary.

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Stevenage’s MBDA donates more than £30,000 as part of charity drive

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 3:47pm

Leading defence firm MBDA has donated more than £30,000 to two local causes as part of its annual charity drive.

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Biggleswade Good Neighbours set for litter pick this Saturday

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 2:03pm

The Biggleswade Good Neighbours community group has a busy year ahead, with litter picks and more in the pipeline.

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Fundraiser to run London Marathon in memory of sister-in-law

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 2:03pm

A fundraiser who lost his sister-in-law to an aggressive brain tumour is set to run the London Marathon to support research into the disease.

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Henlow lower school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 2:02pm

Pupils and staff at Henlow’s Derwent Lower School are celebrating after an inspector gave them an overall ‘good’ rating.

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Shefford Lower School bomb hoaxer jailed after ‘campaign of terror’

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 1:30pm

A man who emailed a bomb hoax to Shefford Lower School as part of a “campaign of terror” against a young mum has today been jailed.

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Bedfordshire Police officer cleared of historical child sex offences

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 1:10pm

A Bedfordshire Police officer who was accused of historical child sex offences has been exonerated and cleared of any wrongdoing.

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General manager who transformed Herts County Show has stepped down

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:52am

The general manager of the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society, whose leadership has been “instrumental in making significant positive changes” to the Hertfordshire County Show, has resigned.

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Deputy chief to retire from crisis-hit East of England Ambulance Service

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:49am

The two most senior clinical directors of our region’s ambulance service have announced their departure, with the service in crisis over claims at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays over a three-week period.

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One injured in head-on crash on A507 Henlow roundabout

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:45am

A person was injured in a head-on crash involving two cars on the A507 roundabout at Henlow last night.

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Hitchin Boots burglars jailed for ‘desperate’ dawn raid

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:21am

A trio of burglars who targeted a Hitchin pharmacy were yesterday jailed – with a judge telling the three Romanians they had let their “great country” down.

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Hitchin moped joyrider, 14, sentenced for theft spree

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 10:15am

A 14-year-old joyrider who stole mopeds across Hitchin during a spate of offending will be under close surveillance during a year-long youth rehabilitation order.

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