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The Comet

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Crash on A1(M) causing delays for Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 7:32am

Emergency services attended a crash this morning on the A1(M) near Junction 6 for Welwyn Garden City.

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Theresa May suffers embarrassing Brexit defeat in House of Commons

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 8:28pm

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK’s EU withdrawal into doubt.

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Men to take part in Stevenage Race for Life for first time

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 5:21pm

Men are being invited for the first time to join in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – a women-only event since it first started more than 25 years ago.

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More than £8,500 raised for Hitchin boy with aggressive cancer

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 5:16pm

More than £8,500 has been raised in just three days towards treatment for a four-year-old boy from Hitchin who has an aggressive form of paediatric cancer.

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Royston Runners raise money for Garden House Hospice Care treadmill

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 5:14pm

Patients using Garden House Hospice Care’s gym are making the most of a new treadmill which has been bought after a series of fundraising efforts by a Royston running club.

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Letchworth shoppers take second street poll ahead of MPs’ Brexit vote

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 3:28pm

Supporters of the People’s Vote campaign took to the streets of Letchworth on Saturday as part of a National Day of Action.

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Stevenage’s Hands Off Barclay campaign bolstered by golfer and ex-pupil Ian Poulter

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 2:49pm

As teachers at The Barclay School in Stevenage prepare to take strike action tomorrow (Wednesday), professional golfer Ian Poulter has joined the campaign to stop the imminent takeover over of the school by an academy trust.

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Hitchin’s only Victoria Cross winner honoured with commemorative stone

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 1:50pm

People gathered at Hitchin’s war memorial on Sunday to remember the town’s only Victoria Cross winner – as a commemorative paving stone honouring him was unveiled.

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Stevenage school hosts mental health awareness day for students

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 11:06am

A Stevenage school dedicated a day to supporting their students’ mental health on Friday.

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Parents create mindfulness room at Letchworth school

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 9:57am

Parents have come together to create a mindfulness room at a Letchworth school which will provide a quiet and calming space for children.

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Teachers to take further strike action over Stevenage school takeover plans

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 11:29pm

Teachers will take strike action for a second time over the imminent takeover of a school by an academy trust.

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Reach Out project set to tackle loneliness in North Herts and Stevenage

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 5:47pm

A new scheme to help patients recently discharged from hospital has been launched in North Herts and Stevenage.

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Robber in balaclava takes £800 from Arlesey pub

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 4:24pm

A man wearing a balaclava took £800 from an Arlesey pub in a robbery during the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Helen Bailey murder to feature in true crime series

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 2:21pm

The murder of Royston author Helen Bailey will feature in the first episode of a new true crime series.

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Stevenage tower block residents ‘angered’ over major bedbug infestation

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 1:06pm

Residents of Brent Court in Stevenage have had to relocate while a bedbug infestation – which has been troubling them for five months – is resolved by Stevenage Borough Council.

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Former Shefford school student Ben Whishaw wins best supporting actor awards

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 11:10am

The headteacher of Shefford’s Samuel Whitbread Academy has congratulated former student Ben Whishaw, after the actor won a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award.

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Rail delays after person hit by train between Welywn Garden City and Finsbury Park

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 7:52am

A person has been hit by train between Welwyn Garden City and Finsbury Park, blocking all lines between Stevenage and London.

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Tickets for Codicote music festival Goatfest 2019 on sale next month

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 5:29pm

Tickets for an annual charity music festival in Codicote will go on sale next month.

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Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling makes 50:50 gender balance pledge

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 11:03am

Organisers of an annual Hertfordshire music festival have made a 50:50 gender balance pledge.

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Little Mix video filmed at Knebworth House up for a BRIT Award

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 7:11pm

A pop music video filmed at Knebworth House has been nominated for a BRIT Award.

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