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The Comet

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Letchworth car chase suspects evade police helicopter and dogs search

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 9:16am

A group of suspects involved in a car chase in Letchworth last night evaded capture amid a subsequent search involving a police helicopter and dogs.

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Stevenage MP is ‘delighted’ with Universal Credit changes

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 4:09pm

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has declared a victory in the campaign to make Universal Credit fairer after a number of concessions were announced in last week’s Budget.

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Jailed: Thief who stole again hours after receiving suspended sentence

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 3:45pm

A prolific thief from Stevenage has been jailed after he continued stealing mere hours after magistrates gave him a suspended prison sentence.

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Sandy Upper School denies improper use of academy conversion cash

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 3:44pm

Sandy Upper School has denied any impropriety surrounding the use of almost £1 million of extra funding it received amid a failed plan to become an academy.

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Baldock Christmas Fair set to be bigger and better than ever

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 2:40pm

Baldock is preparing for a fun-filled festive day out as the Christmas fair and light switch-on promises to be better than ever.

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Police dog Blue retires after illustrious career chasing suspects and locating vulnerable people

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 1:31pm

A hard-working police dog who made national headlines for his incredible sense of smell has retired from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit this week.

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Stevenage couple win Beaujolais Run charity challenge

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 1:09pm

A Stevenage racing driver diagnosed with a chronic illness has won a charity challenge in France.

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Fast-growing racquet sport starts new club in Letchworth

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 11:41am

A new racquet sport club has been formed at Letchworth’s North Herts Leisure Centre with sessions starting last week.

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Hitchin attack: ‘I wouldn’t wish this on anyone’, says victim

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:26am

A builder was left in intensive care after being savagely beaten up following a night out to celebrate his friend’s 30th birthday in Hitchin.

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Henlow actor set for one-man A Christmas Carol show – from memory

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 8:44am

An amateur actor from Henlow is set to perform A Christmas Carol from memory at the weekend to raise money for church funds.

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Teenager charged with ABH after policeman injured at Stevenage Leisure Park

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 6:08pm

A teenager has been charged with actual bodily harm and other crimes after an incident in Stevenage Leisure Park resulted in a policeman being taken to hospital.

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Stevenage woman’s nightmare five-hour wait for ambulance after fall

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 5:57pm

NHS bosses have apologised to a 73-year-old Stevenage woman who waited five hours for an ambulance after falling outside her garden gate.

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Double your donation with Letchworth hospice’s Big Give Christmas Challenge

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 4:19pm

A charity in Letchworth hopes to set up a new project that will help it form connections with local schools with a Big Give Christmas Challenge.

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Herts police ‘fails to record 11,200 reported crimes each year’, HMIC report estimates

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 2:02pm

Herts police fails to record more than 11,200 reported crimes each year, including cases involving violence and domestic abuse – that’s according to an estimate from inspectors in a new report.

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Baldock man ‘obsessed with sex’ established online relationship with child

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 1:17pm

A Baldock man has been sentenced to six-months in prison after a court heard he set up a sexual online relationship with a 15-year-old girl, and secretly filmed a young woman in the shower.

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Call for community backing as Potton Hall for All clears last planning hurdle

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:14am

A new Potton community hall is looking increasingly likely after the final hurdle for planning permission was cleared.

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Hitchin crash survivors and firefighters deliver powerful road safety message

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 7:39am

Firefighters and two people they rescued from a fatal car crash gave a hard-hitting presentation to students near Hitchin on the subject of road safety.

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Raft of concerns raised over merging children’s services in Hertfordshire

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 7:22pm

There is concern that merging children’s services across Herts will lead to job losses and reduced support for vulnerable youngsters.

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Police hunt attackers after brutal assault in Hitchin leaves man seriously injured

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 7:12pm

A 35-year-old man was left with serious injuries after being brutally assaulted in Hitchin in the early hours of Saturday.

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North Herts lights up for Christmas

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 4:46pm

The wait for the Christmas lights is finally over in Hitchin, Letchworth and Stevenage Old Town as the big switch-ons were held over the weekend.

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