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The Comet

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Hitchin’s Judi Billing gives Labour conference Grenfell Tower speech

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 2:43pm

A Hitchin politician who grew up near the site of the Grenfell Tower catastrophe gave an impassioned speech in favour of safety checks and social housing reform at this week’s Labour conference.

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‘Glastonbury for kids’ festival coming to Knebworth

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 2:32pm

A children’s festival dubbed ‘the Glastonbury for kids’ is coming to Knebworth.

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Garden House Hospice Care Starlight Walk: Fluorescent fundraisers to walk through Letchworth again

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 2:19pm

Will you come in sparkles, neon pink or glow-in-the-dark yellow? Fluorescent fundraisers are set to walk by the light of the stars this weekend to raise funds for hospice care.

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Hitchin’s Gatefold Record Lounge spinning up to celebrate first anniversary

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 2:15pm

The team at Hitchin musical hotspot Gatefold Record Lounge will be celebrating their first year this weekend.

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Knebworth House a finalist in 2017 Hertfordshire Tourism Awards

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 1:04pm

Knebworth House has reached the finals of the first Herts Tourism Awards – and needs the public’s votes to take first prize.

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Surgeons at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital perform 1,000th prostate cancer operation using a robot

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 11:22am

Surgeons at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital have performed their 1,000th prostate cancer operation using a robot called Da Vinci.

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Hitchin town twinners enjoy fireworks, distillery trip and more during Bingen am Rhein trip

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 9:25am

Hitchin’s town twinners enjoyed fireworks, wine and above all a warm Teutonic welcome during their latest visit to Bingen am Rhein.

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Potton petition demands £42,000 pitch money back from Biggleswade

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 9:23am

A petition has been launched demanding £42,000 of sports pitch funding be transferred back from Biggleswade to Potton.

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Standalone 10k: A look back at Letchworth race which marks 30 years on Sunday

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 5:35pm

From humble beginnings when results were recorded by hand, Standalone 10k has developed into a flagship event for Letchworth – and on Sunday will mark its 30th anniversary.

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Appeal to trace missing man last seen at Stevenage railway station

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 5:07pm

A 41-year-old man has been missing from Stevenage since last being seen at the railway station on Monday – and police have now appealed for the public’s help tracing him.

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Stevenage boxing night gets charity for Bill off to winning start

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 5:04pm

The first two events organised by a new charity set up in memory of Stevenage’s Bill Flavell have proved a big success.

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Trail of tears and joy: Hikers return from incredible charity expedition

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 5:01pm

Two students have returned from a 3,100-mile fundraising hike from Mexico to Canada, telling amazing tales of their experience.

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Stevenage bomb scare: Police need your help to hunt pranksters who planted hoax coffee cup bomb in shopping centre

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 4:35pm

Police are now treating this morning’s ‘coffee cup’ bomb threat in Stevenage as a hoax and are hunting for the thoughtless pranksters who planted the device.

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Welwyn Garden City man, 51, charged with throwing bleach at and racially abusing police officers in Stevenage

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 3:25pm

A 51-year-old man has appeared in court accused of throwing bleach at one police officer and racially abusing a second in Stevenage.

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Stevenage bomb scare: Suspicious ‘coffee cup’ was ‘not a viable device’, police confirm

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 1:27pm

The “suspicious” coffee cup object which caused officers to cordon off a large section of Stevenage town centre this morning was not a viable device, police have said.

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Stevenage bomb scare: Police cordon partially lifted as some staff return to businesses

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 12:20pm

The police cordon in place following a bomb scare in Stevenage town centre this morning has been partially lifted and some staff are now being allowed back into businesses.

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Stevenage bomb scare: Small explosion heard after bomb squad attend suspicious ‘coffee cup’ device found near TK Maxx

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 11:32am

A small explosion has been heard after bomb disposal experts rushed to a Stevenage town centre car park this morning to attend to a suspicious ‘coffee cup’ device.

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Stevenage shopping area cordoned off after suspicious ‘coffee cup’ device found near TK Maxx store

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 10:00am

Police have cordoned off an area of The Forum in Stevenage this morning after a suspicious object was found in the car park near the TK Maxx store.

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Clothing store in Biggleswade turning devastation into donations with charity clothes sale after burglary

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 9:46am

Staff at a Biggleswade clothing store are hoping to turn the frightening experience of a burglary into positive action by selling the recovered stock for charity.

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Jailed: Biggleswade thief who launched stealing spree despite prison threat

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 6:36pm

A prolific thief from Biggleswade who launched another stealing spree despite the threat of prison has been jailed for 16 weeks.

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