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The Comet

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Biggleswade schoolgirls targeted in attempted robbery on way home

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:54pm

A pair of young Biggleswade schoolgirls were stopped and threatened on their way home yesterday by two boys who demanded money.

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Farmers join Biggleswade initiative to help declining owl population

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:36pm

More than 40 farmers have joined an initative started in Biggleswade to help support the barn owl population, which has dropped 35 per cent according to the latest figures from ornithologists.

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Doug Bainbridge: Stevenage Labour councillor defects to Conservatives over wait for town centre regeneration

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:18pm

A Stevenage Labour councillor has joined the Conservatives, citing unease with Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and the lack of progress on the long-awaited town centre regeneration.

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Potton to gain 90 homes after development plan is approved

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:03pm

Planning permission has been granted for a development of 90 homes on the south-western edge of Potton.

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Hitchin dad helps rebuild earthquake-hit school in Nepal

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 11:24am

A Hitchin dad has returned home after helping to rebuild a school in Nepal that was badly damaged by an earthquake.

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Communities secretary Sajid Javid meets Central Beds MPs and council leader, as advisory report moots Sandy expansion

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 9:54am

Central Beds MPs and the council leader have met communities secretary Sajid Javid to discuss proposed government housing targets.

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Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards: Time running out to nominate your North Herts heroes

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 8:25am

Time is running out to nominate a North Herts hero in the annual Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards.

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Trading Standards conclude investigation into raft of complaints about Stevenage’s Peachy Lemon

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 7:32pm

A Trading Standards investigation into a business following a raft of complaints that online orders had not been received by customers has concluded with the decision not to prosecute the owners.

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Herts County Council appoints David Williams as new leader

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 5:50pm

A new leader has been appointed for Herts County Council following the death of former leader Robert Gordon.

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Warning to motorists after vehicle break-in frenzy at Stevenage car park

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 4:09pm

Police in Stevenage have warned motorists not to leave valuable belongings in their vehicles after a spate of break-ins at Fairlands Valley Park.

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Letchworth lady gets ready for her 100th birthday celebrations

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 2:05pm

An elder stateswoman of Letchworth is getting ready to celebrate her 100th birthday this month with two birthday parties and hopes she will hear from her favourite singer Daniel O’Donnell.

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Shuttleworth’s 1903 De Dietrich makes it to Brighton

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 12:01pm

The London to Brighton Veteran car run last Sunday saw Shuttleworth Collection’s 1903 De Dietrich take part to commemorate the Emancipation Run of November 1896.

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Baldock woman to repeat reverse advent calendar idea to surprise the elderly at Christmas

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:33am

We may still be in November, but Christmas spirit is already is full swing in Baldock as the community comes together to bring joy to the elderly.

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Hitchin and Letchworth car chase suspect escapes capture

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 8:10am

A suspect led officers on a car chase around Hitchin and Letchworth last night, and escaped on foot after crashing – but he left his driving licence behind.

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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is continually failing to meet national standards for cancer waiting times

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 7:40pm

The NHS trust which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital is continually failing to meet the national standard for cancer waiting times.

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Road into Hitchin shut after car crashes into utility pole

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 5:54pm

A road into Hitchin has been shut this evening after a car crashed into a utility pole – with reports it has snapped in half.

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Jailed: Blade-wielding robber chased down by Stevenage have-a-go hero

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 4:44pm

A have-a-go hero chased a blade-wielding robber through Stevenage as he made off with a bag he had snatched.

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Henlow schoolgirl drums up cash for Help for Heroes

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 4:37pm

A young girl from Henlow has been busy raising cash for charity, which will help her gain her school colours.

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Former headteacher charged with child sex abuse image offences

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 2:56pm

A former headteacher has been charged with six offences relating to online child sex abuse images.

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New ’80s vibe coffee and vinyl store has big plans for Baldock

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 2:29pm

Baldock welcomed a new quirky coffee and vinyl store to its High Street on Saturday.

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