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The Comet

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Stevenage boy with Type 1 diabetes takes on sponsored walk

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 6:13pm

An eight-year-old boy with Type 1 diabetes, who has been struggling to cope since his diagnosis, took to the road on Saturday to complete a sponsored walk to raise money for research into the condition.

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Prezzo set to axe 100 restaurants in major restructuring

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 4:32pm

Casual dining chain Prezzo – which has restaurants in Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth – plans to close up to a third of its 300 locations across Britain.

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Stevenage developers answer questions on major £350 million town centre investment

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 4:18pm

International developers Mace formally launched its £350 million scheme to regenerate the heart of Stevenage town centre at an event at the Ibis Hotel’s conference and banqueting suite on Tuesday.

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Concerns grow for Hitchin girl, 16, now missing for a week

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 2:20pm

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a 16-year-old girl who has been missing from Hitchin for a week – and police have today appealed for help finding her.

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Henlow soldier pleads guilty to knifepoint rape

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 1:54pm

A serving soldier from Henlow has pleaded guilty to raping a woman at knifepoint.

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Some schools close in Stevenage and North Herts as Beast from the East hits

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 1:18pm

As the so-called “Beast from the East” covers our towns and villages with snow, some Stevenage and North Herts schools are closing early this afternoon.

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Weather forecast: More snow expected for Stevenage, North Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 12:17pm

The snowy Siberian blast dubbed “The Beast from the East” is set to send temperatures plummeting down to -5°C in Stevenage and Biggleswade tonight, with a Met Office yellow weather warning in place.

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Stevenage could lose second major store as Maplin hits administration

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 11:49am

Stevenage could be set to lose a second major store after it was announced electronics retailer Maplin has gone into administration.

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Family-run Letchworth contractors DB Sharp mark 40th birthday

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 11:04am

A family-run Letchworth firm of building contractors celebrated with birthday cake this week as the company marked 40 years.

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Stevenage’s Toys R Us store under threat as firm goes into administration

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 10:17am

Stevenage’s Toys R Us store could close after the company announced this morning it had gone into administration.

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Stevenage Air Space offer free sessions on World Book Day 2018

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 4:51pm

A Stevenage trampoline park is celebrating World Book Day 2018 by offering a free one-hour jump session when kids – or big kids – in their favourite book character costume.

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Knebworth boy raises nearly £8,000 after asking Santa not to bring him Christmas presents

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 4:44pm

A Knebworth schoolboy who asked Santa not to bring him any presents for Christmas and to instead give the money to charity has raised almost £8,000. Luke Bedford managed to raise the four-figure sum by giving up his Christmas gifts for 2017 – with more than half of the funds going to Keech Hospice Care.

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Police raids over money laundering put parents in a spin during Stevenage school run

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 2:12pm

Police have raided four properties as part of an investigation into money laundering.

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Appeal for help as Stevenage tot Mia faces long battle with leukaemia

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 1:41pm

A 17-month-old girl diagnosed with leukaemia four weeks ago is currently fighting for her life, and an appeal has been launched to raise £10,000 to support the family.

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Filming for revived Blind Date series in Hitchin

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 12:50pm

Filming took place in a Hitchin park yesterday for an edition of iconic dating game show Blind Date.

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Stevenage knife victim claims he could feel face falling off

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 10:29am

A man who was allegedly stabbed across his cheek and in the neck by a friend wielding a Stanley knife thought his face was falling off as he was taken to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, a court has heard.

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Langford woman speaks about her struggles with anorexia

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 8:36am

With Eating Disorders Awareness Week launching yesterday and running until March 4, Langford woman Hannah Brown, 27, has opened up about her struggles with anorexia – and how frustration brought about the founding of her own support group.

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Burglars steal three computers after breaking into Stevenage school

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 5:37pm

Three computers were stolen when burglars targeted a Stevenage school at the weekend.

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Trains north of Royston to be restricted this evening due to predicted snowfall

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 5:09pm

Network Rail is restricting trains operating north of Royston this evening due to a forecast for heavy snow.

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Arrest after Stevenage assault ‘breaks man’s jaw’

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 4:58pm

A 31-year-old has been arrested after an alleged assault in Stevenage over the weekend left a man with a fractured jaw.

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