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The Comet

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Recycling rates down across Hertfordshire, latest data reveals

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 3:22pm

The amount of waste recycled in Hertfordshire has dropped over the past 12 months, according to new figures.

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Hitchin church set for fundraising comedy night

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 3:19pm

St Mary’s Church is set for a night filled with laughter as three comedies come to town tomorrow to raise money for the church and Comic Relief.

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Joy Morgan police appeal: have you seen this ‘distinctive’ car?

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 2:25pm

Police are asking for people to get in touch with information about a red and black car which belongs to the man who has been charged with the murder of missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan.

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Hitchin MP Bim Afolami: ‘I refuse to play political games on Brexit’

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 11:54am

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami on Brexit, train services, school funding and the redevelopment of Churchgate shopping centre.

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Joy Morgan: fundraising appeal started for family of missing Hatfield student

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 11:36am

A fundraising appeal for the funeral costs of missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan has been launched to support her family.

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Hitchin Town make charity pledge after betting advert controversy

Fri, 01/03/2019 - 10:59am

Hitchin Town FC have pledge to donate money made from a betting advert on their website – placed there by the Southern League – to charity after criticism from supporters.

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TRAVEL: The best of Cyprus – an island full of delight

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 10:16pm

Stepping off a plane into warm sunshine is always a lovely feeling, but no more so than when you’ve left a cold, wet and (occasionally) snowy England behind... unexpected heatwaves aside!

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Lister Hospital close to fundraising target for neonatal Big Build

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 5:43pm

An appeal to fund a new neonatal family room at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has so far raised £300,000 – with just £38,000 now needed for the project to begin.

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019: ‘Education to spot the signs is key’

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 5:23pm

During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Langford woman Hannah Brown has spoken out about her own struggles with anorexia, the importance of spotting the signs and encouraging others to educate themselves.

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‘Emergency demonstration’ to be held outside Stevenage school after news of head’s departure

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 5:07pm

A Stevenage county councillor will hold an ‘emergency demonstration’ outside Barclay Academy tomorrow morning in response to the news headteacher Mark Allchorn will be leaving at Easter.

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Barclay headteacher to step down in wake of Future Academies takeover

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 4:34pm

Barclay Academy’s headteacher has announced today he will leave the Stevenage school at Easter.

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Hitchin man jailed after being found with cocaine worth £30,000

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 4:07pm

A Hitchin man has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison after being found in possession of half a kilo of cocaine worth £30,000.

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Man remanded in custody to face court in connection with disappearance of Hatfield student Joy Morgan

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 2:19pm

A man has been remanded in custody to appear in court after being charged with the murder of Joy Morgan, a University of Hertfordshire student missing from Hatfield.

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The benefits of using a co-working office

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 12:50pm

Thinking about starting a business? Here, Jo Hart from Mantle Business Centres shares some of the key benefits of shared workspaces and explains why they are a great option for new and small companies.

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Arrest made after man taken to hospital following early hours Hitchin assault

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 11:19am

A 48-year-old man remains in custody following an assault in Hitchin in the early hours of this morning.

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Laser pointed at Luton-bound plane may have come from Hitchin

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 9:26am

Police believe a laser pointed at a plane approaching Luton Airport last week may have come from the Hitchin area.

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Comet Community Awards 2019: Grandmother who had ‘no thought for herself’ nominated for helping injured woman

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 8:45am

A Letchworth grandmother has been nominated in this year’s Comet Community Awards after taking care of a woman for three hours who had slipped on ice and fell.

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Man charged with murder after disappearance of Hatfield student Joy Morgan

Wed, 27/02/2019 - 6:50pm

A man has been charged with murder today in connection with the disappearance of Joy Morgan, a University of Hertfordshire student, who is missing from Hatfield.

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Stevenage businesswoman Claire bestowed Rotary’s highest honour

Wed, 27/02/2019 - 6:17pm

The chief executive of Austin’s Funeral Services was bestowed Rotary’s highest honour on Friday in recognition of her charitable achievements in the community.

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Herts for Learning academy ‘had capacity to sponsor Barclay’

Wed, 27/02/2019 - 6:03pm

A Hertfordshire academy trust poised to take over a struggling secondary school did not buckle under the pressure, but was instead sidelined before a big-hitter from The City was appointed.

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