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The Comet

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Hitchin Beano writer Danny finds own strip at Victoria & Albert exhibition

Tue, 26/06/2018 - 10:14am

Hitchin-based comic writer Danny Pearson was shocked and honoured when he found one of his own strips at an exhibition marking 80 years of the Beano.

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Central Beds Council raises flag ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday

Tue, 26/06/2018 - 7:12am

Central Bedfordshire Council raised the flag for our servicemen and women ahead of Armed Forces Day at a special ceremony held yesterday.

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Slow-moving traffic in Stevenage after A1(M) roundabout crash

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 6:27pm

Traffic is building in Stevenage following reports of a crash on a roundabout close to the A1(M).

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Garden sculpture exhibition unveiled at Knebworth House

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 5:56pm

Stunning sculptures from Africa have gone on display at a Hertfordshire stately home.

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Kray twins and more as author Simon Michael speaks in Hitchin

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 5:47pm

Author Simon Michael was in Hitchin on Saturday to talk about his noir thrillers, the Kray twins and more.

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MP secures evening peak services for Stevenage commuters

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 5:45pm

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland says he has secured five additional services from London to Stevenage during evening peak times.

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Teenager, 17, in hospital after Biggleswade park robbery

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 4:13pm

A teenager is in hospital after after a pair of robbers chased him into a Biggleswade park and assaulted him last night.

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Heat makes the Hitchin Hard Half even harder

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 2:53pm

The sweltering heat made this year’s Hitchin Hard Half Marathon even harder – but it made for a great day in the North Hertfordshire sunshine.

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Green light for 950 new homes in Arlesey

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 1:33pm

Planning permission has been granted for 950 new homes on the eastern edge of Arlesey, in a development that will also bring a new link road between the High Street and the A507.

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Hitchin has ‘sixth-worst rail service in UK’ – with neighbours not much better

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 11:58am

Hitchin has the sixth-worst rail service in the country – that’s according to new data ranking the performance of the UK’s stations in the past month.

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Gosmore farmer William Taylor now missing for three weeks

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 11:35am

Gosmore farmer William Taylor has now been missing for three weeks – and North Herts’ chief inspector said today the search had taken officers as far away as Lilley.

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Highover Farm: 700-home planning application submitted for east of Hitchin

Mon, 25/06/2018 - 10:07am

Developers have submitted their plan for 700 new homes on the eastern edge of Hitchin.

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Biggleswade Carnival parade a super day out in the sun

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 5:53pm

There was hardly a cloud in the sky today as the annual Biggleswade Carnival parade made its way through the town.

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Peter Day: Tributes to jogger who died after lorry collision near Baldock

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 2:55pm

The family of a Hitchin postmaster who tragically died after being hit by a lorry while jogging near Baldock have paid tribute to their “quiet and gentle” husband and father.

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First World War centenary: Looking for my family’s boy soldier

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 2:15pm

A First World War centenary exhibition in Hitchin includes a research service to help visitors trace their relatives. Comet chief reporter JP Asher has been in to try to learn more about his great-grandfather.

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HGV drivers urged to be vigilant after spate of A507 fuel thefts

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 10:43am

HGV drivers have been urged to take extra care after a spate of fuel thefts from lorries parked up in lay-bys on the A507 and other roads.

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‘We told you so’ – Neighbours blame Stevenage flat fire on hoarding

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 10:24am

A fire that saw a Stevenage block of flats evacuated last night was caused by a man’s hoarding, according to neighbours who have sent a furious letter to councillors.

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Stevenage building fire tackled

Sat, 23/06/2018 - 7:32am

Emergency crews tackled a large building fire in Stevenage last night, with one man taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation.

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Car ends up on side after Letchworth crash

Fri, 22/06/2018 - 5:23pm

A car ended up on its side after a crash in Letchworth this afternoon.

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Obese Stevenage mum sheds seven stone and pledges to help others struggling with weight loss

Fri, 22/06/2018 - 5:11pm

An obese mum embarassed by her size has transformed her life by losing more than seven stone, and is now determined to help others struggling with their weight.

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