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The Comet

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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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Stevenage town squares become leafy seating areas as regeneration plans move closer

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

Two of Stevenage’s notoriously dated town squares have been transformed into leafy seating areas – and were officially unveiled on Saturday.

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‘Virgin on the ridiculous’ – Anger as Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock hit by slow internet speeds

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 5:37pm

Sort out our wifi – that’s the message from Virgin Media users in and around Hitchin, with customers reporting speeds massively below what the provider promises.

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In pictures: Channel 4 drama Humans shoots in Hitchin town centre

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 5:37pm

Visitors to Hitchin’s town centre yesterday may have been surprised to see the words ‘human picked produce’ emblazoned across one of the Market Place shop fronts – but the cameras will have helped end any confusion.

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Police hunt for Stevenage 28-year-old who breached bail conditions

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 4:23pm

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with breaching bail conditions in relation to criminal damage charges.

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Paramedics revive Biggleswade motorist who lost consciousness and stopped breathing

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 3:14pm

Hero paramedics revived a motorist who lost consciousness and stopped breathing in Biggleswade yesterday morning.

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Man, 23, charged with Hitchin burglary

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 3:04pm

A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a house was burgled in Hitchin – and is set to appear before a crown court judge next month.

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Notorious Hitchin footpath will finally be resurfaced

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 2:18pm

Action is finally set to be taken to resurface a notorious Hitchin footpath after neighbours launched an online “enough is enough” campaign.

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Hunt is on for thief who stole cash from staff members’ purses at Stevenage Unikorn shop

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 10:40am

Staff at a Stevenage alternative store have taken to social media in a bid to catch a thief who stole cash from their purses.

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Hitchin main road closed for almost an hour after car and bike crash

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 9:49am

A main road in Hitchin was closed for almost an hour this morning after a crash involving a car and a motorbike.

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Spate of Hitchin wing mirror vandalism prompts police appeal

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 9:04am

At least five cars have had their wing mirrors damaged in a spate of criminal vandalism in Hitchin – and police have now appealed for witnesses.

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Astronomers’ visit reveals secrets of mystery Stevenage sculpture

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 6:23pm

The secrets of a ‘mystery’ sculpture in Stevenage town centre were revealed at the weekend when an astronomy group visited to show people some of the wonders of the universe.

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