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The Comet

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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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Sky Sports visit for Hitchin 10-year-old who complained about women’s football coverage

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 5:34pm

A 10-year-old Hitchin girl who complained to Sky Sports about their women’s football coverage has been rewarded with a visit to their news studio.

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A tale of Two Cities: Stevenage musicians record tribute song for victims of London and Manchester terror attacks

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 4:11pm

Stevenage singers and musicians have joined together to record a song to raise money for the victims of the recent terror attacks at London’s Borough Market and the Manchester Arena.

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North Hertfordshire Local Plan: Dates set for inspector’s examination

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 2:52pm

A month-long schedule has been drawn up for the examination of North Hertfordshire’s 2011-to-2031 Local Plan during November and December.

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‘Clowns have been given a bad press but we’re really not scary’ says performer as Circus Wonderland gears up to make its first ever visit to Letchworth

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 2:21pm

Clowns have unfairly been given a bad reputation and are essential to the survival of the circus.

That’s the message spelled out by one leading performer for Circus Wonderland which will visit Letchworth next week.

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Chaos at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital car park due to technical fault

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 1:25pm

A system malfunction has caused chaos at the multi-storey car park at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital today.

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High-flying Stevenage recruitment firm whose hot-shot director was named Hertfordshire business person of the year 2016 is bailed out after owing £2m to creditors

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 12:37pm

A recruitment firm whose meteoric rise saw it named best new agency in the UK-wide Recruiter Awards in May has had to be bailed out after going into administration – owing more than £2 million to its creditors.

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