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The Comet

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Line-up announced for charity music festival Wilkestock

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 11:01am

The Wilkestock Festival 2018 line-up has been announced – with profits from the music event once again going to charity.

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Runner dies after collision with lorry near Baldock

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 7:17am

A man sadly died after yesterday’s crash on the A507 near Baldock, police have now confirmed.

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Police appeal for information after collision between runner and lorry near Baldock

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 7:10pm

Police are appealing for information after a collision involving a lorry and a runner on the A507 near Baldock.

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Stevenage team takes on Three Peaks Challenge in ‘true test of grit’

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 6:04pm

A team of colleagues have taken on the Three Peaks Challenge and raised nearly £3,700 for charity.

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Paella, sangria and flamenco as Stevenage restaurant celebrates World Tapas Day

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 5:57pm

St George’s flags may becoming a regular sight thanks to England’s exploits in the World Cup, but a street in Stevenage Old Town was sporting the red and yellow of Spain on Saturday to mark World Tapas Day.

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A507 near Baldock closed after a serious collision

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 5:34pm

The A507 near Baldock is closed in both directions due to a “serious collision”.

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Roman town wall and skeleton uncovered at Sandy excavation site

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 5:19pm

Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman town wall at the Sandy cemetery dig site, in a first for Bedfordshire.

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Baldock woman saves stranger’s life with kidney donation

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 4:46pm

A holistic beautician from Baldock has donated a kidney to a stranger who needed the vital transplant to survive.

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Gosmore’s Bill Taylor had reported car arson before disappearance

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 3:45pm

A Gosmore man missing for more than a fortnight had told police his vehicle was deliberately set on fire, a week before he vanished.

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North Herts Museum: Council could seek compulsory purchase if no deal by July 31

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 3:05pm

North Herts council could try to acquire the entrance to the new district museum in Hitchin by compulsory purchase order if no deal is made by the end of July.

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£2,400 bill for racist assault in Letchworth

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 2:16pm

A 62-year-old man who admitted a racially-motivated assault in Letchworth has been ordered to pay more than £2,400.

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Two injured in B655 crash between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 1:19pm

Two people were injured in a crash involving a lorry and a van between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay this morning, police have confirmed.

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B655 closed between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay after crash

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 12:27pm

The B655 between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay is closed in both directions after a crash at Hexton.

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Stevenage FC youngster stars alongside Brazilian Willian in World Cup song music video

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 10:43am

England beat Tunisia on Monday night with Stevenage’s Ashley Young in the side, but the town has another World Cup representative.

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Bim Afolami: Why I back Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 10:29am

Amid the chaos on the railways, Conservative MPs yesterday rejected a vote of no confidence in Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. In an exclusive opinion piece, Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami explains why he voted as he did.

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Fire safety standards not met after fatal Stevenage care home blaze

Wed, 20/06/2018 - 12:12am

A health watchdog’s inspection of a care home which had a fatal fire earlier this year has raised significant concerns over fire safety standards not being met.

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Brother of Stevenage doctor killed in Afghanistan finally completes Three Peaks Challenge in her memory

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 11:36pm

The brother of an aid worker shot dead by Taliban while in Afghanistan has finally completed the Three Peaks Challenge in her memory, having been forced to abandon last year’s attempt after climbing two of the mountains.

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Stevenage artist’s 186-mile charity cycle ride home in brother’s memory

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 6:27pm

An artist from Stevenage is to cycle 186 miles home from an air base in Wales to mark 40 years since her brother’s death.

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Stevenage Day 2018: Families enjoy annual town celebrations

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 5:17pm

Waves of families turned out for the annual Stevenage Day celebrations on Sunday, which promised to be ‘bigger and better than ever’.

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Letchworth paedophile admits distributing child sex abuse images

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 4:12pm

A paedophile and registered sex offender from Letchworth has pleaded guilty to a string of crimes involving child sex abuse images.

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