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The Comet

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Broken down train in Baldock causes delays between Cambridge and Stevenage

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 10:04am

A broken down train in Baldock has resulted in major delays this morning.

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Christmas campaign: Herts domestic violence survivor challenges the preconceptions surrounding abuse

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 9:58am

We conclude our domestic abuse awareness campaign with some closing thoughts from a survivor who has gone on to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life which should inspire us all.

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Don’t get caught out over work permits, Herts County Council warns

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 9:57am

Hertfordshire County Council issues over 800 work permits each year for school age children who undertake paid or unpaid work, including one for Santa’s little helper.

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MPs Sir Oliver Heald and Heidi Allen vote for Parliament to have final say on Brexit deal

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 8:45am

Sir Oliver Heald and Heidi Allen and were two of the Conservative MPs who helped defeat the Government in yesterday evening’s vote for Parliament to have a final say on the Brexit deal.

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True Christmas spirit at Hitchin dance school’s open-door party

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 5:17pm

The Christmas spirit was shared across generations when older members of the community visited a Hitchin dance school for a day of festive food and music.

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Skate along to Stevenage’s Roaring Meg for your Christmas shopping – and a free children’s ice rink

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 4:29pm

A free children’s ice rink will be among the attractions at Stevenage’s Roaring Meg Retail & Leisure Park whilst you do your Christmas shopping this year.

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Stevenage auto firm aims to stand out this Christmas with wheely big Christmas tree

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 4:02pm

A group of inventive car mechanics have embraced the Christmas spirit – and showed their environmental credentials at the same time – by building a giant Christmas tree out of recycled wheel rims.

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Knebworth schoolboy forgoes Christmas presents to help Keech Hospice Care patients like Orla

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 3:23pm

An eight-year-old schoolboy says all he wants for Christmas this year is for Santa Claus to donate his presents to a charity which cares for his friend’s seriously ill cousin.

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A piece of Polish culture unveiled at new papercuts exhibition

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 2:45pm

Stevenage Museum is celebrating the traditional Polish art of papercuts in a new exhibition which runs until March 3.

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Alternative Christmas Carols in Hitchin this weekend

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 1:44pm

Christmas is a time for celebrating and parties – and this year three North Herts artists are donating their time free of charge to help bring the festive spirit to Hitchin.

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North Herts detective writes to 500 people living in burglary hotspots

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 12:02pm

A detective inspector for Herts police has written to 500 people at risk of burglary in Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston to warn them about burglary risks and give them crime prevention advice.

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Delays expected on Great Northern lines between Royston and King’s Lynn after Cambridge signalling fault

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 12:02pm

A signalling problem which caused all Great Northern train lines to be blocked a short time ago between Royston and King’s Lynn has been resolved, but delays are expected to be felt for some time.

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North East Herts MP calls for Commons to create new law in wake of brutal attack on police dog Finn

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:18pm

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald has proposed a new law to the House of Commons which would make it an offence to attack a service animal such as a police dog or horse.

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Baldock Rotary thank public for generosity on Santa run

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:39pm

Letchworth and Baldock have been getting into the festive spirit despite the bitterly cold weather.

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Site for new Stotfold school approved by council

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:31pm

Plans for a new school in Stotfold are set to go ahead as Central Bedfordshire Council’s executive has given approval for the release of land off Arlesey Road.

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Letchworth Jewson hosts Cancer Research Week in memory of customer and friend

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:33pm

A Letchworth building supplies branch is holding a week of fundraising including a ‘Brave the Shave’ in memory of a valued friend and customer.

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Biggleswade Academy set to temporarily take extra pupils

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:28pm

Biggleswade Academy is set to gain an increased number of middle school pupils from the start of the next academic year.

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Shefford calls for police action amid crime wave

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:18pm

Police have moved to reassure the community in Shefford after almost 1,500 people signed a petition calling for action against a wave of violence and antisocial behaviour.

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Children with Autism overjoyed to meet Santa in Stevenage

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 1:16pm

A children’s autism charity held their first autism- friendly Christmas grotto in Stevenage last weekend.

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Hitchin Creative Fair brings independents together in town hall

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:25pm

The Hitchin Creative Fair returned for a well-attended second outing on Saturday in the town hall.

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