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The Comet

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Hitchin road closure after railway bridge crash

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 4:57pm

A car ended up on its roof today after colliding with the railway bridge on Wymondley Road in Hitchin.

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Car overturns and ends up in ditch off A1(M) near Stevenage

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 3:43pm

A car has crashed and ended up on its roof in a ditch on the side of the A1(M) this afternoon – causing a partial block and queuing traffic northbound.

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‘Lifeline’ transport service to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital could be terminated

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 1:51pm

A transport service which patients rely on to take them to and from hospital appointments could be axed.

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North Hertfordshire Museum entrance deal deadline is now Halloween

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 1:11pm

It had been a case of July deal or no deal over the would-be North Hertfordshire Museum entrance in Hitchin’s Brand Street – but now the district council has set a new deadline of Halloween.

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Alternative proposal isn’t nimbyism, says CamBedRailRoad chairman

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 1:11pm

More than 150 people packed into Shepreth Village Hall yesterday evening for the latest CamBedRailRoad meeting on the proposals for the East West Rail Link from Oxford to Cambridge.

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200 knives surrendered in a single week in Herts Police knife amnesty

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 12:32pm

The Hertfordshire police knife amnesty took a huge number of blades off our streets, including swords, military knives and ‘elven’ knives.

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Cool Britannia Festival 2019 dates confirmed for Knebworth

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 10:47am

A music festival celebrating the 1990s is set to return to Knebworth next year with dates now confirmed.

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Host of coffee mornings to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 10:29am

Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will take place on Friday, with plenty of opportunities to get involved and raise money taking place across North Herts.

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Hitchin-based Zebra Translations wins national industry award

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 7:14pm

A Hitchin translation firm that started on a shoestring in its founders’ spare bedrooms has been named company of the year by industry peers.

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Biggleswade man, 20, ‘provisionally identified’ as killed in A120 crash

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 3:37pm

A 20-year-old from Biggleswade has been “provisionally identified” as having died in a three-vehicle smash on the A120 in Essex last week, police said today.

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Letchworth woman braves the shave for Macmillan

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 1:47pm

An elderly woman from Letchworth has had her hair shaved off for Macmillan Cancer Support and has raised more than £1,000.

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Jailed: Drug-addled robber who targeted Biggleswade supermarkets

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 1:00pm

A drug-addled robber who targeted supermarkets in Biggleswade has been jailed.

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Windows smashed at Biggleswade’s Crown Hotel

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 11:30am

A man with a hammer smashed up windows at Biggleswade’s Crown Hotel in the early hours of this morning.

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Hitchin and Letchworth Labour activists address national party conference

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 10:25am

Labour activists from Hitchin and Letchworth addressed the national party conference in Liverpool yesterday.

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Man pleads guilty to fly-tipping outside Letchworth recycling centre

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 9:57am

A man has pleaded guilty to commercial fly-tipping offences in Letchworth, and must pay a total of £760 in fines, legal costs and compensation.

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MMR immunisation rates for five-year-olds in Central Bedfordshire below target

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 9:29am

The proportion of five-year-olds getting both MMR jabs in Central Bedfordshire is higher than average, but still below target.

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Arlesey road cordoned off and nursery closed after ‘chemical spill’

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 7:41am

A road in Arlesey has been cordoned off by police this morning in response to what has been described locally as a chemical spill.

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Sad end to cash-strapped Stevenage rape and domestic abuse charity

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 12:06am

A charity which supports women who have been raped or suffered domestic abuse will permanently close tomorrow, leaving its vulnerable clients facing an uncertain future.

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Stevenage teenager has long locks chopped off to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tue, 25/09/2018 - 12:02am

A teenager has had 24 inches of her hair cut off to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital after her niece’s life was saved by doctors there.

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Have your say on developing maternity services in Hertfordshire

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 11:59pm

Parents and maternity service health professionals are being invited to have their say about the way maternity and neonatal services in Hertfordshire are delivered.

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