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The Comet

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Biggleswade school receives prestigious Holocaust education award

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 3:26pm

A Biggleswade school has received a prestigious national award for its contribution to education about the Holocaust.

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Person hospitalised after car ends up in ditch off A505 near Hitchin

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 2:33pm

A person was taken to hospital after a car left the A505 near Hitchin yesterday afternoon.

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Cyclist in hospital after being injured in Hitchin crash

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 12:41pm

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being injured in a crash involving a car in Hitchin.

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Hitchin railway station: Man hit by train died at scene, police confirm

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:31am

A man who was hit by a train at Hitchin railway station yesterday evening was pronounced dead at the scene, police have now confirmed.

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Three arrests after fight outside Hitchin town centre nightclub

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:02am

Officers have arrested three men after an alleged fight outside a Hitchin town centre nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Rita Ellis appeal: Bid to solve the mystery of murdered RAF servicewoman from Stevenage 50 years after her death

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 10:28am

Fifty years ago, the body of a 19-year-old RAF servicewoman was found by a dog walker near a disused railway at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire.

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Car facing wrong way after A1(M) crash near Welwyn

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 8:06am

A car is facing the wrong way on the A1(M)’s central reservation between Welwyn and Stevenage after a crash this morning.

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Person hit by train at Hitchin

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 7:58am

A person was hit by a train at Hitchin railway station yesterday evening.

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Remembrance 2017: Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton pay their respects to the fallen

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 6:05pm

People gathered for a two-minute silence at 11am on Saturday to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict, with this year marking the 99th anniversary of the truce which ended the First World War.

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Letchworth action group relies on covenants to preserve their streets

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 5:24pm

A Letchworth action group is calling on the Heritage Foundation to protect residents over plans to build on a former school playing fields – by using covenants that have been in place for decades.

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Festiwool poppy display honours Hitchin’s fallen heroes

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 5:19pm

Hundreds turned out on Saturday for a celebration of crafts in Hitchin – featuring a display of knitted poppies honouring the town’s fallen First World War heroes.

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Remembrance Sunday: North Herts and Stevenage remember our fallen

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 4:59pm

North Herts and Stevenage remembered the fallen of the two world wars and other conflicts on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday over the weekend.

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Future of Cuffley Camp uncertain as council support is withdrawn

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 4:25pm

The future of a long-standing outdoor activities centre is uncertain after Herts county council (HCC) withdrew its support today.

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Pair rescued from flat in ‘accidental’ Stevenage Old Town fire

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 2:53pm

Two people were rescued from their homes after a sizeable blaze broke out in Stevenage Old Town on Friday night, it has emerged.

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Suspended sentence for drink-driver who was four times the limit

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 2:06pm

A drink-driver who was at the wheel on a country road near Hitchin while more than four times the alcohol limit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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Sandy and Shefford to lose last banks as Barclays announces closures

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 1:39pm

Sandy and Shefford are to left without banks after Barclays announced that it would close its branches in both towns.

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Fraudsters jailed after £350k vitamin scam, targeting victims in Welwyn Garden City, St Albans and Hitchin

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:39pm

Two men who preyed on vulnerable and elderly people in Hertfordshire have been jailed for a total of eight years.

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Could your child turn on Hitchin’s Christmas lights?

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:30pm

A competition is open for a lucky child to turn on Hitchin’s Christmas lights next weekend.

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Tributes to Alan Scouller: Former Letchworth Heritage Foundation and Stevenage school governor dies aged 88

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:10pm

A former Letchworth Heritage Foundation chairman who served in the Second World War has been remembered for his “generosity of heart”.

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Air ambulance called to Stevenage after man falls from roof

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:37am

An air ambulance was called to Stevenage this morning after a man fell from a roof.

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