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The Comet

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Tributes after legendary Hitchin pub landlord dies in Thailand

Mon, 18/06/2018 - 10:12am

Memories of joy, tears and above all getting barred have been shared after a giant of Hitchin’s past died at his adopted home in Thailand.

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Bike Week 2018: Dan Albone and Biggleswade’s cycling heritage

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 5:00pm

With Bike Week 2018 well under way, the Comet has been looking at how Biggleswade played a crucial role in the development of the bicycle as we know it today.

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Fighting against prostate cancer one swing at a time

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:22pm

The junior captain at Chesfield Downs golf club will be hosting an event to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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Double celebration for Baldock care home with new café and ‘good’ CQC rating

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:19pm

A Baldock care home is having a double celebration after the completed refurbishment of its Best Friends Café coincided with receiving an overall ‘good’ rating from Care Quality Commission inspectors.

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Stevenage care worker hailed a hero

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:19pm

A care worker has been hailed a hero and been awarded £1,000 for the quality care she provides, and for her reliability and competence.

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Double bill of Mozart opera at Hitchin church preservation fundraiser

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:14pm

A double bill of Mozart opera is coming to Hitchin next month – with proceeds going to preserve the town’s iconic parish church.

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Smoky Boys bring delivery burgers and more to the table in Stevenage

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:09pm

There’s no business like burger business – just ask Smoky Boys, whose drivers have now been blazing trails across Stevenage for two months.

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Five-figure grant to fund Hitchin museum’s Joseph Lancaster exhibition

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:08pm

Hitchin’s British Schools Museum has won a £54,525 grant to shine a light on the life and legacy of a 19th-century education pioneer.

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Joint Hitchin Chamber Orchestra and Hitchin Jazz Collective concert

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:06pm

Jazz and strings have gone other for longer than many people think – and they’ll be back together in Hitchin next weekend.

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Hitchin primary school to hold circus fundraiser

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:04pm

A Hitchin primary school is to welcome the fun of the circus next weekend for a fundraising day.

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Luxury train to call at Stevenage and Hitchin for Ladies’ Day at Newmarket

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:02pm

One of the world’s most luxurious trains will call at Stevenage and Hitchin next month to take top champagne-sipping punters to Ladies’ Day at Newmarket Racecourse.

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Government gives backing to ‘Finn’s Law’

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:02pm

The Association for Police and Crime Commissioners has announced today that ‘Finn’s Law’, which will help to protect service animals in the line of duty, has been backed by the Government.

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Hitchin Party in the Park to support Helping Hands charity

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 4:01pm

A community fun day is to be held for charity in Hitchin next weekend.

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Education to be a priority again for Central Bedfordshire Council

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 3:34pm

Housing provision for key workers in Central Bedfordshire is set to be more of a priority following the council’s admission its educational support team was “run down” in recent years.

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Publicly-owned farms around Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton could be sold off

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 3:32pm

Fears are being raised about whether Central Bedfordshire Council plans to change the way it runs publicly-owned farms, and possibly sell some of them.

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Letchworth Festival set to return tomorrow

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 2:43pm

This weekend marks the start of a fortnight of varied events in Letchworth, as part of the town’s annual festival.

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Business Buzz makes a beeline for Hitchin venue

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 2:40pm

A business networking group is moving to a new venue in the heart of Hitchin.

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Victim of Letchworth A1(M) crash tragedy dies in hospital

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 1:22pm

A man in his 80s who was seriously injured in a crash on an A1(M) slip road at Letchworth Gate has tragically died in hospital – and police have today reappealed for witnesses.

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Govia Thameslink boss resigns after timetable-change chaos

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 12:45pm

The chief executive of troubled rail firm Govia Thameslink, which operates the Great Northern and Thameslinks lines, has resigned.

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Ashley Young’s Stevenage schooldays remembered ahead of England’s World Cup opener

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 11:51am

Stevenage will be represented in Russia this summer when Ashley Young pulls on his England shirt at the FIFA World Cup – and a video has been produced about his childhood here.

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