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Hitchin Poppy Appeal raises more than £28,000 for Royal British Legion

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 5:47pm

The Poppy Appeal organiser for the Hitchin area has announced that more than £28,000 has been raised in the town this year.

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Fight on to keep Kelshall’s Roman treasures in North Herts

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 5:45pm

These bowls may resemble the psychadelic designs of the 1960s – but they’re actually part of a Roman treasure trove.

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Pirton construction access route fight goes on

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 5:43pm

Off-road is the safest route – that’s the message from villagers as a developer continues to advocate a construction access route that has been repeatedly rejected on safety grounds.

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Bespoke goods shop Made It Hitchin to stay open permanently

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 5:38pm

A pop-up shop for bespoke goods is set to stay open beyond Christmas after getting a great reception from the community.

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Central Beds Council social workers win in national awards

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 4:46pm

Central Beds Council has scooped two top prizes in the national Social Worker of the Year Awards.

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Penguin fun for kids at Jordans Mill near Biggleswade

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 4:43pm

The Jordans Trust charity, part of Jordans Mill near Biggleswade, has unveiled this year’s festive family activity – and it’s all about penguins.

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Music teacher dad’s heartfelt tribute song lands him record deal

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 3:41pm

A music teacher who works in Biggleswade with Central Bedfordshire’s Inspiring Music service has landed a five-year deal with an American publishing and licensing firm thanks to a song he penned in memory of his daughter.

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Police cordon in Stevenage town centre after concerns for woman’s welfare at multi-storey car park

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 3:26pm

Police have been called to a multi-story car park in Stevenage town centre after reports of concern for a woman’s welfare.

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Shefford Lower School bomb scare: Stevenage man, 31, arrested after hoax

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 2:42pm

A 31-year-old man from Stevenage has been arrested in connection with yesterday’s bomb scare hoax at Shefford Lower School.

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Campaign for disabled access at Biggleswade station goes all the way to Brussels

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 2:17pm

Forget Brexit negotiations – the MEP who represents Biggleswade for the Labour Party took the issue of disabled access at Biggleswade railway station all the way to the European Parliament.

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Hertfordshire scheme launched to tackle sexual offences in social venues

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 1:12pm

A Hertfordshire-wide scheme has been launched to help tackle sexual offences taking place in social venues.

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Police hunt for wanted man with links to Stevenage

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 12:02pm

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who was released from prison on parole but has breached his conditions.

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Chief executive of major North Herts education group to step down after three years in post

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 10:18am

After three years in post, Matt Hamnett has stepped down from his position as chief executive of the Hart Learning Group.

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German POW Peter recounts gaining festive freedom and building new life in North Herts and Beds after Second World War

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 9:55am

Starting out in an unfamilar town is difficult at the best of times, but for one man – a German who had come to North Herts after been captured in the Second World War – being granted freedom at Christmas sparked a host of events that changed his life forever.

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Pupils return to Shefford Lower School after hoax bomb threat

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 9:25am

Shefford Lower School is open as normal today, after being evacuated yesterday following a hoax bomb threat.

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Christmas campaign: ‘Our helpline team is ready to take calls from victims of domestic abuse’

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 9:09am

It’s a phone call which can save a life.

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Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival saved after surge of support

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 6:19pm

Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival is to go ahead for at least another year after an appeal through the Comet for community support.

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Hitchin Christmas lights: Behind the scenes at Hitchin BID

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 5:48pm

The Christmas lights are now shining bright in Hitchin’s Market Place – and the Comet has gone behind the scenes to meet the team behind the annual display and much more.

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Ten vehicles broken into in one night in Stevenage car theft spree

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 2:08pm

Ten vehicles were targeted by thieves in the Great Ashby area of Stevenage in the early hours of Wednesday morning and police are now appealing for witnesses and information.

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Shefford Lower School evacuated by police after ‘security concern’

Thu, 07/12/2017 - 2:01pm

Shefford Lower School has been evacuated today and police called to the scene following reports of a “security concern”.

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