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The Comet

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Boris Johnson must apologise for veil remarks, says Stevenage Muslim leader

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 3:10pm

Boris Johnson should apologise for his comments about women’s veils, and the Conservative Party must do more about alleged Islamophobia in its midst – that’s according to a prominent Stevenage-based member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

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Baldock Town Twinning celebrates 30 years of Eisenberg partnership

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 2:56pm

It has been 30 years since Baldock formed its partnership with Eisenberg in Germany – a twinning which lead to friendships that are being maintained to this day.

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Letchworth baker’s plea for stolen bike to be returned

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 2:30pm

A Letchworth man has been left “utterly disgusted” after his push bike – which he relies heavily on to get to work – was stolen.

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Bedfordshire Police detective chief inspector dismissed for data breach

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 12:05pm

A Bedfordshire Police detective chief inspector committed gross misconduct by accessing force data outside his role, a special case hearing has heard.

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Stevenage bucks national decline in public toilet numbers

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 10:43am

Across the UK, public toilets have been closing – but not in Stevenage.

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North Herts waste portfolio holder accuses ‘certain factions’ of exaggeration

Fri, 10/08/2018 - 9:35am

The councillor responsible for North Hertfordshire’s waste collections has been accused of being out of touch after he alleged “certain factions” were exaggerating problems.

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Sandy Scout, 19, selected to help run World Jamboree in United States

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 5:34pm

A Sandy teenager has been selected as part of the group of Scouts that will help run the 24th World Jamboree in the United States next summer.

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Central Beds to join Growth Board to aid Oxford-Cambridge arc development

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 5:10pm

A group being set up to help councils co-ordinate economic growth in the Oxford-Cambridge corridor, including Bedfordshire, has been labelled a quango and compared to the ill-fated regional assemblies.

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Closure order on Hitchin home after drug activity and rowdy behaviour

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 3:43pm

A closure order has been imposed on a house in Hitchin after repeated complaints from neighbours about drug-related activity and rowdy behaviour.

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The Grand Prix champ whose flying passion inspired Shuttleworth Collection

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 1:53pm

The Shuttleworth Collection put on yet another fantastic display on Sunday at the Shuttleworth Family Airshow, almost 78 years to the day after the death of the aviator who laid its foundations.

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Letchworth mum’s warning to others after storage heater falls on toddler

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 12:22pm

A Letchworth mum was left “completely shocked” when a storage heater in her home fell and “could have crushed” her 16-month-old son.

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Missing Clifton woman found safe in Arlesey after four-hour search

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 8:56am

A 20-year-old woman who went missing from Clifton yesterday afternoon was found safe and well in Arlesey following more than four hours of searching.

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Second appeal to find 16-year-old with Letchworth links

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 8:06am

A 16-year-old boy with Letchworth links has now been missing for more than a week, and police have again appealed for help finding him.

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Vandals cause £11,000 worth of damage to revamped Stevenage play areas

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 7:27am

Revamped play areas across Stevenage have been vandalised, causing more than £11,000 worth of damage and leaving children in danger of being hurt.

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Plans to build thousands of homes on North Herts’ Green Belt criticised

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:27pm

Plans to build thousands of homes on Green Belt land in North Herts and Stevenage will do nothing to help ease the affordable housing crisis, campaigners have warned.

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Why would you do this? Letchworth play area vandalised days after opening

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:05pm

A newly revamped Letchworth play area has been vandalised less than a week after the official reopening.

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Letchworth set for beach fun and fairground rides

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:43pm

Letchworth is set to be transformed into a sunny seaside town tomorrow, complete with a deck chairs and a fun fair.

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Hand grenade discovery leads to Arlesey quarry evacuation

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 4:02pm

A quarry in Arlesey has been evacuated after an old hand grenade was discovered.

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Shefford boy, 17, charged with robbery after Langford incident

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:57pm

A 17-year-old boy from Shefford has been charged with robbery after an incident in Langford.

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Drug-related deaths on the rise across North Herts and surrounding areas

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:32pm

Drug-related deaths have risen across North Herts, Stevenage and the surrounding districts over the last three years, reflecting a national rise in fatalities over the period.

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