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The Comet

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Jailed: Online paedophile who targeted Hertfordshire girls as young as 12

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 7:31pm

A “cold and calculated” paedophile who blackmailed Hertfordshire schoolgirls as young as 12 into sending nude photographs of themselves has been jailed.

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Burglar who broke into Stotfold house gets three years

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 6:43pm

A 26-year-old burglar who was found guilty of breaking into a house in Stotfold has today been jailed.

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Concerns grow for man missing from Stevenage for month and a half

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 6:09pm

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a man who has been missing from Stevenage for a month and a half – and officers have today appealed for help tracing him.

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Royston and Letchworth rail user groups ‘pleased’ with latest timetable

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 4:23pm

Two rail user groups serving North Herts say overall they are “pleased” with changes made to the new Great Northern train timetable, which was released to them yesterday.

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Miss Hertfordshire finalist from Hitchin credits pageants for confidence boost

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 4:14pm

A Miss Hertfordshire 2018 finalist from Hitchin hopes to take the opportunity to break stigmas attached to both anorexia nervosa and the beauty pageant industry.

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Biggleswade-based businesswoman gets backing from former ‘dragon’ Theo Paphitis

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 4:11pm

A Biggleswade-based businesswoman has received a boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

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Biggleswade mother speaks out ahead of World Down Syndrome Day

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 4:01pm

Ahead of World Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday, a Biggleswade mother has spoken about how the condition is misunderstood.

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MP Bim Afolami visits Hitchin’s Air and Sea Cadet units

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 3:57pm

Hitchin MP Bim Afolami got to grips to a flight simulator when he dropped in to visit the town’s Air and Sea Cadet units.

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Comet Community Awards 2018: North Herts Homes nominated for fixing up residents gardens

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 3:49pm

A Hertfordshire housing association has been nominated for a Comet Community Award for its work with vulnerable people in helping them with their gardening.

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Stevenage school hunts fire-breathing dragon for literacy project

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 3:48pm

Pupils at one Stevenage primary school spent a scary week hunting a dragon believed to have been on the loose in the school.

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Coming together to ‘sock it’ to eating disorders

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 3:47pm

Service leaders specialising in the field of eating disorders came together to raise awareness of how to best support those in need.

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Hitchin councillor defends statement about play area’s future

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 3:05pm

A Hitchin councillor has defended a statement about a play area’s future, amid claims the wording is misleading.

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Herts police received 91 reports of children being sexually exploited in run up to Xmas

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 2:50pm

Herts Police received 91 reports of children being sexually exploited in the county in the last quarter of 2017.

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Knebworth House, Park and Gardens ready for 2018 visitor season

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 2:19pm

Knebworth House, Park and Gardens opens again next weekend – and season tickets are available for those wishing to visit the historic Hertfordshire estate throughout the summer.

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Space harpoon aimed at rogue satellite passes test in Stevenage

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 1:50pm

A space harpoon mission aimed at getting a rogue satellite out of orbit took a big step forward yesterday as it passed a crucial earthbound test in Stevenage.

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Weather forecast: Warning of snow and ice for Stevenage, North Herts and Central Bedfordshire

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 1:03pm

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice tomorrow across the area, which includes Stevenage, North Herts and Central Bedfordshire.

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Stotfold community rallies around Co-op after burglary and ram raid

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 10:40am

The Stotfold community plans to band together in support and gratitude for staff at the Co-op, which has been the target of burglaries twice in the last two months.

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Lane blocked on A1(M) near Stevenage after three-car crash

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 7:52am

A lane is blocked on the A1(M) southbound near Stevenage this morning after a three-car crash that briefly saw all traffic held.

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Planning permission granted for up to 44 new homes in Letchworth

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 9:37pm

Letchworth’s Jackmans estate is to gain up to 44 new homes on the site of the former Lannock Primary School after planning permission was granted tonight.

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Committee rejects plan for 180 homes on edge of Henlow

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 9:24pm

A planning application to build up to 180 homes on the edge of a village north of Hitchin has tonight been rejected.

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