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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Mental health fundraiser in Hitchin in memory of Stevenage’s Francesca Barrow

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 10:43am

Family and friends are to raise funds in memory of a young woman who tragically lost her life last year following a battle with mental illness, aged just 27.

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Stevenage paedophile headteacher’s ‘short sentence’ prompts town’s MP to push for law change

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 7:04pm

The MP for Stevenage is pushing for a change to the law afer an appeal made against the “short sentence” handed to a paedophile headteacher failed because the Attorney General is powerless to intervene.

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Hitchin woman with multiple sclerosis fighting urgent care battle

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 5:20pm

A 30-year-old Hitchin woman who lives with multiple sclerosis faces the effective choice of giving up work or moving into a residential home unless new carers can be found for her.

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Letchworth CCTV appeal after ‘vicious attack’ on woman in hotel reception

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 5:03pm

Police have today released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to amid allegations of a “vicious attack” on a woman in a Letchwotel hotel reception.

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Police hunt for suitcase suspect after double burglary in Kimpton

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 4:44pm

Police are on the lookout for a suspect seen wheeling a suitcase, after two Kimpton homes were burgled.

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Stotfold Mill Steam Fair and Country Show draws big crowds despite the weather

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 3:42pm

Stotfold Mill Steam Fair and Country Show was a roaring success as crowds flocked to be part of the fun at the weekend.

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Stevenage and North Herts communities to celebrate royal wedding

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 1:24pm

Royal wedding fever is sweeping our communities as they prepare to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day on Saturday.

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Community causes supported at Hitchin fun day

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 12:50pm

There was fun for all ages at a community charity day in Hitchin which was held at the weekend.

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Record numbers turn out for Letchworth’s Greenway Challenge

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 10:56am

A record number of runners turned out for Letchworth’s Greenway Challenge on Sunday – with £4,000 raised for Garden House Hospice Care in the process.

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Man in custody on suspicion of assault after Hitchin police siege

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 8:44am

A man is in custody after a police siege in Hitchin last night that saw armed officers and the dog unit called to the scene.

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Police ‘monitoring situation’ after travellers turn up at Stevenage park

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 6:41pm

Police say they are monitoring the situation after travellers descended on a Stevenage park last night.

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Stevenage pupils work up a sweat to help prevent childhood obesity

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 6:23pm

With childhood obesity on the increase in the UK, primary school pupils have been working up a sweat in a bid to keep fit.

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Letchworth hospice set to offer advice at Dying Matters Awareness Week event

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 6:20pm

Garden House Hospice Care is hosting a drop-in session in Letchworth today to highlight Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from until Sunday.

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Ashwell at Home 2018: War, women and community event is ‘great success’

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 5:40pm

Crowds came out in force for this year’s Ashwell at Home celebration on Sunday, which honoured war, women and community.

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Work starts on Potton homes – as more housing applications go in

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 5:08pm

Work has officially begun on the latest property development in Potton.

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Stevenage CCTV appeal after man ‘partially exposes himself’ to 16-year-old

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 4:46pm

A CCTV image has been released as police investigate allegations a man verbally abused a 16-year-old girl in a Stevenage park before partially exposing himself.

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Hitchin department store Kenmore Interiors closes suddenly

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 3:35pm

Hitchin department store Kenmore Interiors has suddenly closed without any apparent explanation.

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Knebworth food store reopens following £500k refurbishment

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 3:20pm

A food store has reopened and created jobs in Knebworth following a £500,000 refurbishment.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: Stevenage Wellbeing Centre to host stress management workshops

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 12:48pm

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on stress and how we’re coping with it – and there are resources available to help those needing support.

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Burglars steal jewellery and shampoo from Kimpton homes

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 10:56am

Two burglaries which took place in Kimpton last night are linked, according to the police.

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