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The Comet

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Work starts on Stevenage Costco ahead of planned July 2019 opening

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:46pm

Work has finally begun on Stevenage’s Costco store, which is now set to open in July 2019.

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Letchworth screening of England-Croatia game cancelled on police advice

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:29pm

Tonight’s Letchworth town centre screening of the England-Croatia World Cup semi-final has been cancelled amid police safety concerns.

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World Cup fans in Herts urged to dial 999 only in an emergency after numerous inappropriate calls

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:32pm

Police inundated with inappropriate emergency calls last weekend have urged football fans to only dial 999 in a genuine crisis.

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Thefts from vehicles up 150 per cent in Stevenage

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:17pm

Thefts from vehicles in Stevenage have risen by more than 150 per cent since April compared with the same period last year, police announced today.

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Biggleswade play area still fenced off after three years – when will it open?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:12pm

A play area in Biggleswade is yet to be opened after three years of being fenced off.

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It’s coming home... Three Lions stars coming to Knebworth

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:04pm

It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming... Football’s coming home! And the group behind football anthem Three Lions will be coming to Knebworth this summer.

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Holwell Scarecrow Festival raises almost £2,000 for hospice

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:44am

Hundreds of visitors turned out to enjoy the second annual Holwell Scarecrow Festival at the weekend.

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Central Bedfordshire urged to move towards uniform two-tier education

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:39am

Leadership is vital for a primary and secondary school system to become uniform across Central Bedfordshire, it has been claimed.

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Petitioners welcome U-turn over decision to give much-loved Walkern landlord notice to quit

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 9:35pm

A brewery has made a U-turn over its decision to give a much-loved landlord notice to quit, with a petition amassing almost 1,000 signatures in support of the licensee.

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Stevenage students praised for speaking openly about their mental health at wellbeing event

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 6:21pm

Around 200 people turned out for a Stevenage’s school’s first ‘wellbeing event’ which centred on discussions around mental health – something which sees one in 10 students diagnosed.

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‘Mental health needs a bigger slice of the NHS cake’

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 6:20pm

Hannah Brown from Langford, who has battled anorexia and is now a mental health campaigner, talks NHS funding as the service marks 70 years

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NHS70: Stevenage mum praises paramedics for saving toddler’s life

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 5:58pm

As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary, the mother of a toddler whose heart stopped beating after he fell into a pond has praised the paramedics and hospital staff who saved his life 25 years ago.

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Daughter throws hospice fundraiser in memory of Newnham nurse Liz

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 5:34pm

The daughter of a former Addenbrooke’s and Lister Hospital nurse who “always put herself before others” is to throw a fundraiser in aid of the hospice who cared for her before she died of cancer aged 58.

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Activists’ fury as Henlow dog races continue in sweltering heatwave

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:59pm

Animal rights activists have slammed Henlow’s dog track for continuing to hold races amid temperatures of up to 31°C.

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Hitchin Parents Against School Cuts to hold toilet paper action day

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 1:55pm

Loo rolls or lessons? That’s the choice an activist group says many schools now face, ahead of an action day in Hitchin this weekend.

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Man bitten by dog along Letchworth Greenway

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 12:10pm

A man in his 60s has been bitten by a dog while on a morning walk along Letchworth’s Greenway with his retriever cross.

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Teenagers arrested in Stevenage after two people ‘seen with handgun’

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 11:46am

Two teenagers from Stevenage were arrested last night after reports of two people with a handgun.

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Stevenage teenager arrested after alleged bike theft

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 9:14am

A teenager has been arrested after an alleged bike theft in Stevenage – and officers seeking witnesses have released a picture of the bicycle.

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Missing Stevenage teenager found

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 6:51am

A 15-year-old boy from Stevenage who went missing on Sunday night was found yesterday evening, police have confirmed.

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Stevenage parents’ desperate appeal to raise funds to help twins walk

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 9:32pm

An appeal to raise money for private medical treatment to give seriously ill twins a fighting chance of ever walking has raised more than £15,000 so far.

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