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The Comet

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Thousands sign petition to save Cuffley Camp as Herts County Council considers closure

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 12:58pm

A petition launched yesterday to save Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre has already amassed more than 5,000 signatures, as Hertfordshire County Council decides whether to close the facility.

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Martins Way in Stevenage blocked after two-car collision

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 9:11am

There was traffic congestion in Stevenage yesterday evening after two cars collided on Martins Way.

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Building for the future - a one billion pound project to transform Stevenage’s social housing

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 6:17pm

Chief reporter Martin Elvery takes a tour around Stevenage to see the first fruits of a billion pound council housing overhaul.

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Don’t take away my takeaway, says Biggleswade curry house boss

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 5:13pm

A Biggleswade restaurateur has launched a campaign against his landlord over a plan to turn his takeaway into flats.

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Children in Nepal enjoy Baldock’s dress donations

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 5:10pm

Schoolchildren in Nepal have benefitted from the generosity of Baldock residents who have donated their second-hand dresses in a charity drive.

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Private healthcare firm behind Hitchin hospital fined £550,000

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 4:43pm

A healthcare provider that runs a private hospital in Hitchin has been fined more than half a million pounds after failing to act on safety concerns raised by an occupational health nurse.

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Long-serving Stevenage FC goalie gets his mitts on the switch at town’s Christmas lights launch

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 4:37pm

Stevenage Borough Council’s Christmas lights switch on show should be in safe hands this year when Stevenage FC goalkeeper Chris Day pushes the button in the town centre on Thursday, November 30.

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Hitchin’s FFE helps fire Bloodhound team towards world land speed record

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 1:24pm

You may have heard about the Bloodhound rocket car project aiming to set a land speed record of 1,000mph – but you probably don’t know parts of it are made by a Hitchin firm.

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Eighties disco raises more than £1,000 for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:52am

Michael Jackson, Wham! and Culture Club were all on the set list as an 80s disco raised more than £1,000 for a hospice near Biggleswade.

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Safety’s the name of the game in Hitchin ahead of fireworks celebrations

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:43am

Remember, remember, the fifth of November... but safety was the name of the game in Hitchin town centre last weekend.

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BBC worker from Stevenage allegedly tried to ruin Christmas for Eastenders fans by stealing top secret scripts

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:32am

A Stevenage chancer allegedly tried to ruin Christmas for EastEnders fans by stealing scripts full of spoilers for the festive episode of the popular TV soap and trying to sell them to the Daily Mail.

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McDonald’s puts in Biggleswade 24-hour drive-through plan

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:00am

A 24-hour McDonald’s could be coming to Biggleswade soon – that’s if a planning application for a 12m drive-through totem is anything to go by.

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Man sustains serious leg injuries in A507 crash near Stotfold

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 9:18am

A man was hospitalised with serious leg injuries after a head-on crash between a motorbike and a car on the A507 near Stotfold last night.

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Police dog’s nose helps with Hitchin drug arrests

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 8:09am

A police dog helped make two arrests in Hitchin on Tuesday night when he sniffed out suspected class A drugs in a car stopped by officers.

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Orthopaedic doctor at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital suspended over investigation by General Medical Council

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:46pm

A doctor at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has been suspended after the General Medical Council launched an investigation into him.

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Pugmas comes early for pooches who will be helping to raise money for charity in Biggleswade

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:31pm

A pug group has organised a special pugmas party to raise money for the Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association at The Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade on December 10.

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Letchworth house an ‘eyesore’ after no work in months, say neighbours

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:11pm

A fire-hit house in Letchworth remains virtually untouched since a big blaze wrecked it six months ago, with neighbours claiming the “eyesore” has been forgotten about.

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Should Stevenage Town Square be protected? Take part in debate over Heritage at Risk listing

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:45pm

Stevenage Town Square has been put on a par with historic churches, Roman villas, shipwrecks and castles by being placed on a Heritage at Risk register – and we want to know what you think about it.

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‘It was absolutely fantastic to meet pupils from Brandles School making a difference in the North Herts community’ writes Comet reporter Martin Elvery

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:30pm

I had the pleasure of being invited along to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital on to meet the bubbly and enterprising pupils from a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties taking part in their amazing charity project.

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Six Hitchin town centre bag thefts prompt police appeal

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:42pm

With police figures indicating some of the highest levels of purse dipping and pickpocketing in Herts history, officers have today appealed for information about six thefts in Hitchin town centre.

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