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The Comet

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Hitchin runner, 12, raises £500 for Médicins Sans Frontières doctors

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 6:09pm

A 12-year-old Hitchin schoolgirl spent her summer holidays running to raise more than £500 to support doctors in Syria and other crisis zones.

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Bim Afolami interview: Railway system ‘unfit for purpose’, says MP

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 5:02pm

The rail industry must put commuters first – that was the line from Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami as he tore into rail industry bosses and a system he said was “not fit for purpose”.

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Boy, 14, missing from Great Barford

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 4:55pm

A 14-year-old boy from Great Barford has been missing since yesterday evening, and police have appealed for help finding him.

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Stondon housing and village facilities schemes backed by planners

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 2:34pm

New sport and leisure facilities are to be provided for the people of Stondon as part of a development linked to a second scheme to build 40 homes in the village.

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Motorcycle trio saddles up to fundraise for injured racer

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 2:09pm

Three motorcycle racers are taking part in an endurance course to raise funds for a fellow racer, who suffered life changing injuries earlier this year.

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William Taylor: Four murder suspects bailed

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 8:29am

Four people arrested yesterday on suspicion of murdering Gosmore farmer William Taylor have been released on bail, police have said.

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Cool Britannia Festival to return in 2019 with dates due to announced ‘very soon’

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 12:08am

Organisers have started planning next year’s Cool Britannia Festival with 2019 dates and early bird ticket details “coming soon”.

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Road closures while historic Stevenage Charter Fair is in town

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 5:21pm

Stevenage’s popular charter fair is back and will be entertaining people on Friday and Saturday with an extravaganza of fairground stalls, rides, candy floss and prizes.

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Letchworth dementia group set to mark World Alzheimer’s Day

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 4:50pm

Letchworth dementia club and North Herts Museum will host special events to mark World Alzheimer’s Day tomorrow.

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William Taylor: Four arrested on suspicion of murder

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 4:09pm

Officers looking for missing Gosmore farmer William Taylor this morning arrested four people from Hitchin on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

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William Taylor: Police confirm murder inquiry

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 3:50pm

Police have today confirmed to the Comet that their investigation into the disappearance of Gosmore farmer William Taylor is being treated as a murder inquiry.

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Fallen tree strewn across Letchworth road

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 3:10pm

A tree has been blown down by strong winds and blocked a road in Letchworth.

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Hitchin cricket ground contractors move to clarify parking restrictions

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 2:53pm

Contractors working on Hitchin’s cricket and hockey club revamp have moved to reassure neighbours after a sign appeared to announce 18 months of parking restrictions.

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NHDC and Urbaser still unsure when bin issues will end

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 12:37pm

There is continued uncertainty over when North Herts residents can expect a ‘business as usual’ standard of waste collection service, following an overview and scrutiny meeting last night.

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Hundreds diagnosed with an STI in Stevenage

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 11:56am

Figures published by the Government have revealed how many people were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STI) in Stevenage last year.

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Datchworth family fundraise to enable World War II nurse to have dignified death

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 9:20am

A Datchworth family are desperately trying to raise £20,000 to give their mum a dignified death at home.

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Sandon Bury Farm planning application decision looms

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 6:09pm

An application to build an events venue at a farm in Sandon is to be decided upon by North Herts District Council on Thursday.

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Police launch Operation Edge in Stevenage schools to help tackle knife crime

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 5:42pm

Police in Stevenage are launching an initiative to tackle the issue of young people carrying knives.

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Stevenage FC letter campaign: ‘Please support your local club’

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 5:14pm

Stevenage Football Club has launched a new campaign today in a bid to encourage residents to support their local team.

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Herts, Beds and Cambs child abuse image crimes tops 1,300 in two years

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 11:45am

More than 1,300 child abuse image offences have been recorded by police in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire in the last two years, according to new figures obtained by the NSPCC.

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