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The Comet

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Hitchin football fan visits 232 grounds in mammoth stadium-hopping challenge

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 4:39pm

A Hitchin football fan has completed a mammoth four-and-a-half year ground-hopping challenge.

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Revamp of Stevenage’s Market Place will ‘drive footfall through town’

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 4:35pm

Significant improvements have been made to a public space in Stevenage’s town centre.

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Hitchin jewellers raised £1,750 for Garden House Hospice

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 3:52pm

A Hitchin jewellers has raised £1,750 for Garden House Hospice thanks to two customer raffles.

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Big turnout for Hands Off Barclay meeting over forced academisation

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 2:06pm

Stevenage’s Bunyan Baptist Church was packed out on Wednesday night as the community met to discuss The Barclay School’s impending academisation.

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Award-winner police dog Oz retires after six years of service

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 1:11pm

The handler of an award-winning police dog who is retiring after six years of service has spoken about the “great memories” the pair have shared together.

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Families from St Albans and Stevenage enjoy Home-Start party thanks to Amazon

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:46am

Families from St Albans and Stevenage enjoyed a special Christmas party organised by local charity Home-Start Herts thanks to a grant from Amazon.

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Police officer injured in fail to stop crash in Stevenage

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:36am

Police are re-appealing for information after an officer required hospital treatment following a crash in Stevenage just before Christmas.

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Offley road reopened after crash

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 8:37am

A road through Offley has been reopened following an earlier crash.

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Newnham Road closed due to warehouse fire

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 8:05am

Newnham Road has been closed in both directions from the A507 to Ashwell Road due to a warehouse fire.

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Heavy traffic on A1(M) after three vehicle crash near Welwyn Garden City

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 6:05pm

Traffic is queuing on the A1(M) northbound after a three vehicle collision near Welwyn Garden City.

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Remainers slam Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami’s concerns about People’s Vote on Brexit

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 3:51pm

Campaigning Remainers have slammed the Hitchin and Harpenden MP’s rejection of a second referendum as “increasingly bizarre”.

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22-year-old jailed for 10 years after dangerous driving at 110mph caused grandfather’s death

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 3:37pm

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a head-on collision at 110mph with a grandfather near Hexton.

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First ‘60s night raised more than £900 for Jackie’s Drop-in

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 1:55pm

A new club has raised more than £900 for Jackie’s Drop-in centre in Letchworth after the first of many ‘60s nights.

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Campaign group given bursary boost in efforts to save Charlton pub

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 11:06am

The campaign to save Charlton pub, The Windmill, has been given a financial boost thanks to a bursary from a community support foundation.

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CCTV appeal after theft of 79-year-old woman’s purse in Letchworth

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 5:42pm

Police have launched a CCTV appeal after a 79-year-old woman’s wallet was stolen outside a Sainsbury’s store in Letchworth.

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Roadwork repairs set to take place across North Herts and Stevenage before April

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 5:11pm

Two hundred roads across Hertfordshire will benefit from maintenance work between now and the end of March, with an extra £7.8 million being spent by the council.

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Total transformation after Stevenage slimmer loses 6.5 stone

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 5:03pm

After losing 6.5 stone through Slimming World, Sandra Jackson is now ready to enjoy life to the full.

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Appeal launched to raise funds for renovation of Stevenage’s oldest building

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 4:49pm

An appeal is being launched to help raise the final £200,000 needed for the major renovation and modification of a Grade I-listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage.

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North Hertfordshire Museum: Press release disagreement delays 14/15 Brand Street sale announcement

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 2:23pm

An offical announcement of the transaction that would see the long-awaited opening of the front entrance to Hitchin’s North Hertfordshire Museum has been delayed after a disagreement over press release quotes.

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Staff leaving Stevenage primary school ‘in droves’ amid claims of classroom violence

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 1:02pm

Parents of pupils at a school hit with complaints about special educational needs provision say the problem is more widespread, with seven teachers and five support staff leaving in one term.

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