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The Comet

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Hundreds sign Hitchin NHS cuts petition

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:04am

A demonstration against NHS cuts gained hundreds of supporters in Hitchin town centre at the weekend.

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A505 reopens two hours after crash between Royston and Baldock

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:52am

The A505 has reopened between Royston and Baldock – two hours after it was closed due to a crash.

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Rail delays after road vehicle hits level crossing near Sandy

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:29am

There are delays on the railways between Peterborough and Stevenage this morning after a road vehicle hit a level crossing near Sandy.

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Multi-vehicle crash on A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 8:09am

There has been a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage this morning – and traffic is stationary as a result.

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A505 closed after vehicle overturns between Royston and Baldock

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 7:52am

The A505 is closed between Royston and Baldock this morning after a vehicle overturned.

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Could Stevenage’s historic Fairlands Farmhouse become healthy living centre?

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 6:41pm

The historic Fairlands Farmhouse in Stevenage could become a centre for healthy living, after the 17th century building was listed as an Asset of Community Value.

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Former North Herts College principal and CEO Matt Hamnett reveals how stress forced him to quit

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 6:29pm

Matt Hamnett’s decision to resign as the chief executive officer of Hart Learning Group – which includes North Hertfordshire College – after just two years in post left many stunned. Here, in an exclusive interview with TES, he reveals how the stress of the job almost broke him.

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Burglars smash into Hitchin home through patio door

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:48pm

A house was burgled in Hitchin on Friday evening, with thieves smashing in through a patio door window.

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Three people injured in A505 smash between Baldock and Royston

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:45pm

Three people were hurt in a two-car crash between Baldock and Royston yesterday evening – which resulted in the stretch of road being closed for two hours.

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Hitchin passer-by intervenes to help boy, 14, escape mugging

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:40pm

A passer-by intervened to help a 14-year-old boy escape a mugger in Hitchin – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Stevenage Surgicentre firm Carillion goes into liquidation

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 1:02pm

Construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

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One taken to hospital after A1 crash near Biggleswade

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 12:33pm

A casualty has been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a barrier on the A1 near Biggleswade this morning.

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Trains delayed after vehicle strikes Hitchin railway bridge

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 12:29pm

Rail services are running at a reduced speed through North Herts after a vehicle struck a bridge near Hitchin railway station.

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Hitchin author’s book The Note outselling Trump exposé on Kindle

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 11:34am

A Hitchin author’s book based on how she fell in love with a fellow commuter is now outselling the Donald Trump exposé Fire and Fury on Amazon’s Kindle store.

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Three A1(M) incidents in 10 minutes between Hatfield and Letchworth

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:28am

A man has been taken to hospital after becoming unwell at the wheel near Letchworth, in one of at least three incidents on the A1(M) within 10 minutes.

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Was massive armed response in Hitchin all for ‘child with toy gun’?

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:01am

Police including armed officers and a helicopter swarmed Hitchin’s Westmill estate on Saturday to look for a man with a gun.

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A1(M) and A1 closures in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire from today due to roadworks

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 9:33am

Roadworks will see closures in place from today on the A1(M) and A1 in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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Hawkins of Hitchin closes after 155 years

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 8:44am

A department store that was an institution of Hitchin life for a century and a half has closed its doors for the last time.

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‘Mindless’ arsonists target Letchworth sheds

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 5:56pm

Arsonists have targeted sheds in Letchworth this week – and police are appealing for information to help catch those responsible.

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Win: Free singing flash-mob for your marriage proposal

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 5:11pm

A choir is offering a unique and free opporunity to someone who intends to pop the question next month – a secret singing flash-mob to accompany the proposal.

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