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The Comet

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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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Hawkins of Hitchin to close after 154 years in business

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:39pm

A landmark Hitchin department store that has traded for 154 years is set to close its doors for the last time in the new year, it has been announced today.

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Increase in pickpocketing in Hertfordshire blamed on contactless cards

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:07pm

Hertfordshire shoppers are experiencing one of the highest levels of purse dipping and pickpocketing the county has ever seen, according to police.

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Letchworth school wins national award for its celebrated emphasis on reading

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:52pm

A Letchworth school has won a prestigious national award celebrating huge improvements in its pupils’ reading skills.

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Hitchin-to-Letchworth train ‘rolls over Halloween daredevil’

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:18pm

A daredevil lay down between railway lines between Hitchin and Letchworth as a train rolled over them on Halloween night, transport police believe.

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Bim Afolami: ‘Attempted harassment’ row with Hitchin and Harpenden Labour deepens

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:26am

Hitchin and Harpenden’s Labour chairman has categorically denied any party members sought to harass MP Bim Afolami’s family – but Mr Afolami has today firmly stood by his claim.

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Stevenage and North Herts put some Halloween horror into half term and beyond

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:45am

There was plenty of spooky Stevenage scariness and North Herts horror on Halloween this year.

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Stevenage shoppers learn life-saving CPR during an emergency services awareness event

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 6:59pm

An emergency services awareness day in Stevenage town centre taught shoppers life-saving skills such as CPR.

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Update your wardrobe and help save lives at a Stevenage fashion show for Stand Up To Cancer

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 6:56pm

A fundraising fashion show to support research into cancer is being held on Thursday and is free to attend.

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Stevenage York Road incident: Police hunt gang of five

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 4:04pm

A road in Stevenage was cordoned off yesterday afternoon after the occupants of two cars got into a fight.

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Continental Street Market brings tastes and crafts of the world to Letchworth

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 3:34pm

The Continental Street Market is in Letchworth town centre tomorrow – with a whole host of food, drink and craft items for you to buy.

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Halloween: Don’t be tricked – your pumpkin’s a treat, says Central Beds Council

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 2:30pm

If you are carving pumpkins this Halloween, you should eat the flesh and recycle the gourds – not because it’s part of some bizarre pagan ritual, but because it’s good for the environment.

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Stevenage councillor Sherma Batson remembered in emotional Celebrate!!! show

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:13pm

A community came together to put on a multi-cultural show on Saturday in memory of Stevenage councillor Sherma Batson, who championed diversity.

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Stevenage filming: Sir Anthony Hopkins spotted as scenes shot for BBC’s King Lear

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:26am

Guess who is making a film in Stevenage town centre this morning? None other than the great Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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Stevenage four-year-old ‘overwhelmed’ by support for her triathlon challenge in aid of Save the Children

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 8:45am

A compassionate four-year-old girl who took part in a triathlon to raise money for refugees has been overwhelmed by the support she has received.

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Inaugural Hitchin Children’s Book Festival is a success

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 4:47pm

Kids of all ages enjoyed meeting authors James Mayhew and Marriet Muncaster during the inugural Hitchin Children’s Book Festival at the weekend.

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Stevenage’s Chambers Coaches owner hits out at school over newsletter and says satisfaction is ‘on the up’

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 4:26pm

Long-running Stevenage coach firm Chambers Coaches says it is considering taking legal action against a school after rumours spread that it could close down.

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