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The Comet

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Letchworth teenager arrested for second time over arson attacks

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 6:36pm

A 14-year-old girl from Letchworth has been arrested and charged for the second time in the space of a week in connection with a number of fires in the town.

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Stevenage care home fire: One person still in critical condition after blaze that claimed a life

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 4:53pm

One person remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition after a fire at a Stevenage care home which led to a man’s death.

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Police appeal to trace missing Langford man, 73

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 4:34pm

A 73-year-old man from Langford has been missing since around 1.30pm today, and police have now appealed for the public’s help finding him.

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‘Significant concerns’ over past assessment at Hitchin primary school

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 2:17pm

Significant concerns have been found during an investigation into historical practice regarding assessment and testing at a Hitchin primary school.

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REVEALED: Most expensive properties in North Herts, Stevenage and Central Beds SG postcodes in 2017

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:46pm

An 18th-century manor house was the most expensive residential property sold in North Hertfordshire during 2017, according to new Land Registry data.

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Letchworth man, 61, pleads not guilty to sexual assault in street

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:39am

A 61-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault after an alleged incident in a Letchworth street.

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Fire at Stevenage care home may have been caused by exploding oxygen cylinder

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:16am

An exploding oxygen cylinder may have been responsible for a fire at a Stevenage care home that left one person dead and six others hospitalised, it has emerged.

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Police and firefighters called to A1(M) between Stevenage and Welwyn after crash

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 9:19am

There are currently 30-minute delays on the A1(M) southbound carriageway between Junction 7 for Stevenage and Junction 6 for Welwyn this morning after a crash involving two vehicles.

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Hitchin school gymnasts set for UK trampoline finals in Northern Ireland

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 8:35am

Thirteen trampoline gymnasts from Hitchin are set to bounce out to Belfast next month to go up against the best in the UK.

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One person dies after fire at Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 12:38pm

One person has died following a fire at Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage yesterday afternoon, Hertfordshire’s chief fire officer has confirmed.

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Woodlands View Care Home gives update after fire leaves seven hospitalised

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 9:25pm

A Woodlands View Care Home spokesperson has provided an update after a fire at the Stevenage premises left seven people hospitalised.

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Seven people taken to hospital after Stevenage care home fire

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 7:51pm

Seven people have been taken to hospital – one in a critical condition – after a fire at a care home in Stevenage this afternoon (Saturday, February 3).

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Two people fighting for their lives after fire at Stevenage care home

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 6:37pm

Two people have been rushed to hospital in a critical condition following a fire at a Stevenage care home.

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Ministers visit station to get new disability access campaign on track

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 11:16am

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald MP, shadow rail minister Rachael Maskell MP and Mohammad Yasin, Labour MP for Bedford, paid a visit to Biggleswade railway station on Wednesday to consider the need to improve access and station facilities.

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Ashwell Show passes £175,000 of funds given out since 2000

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 11:10am

The not-for-profit Ashwell Show has now given out £175,000 to good causes since the year 2000.

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Biggleswade Specsavers team to take on Three Peaks Challenge for guide dogs cause

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:52pm

Fundraisers who work in a Biggleswade opticians are set to climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales to support the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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Another push for gas-fired power plant on Green Belt near Little Wymondley

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:48pm

A controversial plan to build a gas-fired power plant between Hitchin and Stevenage is back on the table after another planning application went in.

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Hitchin artists to hit back at Trump by taking African culture to schools

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:45pm

Artists based in Hitchin are to hit back at US President Donald Trump’s reported comments about African countries by taking the continent’s culture into schools – free of charge.

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Letchworth’s James Mayhew to paint during Hitchin Carnival of the Animals concert

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:44pm

There will be a special treat for families in Hitchin this month – a concert for children, featuring live painting by a famed illustrator and author.

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Standalone Farm to open in time for February half term

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:15pm

Standalone Farm in Letchworth will be opening earlier than ever before, with the doors open for the 2018 season from Saturday – just in time for half term.

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