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The Comet

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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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HALLOWEEN FEATURE: Staking out Minsden Chapel in wait of some grisly apparition...

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 3:55pm

The mysterious ghostly figure of a monk, caught on photograph at an ancient ruined chapel near Hitchin – there couldn’t be anything in this, could there?

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Paedophile admits sexually assaulting young girl

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 3:03pm

A 28-year-old paedophile faces sentencing by a crown court judge after he admitted sexually exploiting a primary-school-aged girl in Henlow.

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Notorious Hitchin footpath finally resurfaced

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 2:18pm

Campaigners in Hitchin are celebrating after a notorious footpath was finally relaid after years of problems, with the new surface unveiled at the weekend.

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Man arrested in Stevenage after claims he was harassing people for money

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 12:46pm

Police have arrested a man following reports that he was harassing members of the public in Stevenage town centre this morning (Monday).

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Visit spooky Stevenage haunted house for trick or treat and help raise cash for air ambulance

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:38am

A Stevenage family are inviting trick or treaters along to their Transylvanian-themed ‘haunted house’ for Halloween tomorrow.

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Police confirm person dead after being struck by train at Hatfield

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:06am

A person has died after being struck by a train at Hatfield, the British Transport Police (BTP) has confirmed.

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