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The Comet

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Stevenage singer-songwriter releases third album

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:11pm

A talented singer-songwriter with a passion for folk music is releasing her third album and will take to the road on tour next month.

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GOSH charity fun day in memory of Hitchin’s Richard Cornes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:08pm

A charity fun day is to be held at a Hitchin pub in memory of a much-missed regular who died in May.

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Fun in the sun as families flock to Hitchin town centre beach

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 1:28pm

Summer has truly arrived in Hitchin, as families have enjoyed a trip to the beach in their own town centre.

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Ofcom near Baldock will open its doors for Engineering Open House Day

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:51pm

Ofcom near Baldock is opening its doors to young people as part of Engineering Open House Day tomorrow.

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Lost work by Stevenage composer Elizabeth Poston found after 59 years

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:21am

A lost work by noted Stevenage composer Elizabeth Poston has been rediscovered after 59 years.

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Hitchin’s Mark Evens wins triple gold at Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:10am

Hitchin Swimming Club now boasts a triple world champion, after 21-year-old Mark Evens did Britain proud on the world stage.

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Spate of arson overnight in St Albans, Welham Green and Stevenage

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:46am

Firefighters extinguished several deliberate fires in St Albans, Welham Greem, Stevenage and Watford overnight.

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Bid to tackle holiday hunger felt by disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 5:38pm

An initiative to help tackle the holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation some of the most disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire will experience this summer has been rolled out at fire stations across the county.

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Stevenage women continue to fight against period poverty with latest campaign

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 5:13pm

Two Stevenage women have launched their ninth campaign to collect sanitary products to give to women who are vulnerable.

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Stevenage’s MBDA wins gold award for support of troops and veterans

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 5:00pm

Stevenage defence firm MBDA has won a prestigious government award recognising its support for serving armed forces members and veterans.

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Hitchin playwright and actress set for Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 3:45pm

A former Hitchin Girls’ School pupil is to make her debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this weekend as both an actress and playwright.

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School uniform drive to help Biggleswade pupils ahead of new academic year

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 2:59pm

It may be a while until the kids go back to school, but pupils across Biggleswade will be all kitted out thanks to a uniform drive that has received a huge number of donations.

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Teddy Faure Walker: Tributes to farmer, vicar, soldier and friend

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 1:50pm

The family of a Sandon farmer – who became county vice lord lieutenant, high Sheriff, North Herts District councillor and a Stevenage vicar – have spoken about his eventful life following his death aged 71.

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Incineration booming as Hertfordshire sees 12 per cent increase in waste being burnt

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 1:28pm

Herts County Council is sending more and more waste to be burnt by incinerators.

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Letchworth teenagers organise charity quiz and raffle night

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 12:43pm

Teenagers involved in the National Citizen Service in Letchworth have organised a charity quiz and raffle night for Carers in Hertfordshire.

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Biggleswade Athletic Club high jumper wins silver at tournament in Scotland

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 12:15pm

A Biggleswade Athletic Club high jumper has won a silver medal while representing England at the SIAB Schools’ International competition.

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North Hertfordshire Museum: Deadline for 14/15 Brand Street deal passes

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 10:52am

The July 31 deadline set by North Herts council’s cabinet for a deal over the would-be district museum entrance in Hitchin has passed without an agreement.

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Letchworth woman has ‘had enough’ after asking housing association for ramp

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 9:55am

A Letchworth woman says she faces being moved from her home after repeatedly asking her housing association to install a ramp, to no avail.

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Appeal to expand neonatal unit’s family room at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 6:42pm

With an appeal launched to help raise £338,000 to expand the neonatal family room at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, a dad whose son was born 12 weeks prematurely has spoken of the desperate need for this improved facility.

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Toddlers bring joy to elderly at Stevenage care home through music class

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 6:39pm

Babies and toddlers have brought joy and laughter to elderly residents living in a care home, through a special event held on Friday.

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