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The Comet

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Major concerns over plans to build 105 homes in Walkern

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 10:15am

A planning application to build 105 homes in a village has been met with fierce opposition from people concerned it will ruin the landscape, cause traffic congestion and put a strain on existing infrastructure.

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Suspects escape after Letchworth car chase and dog pursuit

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 8:28am

Two suspects escaped custody last night after a brief car chase through Letchworth followed by a pursuit on foot involving police dogs.

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Stevenage recruitment fair aims to tackle teacher vacancies crisis

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 10:02pm

With the education sector facing a recruitment crisis, a careers fair for teachers is being held in Stevenage today.

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Grieving Stevenage man’s 2,000km challenge in memory of mum

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 9:52pm

A grieving man is taking on the challenge of running 2,000km this year - roughly one marathon a week - in memory of his mum, who died weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Have your say on proposal to extend GP opening hours in Stevenage

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 9:48pm

Patients registered to GP practices in Stevenage are being asked their views on a proposal to extend GP opening hours.

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Family overwhelmed by support as Stevenage tot Mia battles leukaemia

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 5:01pm

The family of a 17-month-old girl diagnosed with leukaemia and fighting for her life have been overwhelmed by people’s support after an appeal to raise money to adapt their home has led to a flood of donations, as well as fundraisers in the pipeline.

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Fundraiser who runs to overcome mental illness to take on London Marathon

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 4:53pm

A fundraiser who uses running to help manage mental illness is set to take on the London Marathon in memory of a friend’s daughter who had the same condition.

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Two arrests over Hitchin ‘Zen’ and ‘82’ graffiti tags

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 4:42pm

Officers investigating the huge number of ‘Zen’ and ‘82’ graffiti tags in and around Hitchin have made two arrests – and have identified two more people who could help their enquiries.

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Hitchin’s James Bay announces new album release and UK tour dates

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 4:18pm

Hitchin singer James Bay has today announced when he will release his much-anticipated second album, Electric Light.

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Eight Hitchin burglaries in a single day being linked by detectives

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 3:01pm

There were at least eight burglaries within 12 hours in Hitchin yesterday – and detectives have today appealed for witnesses and information.

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Broken-down car causes A602 delays between Hitchin and Stevenage

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 2:45pm

There are heavy delays on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage after a car broke down on the carriageway between the two towns.

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Apology after lamp upgrade sees Stevenage bedroom lit up ‘like daytime’

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 12:30pm

Herts County Council has apologised after a street light upgrade in Stevenage meant a bedroom was lit up “like daytime” each night.

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2018/19 budgets set for North Herts, Stevenage and Herts county councils

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 9:36am

North Herts district, Stevenage borough and Herts county councils have now set their budgets for the next financial year – and there are council tax rises from all three.

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Five generations of one Stevenage family come together after birth of baby Kireigh

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 8:42am

Five generations of one family came together on Sunday following the birth of their youngest member, baby Kireigh.

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Toys R Us launches closing down sale at Stevenage store

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 6:55pm

Toys R Us in Stevenage has launched a closing down sale after the company’s UK operation went into administration last week.

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Builder who fly-tipped plaster and concrete in Hitchin must pay £1,300

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 5:28pm

A builder who was caught fly-tipping hardened plaster and concrete rubble in Hitchin has been hit with a bill for more than £1,300.

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CCTV appeal after alleged Letchworth kidnap and blackmail

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 5:14pm

A man was allegedly kidnapped in Letchworth and taken to Essex before managing to escape – and officers have today issued CCTV images of someone they want to speak to as part of their enquiries.

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Stevenage attacker who slashed former friend faces ‘significant’ jail term

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 4:24pm

An attacker who slashed his former friend with a Stanley knife in a Stevenage street, causing him horrific facial injuries, was cleared of his attempted murder today at St Albans Crown Court.

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How Stevenage Haven helped me beat homelessness and alcoholism

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 1:58pm

A man who turned his life around after being homeless and dependant on alcohol has thanked a Stevenage shelter that helped him recover.

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Letchworth business to mix and match socks for Lymphoedema

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 11:50am

A Letchworth business is getting involved with the launch of Lymphoedema Awareness Week, from Sunday, March 4 to Saturday March 10.

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