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The Comet

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Rail regulator probe into Govia Thameslink over passenger information

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 1:36pm

The rail regulator has today opened an investigation into whether Great Northern and Thameslink line operator Govia Thameslink breached requirements to keep passengers properly informed amid the May 2018 timetable rollout.

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Brown bin left outside North Herts council – and returned next day, emptied

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 11:11am

A man frustrated with North Hertfordshire’s waste service left his uncollected brown bin outside the district council’s offices – and received it back the next day, emptied and cleaned.

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Coldplay, Strokes and Fleetwood Mac cover gig in Hitchin to aid hospice

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 10:47am

November 2 promises to be a special night for music lovers in Hitchin as three bands bring three classic acts to Club 85 to raise money for charity.

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Journey’s End rehearsals finish in Hitchin ahead of Ypres performances

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 7:06am

A theatre company has finished rehearsals of First World War drama Journey’s End in Hitchin, ahead of a month of performances in Flanders to mark 100 years since the armistice.

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Stevenage house fire treated as arson

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 5:08pm

A fire at a house in Stevenage yesterday evening is being treated as arson by police.

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Three teenagers from Stevenage arrested on suspicion of drugs offences

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 3:38pm

Three teenagers were arrested in Stevenage yesterday afternoon on suspicion of drugs offences.

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Stotfold family cycle 500 miles around Scottish coast for Diabetes UK

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 12:53pm

A Stotfold family and a close friend have completed a gruelling 500-mile bike ride around the coast of Scotland to raise money for Diabetes UK.

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Less Waste Hitchin initiative holding meet-up tonight

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 11:26am

A community initiative aiming at driving down the amount of packaging waste is to hold its monthly meet-up in Hitchin this evening.

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Great Northern reveals new trains with more capacity, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and power points

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 10:26am

Great Northern will soon be introducing trains with more capacity and air conditioning, which according to one commuter “will make a massive difference”.

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Two girls, 14, missing from Bedfordshire since Saturday

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 8:56am

Two 14-year-old girls have been missing from Bedfordshire since Saturday, and officers have appealed for the public’s help finding them.

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Stevenage road closed after single-car crash

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 8:23am

A major road in Stevenage was closed this morning after a car collided with the roadside.

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Thefts from cars and vans up 84 per cent in Stevenage

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 7:25am

The rate of thefts from cars and vans in Stevenage is up 84 per cent on last year, police have said.

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Biggleswade’s Ivel Valley School aiming for centre of excellence status

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 7:06am

A special school in Biggleswade has had a major restructure as it works towards becoming a centre of excellence.

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Hitchin school funding campaigners to hold open meeting next week

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 7:05am

School funding campaigners are to hold an open meeting in Hitchin next week, ahead of a national day of action.

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Community army recruiting in Letchworth to tackle loneliness

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 5:05pm

People in Letchworth are being urged to join a new community army helping to make the town a friendlier place and reduce loneliness.

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Stevenage primary school’s colour run fundraiser is a smash hit

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 4:07pm

Young and old alike got covered in colourful powder paint at a Stevenage school fundraiser.

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Breakthrough claimed in North Hertfordshire Museum entrance negotiations

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 2:22pm

The stand-off over the would-be North Hertfordshire Museum entrance in Hitchin’s Brand Street could finally be over, this paper understands.

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Hitchin shop’s balloons light up Strictly Come Dancing stage

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 1:34pm

Balloons supplied by a Hitchin crafts shop were used by the BBC for Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing TV programme.

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Stevenage tower-block fire: Man still in ‘critical condition’ in hospital

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 12:28pm

A man rescued from Monday’s Stevenage tower-block fire remains in “a critical condition” in hospital today, police have said.

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Beeston road safety activist installs dummy cameras on A1

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 12:22pm

A grandad who lives next to the A1 in Beeston has been ordered to take down fake cameras he put up to try to deter speeding drivers.

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