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The Comet

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A505 partially blocked between Baldock and Royston after crash near Ashwell

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:24pm

The A505 between Baldock and Royston is still partially blocked after a crash near Ashwell earlier this afternoon, with traffic remaining very slow.

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Hitchin petrol station cordoned off after fight as officers arrest suspected car thief

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:31pm

A suspected car thief is in custody after a fight at a Hitchin petrol station last night left a man with head and neck cuts requiring hospital treatment.

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Arlesey firewalkers raise £1,500 charity total as fete is a big hit

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:09pm

Brave fundraisers walked over burning embers at the Arlesey village fete at the weekend to raise almost £1,500 for two good causes.

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Guilty: Stevenage burglar who led police on chase through Hitchin and Letchworth

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:22pm

A burglar from Stevenage who led police on a chase through Hitchin and Letchworth on Sunday night has today pleaded guilty to 13 offences – and is set to be sentenced by a crown court judge next month.

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Ashwell farm has its finger on the pulse

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 2:08pm

A farm in Ashwell has produced Britain’s first commercial lentil crop in a harvest that farmers were told “couldn’t be done.”

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Little Georgia ‘wouldn’t be here today’: Stevenage mother’s appeal after organ donor shortage revealed

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:31pm

A Stevenage mother has made a heartfelt appeal for more people to join the Organ Donor Register after seeing first-hand how a donor saved her daughter’s life.

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Belly dancers, classic cars and more at Letchworth social centre’s open day

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:16am

There were belly dancers, classic cars and more at a cherished Letchworth social centre’s open day at the weekend.

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Stevenage man charged with attempted murder after Great Ashby knife slashing

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 9:37am

A 35-year-old man from Stevenage has been charged with attempted murder after a fight in which a victim was slashed with a knife.

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Peter Payne: Tributes paid to much-loved Knebworth character ‘Pete to Meat’ after decades at Royal British Legion

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 8:20am

Tributes have been paid to a cherished character of Knebworth who ran weekly ‘meat raffles’ at the village’s Royal British Legion for almost four decades.

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Three burglaries in 24 hours in Hitchin, with gold jewellery and pre-decimal coins taken

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 6:41pm

Gold jewellery and pre-decimal coins have been stolen during a spate of three burglaries within 24 hours in Hitchin.

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Hitchin fish and chip shop co-owner retires after 21 years

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 5:24pm

A stalwart Hitchin fish and chip shop co-owner has hung up his apron for the last time after 21 years in the batter business.

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Baldock-based Barnardo’s director raises funds with £1-per-day meal challenge

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 4:31pm

A Baldock-based director of children’s charity Barnardo’s is eating on just £1 per day as part of a fundraising challenge to help vulnerable youngsters.

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Jailed: Hatfield burglar who stole almost £3,000 worth of stock from Ickleford Stores

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 3:38pm

A burglar who broke into a village shop near Hitchin and made off with almost £3,000 worth of stock has been jailed.

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Prolific offender jailed for burglaries in Welwyn Garden City and Knebworth

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 3:13pm

Burglar Nigel Jones has been jailed for more than four years after he was caught red-handed with his loot at Knebworth train station by an off-duty police officer.

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Fundraising for Baldock dad-of-four who had major stroke after migraine diagnosis

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 2:29pm

A Baldock dad-of-four could never walk again after being diagnosed with migraines and then having a major stroke – and his family are now raising money to help.

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Man in 70s dies in A1(M) crash between Welwyn and Stevenage

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 12:57pm

A man in his 70s has died after the car he was travelling in left the A1(M) northbound carriageway and crashed into trees between Welwyn and Stevenage at the weekend.

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Hitchin man arrested on suspicion of Stevenage GBH after ‘slash injuries’ leave victim in hospital

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 12:34pm

A suspected knifeman from Hitchin has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after another man suffered “slash injuries” in Stevenage during the early hours of this morning.

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Man in his 30s dies in A507 crash near Shefford

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 12:17pm

A man died in a crash on the A507 yesterday evening, police have confirmed today.

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Quiz: With Doctor Foster returning on Tuesday night, how well do you know its Hitchin locations?

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 9:18am

Hitchin will be back on the nation’s screens tomorrow evening as BBC One primetime drama Doctor Foster returns for its second series – but how well do you know its links to our town? Take our quiz to find out.

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A507 closes near Shefford after serious crash between car and van

Mon, 04/09/2017 - 7:59am

There was a serious crash on the A507 near Shefford yesterday evening, with a stretch of the road closed while emergency services attended the scene.

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