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The Comet

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Dramatic photographs show moment lightning hits ahead of Stevenage FC match

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 4:40pm

Striking shots taken from the stands at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium show the moment lightning hit ahead of Friday night’s friendly against Watford.

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Stevenage football match aims to help tackle prevalent knife crime issue

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 2:57pm

A charity football match aimed at raising awareness of knife crime was played on Sunday, raising much-needed funds for a charity dedicated to tackling the prevalent issue.

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Lord Sugar salutes Amstrad PC still printing Hitchin Festival tickets after 25 years

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 2:32pm

Billionaire business magnate Lord Sugar has saluted a dependable PC made by his Amstrad computer company decades ago, which still prints the tickets for Hitchin Festival.

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North Herts waste collector alleges ‘unsafe’ working conditions at Urbaser

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 1:54pm

An employee of North Hertfordshire’s embattled waste contractor has alleged “unsafe working conditions” in his job as a refuse collector, which he claims landed a colleague in hospital.

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Gamlingay and Potton fire crews tackle ‘deliberate’ South Cambs car blaze

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 1:23pm

Crews from Gamlingay and Potton fire stations were called to an incident where it’s believed a car was deliberately set on fire in South Cambridgeshire at the weekend.

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Man taken to hospital with head injury after Hitchin A600 van crash

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 1:02pm

A man was taken to hospital with a head injury after a crash involving two vans on the A600 in Hitchin on Saturday morning.

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Three arrests after woman ‘stabbed in back’ in Stevenage’s Hydean Way

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 12:28pm

A woman was stabbed in the back in Stevenage last night, following an altercation outside a pub – and three people have been arrested.

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Two arrested on suspicion of raping children in Stevenage

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 12:16pm

Two 32-year-old men from Stevenage have been arrested on suspicion of raping a pair of girls under the age of 16 in the town.

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Suspected paedophile accused of Stevenage finger bite to stand trial next year

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 10:17am

A suspected paedophile who is accused of biting the tip of a man’s finger off during a sting in Stevenage has had his trial delayed until next year.

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Two lorries crash on A1 south of Biggleswade

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 8:44am

The A1 south of Biggleswade has been completely blocked this morning after a crash involving two lorries.

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Hitchin’s inspirational Tobias Lekman set to trek gruelling ‘Kings Trail’ in memory of his late father and to raise funds for charity

Sun, 29/07/2018 - 9:59pm

A courageous Hitchin man is set to follow in his late father’s footsteps and trek the famous ‘King’s Trail’ in Sweden to raise funds to fight prostate cancer.

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Stevenage FC open day hailed as huge success with community event attended by hundreds of loyal fans at Bragbury End

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 9:44pm

There have been smiles all round after hundreds of Stevenage fans of all ages attended a hugely succesful open day at the club’s training HQ, Bragbury End.

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Hitchin CCTV appeal after early-hours attack by about eight men

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:28pm

Police have released CCTV images of five men after a group of about eight people attacked a man in Hitchin town centre, kicking and punching him in the early hours.

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Bid to tackle teacher recruitment crisis in Hertfordshire is commended at national level

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:11pm

An organisation’s work to improve the ongoing teacher recruitment crisis in Hertfordshire has been recognised at a national level.

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Dance school’s Knebworth summer ball raises £500 for Kidney Research UK

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:10pm

A dance school’s summer ball has raised £500 for the charity Kidney Research UK.

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‘I’ve been paid to kill you’ threat sent to Hertfordshire business people

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:09pm

Herts Police are warning businessmen and women not to fall prey to a threatening message in which the sender demands a sum of money.

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Baldock woman’s hell as patients face long delays for smear test results

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:08pm

Women are facing long, often anxious, waits for the results of their cervical screening tests, as NHS England admits there is a problem in our area.

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Musical talent galore at Hitchin primary school’s summer concert

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:05pm

Sixty-one pupils enthralled parents and staff in Hitchin at Highover JMI and Nursery School’s annual summer concert.

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Pillar of the community: An insight into Garden House Hospice Care

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:00pm

Garden House Hospice Care is a much-loved pillar in our area. Based in Letchworth, it cares for people with life-limiting illnesses across North Herts and Stevenage.

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Fairfield Park school victorious in cycling and scooting challenge

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:53pm

Fairfield Park Lower School has beaten more than 1,600 others from across the country to win the Big Pedal competition – designed to encourage more pupils to cycle or scoot in each morning.

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