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The Comet

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Central Bedfordshire Council aiming to crack down on growth in housing fraud

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 5:35pm

A crackdown on housing fraud is underway in Central Bedfordshire.

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Stevenage benefit fraudster falsely claimed more than £9,000

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 3:44pm

A benefit fraudster from Stevenage who falsely claimed more than £9,000 has been ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid community work.

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Hitchin firm transforms Baldock school gym into new skills centre

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 3:06pm

Brandles School in Baldock has welcomed the arrival of a new skills centre that will allow students to learn decorating, carpentry, plastering, plumbing and bricklaying.

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Charity football in memory of Stevenage’s Mike Quinlan raises £400

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 2:29pm

There were goals galore as friends played a charity football match in memory of Stevenage’s Mike Quinlan, who tragically took his own life earlier this year.

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Sandy parties in the park at community get-together

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 1:02pm

Hundreds of people came together in Sandy at the weekend for the community church’s Party in the Park event.

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Missed garden waste and recycling collections in North Herts

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 12:24pm

Garden waste collections were not completed on time in Baldock, Royston and many North Herts villages this week.

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Stevenage girlfriend gives CPR to save boyfriend’s life

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 12:16pm

A 20-year-old Stevenage woman who gave her boyfriend a literal kiss of life when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest has been hailed “a true hero”.

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Firm behind Stevenage office revamp plan fights off compulsory liquidation

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 9:53am

Developers proposing to revamp a Stevenage office building and add a six-storey extension last week had to present accounts after their firm was threatened with liquidation.

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Driver cut from car and taken to hospital after Stevenage crash

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 9:01am

A motorist was cut free from his car and taken to hospital after a crash on a major Stevenage road yesterday afternoon.

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Drug and alcohol addict speaks out about how Stevenage rehab charity helped save his life

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 7:01pm

A man who felt suicidal due to his crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol has spoken of how a rehabilitation charity - which has been given a funding boost to expand its work - has helped save his life.

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Roaring’20s, rocking ’50s and more at Letchworth’s Vintage Festival

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 5:31pm

Letchworth town centre welcomed its first ever Vintage Festival over the weekend.

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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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