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The Comet

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Biggleswade teen to run charity half marathon through hills of Nepal

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:45pm

A Biggleswade teenager is travelling to Nepal for a week’s charity work before running a half marathon through the country’s hilly landscape.

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TV dog trainer Craig Ogilvie coming to Biggleswade

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:43pm

Troublesome pooches in Biggleswade are set to be tamed by one of the UK’s best trainers.

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Sandy youngster chops hair for charity

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:38pm

A youngster from Sandy has been raising money for a children’s charity, even having her hair cut.

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Concerns over state of old Hitchin Museum as Brand Street standoff continues

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:20pm

A historic building given for the use of the Hitchin community 80 years ago has now been closed to the public for more than five years amid the North Herts Museum debacle.

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Stevenage school’s Colour Run raises £1,700 for good causes

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:11pm

Pupils at Camps Hill Primary School in Stevenage have raised £1,700 after taking part in their third annual Colour Run event.

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Hertfordshire NHS trust rated good by CQC watchdog

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:10pm

An NHS trust which provides health and social care for people with mental ill health and learning disabilities has been rated as good by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission, but concerns surrounding patient safety have been raised.

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Stevenage military boot camp paves way for Ben Nevis Night Trek in aid of Help for Heroes

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:08pm

A man who describes himself as “overweight, unfit and with Type 2 diabetes” is taking part in a military-style fitness boot camp and preparing for a night hike up Ben Nevis to raise money for Help for Heroes.

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Jailed: Man who assaulted Stevenage woman in her home despite restraining order

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 4:02pm

A man who repeatedly breached a restraining order and attacked a Stevenage woman in her home has been jailed for almost half a year.

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Hitchin pre-school calls for memories ahead of 50th birthday

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 3:56pm

The team at a Hitchin pre-school are putting out the call for former pupils and staff to get in touch ahead of its 50th birthday.

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All set for another great year of Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 3:54pm

Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival is back this month for its 44th year of family fun and fundraising for good causes.

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Teenage arsonist sentenced after pleading guilty to setting multiple fires

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 3:37pm

A 14-year-old girl has been given a rehabilitation order after pleading guilty to four counts of arson.

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Ickleford lobster Greg in Ninja Warrior UK semi-final tomorrow night

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 3:15pm

Ickleford’s lobster-costumed champion Greg Trevelyan says he’s enjoying being a famous face ahead of his TV appearance in Ninja Warrior UK’s semi-final tomorrow night.

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Volunteers needed to help ‘mischief-making’ children read

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 2:28pm

Volunteers are needed across Hertfordshire to help children read during the annual Summer Reading Challenge.

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Disgust at North Herts bins’ chronic overflow, a year on from dog waste decision

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 1:28pm

Overloaded public bins across North Herts are left “heaving and stinking to high heaven” for days amid scant collections, a year on from the removal of many of the district’s dog poo bins.

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North Herts council leader defeats challenge at Conservative group meeting

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 12:42pm

North Herts District Council leader Lynda Needham last night defeated a challenge for her position by one of her cabinet members.

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Suspected paedophile pleads not guilty after alleged finger bite in Stevenage

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 12:32pm

A suspected paedophile who is accused of biting off the tip of a man’s finger during an attempted sting in Stevenage has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

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Arrest after school ‘disturbance’ and helicopter search near Hitchin

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 9:46am

A man is in custody after a reported “disturbance” at a school in the countryside between Hitchin and Luton last night, following a police search involving a helicopter.

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Hitchin museum’s new partnership ahead of planned Joseph Lancaster exhibition

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 5:30pm

Hitchin’s British Schools Museum is to benefit from a new partnership with a firm of financial advisors, ahead of an exhibition on educator Joseph Lancaster.

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Ken Maynard: Tributes after death of ‘truly inspirational’ Stevenage teacher

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 5:25pm

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a “truly inspirational” teacher who devoted most of his working life to one of Stevenage’s schools.

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Potton Beer Festival a huge success as The Rising Sun basks in the bank holiday rays

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 5:04pm

The 19th Potton Beer Festival was a roaring success over the bank holiday weekend as punters enjoyed the sun and beer on offer.

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