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The Comet

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Henlow greyhound track boss pledges to rehome all retired dogs

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 9:40am

The operator of Henlow’s greyhounds track has pledged to rehome all its ex-racing dogs.

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Biggleswade fishing festival called off due to depleted stocks

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 8:30am

A long-running fishing festival has been called off because organisers say there are simply not enough fish to catch.

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Prezzo restaurant closures announced

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 8:24pm

Prezzo is set to close about a third of its restaurants, including its Stevenage Old Town outlet, but not its premises in Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Hatfield, Hitchin or Letchworth.

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Man seriously hurt in Letchworth car fire

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:20pm

Police are appealing for information after a man in his fifties suffered serious injuries in a car fire in Letchworth this morning.

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Stevenage Regeneration: SG1 Vs Queensway - which do you think should come first?

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 2:02pm

• Stevenage MP says he can’t support SG1 scheme because Queensway should come first

• He questions amount of affordable housing it offers

• Mecca Bingo says not yet contacted about scheme which would see it moved

• One NHS facility says it is happy to move anther says it has no plans

• Council says it is negotiating with all landowners to bring scheme about

• Developers confident they can bring MP on board

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15-year-old sexually assaulted in Stevenage

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 6:11pm

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Stevenage.

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Weather forecast: Yellow warning and snow for Stevenage and North Herts

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 4:37pm

The Met Office has issued another yellow warning in Stevenage and North Herts for snow and ice, which will be in place until 11.55pm.

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Volunteers of all ages do their bit at Ickleford litter-pick

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 4:23pm

Young and old came out in Ickleford to do their bit in sprucing up their village.

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Henlow fundraiser tells how she donated stem cells to save brother’s life

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 4:22pm

There are few bonds closer than that between a brother and sister, but siblings James Leigh and Susan Hunter actually share the same DNA.

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All set ahead of Hitchin Hard Half Marathon – now backed by the Comet

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 4:21pm

The Hitchin Hard Half Marathon is back again this year – and it’s now being backed by the Comet.

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Pirton fundraiser’s stand-up comedy night ahead of Argentine challenge

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 4:19pm

A fitness consultant who is set to trek across Argentina for charity is holding a fundraising comedy night next weekend.

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Ashwell’s Ben Goldscheider to perform with Hitchin Chamber Orchestra

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 4:18pm

Ashwell’s international French horn maestro Ben Goldscheider will be back in North Herts to help Hitchin Chamber Orchestra launch its 2018 concert series.

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All set for Muddy Mayhem at Knebworth for Garden House Hospice Care

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 4:18pm

Fundraisers will get muddy for a ruddy good cause at Knebworth Park this month as part of the annual Muddy Mayhem 5k obstacle run.

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Man, 55, admits pulling out machete at Hitchin railway station

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 3:59pm

A 55-year-old man has admitted brandishing a machete on a crowded train at Hitchin railway station, and is set to be sentenced by a crown court judge.

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Snow and ice don’t stop Hertfordshire’s meals on wheels

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 3:15pm

The week’s snow and ice haven’t stopped Hertfordshire’s meals on wheels from reaching their destinations, as everyone signed up has received their hot food.

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World Book Day 2018: Mayor and authors join kids for literature-themed fun

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 1:22pm

Children across the land dressed as their favourite characters from literature yesterday to mark World Book Day – and a fair few grown-ups got in on the act too, including authors and a mayor.

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North Herts councillors criticise government for ‘failing to inform’ women about pension changes

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 12:24pm

Conservative councillors at North Herts District Council have expressed their concerns that women in North Herts have not been properly informed by the government about increasing age limits for claiming their state pensions.

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Three hospitalised after Hitchin car crash involving pedestrians

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 10:48am

Three people were taken to hospital after a collision involving a car in Hitchin yesterday evening.

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Nearly 500 attend James Mayhew’s Carnival of the Animals show in Hitchin

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 10:24am

Children’s illustrator and author James Mayhew was in Hitchin at the weekend to paint along to The Carnival of the Animals.

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A505 crash near Hitchin leaves car on roof and van on wrong carriageway

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 8:40am

A motorist was taken to hospital yesterday after a crash on the A505 near Hitchin that left a car on its roof.

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