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The Comet

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More than 70 guns handed in to Herts Police including rifles, a machine gun and pistols

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 1:16pm

Members of the public have handed in an arsenal of weapons to Herts Police as part of a firearms amnesty.

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Hitchin artist Lauren Asad, 16, paints for all-time hero Fabian Perez

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 11:38am

A teenage artist who is on the autistic spectrum has completed a painting commissioned by her idol Fabian Perez, and presented it to him for exhibition.

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Shop owners in Arlesey warned about serial oil thieves

Thu, 23/11/2017 - 10:03am

An Arlesey chip shop owner wants to warn other businesses in the area about serial oil theives who have been stealing from him regularly since February.

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Budget 2017: A Hertfordshire perspective on the key issues

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 4:41pm

Hertfordshire’s overall economic position relative to other areas remains strong with high rates of economic participation, low unemployment, a comparatively well skilled workforce and a growing enterprise base. But there are still some major challenges ahead to meet the demand for skills in a tightening labour market.

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Revealed: Offshore firms’ swathes of land and property around Biggleswade

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 4:00pm

Offshore firms have bought up land earmarked for development around Biggleswade and surrounding towns, Land Registry records have revealed.

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Revealed: Where offshore firms have bought up land and property in North Herts

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 4:00pm

Offshore firms have bought property and land in North Herts including Hitchin Priory, Land Registry records have revealed.

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Biggleswade schoolgirls targeted in attempted robbery on way home

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:54pm

A pair of young Biggleswade schoolgirls were stopped and threatened on their way home yesterday by two boys who demanded money.

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Farmers join Biggleswade initiative to help declining owl population

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:36pm

More than 40 farmers have joined an initative started in Biggleswade to help support the barn owl population, which has dropped 35 per cent according to the latest figures from ornithologists.

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Doug Bainbridge: Stevenage Labour councillor defects to Conservatives over wait for town centre regeneration

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:18pm

A Stevenage Labour councillor has joined the Conservatives, citing unease with Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and the lack of progress on the long-awaited town centre regeneration.

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Potton to gain 90 homes after development plan is approved

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 2:03pm

Planning permission has been granted for a development of 90 homes on the south-western edge of Potton.

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Hitchin dad helps rebuild earthquake-hit school in Nepal

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 11:24am

A Hitchin dad has returned home after helping to rebuild a school in Nepal that was badly damaged by an earthquake.

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Communities secretary Sajid Javid meets Central Beds MPs and council leader, as advisory report moots Sandy expansion

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 9:54am

Central Beds MPs and the council leader have met communities secretary Sajid Javid to discuss proposed government housing targets.

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Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards: Time running out to nominate your North Herts heroes

Wed, 22/11/2017 - 8:25am

Time is running out to nominate a North Herts hero in the annual Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards.

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Trading Standards conclude investigation into raft of complaints about Stevenage’s Peachy Lemon

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 7:32pm

A Trading Standards investigation into a business following a raft of complaints that online orders had not been received by customers has concluded with the decision not to prosecute the owners.

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Herts County Council appoints David Williams as new leader

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 5:50pm

A new leader has been appointed for Herts County Council following the death of former leader Robert Gordon.

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Warning to motorists after vehicle break-in frenzy at Stevenage car park

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 4:09pm

Police in Stevenage have warned motorists not to leave valuable belongings in their vehicles after a spate of break-ins at Fairlands Valley Park.

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Letchworth lady gets ready for her 100th birthday celebrations

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 2:05pm

An elder stateswoman of Letchworth is getting ready to celebrate her 100th birthday this month with two birthday parties and hopes she will hear from her favourite singer Daniel O’Donnell.

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Shuttleworth’s 1903 De Dietrich makes it to Brighton

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 12:01pm

The London to Brighton Veteran car run last Sunday saw Shuttleworth Collection’s 1903 De Dietrich take part to commemorate the Emancipation Run of November 1896.

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Baldock woman to repeat reverse advent calendar idea to surprise the elderly at Christmas

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:33am

We may still be in November, but Christmas spirit is already is full swing in Baldock as the community comes together to bring joy to the elderly.

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Hitchin and Letchworth car chase suspect escapes capture

Tue, 21/11/2017 - 8:10am

A suspect led officers on a car chase around Hitchin and Letchworth last night, and escaped on foot after crashing – but he left his driving licence behind.

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