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The Comet

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Sun, sand and surf coming to Hitchin town centre next week

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 11:05am

There will be sun, sand and even surf in Hitchin next week, as the business community turns the town centre into a beach!

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Biggleswade couple meet world’s first IVF baby as she celebrates 40th birthday

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 11:04am

Parents from Biggleswade who conceived with the help of IVF have met the world’s first test-tube baby as she celebrates turning 40.

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Two people injured in crash between Hitchin and Luton

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 9:16am

Two people were injured in a crash on a country road between Hitchin and Luton yesterday afternoon.

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Well-known Stevenage woman to have blonde hair shaved off for charity

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 9:13pm

A well-known community figure is having her head shaved to raise money for a grant-giving charity which supports charitable groups and people in need.

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Lottery fund grant helps Shefford church repair 14th-century tower

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 6:51pm

Shefford’s parish church has been given a £219,000 lottery grant to repair its 14th-century tower.

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Group which plans and pays for health services in East and North Hertfordshire rated outstanding

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 6:30pm

The organisation which plans, pays for and monitors health services in our region has been rated outstanding by NHS England.

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Concerns growing for Stevenage teenager missing for three weeks

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 4:59pm

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 17-year-old from Stevenage who has now been missing for more than three weeks.

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Herts and Cambs MPs press Jo Johnson on compensation for carnet tickets and interim timetable

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 4:58pm

MPs have been questioning the lack of compensation for carnet ticket holders on Thameslink and Great Northern services and the problems with the new timetable.

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Overhead wires damaged on Great Northern line between Royston and Cambridge

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 4:13pm

Damage to overhead wires between Royston and Cambridge North means there is disruption on the Great Northern line.

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Stevenage marathon runner to take on original Athens route

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 3:59pm

A Stevenage runner is set to take part in the Authentic Athens Marathon this November.

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Rare footage of 1930s Biggleswade discovered in rusted biscuit tin

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 1:48pm

When Edward Street’s grandfather passed away, he left him with several biscuit tins which had been rusted shut.

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Hitchin vicar Michael Roden to take up Bristol Cathedral role

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 1:04pm

It’s the end of an era for Hitchin’s historic parish church and the wider community, as stalwart vicar Canon Michael Roden prepares to leave after 16 years.

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Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show to celebrate the RAF’s centenary

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 12:42pm

The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show will bring the centenary of the Royal Air Force to a resounding finale with a celebration of 100 years of RAF history.

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Longest-serving Stevenage headteacher retires after 30 years

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 11:47am

The longest-serving headteacher in Stevenage has retired after 30 years at the helm.

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Woman assaulted outside Stevenage pub

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 9:48am

A woman needed hospital treatment after being assaulted outside a pub in Stevenage in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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Hitchin’s Our Lady school has new staff lined up ahead of fresh start

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 8:12am

A Hitchin school that was at the centre of a historical assessment investigation has pledged to bounce back after a difficult year.

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Govia is in last chance saloon, says MP Sir Oliver Heald at public meeting

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 9:32am

The North East Herts MP said that Govia Thameslink is in the last chance saloon, while speaking at the rail users group public meeting on Thursday.

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Two girls under 16 sexually assaulted in Stevenage

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 4:29pm

An elderly couple gave a lift home to two young girls lost in a Stevenage industrial estate, unaware the pair had both been sexually assaulted that morning.

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£40 million Stevenage redevelopment plans on show at summer fete

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 4:26pm

The chairman of a residents’ group is calling on neighbours to come along to a fete this weekend where plans for a £40 million redevelopment will be on display.

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The evil killings of the Potton poisoner, whose trial began today in 1843

Fri, 20/07/2018 - 4:25pm

Bedford Court of Assize, July 22, 1843. A Potton woman takes the stand, accused of poisoning her husband.

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