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The Comet

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Dad’s memory inspires jewellers’ bike ride to Cambridge and back for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 10:16am

A village jeweller is to honour her dad’s memory by leading colleagues on a fundraising bike ride to Cambridge and back.

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Remembering Princess Diana’s visit to Stevenage – 20 years after her death

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 6:34pm

On the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Comet has reached into the archives to recall the day she visited Stevenage.

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East and North Herts NHS Trust scientist suspended after misconduct led to 10,000 smear test rechecks and 600 recalls

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 6:34pm

A scientist has been suspended after his misconduct while working for the East and North Herts NHS Trust, which runs Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, meant 10,000 cervical smear slides had to be rechecked and 600 women recalled.

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Stevenage restaurant offers 200 free pizzas

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 5:07pm

Are you a pizza lover? Then head to a restaurant and bar in Stevenage next week as they plan to give away 200 for free.

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Balstock 2017 just around the corner – are you all set for Baldock’s very own charity music festival?

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 4:40pm

The Balstock charity musical festival is just around the corner, with a didgeridoo player and a ukelele group among the acts set to rock Baldock for a raft of great causes.

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Hitchin chills with loveable greyhounds on a comfy sofa

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 4:14pm

Loveable greyhounds came to Hitchin town centre at the weekend to demonstrate what wonderful pets they are.

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Classic car show revs up the crowds at Knebworth House

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 2:30pm

Knebworth House got into gear this bank holiday weekend for the 27th Classic Motor Show.

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Two suspected class A drug dealers arrested in bust at Stevenage’s Harrow Court

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 1:22pm

Two suspected class A drug dealers were arrested in Stevenage’s Harrow Court tower block this morning after officers executed three drug warrants in the town.

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Jailed: Fraudster who conned Hitchin and Letchworth pensioners out of thousands of pounds

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 1:00pm

A fraudster has been jailed for 20 months after conning pensioners in Hitchin, Letchworth and St Albans out of more than £17,500.

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Hitchin Town Hall: Still no indication when North Herts Museum might open, with public talks tomorrow night

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 11:37am

As the saga surrounding North Herts District Council’s new museum in Hitchin rumbles on, it still remains unclear when the it might formally open – with the matter set to be discussed in public view tomorrow night.

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Stotfold motorcyclist who died when bike hit Hitchin lamppost is named by police

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 9:28am

A motorcyclist from Stotfold who tragically died when his bike hit a lamppost in Hitchin has today been named by police.

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Anger over plans to demolish 300-year-old Stevenage cottage to make way for new homes

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 8:21am

Plans to demolish a 300-year-old cottage to make way for four new houses have been met with fierce objection by those desperate to retain its history.

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‘Never event’ highlights safety concerns after suture needle left inside patient at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 8:39pm

A piece of surgical equipment was left inside a patient following an operation at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, highlighting potential weaknesses in how the organisation manages fundamental safety processes.

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Ryan Atkin set to make history at Stevenage FC as first openly gay official to referee an English professional football match

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 6:25pm

Stevenage is set to play host to the first openly gay football referee in the English professional game this evening.

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Stevenage youngster Katie refuses to let Arsenal’s 4-0 rout by Liverpool at Anfield spoil her day after winning mascot competition

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 5:50pm

Remember the joy of loving football for football’s sake? A nine-year-old Stevenage girl does after being selected as Arsenal’s mascot at Liverpool – despite the club being thrashed 4-0 at the weekend.

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World expert in robotic surgery operates at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 4:41pm

A world expert in robotic bladder cancer surgery has shared his skills and expertise with the urology team at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

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Henlow youngsters’ fun day raises more than £2,600 for Muscular Dystrophy UK

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 3:33pm

A fun day in Henlow organised by a group of youngsters has raised more than £2,600 to support people living with muscle disorders.

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Thousands flock to Ashwell Show for bank holiday scorcher

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 1:57pm

Thousands of people headed to the Ashwell Show yesterday to enjoy activities and attractions in the bank holiday sunshine.

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Arlesey firewalkers to raise money for community and Macmillan Cancer Support this weekend

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 11:01am

A group of eight brave souls have signed up to walk across hot coals to raise money for the community of Arlesey and to help stop cancer.

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Pictures of music festival Goatfest 2017 in Codicote

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 10:49am

Music festival Goatfest 2017 rocked Codicote over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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