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The Comet

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Hitchin shop’s balloons light up Strictly Come Dancing stage

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 1:34pm

Balloons supplied by a Hitchin crafts shop were used by the BBC for Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing TV programme.

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Stevenage tower-block fire: Man still in ‘critical condition’ in hospital

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 12:28pm

A man rescued from Monday’s Stevenage tower-block fire remains in “a critical condition” in hospital today, police have said.

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Beeston road safety activist installs dummy cameras on A1

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 12:22pm

A grandad who lives next to the A1 in Beeston has been ordered to take down fake cameras he put up to try to deter speeding drivers.

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Big, showstopping efforts for cancer cause in Stevenage and North Herts

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 11:32am

Friends, family and colleagues across Stevenage, North Herts and beyond came together for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Stevenage gym faces notice to quit as planning permission is refused

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 9:31am

Retrospective planning permission for a gym has been refused, leaving the owners facing an enforcement notice to stop using the building for that purpose.

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Stevenage council powerless to save 350-year-old cottage from controversial demolition

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 9:30am

Planning permission to demolish a 350-year-old cottage has been granted, despite fierce objections from people concerned a building of historical significance will be lost.

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Person hit by train on Great Northern line at Arlesey

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 8:04am

A person has been hit by a train on the Great Northern line at Arlesey this morning.

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Great Northern lines blocked between Stevenage and Huntingdon

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 7:35am

Great Northern rail services are facing disruption this morning, as all lines are currently blocked between Stevenage and Huntingdon.

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East and North Herts NHS Trust IT system will cost £7 million to fix

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 9:14pm

It will cost £7 million to fix an IT problem which has led to up to 14,600 patient discharge summaries not being sent to GPs by the East and North Herts NHS Trust.

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Stevenage mum and eight-year-old kept in tiny hostel room for three months

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 7:09pm

A Stevenage mum and her eight-year-old son have been living in a cramped hostel room for three months as part of a borough council interim housing plan.

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Stevenage people among happiest in UK, according to ONS survey

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 3:25pm

People in Stevenage are among the happiest in the UK, according to a new survey from the Office for National Statistics.

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Pirton School pupils share Action Mats session with MP Bim Afolami

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 2:32pm

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami joined Year 3 and 4 pupils at Pirton School for a special Action Mats PE session on Thursday.

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Stevenage’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs cast in town to promote Gordon Craig pantomime

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 12:06pm

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to panto we go! Cast members of Stevenage’s pantomime were in town this week to promote the Gordon Craig’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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New town film archive project to bring Stevenage story to life

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 12:05pm

A new film project has been launched that aims to use rare archive footage to explore the shared experiences of new towns including Stevenage.

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