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The Comet

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Emma Kennedy looks forward to Hitchin return as successful town festival draws to an end

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 9:34am

Actor, writer, broadcaster, comedian and all-round good-egg Emma Kennedy is coming to Hitchin as the town’s festival draws to a close.

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Get ready for Hitchin’s first book festival

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 8:49am

Get ready for Hitchin’s first literary festival tomorrow featuring more than 130 books and talks from popular authors.

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A1(M) crash between Stevenage and Welwyn means delays southbound this morning

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 8:02am

There are severe delays on the A1(M) southbound this morning after a crash between Stevenage and Welwyn.

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Could new garden cities following Letchworth’s lead help solve the housing crisis? Yes, say town planners in new book

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 6:30pm

Could a fresh surge of garden cities following Letchworth’s example help to solve Britain’s housing crisis? Yes, say a trio of town planners in a new book.

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Stevenage missile manufacturer MBDA’s apprentices celebrate first-class honours

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 6:27pm

Apprentices from Stevenage-based missile manufacturer MBDA are celebrating after achieving first-class honours from the University of Hertfordshire.

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Work to start next month on Stevenage A602 traffic light T-junction as part of

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 5:42pm

Work is to start next month on a £19.4 million project to improve the A602 between Stevenage and Ware.

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Stevenage couple complete Jurassic Coast hike to pay back charity for supporting both their mums through cancer treatment

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 5:15pm

A couple from Stevenage have hiked along the south Dorset coast to support the charity that has supported both their mums through cancer treatment.

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Mysterious burial chamber discovered in medieval village churchyard near Ashwell

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 4:03pm

A mysterious previously unrecorded burial chamber has been discovered hidden beneath a medieval village churchyard near Ashwell.

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Former Premier League footballer presents award to Stevenage school

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 4:01pm

A former Premier League player made a surprise visit to a Stevenage school to present an award commending their sports curriculum.

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Stevenage headteachers say they won’t publish overall GCSE results due to ‘confusion’ of new Progress 8 grading system

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 3:41pm

Schools in Stevenage have taken the decision not to publish their overall GCSE performance on results day in August because of the potential “confusion” caused by the new league table system known as Progress 8.

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Hitchin Town boss Mark Burke delighted with Arsenal win

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 2:21pm

Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke was delighted with his side’s 2-1 win over an Arsenal XI at Top Field.

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Stevenage learner drivers improving faster than anywhere in the UK

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 2:00pm

Young Stevenage drivers should be wheely proud of themselves after achieving the biggest increase in driving test pass rates anywhere in the UK over the past five years.

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Hitchin pupils speak after school planning passed – as retirement residents criticise councillors ‘for not having grasped situation’

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:23am

Pupils from Hitchin Boys’ School have told the Comet that its expansion will “enhance the area”, after the plans were given the green light.

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Arlesey pub’s Poppy Appeal support earns Royal British Legion salute

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:58am

An Arlesey pub has received a certificate of appreciation from the Royal British Legion in recognition of its fundraising for the Poppy Appeal.

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North Herts District Council spending funds could be wiped out in five years

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:38am

A Comet investigation has revealed money sitting in North Herts District Council bank accounts has fallen by £15 million over the last four years – with the total expected to be almost wiped out over the next five years.

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Letchworth BID manager Tom Hardy salutes garden city’s first Arts Takeover

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:34am

The first ever Letchworth Arts Takeover was held at the weekend.

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Hitchin town centre manager Keith Hoskins looks forward to festival finale this weekend

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:30am

In my excitement at the fact that musicians were coming from Tennessee and Mississippi to play in Hitchin, I completely forgot to give you the date! It’s an age thing!

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Dancing in the street for Hitchin’s Bucklersbury Day...

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:05am

A Hitchin street was closed to traffic on Saturday – allowing people to savour the best it had to offer.

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‘Objects thrown from Stevenage tower block could kill someone’

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 8:45pm

It’s only a matter of time before trash thrown from windows in Stevenage’s tower blocks kills someone, high rise residents have said.

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Chairman of Stevenage charity Tracks Autism says ‘crazy government policy’ could force closure

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 8:37pm

A specialist early years centre for children with autism is struggling financially following funding cuts, and is desperate for a change to government policy which currently prevents public funding.

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