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The Comet

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Stevenage’s Fairlands Valley Showground to transform into Circus Wonderland next weekend

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 9:55am

Clowns, jugglers and acrobats will abound at Circus Wonderland in Stevenage next weekend.

Categories: Local News

Central Bedfordshire council rebuts criticism from CPRE over its Local Plan

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 9:05am

The Campaign for Rural England has issued a damning criticism of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan, which earmarks housing and employment sites in the district inclucing Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton for the next 20 years.

Categories: Local News

Cromwell hotel reclaims its rightful place in Stevenage Old Town’s heritage with impressive refurbishment

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 6:12pm

The history of Stevenage’s Cromwell Hotel may be somewhat murky and lost in the mists of time, but that just makes it all the more intriguing.

Categories: Local News

Pedestrian and lorry involved in crash near Royston

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 11:00am

Police have launched an investigation following a crash on the A505 near Royston, involving a pedestrian and lorry.

Categories: Local News

A505 carriageway closed due to crash

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 8:51am

Police are warning motorists to avoid the westbound A505 following a crash this morning.

Categories: Local News

Biggleswade overturned lorry: HGV driver describes horrifying moment vehicle tipped

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 7:58pm

The driver of an HGV that overturned on the A1 near Biggleswade this morning has recounted the horrifying moment the vehicle tipped – and deemed it the most frightening experience of her life.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin’s Mostly Comedy club to mark nine years with Katy Brand, Frank Sanazi and Paul Sweeney

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 5:49pm

A costellation of comic stars including QI panelist Katy Brand are on their way to Hitchin to help celebrate the ninth anniversary of comedy club Mostly Comedy.

Categories: Local News

Disabled cyclist struggling to cope after bike stolen from outside Letchworth bakery

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 5:36pm

A disabled man from Letchworth is struggling to get around after his bike was stolen near a Letchworth bakery.

Categories: Local News

North Herts and East Herts councils set to decide on ‘brown bin tax’ as 85 per cent disagree with plans

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 4:37pm

Results from a survey which asked North Herts residents for their views on a so-called ‘brown bin tax’ has seen 85 per cent of the respondents disagree with the plans.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin and Letchworth 18 Plus Group to get together again next weekend

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 4:23pm

The Hitchin and Letchworth 18 Plus Group that met during the 1980s is set to reunite at its old meeting place next weekend.

Categories: Local News

Balaclava mugger stabs Hitchin teen, 17, after trying to steal bag

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 4:08pm

A balaclava-wearing mugger stabbed a teenager in Hitchin after trying to steal a bag – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin robbery: Appeal to trace passer-by who chased bag-snatcher away from widow, 82

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 3:46pm

A bag-snatcher who robbed an 82-year-old widow in a Hitchin alleyway on Monday was chased away by a passer-by – and detectives have today called for him to get in touch.

Categories: Local News

A day with the crew at Hitchin Fire Station

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 3:32pm

This was the scene as a 15-year-old Hitchin lad was entrusted with a hydraulic claw to bust open the door on a Ford Focus.

Categories: Local News

Chance to join Stevenage male voice choir as it gears up for 60th anniversary year

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 3:27pm

Stevenage Male Voice Choir raised more than £750 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance with a special fundraising concert held at The Riverain Bowls Club in Walsworth, Hitchin.

Categories: Local News

CC Smugglers to smash it again at Hitchin’s Club 85

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 3:25pm

Vibrant folk-rockers CC Smugglers will be back in Hitchin next weekend for another visit to Club 85, having sold out their last visit.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin alleyway sexual assault: Fresh appeal to trace strangers who came to victim’s aid

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 2:57pm

Two strangers who rescued a young woman after she was sexually assaulted in Hitchin town centre alleyway have yet to be identified by police – and officers have today again appealed for them to come forward.

Categories: Local News

Biggleswade overturned lorry: A1 now open and clear again

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 2:12pm

The A1 is now open again in both directions near Biggleswade after an overturned lorry caused it to be closed northbound for hours.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin Boys’ School students raise £1,700 for British Heart Foundation

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 1:27pm

Bake sales, games and a beat-the-goalie competition are among the schemes that have helped Hitchin Boys’ School students raise £1,715.32 for charity over the past year.

Categories: Local News

Two significant satellite launches in one week for Stevenage’s Airbus Defence & Space

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 1:25pm

Two satellites for which vital systems were built at Airbus Defence & Space in Stevenage have been blasted into space.

Categories: Local News

Dash cam footage exonerates Walkern 4x4 driver accused of trying to hit jogger near Stevenage

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 11:31am

Dash cam footage has fully exonerated a 4x4 driver who was accused of trying to run over a jogger on a country road near Stevenage.

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