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The Comet

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East and North Herts NHS Trust ordered more than 11 million disposable cups in just five years

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 3:44pm

NHS trusts across England have bought more than 600 million disposable cups since 2013, with the East and North Herts NHS Trust purchasing 11,139,673 – the most in the East of England.

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Stevenage woman’s surgical mesh implant agony

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 2:55pm

With a House of Commons debate focused on the serious complications now associated with the use of surgical mesh implants, a Stevenage woman has spoken out about how the procedure has ruined her life.

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Central Bedfordshire Local Plan given the green light by council

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 2:20pm

The future of Central Bedfordshire is beginning to take shape after the district’s Local Plan was approved at a full council meeting last night.

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Don’t take plastic to county council recycling centres

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 12:29pm

Herts County Council has been explaining why it has stopped accepting rigid plastics at recycling centres.

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Rail users set for “biggest shake-up in history” as new timetable looms

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 11:20am

We’re three weeks away from the new Great Northern timetable being rolled out – which operator Govia Thameslink Railway is hailing as the “biggest timetable shake-up in UK rail history.”

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Air ambulance lands in Hitchin

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 11:00am

An air ambulance landed in Hitchin yesterday afternoon to attended to an injured person.

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Stevenage poker player hits jackpot at national tournament

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 6:11pm

A Stevenage poker player walked away from a tournament with more than £5,000 last weekend.

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Farmer uses thermal technology to reduce lamb loss at site near Stevenage

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 5:38pm

A farmer working on land near Stevenage has introduced thermal imaging software to help reunite lost lambs with their mums and reduce fatalities.

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Appeal to replace Hitchin boy’s broken wheelchair

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 3:07pm

An appeal has been launched to fund a wheelchair for a 12-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy, after the one he was using during a mini marathon on Sunday broke and two strangers achieved a temporary fix so he could still cross the finish line.

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Hitchin firm to host Superheroes Fun Day in Letchworth for Ronald McDonald charity

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 1:08pm

A Letchworth business is hosting a Superheroes Fun Day on Saturday in Letchworth in aid of the Ronald McDonald House Charities on Saturday at the Jackmans Community Centre.

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London Marathon 2018: Some highlights from Bedfordshire’s runners

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 10:36am

Here’s how some of the Bedfordshire runners got on at the London Marathon on Sunday.

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Letchworth tip closure: Concerns raised over waste management ahead of brown bin collection reforms

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 6:15pm

Letchworth’s tip was closed on Sunday due to being “full” – causing concern among the community over how waste is managed ahead of collection service reforms being rolled out next month.

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Lobster Greg nips in to semi-final showdown of Ninja Warrior UK

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 5:59pm

An Ickleford man – who took on TV’s Ninja Warrior UK challenge, which was televised on Saturday night – watched his show with a cheering crowd at the village’s recreation ground.

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Potton Youth club to close due to lack of numbers

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 5:48pm

Potton Youth Club could close later this year because of a lack of youngsters attending, it has been announced.

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Record Store Day 2018: Celebrating all things vinyl in North Herts

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 4:35pm

Record stores in Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock celebrated Record Store Day at the weekend with live music and offers on music.

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Marathon 2018: How did Stevenage runners get on?

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 3:20pm

Stevenage runners enjoyed success on the streets of London as they took on the 26.2-mile challenge on Sunday.

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Girl, 16, arrested as police appeal for Sandy crash witnesses

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 1:33pm

Police are today appealing for information after an on-duty officer suffered a broken leg in a Sandy car crash yesterday afternoon.

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Three men arrested in Stevenage after alleged assault on officer

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 1:18pm

Three men were arrested in Stevenage yesterday in connection with a number of alleged offences – including assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

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Todds Green road closure extended for a further week

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:18am

The road closure in Todds Green – which has caused gridlocked traffic in Stevenage and around the edge of Hitchin – has been extended until May 2.

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Marathon 2018: How did our North Herts runners get on?

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 9:38am

Runners from across North Herts enoyed marathon success in London on Sunday.

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