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The Comet

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Sensory room opens to support Stevenage adults with severe learning disabilities

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 5:22pm

A sensory room to support adults with severe learning disabilities has been officially opened by Stevenage mayor Pam Stuart.

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Balstock 2017: Are you ready to rock around Baldock this weekend?

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 4:46pm

The Balstock charity music festival is all set to roar back into town for its 12th year this weekend, with Baldock ready to host more than 200 acts at 13 venues.

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Free children’s golf coaching in Knebworth in memory of Jack Mudd

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 4:00pm

Youngsters are being offered free golf coaching this weekend in memory of talented golfer Jack Mudd.

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Central Bedfordshire draft Local Plan telephone survey criticised over ‘leading questions’

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 2:55pm

A telephone survey consulting about Central Bedfordshire’s draft Local Plan has been criticised for allegedly including leading questions.

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Memorial bench installed for Stevenage boating accident victim overlooking the Aberystwyth bay he loved

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 1:28pm

The family of Stevenage man Billy Davies have installed a public bench in his memory overlooking the Welsh harbour where he died in boating accident last year.

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#CouldYouCare? What Herts county council is doing to support care industry

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 12:31pm

Herts county council is supporting our #CouldYouCare campaign - director of adult care services Iain MacBeath explains what they are doing to promote caring as a career.

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#CouldYouCare? Campaign aims to encourage more people to enter profession

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 12:25pm

It is one of the most rewarding career choices you can make, but those people who become carers take great pride in allowing adults who need extra help to maintain their independence, dignity and control.

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Wayne Jeffs: Last respects to be paid to Biggleswade plasterer and dad who was found dead after four months missing

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 11:37am

Final respects are to be paid to Biggleswade plasterer and dad Wayne Jeffs, who was tragically found dead in a field after four months missing.

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Hitchin Food & Drink Festival 2017: Celebrity chefs Dean Edwards and Nigel Barden help whip up another culinary hit

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 10:31am

A fine showcase of chefs, suppliers and producers whipped up a huge success during the sixth annual Hitchin Food & Drink Festival at the weekend.

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Baldock industrial estate targeted in immigration officers’ dawn raid

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 9:28am

Officers have today mounted a dawn raid at Baldock town centre’s industrial estate as part of an investigation into possible immigration offences.

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Hitchin couple complete Highland challenge by climbing all 282 Munros – and raise £1,800 for charity

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 8:32am

A hardy Hitchin couple have completed a decade-long Highland odyssey by climbing all 282 of the Munros – raising nearly £1,800 for charity in the process.

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Stevenage cycle ride to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:17pm

A 10-mile cycle ride will take place in Stevenage at the weekend to mark the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Stevenage recording studio pioneer who worked with The Beatles receives honorary doctorate

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 9:22pm

A recording studio designer and acoustician who has worked with music greats such as The Beatles has been awarded an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the audio industry.

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‘Extensive damage’ to historic Codicote church wall

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:28pm

The boundary wall of Codicote’s historic parish church has been badly damaged in an incident that police believe was caused by a vehicle.

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A505 partially blocked between Baldock and Royston after crash near Ashwell

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:24pm

The A505 between Baldock and Royston is still partially blocked after a crash near Ashwell earlier this afternoon, with traffic remaining very slow.

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Hitchin petrol station cordoned off after fight as officers arrest suspected car thief

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:31pm

A suspected car thief is in custody after a fight at a Hitchin petrol station last night left a man with head and neck cuts requiring hospital treatment.

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Arlesey firewalkers raise £1,500 charity total as fete is a big hit

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:09pm

Brave fundraisers walked over burning embers at the Arlesey village fete at the weekend to raise almost £1,500 for two good causes.

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Guilty: Stevenage burglar who led police on chase through Hitchin and Letchworth

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:22pm

A burglar from Stevenage who led police on a chase through Hitchin and Letchworth on Sunday night has today pleaded guilty to 13 offences – and is set to be sentenced by a crown court judge next month.

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Ashwell farm has its finger on the pulse

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 2:08pm

A farm in Ashwell has produced Britain’s first commercial lentil crop in a harvest that farmers were told “couldn’t be done.”

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Little Georgia ‘wouldn’t be here today’: Stevenage mother’s appeal after organ donor shortage revealed

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:31pm

A Stevenage mother has made a heartfelt appeal for more people to join the Organ Donor Register after seeing first-hand how a donor saved her daughter’s life.

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