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The Comet

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Ardeley school welcomes new puppy

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:34pm

Ardeley St Lawrence Primary School has welcomed its newest member of staff, Miss Honey the Labrador puppy.

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Letchworth councillor speaks out against sexual harassment of young girls

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 3:03pm

A Letchworth councillor has spoken out against sexual harassment and assault of women and girls after data revealed that one in three female pupils wearing school uniform had been sexually harassed in public.

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Hitchin woman with bipolar on stigma and the need to listen

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:55pm

A Hitchin woman has spoken about the “stigma” attached to mental illnesses and how it affects those living with them.

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‘Speaking out about mental health has brought a wealth of opportunity to my door’

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:13am

Langford’s Hannah Brown, who set up peer-to-peer support group An Ear To Hear after her own experiences of anorexia, gives her thoughts on World Mental Health Day.

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Dad’s anger at lack of action after son’s drink is spiked with drug on Arlesey’s Etonbury Academy school trip

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 10:01pm

The dad of a boy who had his drink spiked while on a school trip last week is angry the school has only suspended the pupil responsible for two days for what is ultimately a criminal offence that put his son’s life at risk.

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Family’s funeral fund appeal after Stevenage jogger tragedy

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 10:00pm

The family of a young man who died unexpectedly after going out for a jog on Friday have launched an appeal to raise funds to help pay for his funeral.

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Four dads take on cycle challenge for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital neonatal unit

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 3:01pm

Four dads whose children were all cared for at Lister Hospital’s neonatal unit in Stevenage are taking part in a 12-hour cycle challenge to raise money towards extending and improving the family room at the facility.

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Hertfordshire pupils’ winning films released for World Mental Health Day

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 2:01pm

Two films raising awareness of young people’s mental health have been released after a countywide competition among schools in Hertfordshire.

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Witness appeal as car fails to stop after Stevenage cyclist crash

Tue, 09/10/2018 - 11:43am

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after he was in collision with a car which failed to stop at the scene this morning.

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Letchworth-based hospice set for estate planning fair

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 7:00pm

Garden House Hospice Care is holding a fair to help those making a will to make clear how they would like their estate to be distributed.

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Football students score free travel with Great Northern and Thameslink

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 3:33pm

Six up-and-coming footballers from Herts and Beds have been offered free travel on Great Northern and Thameslink for their sports education in London, thanks to train operator Govia.

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Standalone 10k raises more than £1,000 for charities

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 12:28pm

Runners took part in The Standalone 10k yesterday morning and raised £1,300 for two charities while providing entertainment for families.

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Shefford teen part of award-winning duo who set up mental health group

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 9:42am

Two Bedfordshire teenagers have won an award in recognition of their work setting up a support group for people with mental health problems.

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Successful appeal for volunteers has saved Stevenage talking newspaper from closure

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 9:38am

A service which supports blind and visually impaired people and was facing being shut down due to a lack of volunteers has been saved.

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East West Rail Link: CamBedRailRoad launches petition to government

Sun, 07/10/2018 - 6:23pm

A petition urging the government to consider an alternative rail route between Bedford and Cambridge has amassed more than 1,000 signatures.

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Man attacked with knife at Letchworth rave

Sun, 07/10/2018 - 11:55am

A 20-year-old man has sustained serious head injuries in a knife attack at a rave on the outskirts of Letchworth overnight.

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Police hunt five men after Stevenage stabbing

Sat, 06/10/2018 - 9:18pm

A man was stabbed at a property in Stevenage this afternoon, and police are now hunting for a group who they believe carried out the attack while wearing balaclavas.

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Missing Bedfordshire 14-year-olds: One girl still not found

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 10:45pm

One of the two 14-year-old girls who have been missing from Bedfordshire since Saturday has been located – but the whereabouts of the other are still unknown.

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Survey shows pro-EU passion still abundant around St Albans, Harpenden and Hitchin

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 6:41pm

Street polls across the district have seen a thorough condemnation of Brexit by respondents.

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Bereaved Potton families to come together during National Baby Loss Week

Fri, 05/10/2018 - 4:34pm

Child loss is to be the subject of an emotional evening in Potton this weekend, as bereaved families and friends come together for a period of mutual support and remembrance.

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