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The Comet

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North Herts District Council Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards winners revealed

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 3:48pm

Volunteers in North Herts who go the extra mile were recognised at a special awards ceremony on Friday.

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Patient taken to hospital after A1(M) crash involving car and motorbike between Stevenage and Welwyn

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:49am

A car and a motorbike were involved in a crash near Junction 7 for Stevenage of the A1(M) this morning, which caused delays of more than an hour in the area.

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Suffragette100: What is a Suffragette?

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 9:10am

Before 1918 women had almost no role in British politics. A woman’s role was domestic, encompassing little outside having children and taking care of the home.

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Stevenage author inspires pupils at her former primary school

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 7:55am

A newly-published author revisted her former primary school to help inspire pupils to never give up on their dreams.

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Long delays on A1(M) southbound between Letchworth Gate and Welwyn after incidents near Stevenage’s Junction 7

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 7:40am

There are delays of up to 1½ hours on the A1(M) between Letchworth and Welwyn this morning after incidents southbound near Junction 7 for Stevenage.

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Women’s suffrage 100th anniversary: How Knebworth House’s Lady Constance Lytton helped get women the vote

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 7:44pm

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK getting the right to vote, and we will be uncovering some of the moving, uplifting and often tragic stories of Suffragettes and other campaigners from our area who fought so hard to secure one of the 20th century’s greatest political changes.

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Letchworth teenager arrested for second time over arson attacks

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 6:36pm

A 14-year-old girl from Letchworth has been arrested and charged for the second time in the space of a week in connection with a number of fires in the town.

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Stevenage care home fire: One person still in critical condition after blaze that claimed a life

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 4:53pm

One person remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition after a fire at a Stevenage care home which led to a man’s death.

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Police appeal to trace missing Langford man, 73

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 4:34pm

A 73-year-old man from Langford has been missing since around 1.30pm today, and police have now appealed for the public’s help finding him.

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‘Significant concerns’ over past assessment at Hitchin primary school

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 2:17pm

Significant concerns have been found during an investigation into historical practice regarding assessment and testing at a Hitchin primary school.

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REVEALED: Most expensive properties in North Herts, Stevenage and Central Beds SG postcodes in 2017

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:46pm

An 18th-century manor house was the most expensive residential property sold in North Hertfordshire during 2017, according to new Land Registry data.

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Letchworth man, 61, pleads not guilty to sexual assault in street

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 11:39am

A 61-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault after an alleged incident in a Letchworth street.

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Fire at Stevenage care home may have been caused by exploding oxygen cylinder

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:16am

An exploding oxygen cylinder may have been responsible for a fire at a Stevenage care home that left one person dead and six others hospitalised, it has emerged.

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Police and firefighters called to A1(M) between Stevenage and Welwyn after crash

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 9:19am

There are currently 30-minute delays on the A1(M) southbound carriageway between Junction 7 for Stevenage and Junction 6 for Welwyn this morning after a crash involving two vehicles.

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Hitchin school gymnasts set for UK trampoline finals in Northern Ireland

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 8:35am

Thirteen trampoline gymnasts from Hitchin are set to bounce out to Belfast next month to go up against the best in the UK.

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One person dies after fire at Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 12:38pm

One person has died following a fire at Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage yesterday afternoon, Hertfordshire’s chief fire officer has confirmed.

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Woodlands View Care Home gives update after fire leaves seven hospitalised

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 9:25pm

A Woodlands View Care Home spokesperson has provided an update after a fire at the Stevenage premises left seven people hospitalised.

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Seven people taken to hospital after Stevenage care home fire

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 7:51pm

Seven people have been taken to hospital – one in a critical condition – after a fire at a care home in Stevenage this afternoon (Saturday, February 3).

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Two people fighting for their lives after fire at Stevenage care home

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 6:37pm

Two people have been rushed to hospital in a critical condition following a fire at a Stevenage care home.

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Ministers visit station to get new disability access campaign on track

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 11:16am

Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald MP, shadow rail minister Rachael Maskell MP and Mohammad Yasin, Labour MP for Bedford, paid a visit to Biggleswade railway station on Wednesday to consider the need to improve access and station facilities.

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