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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Parkrun’s birthday: Stevenage volunteers on why you should join them with new Letchworth parkrun ‘coming soon’

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 5:39pm

Parkrun celebrated its 13th birthday on Saturday – but it was no bad omen.

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Classic Ibiza concert coming to Hatfield

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 5:13pm

Dance music will meet classical at a concert coming to Hatfield for the first time next year.

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Biggleswade athletics club pays tribute to runner who was an “inspiration”

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 3:17pm

Biggleswade Athletic Club has paid tribute to a much-loved member who passed away suddenly a year after taking up running as part of an inspirational lifestyle change.

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Dog dies after A1(M) crash near Stevenage

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 1:01pm

A dog died on the side of the A1(M) near Stevenage yesterday after being hit by traffic.

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Arson attempt at former Hitchin Royal British Legion headquarters

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 11:31am

Someone tried to burn down the former headquarters of Hitchin’s Royal British Legion branch at the weekend – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Hitchin masquerade ball to raise funds to restore The Dell open-air theatre

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 10:28am

A masquerade ball is to be held in Hitchin to raise funds to help return an open-air theatre to its former glory.

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Stevenage victim’s warning after woman beater released from prison

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 9:15am

A 28-year-old who uses the surname of a notorious gangster family has just been released from prison, with the woman he beat up and tried to suffocate speaking out to warn others of what he is capable of.

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Uncapped needles found in Biggleswade car park ‘could’ve been picked up by anyone’

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 5:10pm

A Biggleswade man came across a needle filled bag in a car park in Hitchin Street on Saturday.

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Letchworth school raises more than £5,000 for diabetes charity JDRF

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 3:30pm

Parents and children at St Christopher School in Letchworth have raised £5,358 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Christmas Fair returns to Knebworth with Santa and reindeer

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 3:26pm

Father Christmas and live reindeer will be arriving at a Hertfordshire stately home for an annual festive fair next month.

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Stevenage crash leaves car on roof and two seriously injured

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 1:54pm

Two women were seriously injured on Saturday night when a car left the road in Stevenage and ended up on its roof – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Appeal after robbery at St Ippolyts Stores near Hitchin

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 1:26pm

A village store near Hitchin was robbed on Friday by a thief allegedly brandishing a knife – and detectives have today appealed for witnesses.

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Hero police dog Finn to pick up Animal of the Year award at House of Lords

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 11:22am

Hero police dog Finn, who beat the odds to survive horrific knife wounds suffered in the line of duty, will pick up a special Animal of the Year award at the House of Lords next week.

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Owners of Ashwell’s Three Tuns pub slam landlady over sudden departure

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 9:14am

The owners of Ashwell’s Three Tuns pub and hotel have slammed its erstwhile landlady after she suddenly closed it and left without informing them.

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Stevenage Half Marathon: Paul to return to his roots for final running challenge after grandson’s dog bite ordeal

Wed, 11/10/2017 - 8:42am

An 47-year-old is set to return to his Stevenage roots to take part in the town’s half marathon – the 11th and final leg of a charity challenge inspired by his grandson who suffered a serious dog bite.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Weston salon raises £190

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:56pm

A North Herts hair salon marked National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the weekend by raising £190 to help end the disease.

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Hitchin businesswoman salutes community support in wake of burglary

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:32pm

A Hitchin businesswoman who had her house burgled and car stolen at the weekend has thanked the community for rallying round – and appealed for help tracking down her belongings.

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Motorcyclist treated for injuries after Stevenage crash

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:03pm

Police and ambulance crews have been called to a crash involving a car and a motor scooter in Stevenage this afternoon.

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Hitchin robbery leaves widow, 82, without husband’s irreplaceable watch

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:51pm

A bag snatched from an 82-year-old widow in a Hitchin alleyway yesterday contained a watch given to her by her late husband, the Comet has been told.

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Breaking barriers at Hitchin youth mental health conference

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 3:49pm

Hitchin’s Priory School and youth charity Phase hosted nearly 200 students and staff at their second annual mental health and wellbeing conference on Friday.

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