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The Comet

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NHDC stop parking fines on Letchworth roads due to potential enforcement issue

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 9:26am

Enforcement of parking fines has been temporarily suspended on two roads in Letchworth after North Herts District Council admitted it had identified a potential ‘issue’ with current regulations.

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Stevenage man helps save life of six-year-old girl with meningitis

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 6:06pm

The quick-thinking actions of a man have helped save the life of his friend’s six-year-old daughter, after he recognised she had the onset of meningitis.

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Young mum diagnosed with inoperable brain tumour prompts Stevenage charity race night

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 5:56pm

Inspired by his sister’s courage when told she had an inoperable brain tumour and only had months to live, a man is calling on readers to support a series of fundraising events to help the fight against the killer disease.

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Officers appeal again to trace wanted man over serious Letchworth assault

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 5:17pm

Police are re-appealing to the public today to help trace a man who is wanted in connection with a serious assault that happened in Letchworth on Friday.

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Hitchin Library thrilled after 21st-century revamp

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 4:14pm

The team at Hitchin Library are thrilled to have turned the page into a new era with a 21st-century revamp of the site.

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Jailed: Nanny who deliberately made toddler fall three feet to floor

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 2:08pm

A baby’s nanny was jailed for 10 months today after she deliberately made an 18-month-old boy fall three feet to the floor.

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Royston artist Jessica’s work showcased at first solo exhibition

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 1:55pm

A young artist’s work is being showcased on home turf in her first solo exhibition, held at Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery.

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Letchworth Garden City Eagles FC to host Vince Paige Trophy match against Hitchin Town

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:03pm

Letchworth Garden City Eagles FC will be paying tribute to the club’s co-founder in a special match against Hitchin Town next week, which will also celebrate the installation of new floodlights.

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Appeal to help paralysed Stevenage girl, 16, walk again reaches target

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 10:05am

An appeal to raise £10,000 to help a 16-year-old girl to walk again, after surgery to remove a tumour left her paralysed, has reached its target just two days after her plight was featured in the Comet.

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New scheme in Stevenage and North Herts will help prevent hospital bed-blocking

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 11:10pm

A scheme to support elderly patients returning home after being discharged from hospital is being piloted in North Herts and Stevenage to help prevent bed-blocking.

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COURT: Terrified drinkers forced to shelter from knifeman in Potton pub

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 7:12pm

Drinkers in a Potton pub were forced to take shelter when a knifeman walked in brandishing an eight-inch blade, a court has heard.

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Hitchin to host new First World War centenary exhibition

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 4:50pm

From 620 men and officers to just two soldiers, in 24 hours – such was the impact of a German gas attack on the Hertfordshire Regiment back in 1918.

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Boy who stabbed victim with machete in Stevenage almost killed him, court hears

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 3:54pm

A 16-year-old boy who stabbed a man with a machete in Stevenage town centre narrowly avoided puncturing his heart, a court has heard.

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Hitchin pancake races: Shrove Tuesday fundraisers smile through drizzle

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 3:20pm

The drizzle didn’t get anybody’s spirits down at the annual Hitchin pancake races this lunchtime, with thousands raised for good causes.

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Burglary charge after alleged Biggleswade Homebase theft

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 12:44pm

A man has been charged with burglary after an electrical goods theft in Biggleswade.

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CCTV appeal after cash stolen from woman’s handbag at Stevenage Tesco Extra store

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 12:23pm

A woman in her 70s had her cash stolen from her handbag at the Tesco Extra in Stevenage town centre on Saturday.

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Hitchin nursery salutes team member after 20 years of service

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 11:28am

A Hitchin nursery manager has saluted the dedication of a team member who has helped educate hundreds of youngsters over 20 years of service.

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More bands added to Cool Britannia music festival line-up at Knebworth

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 11:25am

The line-up for this summer’s Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth Park has just got bigger.

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Dr Helen Pankhurst set to discuss her new book in Letchworth

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 6:10pm

Marking the 100th anniversary year of women getting the vote, feminist campaigner Dr Helen Pankhurst will be visiting Letchworth to discuss her new book at The Settlement on February 27.

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Hitchin’s Electronic Universe to close after 36 years

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 6:02pm

Hitchin is to lose another fixture of the town centre this month, as a family-run electronics shop set up in 1982 is bid farewell.

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