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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Central Beds Local Plan voted through by council

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:30am

Central Bedfordshire Council has approved the final draft of a plan which will shape housing and employment across the area for the next 20 years.

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Stevenage family left feeling violated after burglars steal sentimental items belonging to late father

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 9:23am

A mother from Stevenage has spoken of her family’s feelings of violation after burglars broke into her house and stole sentimental items including watches belonging to her late father.

Categories: Local News

Stevenage dad calls for better taxi services for disabled after he misses funeral of family friend

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 5:59pm

A father from Stevenage has highlighted a gap in transport for people with disabilities after he was unable to book a cab for a funeral he wanted to go to.

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Stevenage foster carer tells us why it’s the best job in the world

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 5:53pm

With more people needed to offer loving homes to children in the care system in Hertfordshire, Stevenage-based foster carer Jacqueline tells the Comet why “it’s the best job in the world”.

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Stevenage runner takes on unique marathon challenge inside the London Eye

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 5:50pm

A keen runner has given a unique twist to the usual marathon fundraiser by completing the 26.2 miles on a treadmill inside a capsule on the rotating London Eye.

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Stevenage’s Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition this weekend

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 3:42pm

It’s all aboard for Stevenage this weekend, ahead of this year’s Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition.

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Kitten dies after being dumped in Stevenage woods

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 2:24pm

The RSPCA has today appealed for information after three kittens were dumped in a Stevenage woodland – with one of them dying of hypothermia.

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Main cause of Thameslink cancellations is not enough drivers, National Audit Office finds

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 11:36am

A lack of drivers was why Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) passengers suffered the worst performance on the UK’s entire rail network according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.

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Warning to drivers after couple’s lucky escape from crash near Stevenage

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 11:26am

A young couple had a lucky escape on Monday evening when they walked away almost unscathed after their car ploughed through a 6ft garden wall.

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Villagers’ anger as plans for Knebworth retirement flats given green light

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 7:13pm

Planning permission for an assisted living retirement complex to be built in a village high street has been granted – despite concerns surrounding parking, increased traffic and poor use of the space.

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Andrew Hanahoe: Tributes after tragic death of Hitchin Boys’ School teacher

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 3:28pm

Staff and students at Hitchin Boys’ School are mourning the loss of a popular teacher who tragically took his own life shortly after Christmas.

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Potton Pre-School earns ‘outstanding’ ratings across the board

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 3:23pm

The team at Potton Pre-School are celebrating after receiving an Ofsted report with ‘outstanding’ ratings in every category.

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Man charged after Baldock and Welwyn kidnappings and burglaries

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 2:35pm

A 50-year-old man has been charged after people were held against their will when vehicles were stolen in Hertfordshire last week.

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Beds Police give prevention tips after car break-in in Biggleswade

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 1:25pm

Police are reminding drivers to take crime-prevention measures after a vehicle break-in in Biggleswade on Saturday.

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Dr Leslie Mustoe: Tributes to distinguished Hitchin academic

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 12:49pm

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a respected mathematician and prominent Hitchin figure ahead of his funeral on Thursday.

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Stevenage MP urges people to get their flu jabs as Australian bug hits Herts

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 10:58am

Australian flu is hitting the UK with some commentators saying it’s set to be the worst outbreak in 50 years, With symptoms including fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat, difficulty sleeping and headaches, the virus is one of the reasons our hospitals are so incredibly stretched.

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Stevenage A602 crash blocks road

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 8:56am

A main road through Stevenage was blocked yesterday evening after a crash involving two cars at a roundabout.

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Reminder for parents as Herts school application deadline looms

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 8:21am

Parents and carers in Herts have been reminded of the importance of applying for school places before the deadline next Monday.

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Police urge Letchworth allotment owners to be vigilant after spate of break-ins

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 5:39pm

Letchworth allotment owners are being urged to be vigilant by police after a series of break-ins.

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Police appeal after young girl asked to get into car near Ashwell

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 4:58pm

A young girl was approached by two men in a village near Ashwell at the weekend, who asked her to get in their car.

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