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The Comet

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Biggleswade nursery goes from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in a year

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:48pm

A Biggleswade nursery that was deemed ‘inadequate’ last year has now been rated ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted inspectors.

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Govia Thameslink must go if new timetable fails, says North East Beds Labour chairman

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:45pm

The government must end Govia Thameslink’s contract if its new interim timetable does not improve railway journeys – that’s according to the chairman of North East Beds Labour, who is himself a train driver.

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Central Bedfordshire gets country’s first newt officer

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 4:30pm

Central Bedfordshire Council has appointed the UK’s first ever newt officer to protect the species.

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Former serviceman from Stevenage takes part in Royal Air Force centenary celebrations

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 1:48pm

The standard bearer for the Stevenage branch of the Royal Air Force Association represented the town as the RAF celebrated its 100-year anniversary in London on Tuesday.

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Elvis competition at new music festival – and tribute show in Hitchin

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:17pm

All Shook Up! Would-be Kings of Rock ‘n’ Roll will go head to head near Stevenage on Sunday – and Hitchin’s own Elvis will bring his show to the town hall that night.

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Blind artist to create ‘cage’ performance space on Hitchin’s Windmill Hill

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:14pm

This time last year, some giant braille appeared on Hitchin’s Windmill Hill.

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Police appeal to trace missing Stevenage 17-year-old

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 12:08pm

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing teenager from Stevenage.

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Sun-soaked Kimpton music festival is a big hit

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:51am

Youth and world-class music were the highlights of a magical, sun-soaked Kimpton Folk Festival.

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Missed food waste collections in Letchworth, Baldock and more

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:59am

A large number of food waste caddies in Letchworth, Baldock and the surrounding area were not collected on time this week, with many still outstanding.

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Hitchin schoolchildren play bridge at House of Lords

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:37am

Nine young bridge players from Hitchin have been to the House of Lords to test their skills.

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Stevenage woman rallies MPs over campaign to tackle chronic shortage of cancer staff

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:17am

A woman from Stevenage has travelled to Westminster to rally MPs to support a new campaign calling on the Government to tackle the chronic shortage of NHS cancer staff.

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Letchworth fire believed to have been started deliberately

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 9:53am

A fire in Letchworth in the early hours of this morning is believed to have been started deliberately, Herts Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

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Stevenage fishing match raises vital funds for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 9:32am

A 24-hour fundraising fishing match has raised £1,120 for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

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Global cuisine on offer as food market returns to Biggleswade this weekend

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 5:49pm

The popular Flavours of the World food market returns to Biggleswade this Sunday.

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Stevenage Costco to include on-site petrol station

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 5:40pm

The new Costco store coming to Stevenage next year will include a petrol station, the company confirmed today.

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Central Beds Council struggling to tackle pothole repair backlog

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 2:24pm

There’s not enough money in the pot to fix every road defect in Central Bedfordshire.

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Assessment still inconsistent at Hitchin’s Our Lady school, say inspectors

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 1:53pm

A Hitchin primary school that has suspended teachers over alleged historical malpractice has been deemed by inspectors to require improvement.

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ABBA thanked for the music as bands unite to cover greatest hits in Hitchin

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 12:57pm

Two bands will join forces in Hitchin this weekend to cover the second best-selling record in UK history.

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NHDC accused of misleading public on need for crematorium

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 12:54pm

North Herts District Council has been accused of misleading residents over plans for a new crematorium on the outskirts of Letchworth.

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Fairfield Park school delay wrangle could go to High Court

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 12:38pm

A wrangle over the completion of a school expansion project near Stotfold could be heading for the High Court.

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