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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Teenage motorist injured in Woolmer Green crash outside school

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 4:38pm

Emergency services were called to Woolmer Green after a teenager was injured in a crash this afternoon.

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North Hertfordshire Museum exhibition features renowned Hitchin artist FL Griggs

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 3:32pm

The North Hertfordshire Museum is now hosting an exhibition of work by noted Hitchin artist FL Griggs, one of the foremost etchers of the early 20th century.

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Police visit Stevenage tower block after Comet flags drugs concerns

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 2:34pm

Police in Stevenage have visited every flat in one of Stevenage’s tower blocks to hear residents’ concerns about drugs and anti-social behavior.

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Concerns grow for Stevenage man who may be in Knebworth

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 1:03pm

Concerns are growing for a 24-year-old man who went missing from his home in Stevenage this morning, and may have travelled to Knebworth.

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Stevenage security guard denies attempted murder after man slashed with utility knife

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:34pm

A Stevenage security guard has denied attempting to murder a man who was slashed with a knife so badly he had to be placed in a medically induced coma.

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Woman taken to hospital after concern for welfare call to police at Stevenage railway station

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:16pm

A woman was taken to hospital after police were called to Stevenage railway station yesterday evening amid concerns for her welfare.

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Letchworth mental health charity uses grant to turn beneficiaries into volunteers

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 11:59am

The Letchworth Heritage Foundation has awarded a grant to a charity gardening project that aims to transform lives of adults with mental health problems.

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Cash and jewellery stolen in Hitchin burglary

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:30am

Burglars have broken into and ransacked a house in Hitchin, stealing cash and jewellery – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Fundraiser at Weston salon tomorrow

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 5:40am

A hair salon in a village near Hitchin is set to hold a charity day tomorrow to raise funds and awareness to support those affected by breast cancer.

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Join the Stevenage Heli Hounds walk to raise money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 6:21pm

Join more than 200 dog walkers for a stroll through Stevenage’s Fairlands Valley Park and raise money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

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Stevenage mum-of-three is Inspiration Awards for Women winner after crusade to tackle child sex abuse

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 6:14pm

A mother-of-three who set up a charity and has worked tirelessly to help prevent child abuse after her own children were victims of a sexual predator has been announced as a winner at the Inspiration Awards for Women.

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Rory’s rise: From apprentice to managing director at Letchworth’s Datasound Laboratories

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 6:02pm

A Letchworth computer firm has announced a new managing director who started out as a fresh-faced apprentice 15 years ago.

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Letchworth boy, 16, arrested after suspected arson and attempted car theft

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 5:06pm

A 16-year-old boy from Letchworth has been arrested following a suspected arson and attempted car theft.

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Stevenage support worker died after overdose of drug ordered from Mexico, inquest hears

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 3:49pm

A Stevenage support worker with a history of mental health problems died after taking an overdose of drugs he had been secretly ordering in from Mexico, an inquest has heard.

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Five more kittens rescued at Hitchin hotel after loft discovery

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 3:31pm

A kitten rescued from within a Hitchin hotel wall was born inside the loft space, it has emerged – with five more kittens subsequently recovered along with their mother.

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Black History Month: Hitchin author to talk about first novel

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 2:16pm

A writer and playwright who grew up in Hitchin is set to return home to speak about her first novel as part of Black History Month.

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Ex-partner pleads guilty in Stevenage ‘revenge porn’ case

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 2:04pm

An ex-partner who sent a Stevenage woman abusive messages and posted indecent images of her on Facebook has been convicted under the ‘revenge porn’ law.

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Hundreds of staff offered voluntary redundancy at New QEII and Lister Hospital, leaked document reveals

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 1:12pm

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has sparked fear among its staff after around 900 people were offered the chance to apply for voluntary redundancy, a leaked document has revealed.

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Boost in morale for Lister patients getting visits from dogs

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 12:13pm

Patients at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are benefitting from visits with cuddly companions as the hospital’s Pets As Therapy (PAT) scheme grows.

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Central Beds united front proclaimed to challenge proposed housing targets

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 10:12am

A united front across Central Beds has been proclaimed in the face of new housing targets put forward by central government – but not everyone’s convinced.

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