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The Comet

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Josh, 12, opens Sandy charity shop for air ambulance that rescued him from car crush horror

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 12:26pm

A new charity shop dedicated to an East of England air ambulance group has opened in Sandy.

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Baldock’s Old White Horse beer festival to return this August bank holiday

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 9:51pm

A Baldock pub’s annual beer festival is set to make a grand return this August bank holiday after a hiatus of five years.

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Baldock gardeners to mark National Allotments Week with open day this weekend

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 7:01pm

Baldock’s gardeners will celebrate National Allotments Week with an open day next weekend.

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Stevenage electrician Bill warns of the dangers of Sepsis after the shock diagnosis that left him fighting for his life

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 5:07pm

A Stevenage electrician got the shock of his life when he came down with a mystery bug that turned out to be a killer disease.

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‘My fear about coming out as a transgender man’ – Stevenage 20-year-old with strict religious parents speaks out

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 12:20pm

Telling your family you are transgender must be a daunting prospect for anyone, but when you come from a strict religious family it can be petrifying.

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Stevenage and North Herts youngsters graduate from The Prince’s Trust Team courses

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 11:44am

Inspirational youngsters were saluted in Hitchin yesterday as they completed The Prince’s Trust self-development courses that have helped them prepare for whatever life throws at them.

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‘I know we griddle our burritos but this is ridiculous’ say quick-thinking Hitchin heroes after burrito trailer goes up in flames

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 11:16am

A quick-thinking pair from a Hitchin street food business narrowly averted a serious roadside tragedy after a fire engulfed their burrito trailer.

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Woman taken to hospital in a critical condition after collision in Stevenage

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 10:45am

A woman remains in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Stevenage in the early hours of this morning.

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One Love, One Hitchin – community set to come together for charity event

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 10:21am

The community of Hitchin is being celebrated on Saturday in light of this summer’s terrorist attacks in London and Manchester and the fire at Grenfell Tower.

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Water supply problems reported in SG1 area of Stevenage

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 10:16am

There are reports that homes in the SG1 area of Stevenage are experiencing problems with their water supply.

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Two cars involved in collision on A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 10:03am

Two cars collided on the A1(M) northbound between Junction 6 for Welwyn and Junction 7 for Stevenage this morning.

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Chill’s Ben’s cracking Capsicana cooks up a treat in Hitchin Sainsbury’s and beyond

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 9:24am

The boss of a hugely-successful Hitchin chilli company is hot stuff after his products are now available to buy in a national supermarket chain.

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Hitchin’s rising Tory star Bim Afolami MP on board to help reopen Windmill pub – ‘Watch this space’ he promises

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 8:57am

Hitchin MP Bim Afolami has met with campaigners trying to save the former Windmill pub in Charlton – and has told them to “watch this space”.

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Tributes to Ashwell community stalwart Stella after death aged 73

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 8:57pm

A community stalwart who was an active member of Ashwell for many years – and a former contributor to the Comet – has sadly passed away aged 73.

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Some things never change... How Stevenage got - and kept - its charter fair

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 7:04pm

With an exhibition dwelling on the sights, sounds and smells of Stevenage’s charter fair now in full swing, Martin Elvery has been taking a look back at how it all began.

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Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Stevenage’s charter fair in town museum exhibition

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 6:56pm

If you’d walked through Stevenage Old Town on a late September day in Victorian times, you might have been overwhelmed by the noise, hubbub and smells and scents of the town’s charter fair in full swing.

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Hitchin Flower Club donates £1,200 to Garden House Hospice Care

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 5:55pm

A lively demonstration put on by Hitchin Flower Club as part of the town’s festival has raised £1,200 for Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.

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Stevenage bar hosts fundraising campaign to help children’s charities

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 5:40pm

Customers at Stevenage nightspot Bar & Beyond are being invited to donate their spare change to children’s charity The Echo Trust.

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Stotfold comic to perform in BBC New Comedy Award final this weekend at Edinburgh Fringe

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 5:31pm

A stand-up comic who grew up in Stotfold and Arlesey has won through to the final of the BBC New Comedy Award, to be held at the Edinburgh Fringe this weekend.

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Council and police want to track down vandals who damaged brand new climbing frame in Hitchin park

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 3:30pm

A new climbing frame recently installed at Bancroft Recreation Ground has been deliberately vandalised, North Herts District Council has said.

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