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The Comet

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Stevenage man stabbed in side and chest at Oval shops

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 2:19pm

A 37-year-old man remains in hospital after being stabbed twice at the Oval shops in Stevenage on Monday – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Appeal after 4x4 driver tries to hit jogger three times in country road near Stevenage

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 1:05pm

A jogger running along a country road near Stevenage at the weekend escaped with cuts to his hand after a 4x4 driver attempted to run him over – then turned around and tried to hit him twice more.

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Have your say on Bedfordshire roads to prioritise during extreme weather

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 10:14am

Central Beds Council are consulting on which roads to prioritise in the event of extreme conditions.

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Van overturns and partially blocks road in Letchworth

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 8:47am

A van overturned in Letchworth yesterday evening and partially blocked a road.

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Stevenage man becomes weight loss mentor after shedding eight stone in eight months

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:00pm

A man who lost eight stone in less than eight months is becoming a weight loss mentor in Stevenage in a bid to help others feel happier in their own skin.

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Stevenage Dunkirk veteran George Clark, 98, gets standing ovation after screening of blockbuster war movie

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:46pm

One of the few remaining veterans of the Second World War Dunkirk evacuation received a standing ovation when he was invited to watch the new film Dunkirk at Cineworld in Stevenage.

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Anonymous donor gives state-of-the-art exercise bike to Letchworth therapy centre

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:39pm

An anonymous benefactor has donated a state-of-the-art exercise bike for wheelchair users to a therapy charity in Letchworth.

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Beds’ badger lovers blast Biggleswade developers over sett wipe out

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:36pm

Biggleswade families and animal lovers have spoken of their anger after a badger sett was reportedly wiped out.

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Blackmailers who targeted man in Stevenage are jailed for at least five years each

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:26pm

Four blackmailers from the North-West who targeted a man in Stevenage have been jailed for at least five years each.

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Take a look behind the scenes at Biggleswade’s new Wetherspoon pub at The Crown Hotel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:08pm

Take a sneak-peek at Biggleswade’s new JD Wetherspoon pub which opened its doors to thirsty punters today.

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Hitchin Belles FC: ‘To devote your life to your passion is so rewarding’, says inspirational copper turned chairwoman Gemma

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:06pm

The England Lionesses may have lost to the Dutch in the semi-finals of Euro 2017 but their heroic run has still inspired a Hitchin girls’ football club to even greater heights – led by their new chairwoman.

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Child arrests in Herts and Beds fall dramatically, police figures show

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:18pm

The number of children arrested by Herts police has fallen more than half since 2010, according to new figures – with Beds police also arresting far fewer under-18s.

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Letchworth family’s community meal raises £1,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:47am

A Letchworth family’s Asian meal and community day have raised a handy charity total to help children in hospital.

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Biggleswade photographer captures the glory of the golden age of flight

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:42am

The Red Arrows put on a supreme display of their flying prowess at the Old Warden Aerodrome near Biggleswade on Sunday.

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Letchworth skate park contractors censured by council bosses over safety

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:54am

Contractors building Letchworth’s new skate park allowed construction vehicles to thunder past a pool entrance and a playground without safety precautions until council bosses intervened on Friday.

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Stevenage cyclists celebrate 139-year anniversary amid the town’s own pageant of pedalling

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:48am

Stevenage cyclists braved the showers to take part in a Saturday morning ride to mark 139 years of one of the UKs biggest cycling associations and celebrate the town’s summer-long cycling festival.

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Central Bedfordshire libraries to get longer opening hours

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:15am

Libraries in Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton, Stotfold and Shefford will have longer overall opening hours from the start of October.

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Art can be more than just a hobby with crafty competition

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 6:49pm

Artists of all ages are being given the chance to show off their creative talents by entering an annual art competition set up by the Hobbycraft store.

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Inspirational Stevenage dad with severe stutter interviews 20 entrepreneurs for first book

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 6:32pm

A man who has struggled with a severe stutter for almost 40 years has faced his demons and interviewed 20 entrepreneurs to write a book aimed at inspiring people to break free of their self-imposed limitations and live life to the full.

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Jailed: Drunken abuser who beat woman with dog lead and threw away phone to stop her calling help

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 6:14pm

A drunken abuser who beat a woman with a dog lead and threw away her phone to stop her calling for help has been jailed.

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