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The Comet

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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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Police pursuit leads to Stevenage street arrest

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 4:14pm

A police pursuit resulted in a 40-year-old man being arrested for going equipped to steal after he was allegedly seen acting suspiciously around vehicles in Stevenage on Saturday.

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Stevenage FC North Stand: A look back in history

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 3:53pm

It was the end of an era on Saturday as a relic of Stevenage FC’s non-League heritage saw its last matchday.

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Letchworth £46,000 charity effort earns Prime Minister’s recognition

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 3:49pm

The organisers of a monthly half marathon walk that has raised almost £50,000 to fight motor neurone disease have been saluted by the Prime Minister.

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Hitchin BID secures Tom Hardy from Letchworth as new manager

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 2:10pm

It’s all change for the Business Improvement Districts of North Herts – as Hitchin and Letchworth both welcome new BID managers.

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Tesco reveals source of stink that repulsed Stevenage shoppers

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 12:41pm

Tesco has confirmed the source of a mysterious stink that has been revolting shoppers in its Stevenage town centre store.

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Stevenage woman’s transformation after shedding six stone inspired her to help others

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 12:37pm

A woman who battled with her weight and sank into a deep depression which lasted for years has now shed nearly six stone and is determined to tackle the growing problem of obesity in the UK by helping others to lose weight.

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Football coach Barry Bennell – arrested in Stevenage – admits child sex offences

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 12:34pm

A former football coach who was arrested after being found unconscious in a Stevenage hotel has pleaded guilty to a series of child sex offences.

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Stevenage stabbing: Teenager to appear in court today

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 10:11am

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with GBH with intent after a stabbing in Stevenage on Friday.

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