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The Comet

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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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Angling for your vote – Stevenage MP takes part in 24-hour fishathon to support autism charity

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 4:51pm

After landing a hefty majority to win his third term as MP for Stevenage at the last general election, it seems Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has become hooked on fishing.

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Letchworth sudden death: Woman dies in ‘unexplained but non-suspicious’ circumstances

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 3:05pm

A woman collapsed and died suddenly in a Letchworth flat this morning after going into cardiac arrest.

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Hitchin mum’s brave battle to save son with rare disease sees superhero Kawaski Kid created

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 12:50pm

A mother from Hitchin is on a mission to spread the word about a rare disease following her son’s life changing diagnosis – creating a cartoon character called The Kawasaki Kid.

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Letchworth attempted murder investigation: Woman in critical condition in hospital after being found unconscious

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 12:08pm

A woman remains in a critical condition in hospital after being found unconscious at a house in Letchworth – with police launching an attempted murder investigation.

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Stevenage friends tackle period poverty with campaign for sanitary products

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 11:08am

Two friends behind a drive to provide women in need with sanitary products are appealing for help with their latest project.

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Brother of Stevenage doctor killed in Afghanistan takes on Three Peaks Challenge and helps raise £7,000 in her memory

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 8:48am

The brother of an aid worker shot dead by Taliban while in Afghanistan has taken on the Three Peaks Challenge and helped raise £7,000 for a charity set up in her memory.

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Air ambulance lands in Hitchin after man in 30s loses consciousness

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 3:06pm

An air ambulance landed in Hitchin earlier today after paramedics were alerted to an incident of a man falling unconscious.

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‘Wonderful’ time had at vintage event in Knebworth

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 9:46am

An annual vintage fair at Knebworth proved to be a huge hit.

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Quilters showcase their work at Caldecote church exhibition near Ashwell

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 11:09am

Caldecote’s redundant church has played host to a quilters’ exhibition showcasing intricate patchwork designs that wowed the crowd.

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Trevor Broom weighed 25 stone two years ago and was struggling with everyday life and with his work as a joiner....

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 4:55pm

An inspiring dad from Stevenage who has transformed his life by shedding 10 stone completed a gruelling 26.7-mile walk at the weekend to raise cash for a cancer charity.

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