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The Comet

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Photo appeal to trace Letchworth cashpoint robbery suspect

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 4:18pm

Police have today appealed for help tracing a suspect wanted in connection with a cashpoint robbery in Letchworth.

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Lister Hospital at breaking point as 99% of beds full, latest figures reveal

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 3:34pm

Lister Hospital had 98.9 per cent of its total beds occupied during the New Year period – nearly 14 per cent above the national target, latest figures have revealed.

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Fraudulent email claims to come from North Herts District Council

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 3:31pm

North Hertfordshire District Council officers have urged web users to look out for fraudulent emails claiming to come from the authority.

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New Year’s Honours list 2018: Potton mum inspired by son awared OBE

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 3:26pm

A mum from Potton has been awarded an OBE for services to children with special needs in the New Year’s Honours list 2018.

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Samaritans to hand out free tea at Stevenage, Biggleswade and Hitchin railway stations ahead of ‘most depressing day of the year’

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 2:32pm

Samaritans in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage is replacing what is often seen as the toughest day of the year with a chance to have a brew and a catch-up.

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Cyclist in life-threatening condition after Stevenage crash

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 1:08pm

A cyclist is in a life-threatening condition after a crash involving a car in Stevenage yesterday.

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North Herts Museum: Council invited to fresh Hitchin meeting after walk-out

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 11:14am

North Herts District Council has been called upon to return to the negotiating table over the Hitchin Town Hall and North Hertfordshire Museum debacle.

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New QEII Hospital team scoops award after improving care for vulnerable people

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:49am

The ambulatory team at Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital has scooped a county council award recognising its work with vulnerable people.

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Stevenage’s Lister Hospital forced to deploy non-clincal staff to help wards cope with winter pressure

Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:42am

Lister Hospital in Stevenage is re-deploying staff from their usual roles to assist with a period of ‘extreme pressure’ on its wards.

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Stevenage crash involving cyclist and car

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 5:25pm

A crash in Stevenage involving a car and a cyclist has resulted in gridlock traffic.

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Stevenage’s Lister Hospital under extreme pressure due to large number of sick patients

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 4:43pm

The NHS trust which manages the Lister Hospital in Stevenage has said today the hospital is under extreme pressure due to the number of very sick patients needing to be admitted.

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Hitchin writer to release debut novel in memory of sister

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 4:36pm

A Hitchin writer is set to release her debut novel next week, with all royalties to be donated to Cancer Research UK in memory of her sister.

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Hitchin sheltered scheme proposed for Minsden care home site

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 3:58pm

A Hitchin care home that was earmarked for housing could be replaced by retirement flats.

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Jailed: Stevenage thief who stole from charity, hospital and own family

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 3:39pm

A thief from Stevenage who stole from charity, the town’s hospital and a member of his own family has been jailed.

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Victims held against their will by thieves who stole their cars in Baldock and Welwyn

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 1:36pm

Two victims were held against their will in a series of vehicle thefts across Hertfordshire yesterday.

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Potton developers win planning appeal against council

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 12:16pm

Potton is now set to gain almost 400 homes after developers yesterday won an appeal over permission to build a new estate.

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Stevenage FC North Terrace demolition to begin next week

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 11:59am

Stevenage’s highly anticipated FA Cup third-round game against Reading on Saturday will be the last opportunity for supporters to stand on the North Terrace.

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Yellow weather warning remains in place for Hertfordshire as rain and high winds lash the county

Thu, 04/01/2018 - 8:30am

Our area continues to be hit by high winds and heavy rain this morning with a yellow weather warning still in place.

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Car recovered in Baldock is part of burglary spate across Herts

Wed, 03/01/2018 - 6:16pm

Police were at the scene of a burglary in Baldock earlier today where a grey BMW was recovered in connection with a string of heists.

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New mural unveiled on children’s ward at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Wed, 03/01/2018 - 4:48pm

A woodland-themed mural has been unveiled on the children’s ward at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, to help young patients to have a more welcoming experience.

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