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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Stevenage music competition offers incredible prize for up-and-coming talent

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:28pm

A music competition is to be held in Stevenage over the coming months, with the winner receiving the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Biggleswade Town on track to success after grant improves access road

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:15pm

Biggleswade Town FC have improved access to their ground after receiving a £31,000 grant.

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Govia publishes new interim timetable after rail chaos

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 3:56pm

Govia Thameslink has published details of the new interim timetable, which they say “marks a significant stage in the recovery plan” following chaos on their services.

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Stevenage-based firm come out on top at charity golf day

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 3:56pm

Businesses all pitched in at charity golf day on Thursday to raise more than £5,000 for community causes.

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New Sandy skate school opens

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 3:18pm

A new skate school has opened in Sandy with the support of the town council.

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Recycling site polluting Hitchin – but boss responds with ‘Muslims’ rant

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 2:06pm

A new report claims air pollution around a Hitchin waste recycling site is 10 times accepted levels – but when asked about it, the firm’s manager today told the Comet we should instead be worrying about “the Muslims”.

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Knebworth’s Station pub campaigners hold quiz fundraiser

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:34pm

A campaign to reinstate a pub in Knebworth gathered pace after nearly £2k was raised during a quiz night.

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Rail lines blocked between Stevenage and Peterborough due to police incident

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 11:22am

Railway lines are blocked between Stevenage and Peterborough while police deal with an incident.

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Spate of attempted vehicle break-ins and thefts in Stevenage

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:50am

A spate of attempted break-ins and thefts from vehicles in a particular area of Stevenage has prompted officers to urge motorists to be vigilant.

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Firefighters tackle accidental blaze in Hitchin town centre

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:04am

Firefighters last night tackled a fire at a food premises in Hitchin town centre, with a flat upstairs evacuated.

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Schools should get five per cent more money each year, says Hitchin MP

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 9:17am

Five per cent a year – that’s the sort of funding rise Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami says he would give our schools if he were in charge.

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Park Live closes Letchworth Festival 2018

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 5:34pm

With more than 100 events taking place across June, Letchworth Festival 2018 went out in style with Park Live on Sunday.

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Stevenage rover to have vital role bringing Mars soil to Earth for first time

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 5:11pm

Stevenage-based Airbus Defence and Space has won a £4 million contract to design a rover critical to bringing soil from Mars to Earth for the first time.

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Spate of Baldock vehicle break-ins prompts police appeal

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 4:58pm

A spate of vehicle break-ins in Baldock have prompted police to release CCTV images of people who may be able to assist with enquiries.

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New Citizens’ Advice Stevenage chief embraces ambitious plans to develop service

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 4:09pm

The new chief executive of a charity which supports people with financial and legal problems has spoken about the “ambitious plans” to continue to grow the service.

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NHS70: ‘How the NHS saved my life three times’

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 12:38pm

Today 70 years ago, the National Health Service was launched by the then health minister Aneurin Bevan – delivering medical care free at point of need to all, regardless of wealth or status.

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All set to rock out to support forces charity Help for Heroes

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 11:13am

A Clifton rocker has organised a charity concert for Help for Heroes, after many years of running similar shows for Cancer Research UK.

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Hitchin theatre students perform at Sadler’s Wells in London

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 10:09am

Thirty-eight theatre students from Hitchin took to the stage at Sadler’s Wells in London on Sunday, alongside 300 other performers.

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Govia Thameslink ‘80 per cent’ sure revised July 15 rail timetable will work

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 9:23am

Rail operator Govia Thameslink is “80 per cent” sure a revised timetable set to come in on July 15 will work.

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Hitchin charity netball tournament raises £2,600 for good causes

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 6:39pm

A charity netball tournament in Hitchin has raised more than £2,600 for two good causes.

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