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The Comet

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Stevenage firefighters rush to bedroom fire in early hours

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 7:43am

Stevenage firefighters rushed to a reported bedroom fire in the early hours of this morning.

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Stevenage Borough Council pays out £1.4 million to recruitment agencies in just six months

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 5:35pm

Stevenage Borough Council has handed over almost £1.5 million to recruitment firms to hire staff and to agencies to hire temporary staff in the past six months.

Categories: Local News

Graveley golf club raises £7,723 for the Willow Foundation

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 5:34pm

A golf club has raised more than £7,000 for a charity dedicated to providing special days for young adults who are seriously ill.

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Disabled fundraisers complete Letchworth Greenway wheelchair challenge to help end modern slavery

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 5:34pm

Two women battling multiple sclerosis were wheelchaired around the Letchworth Greenway at the weekend to raise £1,000 to help end modern slavery.

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Bicycle made for two – Alfred and Irene from Stevenage celebrate 65 years of marriage and a shared love of cycling

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 4:49pm

A loving couple whose shared love of cycling helped bring them together, have just celebrated their 65th – Sapphire – wedding anniversary.

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Hundreds enjoy Neverland fun as Shefford marks 30th annual Playday

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 4:23pm

Hundreds of children turned out for Peter Pan-themed fun in Shefford yesterday as a nursery marked the UK’s 30th annual Playday.

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Sandy railway station: Central Beds Council brief to consultants implied possible out-of-town move

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 2:52pm

Central Bedfordshire Council issued a brief to consultants implying that Sandy railway station might close – despite denying it wants that to happen.

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Ministry of Sound partners with Classic Ibiza for Knebworth concert

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 2:16pm

Organisers of Knebworth’s Classic Ibiza concert have teamed up with legendary dance music pioneers Ministry of Sound.

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Did you see road rage incident in Stevenage which left man with broken tooth and split lip?

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 12:24pm

Police are looking for witnesses after two men got into an altercation after a road rage incident in Stevenage.

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How well do you know dinosaurs? Take our quiz and see them all in Letchworth later this month

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 9:09am

Do you know your Jurassic from your Triassic, your Apatosaurus from your Allosaurus? Grab your compass and explore uncharted territories in a dinosaur adventure coming to Letchworth this month.

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Hitchin town centre manager Keith Hoskins has his say on local government funding

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 9:00am

The Comet’s front page report last week on the declining fortunes of North Herts District Council once again highlights the deficiencies in funding local government – not just in our area but nationally.

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Stevenage town centre manager Tina Benson looks ahead to health and animal takeovers

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 8:54am

A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, or so they say.

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Sandy-based housebuilder wins prestigious health and safety award

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 8:46am

Staff at a Sandy-based housebuilder are celebrating after their firm won a prestigious health and safety award.

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Libby shares her love of sewing with crafty Stevenage shoppers

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:13pm

Stevenage shoppers sharpened up their sewing skills thanks to craft expert Libby Rose, who hosted sewing workshops at the Roaring Meg branch of art store, Hobbycraft.

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Hitchin Belles FC bang the drum for girls’ grassroots football – and England Lionesses

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:00pm

With the success of the England women’s football team at Euro 2017 interest has never been higher in the top level of the female game – none more so than in Hitchin.

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Stevenage families find out what happens to their recycling on depot day

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:55pm

Families were given a behind the scenes tour of Stevenage Borough Council’s environmental services depot on Saturday to see what happens to their recycling after it is collected.

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Hertfordshire parents urged not to miss deadline for 30 hours free childcare

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:35pm

Parents with three or four-year-old children are being urged not to miss the deadline for applying for 30 hours free childcare.

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Letters of love spur Stevenage mum on during Macmillan ‘mighty hike’ in memory of parents who died of cancer

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:14pm

A Stevenage mum on a marathon hike to remember her parents after they died prematurely from cancer came close to quitting, but made it to the finish line thanks to a friend who gave her a letter from a loved one every time she wanted to give up.

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Police dog celebrates birthday by chasing down three suspected thieves in Biggleswade

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 5:15pm

A police dog celebrated his birthday yesterday by chasing down three suspected thieves in Biggleswade.

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Passenger arrested at Stevenage railway station after ‘threatening member of staff’

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:28pm

A passenger was arrested at Stevenage railway station during the rush hour this morning after allegedly threatening a member of staff.

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