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The Comet

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Disgust at North Herts bins’ chronic overflow, a year on from dog waste decision

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 1:28pm

Overloaded public bins across North Herts are left “heaving and stinking to high heaven” for days amid scant collections, a year on from the removal of many of the district’s dog poo bins.

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North Herts council leader defeats challenge at Conservative group meeting

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 12:42pm

North Herts District Council leader Lynda Needham last night defeated a challenge for her position by one of her cabinet members.

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Suspected paedophile pleads not guilty after alleged finger bite in Stevenage

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 12:32pm

A suspected paedophile who is accused of biting off the tip of a man’s finger during an attempted sting in Stevenage has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

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Arrest after school ‘disturbance’ and helicopter search near Hitchin

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 9:46am

A man is in custody after a reported “disturbance” at a school in the countryside between Hitchin and Luton last night, following a police search involving a helicopter.

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Hitchin museum’s new partnership ahead of planned Joseph Lancaster exhibition

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 5:30pm

Hitchin’s British Schools Museum is to benefit from a new partnership with a firm of financial advisors, ahead of an exhibition on educator Joseph Lancaster.

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Ken Maynard: Tributes after death of ‘truly inspirational’ Stevenage teacher

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 5:25pm

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a “truly inspirational” teacher who devoted most of his working life to one of Stevenage’s schools.

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Potton Beer Festival a huge success as The Rising Sun basks in the bank holiday rays

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 5:04pm

The 19th Potton Beer Festival was a roaring success over the bank holiday weekend as punters enjoyed the sun and beer on offer.

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Southbound line reopened after train blaze at Welwyn North

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 4:18pm

Delays up to 45 minutes are still expected on the Great Northern services between Stevenage and London King’s Cross and Moorgate.

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Shefford Tai Chi Festival a huge success as crowds enjoy martial arts from across the globe

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 3:15pm

A martial arts festival has helped the people of Shefford connect both body and mind.

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Train on fire at Welwyn North

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 2:10pm

Passengers travelling through Welwyn North station have had to disembark due to a fire on the train.

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Stevenage town centre regeneration: Ribbon cut on Park Place second phase

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 12:32pm

Stevenage town centre’s regeneration took another step forward yesterday as the ribbon was cut on the second phase of a £50 million project.

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Work on multi-million highways depot in Sandy begins

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 5:33pm

Work has officially begun on a new £4.3m highways depot in Sandy, after ground was broken at a ceremony on Friday.

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Stevenage town centre regeneration: Work to start on £18 million flats

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:35pm

Work is set to start next month on an £18 million block of flats in Stevenage, as the regeneration of the town centre gathers pace.

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Hitchin commuters’ petition against ‘nightmare’ rail timetable

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:31pm

“It’s a nightmare” – that’s the verdict from Hitchin commuters who have launched a petition against a new rail timetable, with more than 1,100 signatures so far.

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Arlesey mum’s concerns as HGVs drive on pavement during school run

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:28pm

A concerned mother is lobbying for changes in Arlesey High Street as lorries and buses continuously mount the pavement during her daily walk to to school.

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Classic motorcycle brand from Stevenage celebrated with painting

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 2:54pm

A classic bike manufacturer from Stevenage has been celebrated by one of the old town’s local businesses.

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Britain’s Got Talent judges hail new singing ‘star’ from Stevenage

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 1:19pm

A Stevenage man impressed TV judges when he auditioned on Saturday’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent.

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Baldock rugby star opens up to raise awareness for Parkinson’s

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:55am

An England rugby star from Baldock is calling for Parkinson’s support after her late gran battled with the illness.

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Family fun aplenty at Stotfold Mill Steam Fair & Country Show

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 8:37am

There will be plenty of family fun at the steam fair and country show in Stotfold this weekend.

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Lack of funds forces closure of Stevenage-based charity the Herts Women’s Centre

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 7:04am

A charity which supports women who have been raped or suffered domestic abuse is to permanently close in September due to a lack of funds.

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