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The Comet

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Halloween: Don’t be tricked – your pumpkin’s a treat, says Central Beds Council

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 2:30pm

If you are carving pumpkins this Halloween, you should eat the flesh and recycle the gourds – not because it’s part of some bizarre pagan ritual, but because it’s good for the environment.

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Stevenage councillor Sherma Batson remembered in emotional Celebrate!!! show

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:13pm

A community came together to put on a multi-cultural show on Saturday in memory of Stevenage councillor Sherma Batson, who championed diversity.

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Stevenage filming: Sir Anthony Hopkins spotted as scenes shot for BBC’s King Lear

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:26am

Guess who is making a film in Stevenage town centre this morning? None other than the great Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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Stevenage four-year-old ‘overwhelmed’ by support for her triathlon challenge in aid of Save the Children

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 8:45am

A compassionate four-year-old girl who took part in a triathlon to raise money for refugees has been overwhelmed by the support she has received.

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Inaugural Hitchin Children’s Book Festival is a success

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 4:47pm

Kids of all ages enjoyed meeting authors James Mayhew and Marriet Muncaster during the inugural Hitchin Children’s Book Festival at the weekend.

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Stevenage’s Chambers Coaches owner hits out at school over newsletter and says satisfaction is ‘on the up’

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 4:26pm

Long-running Stevenage coach firm Chambers Coaches says it is considering taking legal action against a school after rumours spread that it could close down.

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HALLOWEEN FEATURE: Staking out Minsden Chapel in wait of some grisly apparition...

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 3:55pm

The mysterious ghostly figure of a monk, caught on photograph at an ancient ruined chapel near Hitchin – there couldn’t be anything in this, could there?

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Paedophile admits sexually assaulting young girl

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 3:03pm

A 28-year-old paedophile faces sentencing by a crown court judge after he admitted sexually exploiting a primary-school-aged girl in Henlow.

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Notorious Hitchin footpath finally resurfaced

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 2:18pm

Campaigners in Hitchin are celebrating after a notorious footpath was finally relaid after years of problems, with the new surface unveiled at the weekend.

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Man arrested in Stevenage after claims he was harassing people for money

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 12:46pm

Police have arrested a man following reports that he was harassing members of the public in Stevenage town centre this morning (Monday).

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Visit spooky Stevenage haunted house for trick or treat and help raise cash for air ambulance

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:38am

A Stevenage family are inviting trick or treaters along to their Transylvanian-themed ‘haunted house’ for Halloween tomorrow.

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Police confirm person dead after being struck by train at Hatfield

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:06am

A person has died after being struck by a train at Hatfield, the British Transport Police (BTP) has confirmed.

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Person hit by train at Hatfield causing long delays between Stevenage and London King’s Cross

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 9:28am

A person has been hit by a train at Hatfield this morning – causing travel chaos between Stevenage and London King’s Cross.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami alleges Labour members’ attempts to harass family

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 9:15am

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has become embroiled in a row with the constituency Labour Party after accusing certain members of trying to harass his family.

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