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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Council leader responds to news of Tier Two measures for town

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 11:21am

There are “challenging times in weeks ahead”, says Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor, following the announcement that Hertfordshire would emerge from lockdown in Tier Two.

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Thefts from motor vehicles prompts police warning and appeal for CCTV footage

Mon, 30/11/2020 - 9:49am

Following a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in Rabley Heath and Codicote, police are appealing for witnesses and information.

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Even more temporary cycle lanes slated after £6.4 million funding secured

Fri, 27/11/2020 - 5:11pm

More temporary cycle lanes are slated for Hertfordshire after the county council recieved a further £6.4m by the Department for Transport.

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Rishi Sunak told ‘claps don’t pay the bills’ after spending review

Fri, 27/11/2020 - 5:08pm

Firefighters and healthcare workers in Herts have reacted badly to the chancellor’s spending review.

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Pressure on Stevenage housing support rises as more than 160 families now living in temporary accommodation

Fri, 27/11/2020 - 3:32pm

The number of calls to Stevenage Borough Council about emergency or temporary housing need has increased, according to the council’s leader.

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Aldi incident: Woman charged with racially-aggravated assault and destroying property

Fri, 27/11/2020 - 10:26am

A woman from Stevenage is set to face court today, after bottles of alcohol were smashed in Aldi in the town earlier this week.

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Research Park’s world-leading teams continue to tackle the big issues

Fri, 27/11/2020 - 9:01am

It’s been a busy year for the teams at Norwich Research Park, as they continue to help tackle Covid-19 alongside many other world-leading projects.

Here are just a few of the latest exciting developments.

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Home-Start launches Christmas campaign to help vulnerable families

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 5:43pm

Home-Start Herts is launching its Christmas fundraising challenge to help support vulnerable families during a difficult time.

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Fundraising under way to replace 92-year-old’s stolen cash

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 4:10pm

A JustGiving page has been set up to help replace an elderly woman’s pension money, after her purse was swiped while shopping in Stevenage.

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No time for complacency warns council leaders, with Tier Two restrictions on the horizon

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 2:48pm

The leaders of both county and district councils in Hertfordshire have commented on the news that we will be under Tier Two COVID restrictions from next week.

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Businesses and venues that can open in the new tier system after lockdown

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 2:36pm

What can open in the new tier system when lockdown restrictions are lifted? From Wednesday, December 2, the country will revert to a strengthened three-tiered local COVID alert level system. Here’s a guide to the new medium, high and very high tiers.

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What’s on in Baldock this Christmas?

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 2:32pm

Father Christmas will still be making the rounds in Baldock this year, even if it is at a distance.

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Letchworth Town Lodge set for demolition to make way for flats

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 1:38pm

An application to demolish Letchworth’s historic Town Lodge to make way for flats and an office building has been approved for North Herts District Council’s planning committee.

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Hermitage Road Hitchin: Create your own festive hamper this Christmas with The Little Deli

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 1:06pm

The Little Deli in Hitchin explains how you can put together the perfect hamper as a gift for a loved one this Christmas

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‘High alert’ coronavirus tier system revealed for our area

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 12:04pm

The coronavirus tier Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock will be placed in once lockdown ends has been announced this morning.

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£12m plans for new Hitchin homes and college facilities given green light

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 11:22am

Planning permission has been granted for £12 million plans that will see a new sports facility and 116 new homes built in a residential part of Hitchin.

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Arrest made after bottles of alcohol purposely smashed in Aldi store

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 5:52pm

A woman has been arrested after a large quantity of bottles of alcohol were smashed on to the floor of an Aldi supermarket.

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‘I felt very alone’ – domestic abuse survivor backs 16 Days of Action campaign

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 4:26pm

A Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline service user has explained the importance of support in the workplace, raising awareness of the 16 Days of Action campaign.

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Tributes pour in for Tony, who left his mark on Hitchin community after 70 years

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 11:40am

Tributes have been pouring in after a stalwart of the Hitchin community sadly passed away, following a short illness.

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Meet the ex-cop who’s spending his retirement battling Hertfordshire’s county lines problem

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 11:14am

Retired police officer Mike Woods, who works to rehabilitate young offenders, says rising gang activity in Herts is a consequence of austerity.

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