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The Comet

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Review of the year 2018: October

Fri, 28/12/2018 - 2:05pm

October saw Hitchin’s Market Place become a winter wonderland a little earlier than usual as Boots took over to film part of their Christmas advert.

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Review of the year 2018: September

Fri, 28/12/2018 - 2:02pm

September saw officers investigating the disappearance of Gosmore farmer William Taylor arrest four people on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

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Stevenage woman makes contact with descendants of First World War New Zealand soldier

Fri, 28/12/2018 - 2:00pm

A Stevenage resident taking care of the grave of a First World War soldier from New Zealand who is buried in the town has managed to make contact with his descendants.

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New £500,000 Lister MRI scanner to reduce patient waiting times

Fri, 28/12/2018 - 1:54pm

Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has unveiled a new MRI scanner after it was purchased by its associated charity.

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Baldock model Daphne Selfe awarded BEM in New Year’s Honours list

Fri, 28/12/2018 - 1:51pm

Baldock’s 90-year-old model Daphne Selfe has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list 2019, which has been revealed tonight.

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Review of the year 2018: August

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 5:22pm

August saw sun, sand and surf come to Hitchin as the Market Place was turned into a beach.

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Review of the year 2018: July

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 5:21pm

July saw a special Tesco delivery as a baby was born in the car park of Stevenage’s Broadwater store.

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Child injured in four-vehicle A1(M) crash near Stevenage

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 11:19am

A child was taken to hospital after a four-vehicle crash on the A1(M) near Junction 8 for Stevenage yesterday afternoon.

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Hatfield man gets suspended sentence after carrying knife

Thu, 27/12/2018 - 10:45am

A Hatfield man must carry out 180 hours of unpaid work after he was caught carrying a kitchen knife in Stevenage.

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Review of the year 2018: June

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 3:02pm

In June, Herts police and the Hertfordshire Football Association came together in a pledge to stamp out homophobia in football, following shocking survey results.

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Review of the year 2018: May

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 2:59pm

In May, commuters saw the start of a long battle with timetable drama, North Herts had major issues with bin collections, and Stevenage pulled together to help a family whose young daughter was battling leukaemia.

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Review of the year 2018: April

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 2:52pm

April saw an appeal launched to get a new wheelchair for Hitchin’s Jack Gower, after his broke during the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Wheelchair Marathon.

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Review of the year 2018: March

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 2:48pm

In March we saw a laptop explosion, a George Cross for brave police dog Finn and a hoax bomber all make the news.

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Review of the year 2018: February

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 2:44pm

It was a healthy start to the month as many seemingly stuck to those new year’s resolutions and came out in their hundreds to support the launch of Letchworth parkrun.

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Review of the year 2018: January

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 2:43pm

January brought a mysterious stink coming from Stevenage’s Tesco Extra, and success on talent show The Voice for one of our own.

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Chatter tables to tackle loneliness in Letchworth

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 2:39pm

A new Herts County Council scheme has come to Letchworth to provide an informal place to meet new people as part of its Connecting Lives campaign.

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Christmas displays light the dark nights in Stevenage and Hitchin

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 2:38pm

Whether its for charity, or simply for fun, we’ve seen some impressive house decorations this Christmas lighting up Stevenage and North Herts.

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Stevenage assault leaves man with broken nose, cheek and eye socket

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 12:43pm

A man has suffered a broken nose, fractured cheek and broken eye socket following an assault in Stevenage on Thursday.

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Man hit on head with orange juice carton in Stevenage bus assault

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 10:52am

An assault appeal has been launched after a woman hit a man on the head with a carton of orange juice while on a Stevenage bus.

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Singing coach holds Hitchin flash mob to promote new app

Mon, 24/12/2018 - 10:15am

A singing and acting coach from Hitchin held a flash mob in the town on Saturday to promote the launch of his new singing app.

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