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Norton Road bridge expected to remain closed until August

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 5:21pm

Repair works on a bridge connecting Baldock and Letchworth are set continue until August, despite being closed for four months already.

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Slimming World donations in the bag for Biggleswade Cancer Research

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 5:09pm

The Biggleswade branch of Cancer Research UK has been given more than 230 bags of clothing in donations from a Slimming World group.

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Holwell Scarecrow Festival set for another successful year

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 5:01pm

The second Holwell Scarecrow Festival is set to go ahead in support of Garden House Hospice Care this weekend.

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Surfs up at Letchworth school’s summer social

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:55pm

Schoolchildren and their families were out and ready to ‘surf up’ at this year’s Lordship Farm Primary School PTA summer social on Saturday.

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Letchworth’s David’s Bookshop set to host short story panel

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:50pm

David’s Bookshop in Letchworth will be holding an Art of the Short Story Panel with two writers in conversation with fiction editor Francine Toon next Saturday, July 14.

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Hitchin recycling site director apologises for racist rant against Muslims

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:47pm

A Hitchin recycling company director has told the Comet a manager who responded to a question about air pollution with racist comments about “the Muslims” was joking and now wants to apologise.

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Support life-saving air ambulance by leaving a gift in your will

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:44pm

With one in 11 life-saving missions funded by a legacy, you can ensure Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust’s helicopters keep flying well into the future by supporting them in your will.

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Finn’s Law one step closer after passing at House of Commons

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:38pm

The bill for ‘Finn’s Law’ was presented to the House of Commons today for a second reading, and has now been passed to the next stage where a change in law will be considered.

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Stevenage music competition offers incredible prize for up-and-coming talent

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:28pm

A music competition is to be held in Stevenage over the coming months, with the winner receiving the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Biggleswade Town on track to success after grant improves access road

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:15pm

Biggleswade Town FC have improved access to their ground after receiving a £31,000 grant.

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Govia publishes new interim timetable after rail chaos

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 3:56pm

Govia Thameslink has published details of the new interim timetable, which they say “marks a significant stage in the recovery plan” following chaos on their services.

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Stevenage-based firm come out on top at charity golf day

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 3:56pm

Businesses all pitched in at charity golf day on Thursday to raise more than £5,000 for community causes.

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New Sandy skate school opens

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 3:18pm

A new skate school has opened in Sandy with the support of the town council.

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Recycling site polluting Hitchin – but boss responds with ‘Muslims’ rant

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 2:06pm

A new report claims air pollution around a Hitchin waste recycling site is 10 times accepted levels – but when asked about it, the firm’s manager today told the Comet we should instead be worrying about “the Muslims”.

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Knebworth’s Station pub campaigners hold quiz fundraiser

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:34pm

A campaign to reinstate a pub in Knebworth gathered pace after nearly £2k was raised during a quiz night.

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Rail lines blocked between Stevenage and Peterborough due to police incident

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 11:22am

Railway lines are blocked between Stevenage and Peterborough while police deal with an incident.

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Spate of attempted vehicle break-ins and thefts in Stevenage

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:50am

A spate of attempted break-ins and thefts from vehicles in a particular area of Stevenage has prompted officers to urge motorists to be vigilant.

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Firefighters tackle accidental blaze in Hitchin town centre

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:04am

Firefighters last night tackled a fire at a food premises in Hitchin town centre, with a flat upstairs evacuated.

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Schools should get five per cent more money each year, says Hitchin MP

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 9:17am

Five per cent a year – that’s the sort of funding rise Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami says he would give our schools if he were in charge.

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Park Live closes Letchworth Festival 2018

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 5:34pm

With more than 100 events taking place across June, Letchworth Festival 2018 went out in style with Park Live on Sunday.

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