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The Comet

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Urgent appeal to help hospice give families a special final Christmas together

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 10:23am

A family have spoken out about the importance of sharing a last Christmas together, as end of life care providers Garden House Hospice Care launch an urgent appeal for donations.

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Tribute paid to ‘larger than life’ Stevenage man, 22, who died in Bedfordshire crash

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 5:26pm

The family of a man from Stevenage who died in a traffic collision in Beadlow yesterday has paid a powerful tribute to him.

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Explained: What do the latest figures tell us about Herts’ likely Covid tier?

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 4:58pm

The coronavirus infection rate in Hertfordshire fell last week and is well below the national average, suggesting it should avoid being placed in the highest tier of restrictions.

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Domestic abuse survivor speaks out after support service changed her life

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 4:32pm

A domestic abuse survivor from Stevenage has spoken out to raise awareness of the issue, and highlight the service which “changed her life”, during the nationwide 16 Days of Action campaign.

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Second round of North Herts Local Plan hearings get under way

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 4:12pm

A second round of hearings into North Hertfordshire District Council’s Local Plan began yesterday, following delays caused by COVID-19 and an exceptional council meeting.

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4-year-old set to enjoy first Chemo-free Christmas

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 3:52pm

A four-year-old girl from Hitchin is set to enjoy her first Chemotherapy-free Christmas this year.

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New rules for tier system that will replace lockdown next week

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 3:37pm

The Prime Minister has announced a new, stricter tier system that will come into effect once lockdown ends next week.

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How many COVID-19 deaths have there been at Lister Hospital since lockdown began?

Tue, 24/11/2020 - 11:54am

The latest data on the number of COVID-19 deaths at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has been released.

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CCTV appeal after thefts from vehicles and sheds

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 6:22pm

A series of thefts from motor vehicles and sheds in North Herts villages are being investigated by police – and today they have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

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Letchworth Christmas Market: All you need to know

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 5:16pm

Letchworth Christmas Market is set to bring some seasonal sparkle to the town centre.

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Limited number of fans set to be allowed back into sporting venues if infection rates are low enough

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 4:47pm

Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased – but only for areas with lower infection rates.

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CCTV appeal after elderly shopper’s purse swiped in Tesco

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 1:28pm

CCTV images of two women have been released after an elderly lady’s purse was stolen as she shopped in a Stevenage Tesco store.

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Surgeon at Lister Hospital ‘overwhelmed’ by appeal response to save his young daughter’s life

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 1:20pm

A surgeon at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital says he has been overwhelmed by the response to an appeal for help in saving the life of his young daughter, who is in desperate need of a transplant.

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Witness appeal after BMW stolen from outside Stevenage home

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 11:47am

A BMW has been stolen from outside a Stevenage home – and police are now appealing for witnesses and information.

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Backlash for Harpenden and Hitchin MP after he backs Priti Patel

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 11:08am

Harpenden and Hitchin MP Bim Afolami has given his full support to Home Secretary Priti Patel, despite an independent review finding she had breached the ministerial code by bullying staff.

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‘Patients can be seen safely in Herts’ is message to those with health concerns during lockdown

Mon, 23/11/2020 - 10:45am

Hertfordshire’s medical professionals are keen to stress to those worried about attending healthcare appointments during lockdown that various measures are in place for patients to be seen safely.

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Letchworth man arrested after £5,000 fraud investigation

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 4:58pm

A man from Letchworth has been arrested in connection with seven fraud offences.

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£75,000 grant awarded to Letchworth volunteer-run credit union to tackle homelessness

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 3:48pm

North Herts District Council has awarded a substantial grant to a Letchworth–based volunteer group to help them offer affordable loans to vulnerable residents.

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Boy, 15, targeted by men in attempted robbery in Stevenage

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 1:56pm

A 15-year-old boy was the target of an attempted robbery in Stevenage earlier this week.

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Why now’s the time to get fit and stay fit to improve your physical wellbeing

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 12:45pm

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

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