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The Comet

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School uniform drive to help Biggleswade pupils ahead of new academic year

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 2:59pm

It may be a while until the kids go back to school, but pupils across Biggleswade will be all kitted out thanks to a uniform drive that has received a huge number of donations.

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Teddy Faure Walker: Tributes to farmer, vicar, soldier and friend

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 1:50pm

The family of a Sandon farmer – who became county vice lord lieutenant, high Sheriff, North Herts District councillor and a Stevenage vicar – have spoken about his eventful life following his death aged 71.

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Incineration booming as Hertfordshire sees 12 per cent increase in waste being burnt

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 1:28pm

Herts County Council is sending more and more waste to be burnt by incinerators.

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Letchworth teenagers organise charity quiz and raffle night

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 12:43pm

Teenagers involved in the National Citizen Service in Letchworth have organised a charity quiz and raffle night for Carers in Hertfordshire.

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Biggleswade Athletic Club high jumper wins silver at tournament in Scotland

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 12:15pm

A Biggleswade Athletic Club high jumper has won a silver medal while representing England at the SIAB Schools’ International competition.

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North Hertfordshire Museum: Deadline for 14/15 Brand Street deal passes

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 10:52am

The July 31 deadline set by North Herts council’s cabinet for a deal over the would-be district museum entrance in Hitchin has passed without an agreement.

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Letchworth woman has ‘had enough’ after asking housing association for ramp

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 9:55am

A Letchworth woman says she faces being moved from her home after repeatedly asking her housing association to install a ramp, to no avail.

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Appeal to expand neonatal unit’s family room at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 6:42pm

With an appeal launched to help raise £338,000 to expand the neonatal family room at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, a dad whose son was born 12 weeks prematurely has spoken of the desperate need for this improved facility.

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Toddlers bring joy to elderly at Stevenage care home through music class

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 6:39pm

Babies and toddlers have brought joy and laughter to elderly residents living in a care home, through a special event held on Friday.

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Firm managing Central Beds Council’s legal affairs runs up £3 million debt

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 6:01pm

A debt of £3 million has been run up by a firm managing Central Bedfordshire’s legal affairs.

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Central Bedfordshire Council aiming to crack down on growth in housing fraud

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 5:35pm

A crackdown on housing fraud is underway in Central Bedfordshire.

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Stevenage benefit fraudster falsely claimed more than £9,000

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 3:44pm

A benefit fraudster from Stevenage who falsely claimed more than £9,000 has been ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid community work.

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Hitchin firm transforms Baldock school gym into new skills centre

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 3:06pm

Brandles School in Baldock has welcomed the arrival of a new skills centre that will allow students to learn decorating, carpentry, plastering, plumbing and bricklaying.

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Charity football in memory of Stevenage’s Mike Quinlan raises £400

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 2:29pm

There were goals galore as friends played a charity football match in memory of Stevenage’s Mike Quinlan, who tragically took his own life earlier this year.

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Sandy parties in the park at community get-together

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 1:02pm

Hundreds of people came together in Sandy at the weekend for the community church’s Party in the Park event.

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Missed garden waste and recycling collections in North Herts

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 12:24pm

Garden waste collections were not completed on time in Baldock, Royston and many North Herts villages this week.

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Stevenage girlfriend gives CPR to save boyfriend’s life

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 12:16pm

A 20-year-old Stevenage woman who gave her boyfriend a literal kiss of life when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest has been hailed “a true hero”.

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Firm behind Stevenage office revamp plan fights off compulsory liquidation

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 9:53am

Developers proposing to revamp a Stevenage office building and add a six-storey extension last week had to present accounts after their firm was threatened with liquidation.

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Driver cut from car and taken to hospital after Stevenage crash

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 9:01am

A motorist was cut free from his car and taken to hospital after a crash on a major Stevenage road yesterday afternoon.

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Drug and alcohol addict speaks out about how Stevenage rehab charity helped save his life

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 7:01pm

A man who felt suicidal due to his crippling addiction to drugs and alcohol has spoken of how a rehabilitation charity - which has been given a funding boost to expand its work - has helped save his life.

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