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‘Groundbreaking’ cancer research that could improve detection rates begins in Stevenage hospital

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 11:45am

A pioneering study into the detection of bladder cancer that could lead to improved detection rates has been successfully carried out by Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

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POLL: Will you take the coronavirus vaccine?

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 10:54am

As major trials continue on several coronavirus vaccines, we want to know whether you would be happy to receive this preventative treatment.

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Two children involved in same day collisions with cars in Letchworth and Stevenage

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 9:41am

Two children were sent to hospital yesterday afternoon after separate incidents involving collisions with cars in Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City.

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Crime back to ‘normal levels’ following drop in first lockdown

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 6:04pm

During the spring lockdown crime levels dropped by an estimated 25 per cent – but have now returned to normal levels, councillors have been told.

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When are the North Hertfordshire Local Plan hearings set to start?

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 5:07pm

North Hertfordshire District Council’s long-awaited Local Plan hearings are set to start after the weekend, following a host of delays this year.

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Reminisce on Christmas past, as Hitchin Christmas lights switch-on has a different look for 2020

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 5:01pm

With lockdown 2.0 demanding a different Christmas lights switch-on for Hitchin this year, we want to take you on a trip down memory lane...

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Stevenage pupils briefly return to home learning after health and safety issue identified

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 3:47pm

Children at a Stevenage primary school briefly returned to home learning due to the building being closed “on safety grounds” following an electricity inspection.

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Hertfordshire care workers’ outstanding achievements celebrated in annual awards

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 3:02pm

Care workers from across Hertfordshire have been recognised for their outstanding achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic at the tenth annual Hertfordshire Care Awards.

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Could equity release help you to ‘rightsize’ your home?

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 2:44pm

Rightsizing is becoming increasingly popular to make your home more ‘liveable’ as you get older, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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Let’s Brighten Up Christmas: Send us your festive pictures

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 1:14pm

With Christmas set to look a little different this year, the Comet is asking readers to show us how you’ve decorated your front windows, gardens and homes.

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What’s on this Christmas in Letchworth?

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 12:24pm

This year has seen a lot of our favourite annual events cancelled, postponed and reimagined as the coronavirus swept the country – so, what do we have to look forward to at the end of it all?

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Time’s ticking for responses to 62 plot development plan near Hitchin

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 11:16am

There’s now less than a week left for residents to comment on a controversial planning application that could see 62 homes built in St Ippolyts.

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Hitchin teenager charged with robbery and remanded

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 9:55am

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with robbery following an incident in Hitchin in Saturday, November 14.

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COVID-19 figures continue to rise in Stevenage and North Herts

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 5:12pm

Data from the first full week of lockdown shows the number of positive COVID-19 cases has continued to rise in Stevenage and North Herts.

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New grants for Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth businesses forced to close in lockdown 2.0

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 3:56pm

A new set of business grants have been announced to help support those shops and retailers who have been forced to close as a result of the latest national lockdown.

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise at Hitchin school, as almost 75 per cent of Y11 pupils forced to self-isolate

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 1:17pm

An entire year group at a Hitchin school will be taught remotely until the end of the month, as almost 75 per cent of their pupils were told to self-isolate.

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Help the RSPCA rescue hundreds of neglected animals in Herts this Christmas

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 12:57pm

There were 337 reported animal incidents in Hertfordshire last Christmas, as the RSPCA braces for its toughest year yet.

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Hitchin museum could save Christmas with grotto, Winter Wonderland and more planned

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 11:48am

A Hitchin museum is promising a packed festive season this year, with Santa’s Grotto, a Winter Wonderland and more once lockdown ends.

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Free school meals to be rolled out in Herts over school holidays

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 11:17am

Free school meals are set to be distributed over school holidays in Hertfordshire until the end of summer half term 2021.

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Knife and drugs incidents shooting up as Covid-19 frustrates county lines cops

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 10:44am

Police officers fighting Hertfordshire’s county lines drug-dealing operations say lockdown restrictions are hampering their work.

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