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The Comet

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All renal patients at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital screened after failure to isolate ‘superbug’ patient

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 6:26pm

All patients on the renal ward at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are being screened after a patient known to have a ‘superbug’ was not isolated when readmitted onto the ward.

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Cool Britannia festival brings Britpop back to Knebworth

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 5:20pm

A new music festival celebrating the 1990s ‘Cool Britannia’ era will be rocking Knebworth Park this summer.

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Hitchin Churchgate regeneration: Details emerge ahead of vote on joint-venture idea

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 3:36pm

North Herts District Council is to tomorrow brief members on its new regeneration proposal for Hitchin’s Churchgate centre, after councillors complained they had been kept in the dark.

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Many attend moving Holocaust Memorial Day service in Stevenage

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 2:51pm

Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Pam Stuart was joined by dignitaries and people from across Hertfordshire yesterday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at a special ceremony at Stevenage Borough Council’s headquarters.

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Teenage girl arrested in connection with series of Letchworth arson attacks

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 12:32pm

A 14-year-old girl from Letchworth has been charged in connection with three arson attacks which happened in recent weeks around the town.

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Man in his 20s found dead in Stevenage woodland

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 11:41am

A man in his 20s was found dead in woodland in Stevenage yesterday, police have now confirmed.

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Arrest after ‘man pulls machete from bag’ at Hitchin railway station

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 10:03am

Trains were unable to call at Hitchin railway station last night after reports a man had pulled a machete or sword out of his bag.

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Stevenage v Newcastle: Spirit of ’98 still alive and kicking after 20 years

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 7:23am

Stevenage’s FA Cup band of brothers from 1998, when Boro’s part-timers pushed eventual finalists Newcastle United all the way in round four, reunited at the weekend after 20 years.

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New Admiral nurse at East and North Herts NHS Trust set to provide more dementia support

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 6:18pm

A new Admiral nurse at the East and North Herts NHS Trust is helping to provide additional support for patients with dementia and their families – thanks to funding and support from Dementia UK.

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Campaigners turn out in fancy dress for Letchworth march to save North Herts Green Belt

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 4:41pm

Activists turned out in Letchworth on Saturday to protest against plans to build on Green Belt land across the North Herts district.

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Hitchin Forum and Friends of Butts Close delighted by access road refusal

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 4:02pm

Groups who opposed a plan to build an access road across Butts Close in Hitchin have expressed their joy after it was last week rejected by a government planner.

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Have you seen bracelet matching this ring? Appeal after Hitchin burglary

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 2:29pm

A white pearl bracelet of great sentimental value has been stolen in a house burglary in Hitchin – and police have today appealed for witnesses and information.

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Emergency services called to Stevenage woodland after concerns for man’s welfare

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 1:06pm

Police and ambulance crews are currently in a Stevenage woodland after reports of concerns for the welfare of a man.

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First Letchworth parkrun is roaring success as hundreds turn out

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:43pm

The first Letchworth parkrun went off without a hitch on Saturday, with almost 400 runners taking up the 5km route around Grange Recreation Ground.

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‘Axeman’ arrested in Hitchin town centre after armed officers attend

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 11:54am

Armed officers were in Hitchin town centre on Friday evening as police arrested a man alleged to be making threats with an axe and a knife.

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Woman in 80s in life-threatening condition after Letchworth cardiac arrest

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 10:22am

A woman in her 80s has been rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition after being resuscitated in Letchworth town centre this morning.

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Potton parking plans come under perusal in bid to increase spaces

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 10:16am

Parking in Potton is set to be transformed under new plans which councillors hope will create more space for people who want to use the town centre.

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Air ambulance lands in Letchworth town centre after woman taken ill

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 9:14am

An air ambulance has landed in the middle of Letchworth this morning after a woman in her 80s was taken ill at a town centre supermarket.

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Stevenage singer set for BBC’s Eurovision: You Decide in bid to represent UK in song contest

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 8:11am

A singer from Stevenage is set to compete in BBC’s Eurovision: You Decide in a bid to represent the UK in the notoriously outlandish song contest.

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Herts homecoming headline slot for George Ezra at Standon Calling

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 5:07pm

Hertford singer-songwriter George Ezra will return to his home county this summer to headline the Standon Calling music and arts festival.

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