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The Comet

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Two arrested on suspicion of raping children in Stevenage

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 12:16pm

Two 32-year-old men from Stevenage have been arrested on suspicion of raping a pair of girls under the age of 16 in the town.

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Suspected paedophile accused of Stevenage finger bite to stand trial next year

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 10:17am

A suspected paedophile who is accused of biting the tip of a man’s finger off during a sting in Stevenage has had his trial delayed until next year.

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Two lorries crash on A1 south of Biggleswade

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 8:44am

The A1 south of Biggleswade has been completely blocked this morning after a crash involving two lorries.

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Hitchin’s inspirational Tobias Lekman set to trek gruelling ‘Kings Trail’ in memory of his late father and to raise funds for charity

Sun, 29/07/2018 - 9:59pm

A courageous Hitchin man is set to follow in his late father’s footsteps and trek the famous ‘King’s Trail’ in Sweden to raise funds to fight prostate cancer.

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Stevenage FC open day hailed as huge success with community event attended by hundreds of loyal fans at Bragbury End

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 9:44pm

There have been smiles all round after hundreds of Stevenage fans of all ages attended a hugely succesful open day at the club’s training HQ, Bragbury End.

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Hitchin CCTV appeal after early-hours attack by about eight men

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:28pm

Police have released CCTV images of five men after a group of about eight people attacked a man in Hitchin town centre, kicking and punching him in the early hours.

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Bid to tackle teacher recruitment crisis in Hertfordshire is commended at national level

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:11pm

An organisation’s work to improve the ongoing teacher recruitment crisis in Hertfordshire has been recognised at a national level.

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Dance school’s Knebworth summer ball raises £500 for Kidney Research UK

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:10pm

A dance school’s summer ball has raised £500 for the charity Kidney Research UK.

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‘I’ve been paid to kill you’ threat sent to Hertfordshire business people

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:09pm

Herts Police are warning businessmen and women not to fall prey to a threatening message in which the sender demands a sum of money.

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Baldock woman’s hell as patients face long delays for smear test results

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:08pm

Women are facing long, often anxious, waits for the results of their cervical screening tests, as NHS England admits there is a problem in our area.

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Musical talent galore at Hitchin primary school’s summer concert

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:05pm

Sixty-one pupils enthralled parents and staff in Hitchin at Highover JMI and Nursery School’s annual summer concert.

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Pillar of the community: An insight into Garden House Hospice Care

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 5:00pm

Garden House Hospice Care is a much-loved pillar in our area. Based in Letchworth, it cares for people with life-limiting illnesses across North Herts and Stevenage.

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Fairfield Park school victorious in cycling and scooting challenge

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:53pm

Fairfield Park Lower School has beaten more than 1,600 others from across the country to win the Big Pedal competition – designed to encourage more pupils to cycle or scoot in each morning.

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Great Offley mum’s 50km trek to raise funds for youth mental health cause

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:31pm

A mum from Great Offley has walked 50km in the melting heat to help support mental health resilience among schoolchildren.

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Bid on the way to access funding for more affordable homes in Central Beds

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 4:31pm

An increase in the amount of money it can borrow could enable Central Bedfordshire Council to provide more affordable housing.

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Suspected Stevenage arson ‘could have been devastating’

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 3:53pm

A fire that engulfed a Stevenage garden fence, patio furniture and a sofa is being investigated as arson – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Rhiannon, 71, slams ‘lies’ of North Herts bin contractor Urbaser

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 3:00pm

A 71-year-old retiree with severe disabilities has castigated North Herts waste contractor Urbaser and accused it of lying after her garden and food waste was uncollected for weeks.

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Firefighters thanked for hard work as heatwave fire safety advice is issued

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 2:59pm

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has praised the county’s firefighters as the heatwave continues to pose a constant fire hazard for rural areas.

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Hitchin mum’s baby massage enterprise expanding into China and beyond

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 2:03pm

A Hitchin mum who used her redundancy money 11 years ago to start a baby massage service from home is set to expand her social enterprise business into China, Malta and St Helena.

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Thameslink train doors close and trap elderly woman with walking stick

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 1:41pm

Rail passengers wrenched open a set of train doors this morning after they closed and trapped an older lady with a walking stick.

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