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The Comet

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Stevenage restaurant and Hitchin cafe to give free Christmas dinners to homeless and elderly

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 12:05pm

A Stevenage restaurant and a Hitchin cafe are to open their doors to the homeless, elderly and emergency services on Christmas Day.

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An open letter to Lewis Hamilton from Stevenage’s People for People founder after ‘slums’ comment

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 11:01am

The founder of a community group dedicated to helping people in need in Stevenage is calling on Lewis Hamilton to put his hand in his pocket and fork out some cash to support the community after he referred to his hometown as ‘the slums’ on national TV.

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Police tackle knife crime at Stevenage secondary school

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 9:27pm

Police officers have asked pupils at a Stevenage secondary school to walk through a knife arch, designed to detect concealed metal objects, in a bid to tackle a rise in crimes involving knives.

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Go-ahead for consultation over future of Herts Fire and Rescue Service

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 5:51pm

Plans for the future of the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will now go out to consultation, despite concerns that had led to a temporary halt in the process.

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Two arrests in Stevenage police operation to disrupt county lines drug dealing

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 5:47pm

Two arrests have been made and nine vehicles seized in a police operation targeting criminals travelling in and out of Stevenage.

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Newly-built Biggleswade pub opens it doors to the public

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 1:25pm

A new pub built by McMullen and Sons has opened in the Kings Reach area of Biggleswade, just in time for Christmas.

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Lewis Hamilton criticised for calling Stevenage ‘the slums’ in BBC SPOTY speech

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 12:59pm

Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton has come under fire for describing his hometown of Stevenage as “the slums” during a speech at last night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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Man found dead in Arlesey river

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 6:27pm

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a river in Arlesey this morning.

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Herts village music festival tickets go on sale at special price

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 8:54pm

Tickets have gone on sale for an annual Hertfordshire music festival at a special discounted price.

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Letchworth care home residents magical day at Willington garden centre

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 5:02pm

Residents at a Letchworth care home got well and truly into the Christmas spirit last Wednesday, as they took a festive trip to Frosts Garden Centre in Willington.

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Can you help Letchworth school’s PTA build mindfulness room?

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 4:39pm

Parents and staff at Garden City Academy are planning to build a new mindfulness room on the playground, which will provide a quiet and calming space for the children.

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Tyre Pros around Herts and Beds want your food donations

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 4:36pm

The manager of STS Tyre Pros in Letchworth has organised food collections at seven centres across three counties to donate to the North Herts foodbank at Christmas.

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Moggerhanger hospice lights the night sky in memory of loved ones

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 4:31pm

The lives of loved ones were celebrated with a special carol service and lights event at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

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Terminal cancer patient abused by Stevenage neighbours over disabled parking bay

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:47pm

A man with terminal cancer says he cannot use his blue badge to park in a disabled bay opposite his own house because inconsiderate neighbours repeatedly park their own cars in that space.

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Ambulances waiting too long at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:44pm

Bosses at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are looking at ways to speed up the time it takes to hand over patients from ambulance staff to the Emergency Department, having plummeted from being the best performer in the east of England to having less than half of cases meet national targets.

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Knebworth Golf Club raises funds to make ‘huge difference’ to Stevenage centre

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:20pm

Members of a golf club have raised more than £18,000 to support a day centre for senior citizens.

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Campaigners go all out at public inquiry in bid to save Knebworth pub

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:18pm

Campaigners fighting to preserve the future of a village pub say they have done all they can at a planning inquiry to convince the Planning Inspectorate to uphold a decision to refuse planning permission for homes to be built on the site.

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Noose-carrying Stevenage man at Brexit march says Theresa May should hang

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 3:08pm

A far-right activist who took a noose to London’s Brexit protest on Sunday reportedly said Theresa May deserves to be hanged for betraying Britain.

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Stevenage police patrols to warn shoppers about Christmas crime

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 11:31am

Police officers in Stevenage were patrolling the town yesterday in a bid to warn shoppers about Christmas crime.

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Driver taken to Lister Hospital after Stevenage crash

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 8:47am

A driver has been taken to hospital after his car overturned on an embankment in Stevenage.

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