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The Comet

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Top tips on lowering your Christmas carbon footprint

Wed, 18/11/2020 - 10:28am

We’re dreaming of a green Christmas – will we or won’t we? That is the question. Of course, I am talking about being able to have a family Christmas. Or will we still be in lockdown?

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‘Remarkable’ resident who served Letchworth community for 50 years celebrates her 100th

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 4:55pm

A “remarkable” woman who spent more than 50 years contributing to the North Hertfordshire community celebrated her 100th birthday on the weekend.

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Study shows average first-time buyer in our area will save more than £50,000 for deposit

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 2:17pm

The average first-time buyer in our area will save £52,000 for a deposit, research has revealed.

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Woman dies after collision with cyclist in Stevenage

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 10:37am

An elderly pedestrian has died after colliding with a cyclist in Stevenage.

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Determination of controversial Codicote housing plan on Green Belt land delayed

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 9:48am

The determination of a controversial planning application for more than 160 homes on Green Belt land has been delayed.

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Survivors Against Domestic Abuse given White Ribbon accreditation for ‘tirelessly’ helping victims

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 4:13pm

Survivors Against Domestic Abuse has received accreditation from a global campaign which encourages men and boys to take action to change the culture that leads to abuse and violence.

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Decision looms over Stevenage car meet ban following horror crash

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 1:56pm

A decision is set to be made on whether a ban on car cruising throughout Stevenage will be extended indefintely, after an interim injunction was granted earlier this year.

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Inner Wheel Club of Stevenage celebrates 60th anniversary

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 12:54pm

The Inner Wheel Club of Stevenage is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

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Zoo Watch: Amorous rhinoceros makes sweet lockdown love at Whipsnade

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 12:26pm

The rhinos at Whipsnade ZSL have been making the most of their lockdown privacy by getting frisky.

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Buy tickets to Stevenage widow’s charity quiz in husband’s memory

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 11:06am

A widow who lost her husband to motor neurone disease last year is holding a charity quiz on Friday to raise money in his memory, and tickets are still available.

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Appeal after teen stabbed and others robbed in Hitchin

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 9:49am

A 16-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in the side of the chest in a Hitchin alleyway on Friday.

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Hitchin girl, 9, speaks on BBC R2 about North Herts charity’s support after sudden death of ‘best friend’ brother

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 5:06pm

A brave nine-year-old from Hitchin has spoken on BBC Radio about the importance of a local charity who supported her after her brother suddenly passed away.

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New Hertfordshire-wide helpline for people worried about their alcohol intake

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 4:03pm

An alcohol support service has launched in Hertfordshire.

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MPs meet with Hitchin pupils to discuss potential of apprenticeships

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 1:39pm

A pair of MPs held a virtual talk with students in Hitchin to discuss the potential of apprenticeships.

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Loo-tiful! Hitchin pub recognised in national toilet awards

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 12:30pm

A Hitchin pub has had its loos commended in a national award that celebrates the best toilets in the country.

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Can you help this Hitchin charity make an orphaned child’s Christmas?

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 12:30pm

A Hitchin-based charity that works with refugees and vulnerable children across the world is appealing for your help this Christmas.

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Hitchin care home hosts awards ceremony to thank carers during ‘difficult’ year

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 10:24am

A Hitchin care home has honoured two of its carers for going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic at its annual Carer of the Year awards.

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‘Fund our fire service’ – Herts union calls on county council after a decade of cuts

Thu, 12/11/2020 - 5:43pm

The Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Union has backed a national campaign calling on local authorities and central government to properly fund the service following years of austerity.

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Meet the man using ‘omics technologies to answer global health questions

Thu, 12/11/2020 - 5:14pm

Scientists at Norwich Research Park are harnessing state-of-the-art technologies to tackle urgent issues such as coronavirus and antimicrobial resistance. Director of the Quadram Institute Professor Ian Charles discusses how ‘omics technologies can help us better understand microorganisms and how they impact our health.

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Council issues warning after spate of fly-tipping in Stevenage

Thu, 12/11/2020 - 4:21pm

Fly-tippers are being reminded that they could be fined hundreds of pounds, in a stark warning from the council as rubbish continues to pile up in certain parts of Stevenage.

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