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The Comet

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Paloma Faith to headline Standon Calling music festival in Hertfordshire

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 4:02pm

BRIT Award nominated Paloma Faith will return to Standon Calling this summer to headline the Hertfordshire music, arts and entertainment festival.

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Exploring the legacy of Roman influence in Sandy

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 11:42am

So how many people know that the small town of Sandy had a prestigious Roman past?

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The great rail robbery? Why will there no longer be trains between Stevenage and Hertford and who was responsible for Stevenage’s lost station funding

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 11:12am

So who or what is really responsible for ambitious £50 million plans to move and rebuild Stevenage railway station being shelved – and why are we not getting a fifth platform any time soon to carry trains to Hertford?

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Do you recognise these tool boxes found in Markyate woods?

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 1:03pm

Police have released images of various tools boxes recovered from woodland in Markyate in a bid to trace their owners.

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Two arrested after alleged fight involving large group of teenagers in Stevenage

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 12:25pm

A fight allegedly broke out after a group of up to 30 teenagers gathered in Stevenage town centre late last night

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Hitchin’s Bleach Boys set for special homecoming show

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 6:41pm

Hitchin’s original punks are to play the whole of their first CD in order during a homecoming gig in the town this month.

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Man in 70s attacked from behind in Stevenage

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 6:15pm

A man in his 70s required hospital treatment after he was the victim of an unprovoked attack in Stevenage yesterday.

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Rural village homes near Hitchin targeted in burglary spate

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:51pm

There has been a spate of burglaries in villages around Hitchin, prompting police to urge the community to secure their homes.

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Hitchin church to screen Hunchback of Notre Dame – with live organ

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:25pm

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is coming to Hitchin – with a virtuoso live accompaniment to the silent film from an international concert organist.

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Hitchin’s Pilates Pod raises more than £500 for Royal Free Hospital

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:21pm

The team at a Hitchin Pilates studio turned their passion into cash with a fundraiser to give something back to a hospital.

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Hitchin chilli champs Capsicana boosted with £200,000 investment

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:20pm

Things are really hotting up for an award-winning Hitchin chilli company after a drive for investors brought in £200,000.

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Potton community set to fight developer’s appeal over 80 homes plan

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:17pm

Neighbours in Potton are set to fight an appeal from a developer hoping to build 80 houses on the south-eastern edge of the town.

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Stevenage volunteers all set for latest Gambia trip

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:15pm

A team of volunteers from Stevenage are set to jet out to west Africa to build an adventure playground and school library.

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New bridge means new possibilities for Hitchin’s Walsworth Common

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:09pm

All sorts of possibilites are now open for Walsworth Common, which boasts a new bridge giving access to the vast public field.

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Hitchin day nursery rated ‘outstanding’ in all fields again

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:02pm

Everyone is celebrating at Highbury Lodge Day Nursery in Hitchin after it received another Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rating.

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Get ready for the Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival 2018

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 5:00pm

Raise a glass! The Stevenage Beer and Cider Festival is back for its third year next week, and it’s set to be the biggest yet.

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Play the Slottery in support of Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:42pm

Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care has announced a brand new partnership with the Local Hospice Lottery which aims to raise more than £800,000 towards the care and support of patients over the next five years.

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Joint-venture regeneration proposed for Hitchin’s Churchgate centre

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:41pm

A new potential joint-venture scheme to regenerate Hitchin’s Churchgate centre is set to be considered next month.

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Jonny’s search for the man who saved him from suicide encourages young people to ‘Just Talk’ in new Herts mental health campaign

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:40pm

Barnwell Middle School in Stevenage invited me along to support Hertfordshire County Council’s new “Just Talk” campaign to get young people talking about mental health issues.

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Inspector rejects car park access road for Hitchin’s Butts Close

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 4:22pm

A plan to build a car park access road across common land in Hitchin has been turned down by a government inspector.

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