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The Comet

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Halloween-themed cabaret show in Hitchin this weekend

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 4:14pm

There’s an evening of Halloween-themed cabaret on offer in Hitchin this weekend, with burlesque entertainment including sassy showgirls and more.

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English Football League to take no action against Stevenage FC over claims Grimsby Town supporters were made to show their bras

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 2:16pm

The English Football League says it will not take action against Stevenage Football Club after allegations that its stewards forced female Grimsby Town supporters to show their bras and performed searches on young children.

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Stevenage and North Herts crime is on the up, according to new figures

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 11:57am

After fresh crime figures were released by the Office for National Statistics, the Comet has crunched the numbers to give you the lowdown on what types of crime are going up and what’s coming down...

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Stevenage dad’s Great South Run in memory of stillborn son exceeds expectations

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:33am

A dad who took part in the Great South Run on Sunday in memory of his son, who was stillborn last year, has said raising more than £3,000 for charity has far exceeded his expectations.

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Stevenage’s Erica, four, is taking on a triathlon to raise money for refugees

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 9:02am

A four-year-old girl is doing a triathlon to raise money for refugees, after seeing a television programme about children having to live in tents.

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Air ambulance lands in Letchworth after man in 80s collapses

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 7:28am

An air ambulance landed in Letchworth yesterday morning after a man aged in his 80s collapsed.

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Ice cream parlour hits back at damning Facebook post by former employee questioning its hygiene

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 5:13pm

An ice cream parlour in Stevenage has hit back at posts on Facebook which have gone viral showing pictures of piles of rubbish and dirty containers at the High Street establishment.

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Enchanted Day Nursery in Letchworth starts as it means to go on with launch event

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 5:04pm

A Letchworth nursery held a launch event with soft play, face painting and a cake sale to celebrate the upcoming opening.

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Biggleswade chef wins national curry industry award

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 3:33pm

The team at a Biggleswade curry house are celebrating after their chef was crowned one of the UK’s curry kings at a gala event in London.

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Further arrests after Letchworth closure order is breached again

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 2:05pm

A further four arrests have been made after a closure order was breached at a bungalow in Letchworth.

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Shefford schoolboys complete 24-hour gameathon to support Children in Need

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 1:08pm

A team of seven kids from Shefford’s Robert Bloomfield Academy have marked their half term with a 24-hour gaming challenge for charity.

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Big Hitchin Autumn Tidy Up volunteers find everything including two kitchen sinks

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 11:54am

More than 70 volunteers came together to spruce up Hitchin as part of the town’s semi-annual big tidy up – collecting rubbish including a breadmaker and two broken sinks.

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Letchworth pensioner forced to padlock wing mirrors after thieves target her vital transport lifeline

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 9:59am

An elderly woman from Letchworth has gone to extreme lengths to protect the wing mirror covers on her car after they have been stolen by thieves on as many as six occasions.

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Stevenage-to-Grantham rail passenger’s racist abuse reduces child to tears

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 6:04am

A rail passenger who boarded at Stevenage hurled horrendous racist abuse at two families, reducing a young girl to tears – and police have now released CCTV images showing a man they want to trace as part of their investigation.

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Disability is no barrier to dancing at inclusive world championships in Stevenage

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 6:08pm

Dancers with mental and physical disabilities took to the floor at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre when a major inclusive dance festival came to town.

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Unsafe care home near Potton goes bust before inspectors’ damning report

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 5:03pm

A debt-ridden care home between Potton and Gamlingay closed before inspectors published a damning report describing extreme safety hazards, a serious fire risk and wires chewed through by rodents.

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Open day this Thursday at Sue Ryder Stagenhoe near Hitchin

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 4:54pm

A neurological care centre near Hitchin is to open its doors to the public this Thursday as part of an open day shedding light on voluntary and paid opportunities.

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Jailed: Hitchin man gets eight years for GBH after vicious late-night assault

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 4:52pm

A 29-year-old man who left a much older victim with facial and spinal fractures after a vicious assault outside a Hitchin nightspot has been jailed for eight years.

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Letchworth woman recalls terrifying moment a car flipped infront of her

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 3:46pm

A Letchworth woman has described the moment a driver lost control before his car smashed into other parked cars and flipped over as the “scariest thing she has ever heard or seen.”

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Potton microbrewery gets planning permission

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 2:43pm

Beer is set to be made in Potton once again after planning permission was granted for a microbrewery in the town centre – and it should be up and running within months.

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