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The Comet

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Arrests made after knife recovered from BMW in Stevenage

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 3:44pm

Three arrests have been made after a knife was found in a BMW on Monday, following an altercation involving four teenagers in Stevenage town centre.

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Have you seen missing Ickleford woman?

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 1:29pm

A missing appeal has been launched by police in a bid to find a 58-year-old woman from Ickleford.

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Stevenage Poppy Appeal set to break fundraising record

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 11:38am

The Stevenage Poppy Appeal is on track to set a new record when it comes to fundraising – having collected a jaw-dropping £115,500 in the first few weeks of its 2018/19 appeal.

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Abandoned Potton pony becomes face of welfare Christmas campaign

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:41pm

A young abandoned pony, which was found wandering the streets of Potton, has been made the focus of an animal welfare charity’s Christmas appeal.

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Green light for bold £40m Stevenage development

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:02pm

Planning permission has been granted for a £40 million building development of 236 homes and four retail units, which has been described as an “important pillar” in Stevenage’s ongoing regeneration.

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Witness appeal launched after late-night Hitchin assault

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:00pm

A 43-year-old man from North Herts been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm following an alleged assault in Hitchin on Sunday.

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Police appeal following attempted dog-napping in Biggleswade

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:21pm

A woman has been left “shaken up” after a man tried to steal her dog in Biggleswade yesterday.

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Teachers strike over Stevenage school takeover plans

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:07pm

Teachers, parents, students and union representatives gathered in Stevenage this morning to demostrate against plans to turn The Barclay School into an academy.

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Man arrested on suspicion of drug dealing in Stevenage

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 2:42pm

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Stevenage on suspicion of drugs offences, after police carried out a warrant at an address this morning.

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Police use new powers to seize untaxed vehicles across Herts, Beds and Cambs

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:39pm

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) now have the power to seize vehicles that have been untaxed for longer than eight weeks.

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Stevenage MP on Prime Minister’s Brexit deal

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:38pm

With the political whirlwind of Brexit far from easing, Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has spoken about how he would vote on the UK’s withdrawal deal.

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Early phase of £1 billion Stevenage town centre regeneration set to start

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:08pm

Work to revamp a tired and dated shopping area to the tune of £50 million will start in the new year, as an early phase of a £1 billion 20-year regeneration programme for Stevenage town centre.

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Feed Up Warm Up launch feeds homeless in Hitchin

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:03am

A scheme set up to provide food for the homeless and those in need this winter has launched in Hitchin.

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Hitchin businesses vote ‘yes’ in BID reballot

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 8:32am

Christmas has come early for those who run the Hitchin Business Improvement District, which will now continue for another five years following a ballot by the town’s businesses.

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Police issue advice after Letchworth stabbing sentencing

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 6:42pm

Following the sentencing of a 14-year-old Letchworth boy who almost killed another boy with a knife, police have released a statement and advice to those who may feel pressured to carry a knife.

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Ashwell at Christmas: Crowds turn out for festive fun day

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 6:05pm

Christmas has arrived in Ashwell, as hundreds of visitors enjoyed the village’s annual festive celebration.

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Letchworth businesses vote ‘yes’ in BID reballot

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 4:28pm

The Letchworth Business Improvement District will continue for another five years, following a ballot by the town’s businesses.

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Full steam ahead with classic engines at Stevenage station

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 1:36pm

There was a steam engine spectacle at Stevenage railway station at the weekend, as enthusiasts gathered to catch a glimpse.

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Petition taken to Westminster in bid to stop forced takeover of Stevenage school

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 12:14am

A petition signed by more than 1,500 people calling for a stop to plans to force a secondary school to become an academy has been delivered to the Department for Education.

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Alex Francis Q&A: It’s great to play in Nashville and New York but it’s nice to come back and play Hitchin’s Club 85

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 10:35pm

Proud Hitchin lad and talented singer-wongwriter Alex Francis has been speaking to Layth Yousif ahead of his live gig at Club 85 on Thursday. Read on for his in-depth Q&A on playing in New York, writing in Nashville and why 2019 is shaping up to be his year...

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