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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Stevenage Borough Council issues warning to call police on fake Liberty gas engineers calling at homes

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 6:42pm

Three men falsely claiming to be gas engineers have been knocking on people’s doors in Stevenage today in what is thought to be an attempted robbery scam.

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Stevenage dad is taking on Great South Run in memory of his baby boy

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 4:59pm

A devastated dad is taking part in the Great South Run on Sunday in memory of his son, who was stillborn last year.

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Stevenage electric shock victim airlifted to hospital

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:58pm

An electric shock victim who suffered facial burns in Stevenage today has been airlifted to hospital, the ambulance service has confirmed.

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Tribute to Stevenage community stalwart Tommy Archer, famed for bricklaying skills

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 3:22pm

A man who devoted much of his life to charity, the community and helping others has died at the age of 84.

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Electric shock burns man’s face in Stevenage, with air ambulance on scene

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 12:36pm

An air ambulance has landed in Stevenage after a man received a serious electric shock causing burns to his face.

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Central Bedfordshire Council cuts deadline to complete Local Plan and dodge housing hike

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 10:55am

Central Bedfordshire Council has slashed the timetable for putting together its Local Plan so that it can avoid higher targets for building houses which the Government says it could bring in.

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Hitchin A602 crash involving two cars

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 8:55am

Two cars have been involved in a crash on the A602 in Hitchin this morning.

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Police on scene after car hits lamppost in Stevenage

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 8:11am

Emergency services remain at the scene after a car crash in Stevenage this morning.

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Stevenage dad with motor neurone disease has stem cell treatment after £30,000 appeal reaches target

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 6:15pm

A dad with motor neurone disease has had stem cell treatment in a desperate bid to see his young daughters grow up, after Comet readers helped raise the £30,000 needed to pay the medical bill.

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Stevenage family escape house fire as neighbours help tackle blaze

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 6:09pm

A young couple with three small children escaped tragedy after their kitchen caught fire, quickly turning into a blaze.

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North Herts taxpayers won’t be footing bill for garden waste collections in East Herts council confirms

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 4:40pm

North Herts District Council has confirmed that residents paying a £40 ‘bin tax’ for collecting garden waste will not be subsidising similar collections in East Herts.

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Stevenage attempted murder trial: Pair deny hitting victim with beer bottle and stabbing him repeatedly

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 3:59pm

A victim was hit with a beer bottle and stabbed repeatedly in a late-night attack at a Stevenage flat, a jury heard today.

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Biggleswade 560,000-sq-ft industrial development could mean 1,400 new jobs

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:51pm

Up to 1,400 jobs could come to Biggleswade after planning permission was granted for 560,000 sq ft of new industrial space in the town.

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Gamblers in Central Beds splash out almost £6 million on fixed odds betting machines in just one year

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 2:48pm

Figures released ahead of an autumn Government review into fixed odds betting terminals show that gamblers in Central Beds are staking nearly £6 million a year on machines - dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’.

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Four-vehicle crash closes B655 near Hitchin in both directions

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 1:56pm

A country road near Hitchin is closed in both directions after a crash involving four vehicles.

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East Herts Council rejects garden waste fee – unlike contract partners North Herts

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 1:41pm

North Herts District Council’s decision to introduce a £40 annual charge for garden waste collection has not been matched by East Herts Council – partners in the joint waste disposal contract set to start in May.

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Road closed after two-car crash on B1037 near Walkern

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:22pm

Two cars were involved in a crash near Walkern this morning, with the road closed afterwards.

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YouTube star Oli White returns home to meet Pirton School pupils

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:47am

An internet personality with almost three million YouTube subscribers returned to his childhood home near Hitchin yesterday to meet kids at his old primary school.

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Road near Hitchin partially blocked after crash, with separate A602 delays

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 9:12am

A country road near Hitchin is partially blocked this morning after a car came off the carriageway while going around a bend amid the heavy fog.

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Two A1(M) lanes closed after three-car crash near Welwyn

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 8:32am

Two lanes are closed on the A1(M) after a three-car crash near Welwyn, and traffic is solid all the way back past Stevenage to Letchworth Gate.

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