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The Comet

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Two per cent pay rise agreed for senior Herts County Council staff

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 5:07pm

High-performing senior officers at Hertfordshire County Council will be eligible for a two per cent ‘cost of living’ pay rise from April – and have the chance of earning a £3250 bonus too.

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Air pollution responsible for one in 18 deaths in Hertfordshire

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 5:05pm

Air pollution is responsible for one in 18 deaths among people aged 30 or over in Hertfordshire, new data reveals.

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Schoolchildren from Stevenage and North Herts take part in writing competition

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 4:55pm

Winners of a writing project rolled out to children across Stevenage and North Herts were presented with their prizes at a ceremony on last week.

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Stevenage bar donates almost £5,000 to TRACKS Autism

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 4:52pm

Stevenage’s Bar & Beyond has donated almost £5,000 to its chosen charity, TRACKS Autism.

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Forestry work in Chicksands prompts warning to walkers and dog owners

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 4:49pm

Walkers are warned to watch out for vehicles – and dog owners advised to keep their pets on a lead – as forestry work is carried out in Chicksands’ Campton Plantation woods.

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Hertfordshire County Council heading for £3.39 million overspend

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 4:42pm

Hertfordshire County Council’s projected overspend for 2019/20 has decreased to £3.39million, according to new data.

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Hitchin care home couple celebrate 64 years of marriage on Valentine’s Day

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 4:10pm

An elderly couple who live in Hitchin and have been married for more than 60 years shared the secrets of their successful marriage on Valentine’s Day.

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Man arrested on suspicion of committing GBH in Hitchin

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 3:46pm

A Cambridgeshire man has been arrested on suspicion of a committing a serious assault that took place in Hitchin last year.

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Scrutiny of Police and Crime Commissioner called into question by Herts County Council

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 3:22pm

Concerns have been raised by county councillors about how effectively Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is being held to account.

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New chief inspector appointed for Stevenage Community Safety Partnership

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 1:45pm

A new chief inspector has taken over the Stevenage Community Safety Partnership, following the retirement of Alicia Shaw at the end of 2019.

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Stevenage sisters donate their hair to charity to make wigs for children with hair loss

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 11:25am

Two sisters have had their long locks chopped so they can donate their hair to a charity that makes wigs for children and young people with hair loss.

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Knebworth pub set to reopen after three-year planning battle

Fri, 14/02/2020 - 9:21am

A village pub will reopen its doors on Friday following a three-year campaign and lengthy planning battle to save it from a housing developer.

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Hertfordshire bus and cycle routes set to benefit from £5bn government pledge

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 5:21pm

Hertfordshire’s bus services and cycle routes will benefit from a new £5 billion funding pot announced in parliament on Tuesday.

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New lanyards coming to Hitchin hospital to raise awareness of hidden disabilities

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 3:42pm

A private hospital in Hitchin has become the latest institution to adopt a popular hidden disability awareness scheme.

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Hitchin school teams up with care home for Make a Friend Day

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 2:04pm

A secondary school in Hitchin has teamed up with a Hertfordshire care home in a pen pal project, in an initiative that connects the old generation with the new.

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Stevenage school celebrates being in top 3 per cent nationally for superb pupils’ progress

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 12:44pm

A Stevenage primary school is celebrating being ranked within the top three per cent of primary schools in the country for the academic progress of its pupils.

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Mars rover built in Stevenage passes rigorous testing ahead of launch this summer

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 11:45am

Europe’s first ever Mars rover, which has been built in Stevenage and is set to land on the Red Planet in 2021, has now passed rigorous testing in France and is ready for the next phase of its journey.

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Council unveils £80,000 play area revamp in Stevenage

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 10:13am

An £80,000 recreational ground refurbishment was unveiled in Stevenage yesterday following a survey of primary school children.

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Transform your life with a bespoke mobility bathroom

Thu, 13/02/2020 - 9:40am

Are you struggling to use your existing bathroom? Perhaps your mobility has decreased, and you can’t manage that step into the bath or shower anymore?

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North Hertfordshire records 34% spike in fly-tipping offences

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 5:05pm

Major fly-tipping offences in North Hertfordshire shot up by 34 per cent last year, latest figures have revealed.

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