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The Comet

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Medieval jousting at Knebworth for Father’s Day

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 8:40pm

Dads are in for a treat at Knebworth House this Father’s Day with the return of medieval jousting at the Hertfordshire stately home.

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Bounty reps taken off Lister maternity wards after company illegally shared mums’ data

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 7:45pm

There will no longer be ‘Bounty ladies’ on the maternity wards of the Lister Hospital after the Welwyn Garden City-based company was fined £400,000 for illegally sharing the personal data of more than 14 million people.

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Save the Windmill pub business plan unveiled ahead of Hitchin meeting

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 4:41pm

The Save the Windmill campaign group has launched its business plan to help return the pub to its former glory, ahead of a public meeting in Hitchin.

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Come and pawticipate in Stevenage Dog Watch’s eighth Doggie Day

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 4:32pm

Stevenage’s dog owners can get their four-legged friends together for the eighth annual Doggie Day next Sunday.

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New drinking fountains installed across North Herts

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 2:29pm

Visitors to North Hertfordshire’s parks and outdoor pools can now use the free drinking fountains that have been installed.

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Have you seen wanted Letchworth man?

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 2:20pm

Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted man from Letchworth.

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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in bottom 10 for cancer wait times

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 1:53pm

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is in the bottom 10 in the UK for cancer treatment wait times, according to BBC figures released yesterday.

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Climate emergency declared in Stevenage

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 12:25pm

Stevenage Borough Council has become the latest authority to declare a climate emergency, committing to a package of measures designed to cut carbon emissions.

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Letchworth woman convicted of benefit fraud totalling almost £15,000

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 11:18am

A Letchworth woman has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to seven charges relating to fraudulent claims for housing benefit and council tax reductions totalling almost £15,000.

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Application for new Stevenage secondary school approved

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 10:12am

The Education Secretary has approved 22 new applications for free schools across the UK, with one confirmed for Stevenage in 2023.

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How can letting agents help landlords understand changes to tenant fees?

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 9:11am

From June 2019 the tenant fees act will change what landlords and agents are able to charge tenants. Using a specialist letting agent like Michael Graham Lettings can help landlords navigate these changes successfully. Here, Michael Graham Lettings manager Angela Keegan shares some advice for dealing with the new legislation.

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Car crashes through railings in Stevenage High Street

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 5:11pm

A car crashed through railings in Stevenage High Street this afternoon, leaving it precariously balanced on a wall.

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Who is your MP backing to become the next Prime Minister?

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 1:20pm

Across the Herts and Beds region, your Conservative MPs have been backing different candidates who are all vying to become the next party leader and Prime Minister.

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Thousands of North Herts pensioner households to lose entitlement to free TV licences

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 12:26pm

Thousands of pensioner households in North Hertfordshire will lose their automatic entitlement to free TV licences.

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Herts historian reflects on D-Day voyage after HMS St Albans leads Royal Navy salute

Thu, 13/06/2019 - 10:06am

HMS St Albans led a Royal British Legion ship in a salute last week to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings at Normandy – with a Herts military historian sharing the experience alongside veterans who served.

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A1(M) southbound closed between Junction 8 and 9 after pedestrian hit by car

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 6:14pm

The A1(M) southbound is closed between Junction 8 for Stevenage and Junction 9 for Letchworth Gate after a pedestrian was hit by a car this evening.

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Benington man used his mother’s death to defraud elderly victims out of £1.4m

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 5:14pm

A 51-year-old man who defrauded elderly victims out of more than £1 million by telling them he needed to fight a court case relating to the murder of his mother has been jailed.

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Letchworth becomes first Herts town awarded ‘plastic free’ status

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 2:35pm

Letchworth is the first town in Hertfordshire to have been awarded a ‘plastic free’ status by Surfers Against Sewage, after taking action against single-use plastics.

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More than 9,000 pints drunk at Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 11:59am

More than 9,000 pints were drunk by thirsty punters at Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival.

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Cycling 938 miles in seven days: Meet the man hoping to raise 45k for charity

Wed, 12/06/2019 - 11:33am

The co-founder of a software company has set himself two huge challenges – cycling from Cornwall’s Land’s End to John O’Groats in Scotland in a week, and raising £45,000 for Home-Start Herts in the process.

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