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The Comet

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Letchworth author to ride to Everest in memory of son

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 2:30pm

A Letchworth author is taking on a London to Mount Everest motorcycle challenge in memory of his son Tom, who died when he was just seven.

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Hitchin and Letchworth car parks to close early due to anti-social behaviour concerns

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:02am

Two multi-storey car parks in Hitchin and Letchworth are to close early after complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour.

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Stevenage inspector on child knife crime increase – and what is being done

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 5:29pm

With a growing number of young people carrying knives in Hertfordshire, Operation Edge was set up by police in Stevenage last year to help tackle the issue.

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Thank your mum with Marie Curie daffodil appeal

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 5:24pm

A Fairfield restaurant has launched a fundraising appeal in aid of Marie Curie, encouraging customers to donate a daffodil to say thank you to their mum.

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‘A growing number of young people are carrying knives’

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 5:23pm

The number of knife offences recorded in Hertfordshire have more than doubled in the last four years and, in a 12-month period through to September 2018, almost one third were committed by children – the highest percentage in the country.

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Stevenage schoolgirls arrested after kittens thrown in social media video

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 1:29pm

Three Stevenage schoolgirls have been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary harm to animals after a video showing kittens being thrown was posted on social media.

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Hitchin ‘serial domestic abuser’ jailed after false imprisonment of ex

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 12:18pm

A 23-year-old Hitchin man who falsely imprisoned his ex-girlfriend in Baldock was jailed for six years on Monday.

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CCTV footage released after Letchworth Police Station windows smashed

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 9:46am

CCTV footage has been released after several windows were smashed at Letchworth Police Station during the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Stevenage MP criticises lack of funding and permission for town centre regeneration plans

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 7:51pm

The Stevenage MP has rubbished the borough council’s signing of a contract with developer Mace Group Ltd for the town centre redevelopment because planning permission and funding have not been secured.

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Comet Community Awards 2019: Nominations flood in for departing Stevenage headteacher

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 5:53pm

A well-respected headteacher who is leaving his job at Easter has been nominated dozens of times in the Teacher of the Year category of the Comet Community Awards.

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FEATURE: ‘Suddenly your ordinary, extraordinary, typical, special, unique kid has Stage 4 cancer and everything changes’ says mum Cassie as Hitchin Town FC fundraise for brave Seraph

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 2:44pm

It’s not often legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly was wrong – but when he mused: “Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s far more important than that” – he was completely and utterly incorrect.

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Man arrested after teenage girls make sexual assault allegations in Hitchin

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 1:47pm

A 42-year-old man has been arrested after two allegations of sexual assault in Hitchin.

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Record number of knives surrendered in Hertfordshire amnesty

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 12:35pm

A record number of knives have been surrendered in Herts during a week-long amnesty.

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Cattle evacuated as fire crews tackle 100-tonne straw blaze near Ashwell

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 11:57am

Fire crews from Baldock and Royston had to evacuate cattle from a field after 100 tonnes of straw caught alight near Ashwell.

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Stevenage writer tackles early-onset Parkinson’s with film based on true love story

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 11:40am

Filming for a drama based on a true story and aimed at raising awareness of early-onset Parkinson’s disease is set to start on Saturday.

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Councillor targeted by teenagers in Letchworth attack

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 10:03am

A North Herts district councillor, who reported being assaulted by a group of young people in Letchworth last Monday, has spoken out about the ordeal.

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Police and ambulance called to crash in Watton-at-Stone

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 9:19am

A driver was injured in a crash between four cars at Watton-at-Stone.

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Great Ashby’s Keira, 13, shaves her head for charity after mum’s cancer battle

Tue, 19/03/2019 - 12:00am

A 13-year-old girl who has had her head shaved after her mum’s battle with breast cancer says she wants to inspire other girls not to get hung up on the way they look, but to build their self-esteem from within.

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Lib Dem councillor hoping to make Hitchin ‘greenest town in Britain’

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 2:03pm

A Hitchin councillor has outlined plans to make the town the greenest in Britain at his party’s spring conference.

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Support Garden House Hospice Care with Make a Will Week

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:15am

Garden House Hospice Care is hosting Make a Will Week where North Herts and Stevenage solicitors will be on hand to write basic wills in return for a donation to the charity.

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