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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
Updated: 27 min 57 sec ago

Suspected Hitchin burglar charged with firearm possession and making threats to kill

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 12:58pm

A suspected burglar has appeared in court charged with offences including firearm possession and making threats to kill after an overnight siege in Hitchin.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin fire: Crews from as far off as St Albans tackling electrical goods blaze

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:27am

The massive electrical goods fire in Hitchin’s industrial estate is being tackled by crews from as far away as St Albans.

Categories: Local News

Woman arrested following Letchworth fire

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 10:54am

A woman in her 50s been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire in Letchworth yesterday evening.

Categories: Local News

Nobody injured in massive Hitchin electrical goods fire

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 10:43am

Nobody has been injured in the massive electrical fire in Hitchin’s industrial area, police have confirmed to the Comet.

Categories: Local News

Massive electrical goods fire on Hitchin industrial estate

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 10:08am

An electrical fire in Hitchin’s industrial area has sent massive plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky above North Herts.

Categories: Local News

Action urgently needed over Sandy pollution levels, says independent Potton councillor

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 9:40am

Independent Potton councillor Adam Zerny has demanded action from Central Bedfordshire Council regarding pollution levels in Sandy.

Categories: Local News

Consultation over changes to Central Beds town and parish councils

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 9:36am

Central Bedfordshire Council is asking residents for feedback about proposed changes to local councils.

Categories: Local News

Motorcycle stolen in Letchworth burglary

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 8:24am

Burglars have stolen a motorcycle from the garage of a Letchworth home – and police have now launched an appeal to trace it.

Categories: Local News

Stevenage ladies do the MoonWalk for breast cancer cause

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 4:53pm

Staff from a special needs school and a Stevenage physiotherapist were among those to take on MoonWalk London overnight on Saturday – all to raise money for a breast cancer charity.

Categories: Local News

Great Northern to rebrief staff on ticketing after incorrect advice given

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 4:35pm

The Great Northern rail line operator is to rebrief station staff after passengers received incorrect ticketing advice ahead of an overhauled timetable’s introduction this weekend.

Categories: Local News

COMPETITION: Win jersey signed by Dame Sarah Storey as world class cyclists come to Stevenage

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 3:55pm

The countdown is well and truly on for the return of world class cyclists to Stevenage – with the Comet teaming up with one of this year’s sponsors to offer a racing jersey signed by Dame Sarah Storey.

Categories: Local News

Suspected ‘crash and run’ in Ely as lorry causes damage to level crossing barriers

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 2:34pm

British Transport Police are investigating an incident after a lorry drove into the level crossing barriers at Station Road in Ely and fled the scene.

Categories: Local News

All set for the Bedfordshire Country Show this weekend

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 2:23pm

All roads will lead to the north of the county this weekend as members of Bedfordshire’s farming community are set to congregate for a long-standing country show.

Categories: Local News

Royal Wedding: Top tips for Harry and Meghan’s big day

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 1:09pm

Here are some top tips for what to do and what to wear on Saturday as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.

Categories: Local News

Mothercare unable to confirm future of Stevenage branch amid planned closures

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 12:27pm

Mothercare was today unable to confirm whether its Stevenage store will be one of the 50 set to be axed as part of a rescue plan.

Categories: Local News


Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:11am

An application has been made by Mr Toppings Ltd To the Licensing Authority for Stevenage for the grant of a Premises License for Mr Toppings at 10 Popple Way, Stevenage, Herts.

The application includes proposals to provide late night refreshment

Categories: Local News

Mental health fundraiser in Hitchin in memory of Stevenage’s Francesca Barrow

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 10:43am

Family and friends are to raise funds in memory of a young woman who tragically lost her life last year following a battle with mental illness, aged just 27.

Categories: Local News

Stevenage paedophile headteacher’s ‘short sentence’ prompts town’s MP to push for law change

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 7:04pm

The MP for Stevenage is pushing for a change to the law afer an appeal made against the “short sentence” handed to a paedophile headteacher failed because the Attorney General is powerless to intervene.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin woman with multiple sclerosis fighting urgent care battle

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 5:20pm

A 30-year-old Hitchin woman who lives with multiple sclerosis faces the effective choice of giving up work or moving into a residential home unless new carers can be found for her.

Categories: Local News

Letchworth CCTV appeal after ‘vicious attack’ on woman in hotel reception

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 5:03pm

Police have today released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to amid allegations of a “vicious attack” on a woman in a Letchwotel hotel reception.

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