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The Comet

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Paralympian inspires Letchworth students at achievement assembly

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 4:09pm

British wheelchair rugby player Aaron Phipps visited students at a Letchworth school on Friday to talk about overcoming challenges.

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Baldock incident prompts stepdad to hit back at Facebook speculation

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 4:09pm

A stepfather has hit back at “judgemental” comments made by people in a Baldock community Facebook group following an incident in the town on Wednesday.

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Kimpton animal rehoming centre hosting open day to raise money for rebuild

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 3:32pm

An animal rehoming charity in Kimpton is hosting an open day to raise money for a revamp.

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Kimpton mum of two Change UK candidate in EU elections

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 3:11pm

A woman, from Kimpton and mum of two, is competing for the European parliament elections as a candidate for Change UK.

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Stevenage mental health teams rated outstanding

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 3:05pm

Mental health and learning disability teams in Borehamwood, Harpenden, Radlett and St Albans, have been rated outstanding by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission.

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Body found in St Ippolyts pond

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 2:10pm

A man has been found dead in a public pond in the village of St Ippolyts.

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North Herts cleans up at toilet awards

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 1:41pm

North Herts District Council have flushed out the competition after being recognised for the cleanliness of all three of its public toilets in Letchworth, Royston and Hitchin.

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Man with North Herts links wanted in connection with stalking

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 12:33pm

A man with links to the North Hertfordshire area is wanted by police in connection with stalking.

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Police warning after catalytic converter thefts rise across Hertfordshire

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 12:02pm

There has been a rise in the theft of catalytic converters across Herts, with dozens of incidents taking place in recent months, particularly in Hertsmere and St Albans.

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Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival to return for day filled with family fun

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 11:07am

Get ready for a day of family fun as Hitchin’s Walsworth Festival returns next Sunday and celebrates its 45th year, with an array of exciting events across the town.

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Comet Community Awards 2019: Here are your winners

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:32pm

Our annual Comet Community Awards took place this evening – with 12 worthy winners, alongside our fantastic finalists, celebrating great work and achievements in Stevenage and North Herts over the last year.

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Police helicopter called to reports of teenagers with machete in Stevenage

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 6:28pm

Three teenage boys were reportedly using a machete to damage playground equipment in Stevenage.

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Letchworth good Samaritan speaks after helping woman in need spotted on Stevenage bridge

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 5:36pm

A good Samaritan from Letchworth has spoken about why he pulled over to help a woman in Stevenage who was standing over the railings of a bridge looking down on a busy carriageway.

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Knebworth cancer survivor launches campaign to raise £500,000 for men’s health projects

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 3:48pm

A cancer survivor has launched a campaign to raise £500,000 by next summer to fund men’s health projects in Hertfordshire.

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Herts suicide figures reveal extent of mental health conversations with GPs

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 3:43pm

Almost a quarter of people who took their own life in Hertfordshire talked about their mental health at their doctor’s surgery in the four weeks before their death, new figures suggest.

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Police search for man carrying knife in Letchworth

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:26pm

Searches were carried out for a man reportedly carrying a knife in Letchworth yesterday afternoon.

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Win tickets to Billy Joe Saunders v Shefat Isufi this Saturday

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:27am

The Comet has teamed up with Stevenage FC to give away two pairs of tickets to this Saturday’s WBO World Super Middleweight title fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Shefat Isufi at the Lamex Stadium.

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Stevenage and North Herts stations to get £80,000 in compensation funds

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:11am

Railway stations across North Herts and beyond will receive £80,000 in compensation after being deemed some of the “worst-affected” by last May’s timetable debacle.

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Letchworth councillor David Levett elected as leader of North Herts Conservatives

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 7:47am

Letchworth South East councillor David Levett has been elected as the new leader of the North Hertfordshire District Council Conservative Group.

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CCTV appeal after alleged fight in Stevenage

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 3:55pm

CCTV images have been released today after an alleged fight in Stevenage High Street at the weekend, which saw a 17-year-old boy arrested.

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