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The Comet

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Section of major Stevenage Road closed after two-car crash

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:15pm

A section of Canterbury Way in Stevenage has been closed off this afternoon after a collision involving two cars.

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Public inquiry into conduct of beleaguered Stevenage coach firm begins

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:13pm

A public inquiry which will consider whether Stevenage coach firm Chambers Coaches should be stripped of its operating licence opened today in Cambridge.

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Sally Gunnell leads Sport Relief fundraiser at Stevenage’s GlaxoSmithKline

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Legendary Olympic athlete Sally Gunnell was in Stevenage today as part of Sport Relief’s fundraising to wipe out malaria.

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New Garden House Hospice Care store in Hitchin’s Churchgate

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 12:03pm

Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care has opened its second charity shop in Hitchin due to the success of its first.

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Suspected burglar arrested in Hitchin after dog pursuit

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 11:23am

A police dog helped track down and arrest a suspected burglar in Hitchin last night after a vehicle failed to stop for officers.

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Central Beds cyclist-safety initiative wins £100,000 from government

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 10:51am

An innovative bike safety project in Central Bedfordshire is one of three to have won £100,000 of government funding.

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Hitchin teenager’s attempted £5,890 John Lewis gift card theft

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 8:04am

A teenager from Hitchin has been given a community sentence after trying to steal nearly £6,000 worth of John Lewis gift cards over 11 months.

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Hitchin businesses take on waste problem with Reuse, Refill project

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 7:42am

Businesses in Hitchin are teaming up to reduce the number of plastic bottles and disposable coffee cups they send to landfill.

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International Women’s Day highlights gender pay gap

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:41pm

As well as celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, this year’s International Women’s Day on Thursday saw a push for gender equality when it comes to pay.

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Four years in detention for youth who stabbed victim at Stevenage pub

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:16pm

A 14-year-old boy who stabbed a customer in a Stevenage pub will spend four years in a detention centre.

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How hypnobirthing changed the life of Biggleswade mum

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 5:05pm

A Biggleswade mum whose negative birthing experience of her first child led to her try out hypnobirthing with her second has now started her own classes to dispell myths and teach others the techniques.

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Robbing Peter to pay Paul? – Stevenage Borough Council shows how you balance a budget in the age of government austerity

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 4:05pm

The famous old biblical allegory of robbing Peter to pay Paul is one that will be in the minds of many council finance officers this month as they announce their annual budgets amidst the grip of government austerity.

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Joy as Kelshall’s Roman treasures go on show at North Herts Museum

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 2:57pm

Roman treasures found between Baldock and Royston went on show for the first time at the weekend – and visitors were queueing out the door.

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Ashwell man charged with failing to provide specimen of breath after A505 crash

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 2:45pm

An Ashwell man has been charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath after a car crashed into the central reservation on the A505 between Baldock and Royston yesterday.

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Care home told to improve after residents found with unexplained bruising

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 1:22pm

A care home has been told it ‘requires improvement’ after inspectors found some residents with unexplained skin tears and bruises.

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Five and a half years for burglar who targeted Hitchin and Radlett homes

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 1:01pm

A burglar who broke into houses in Hitchin, Radlett and Abbots Langley has been jailed for five and a half years.

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Letchworth man in court accused of raping girl under 13 in Hitchin

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:58am

A 31-year-old Letchworth man has appeared in court accused of raping and sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 in Hitchin.

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Hitchin town centre pickpocket jailed

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 9:48am

A 42-year-old pickpocket who targeted shoppers in Hitchin town centre has been jailed.

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Viennese opera gala in Hitchin for Garden House Hospice Care

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 8:32am

A feast of Viennese opera and dancing graced Hitchin on Saturday night in aid of Garden House Hospice Care.

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Hitchin shop targeted with attempted break-in

Sat, 10/03/2018 - 3:51pm

A shopkeeper says she is “shaken” after people attempted to break into her store last night.

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