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The Comet

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Helen Bailey murder to feature in true crime series

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 2:21pm

The murder of Royston author Helen Bailey will feature in the first episode of a new true crime series.

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Stevenage tower block residents ‘angered’ over major bedbug infestation

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 1:06pm

Residents of Brent Court in Stevenage have had to relocate while a bedbug infestation – which has been troubling them for five months – is resolved by Stevenage Borough Council.

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Former Shefford school student Ben Whishaw wins best supporting actor awards

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 11:10am

The headteacher of Shefford’s Samuel Whitbread Academy has congratulated former student Ben Whishaw, after the actor won a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award.

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Rail delays after person hit by train between Welywn Garden City and Finsbury Park

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 7:52am

A person has been hit by train between Welwyn Garden City and Finsbury Park, blocking all lines between Stevenage and London.

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Tickets for Codicote music festival Goatfest 2019 on sale next month

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 5:29pm

Tickets for an annual charity music festival in Codicote will go on sale next month.

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Hertfordshire music festival Standon Calling makes 50:50 gender balance pledge

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 11:03am

Organisers of an annual Hertfordshire music festival have made a 50:50 gender balance pledge.

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Little Mix video filmed at Knebworth House up for a BRIT Award

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 7:11pm

A pop music video filmed at Knebworth House has been nominated for a BRIT Award.

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Hitchin football fan visits 232 grounds in mammoth stadium-hopping challenge

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 4:39pm

A Hitchin football fan has completed a mammoth four-and-a-half year ground-hopping challenge.

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Revamp of Stevenage’s Market Place will ‘drive footfall through town’

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 4:35pm

Significant improvements have been made to a public space in Stevenage’s town centre.

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Hitchin jewellers raised £1,750 for Garden House Hospice

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 3:52pm

A Hitchin jewellers has raised £1,750 for Garden House Hospice thanks to two customer raffles.

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Big turnout for Hands Off Barclay meeting over forced academisation

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 2:06pm

Stevenage’s Bunyan Baptist Church was packed out on Wednesday night as the community met to discuss The Barclay School’s impending academisation.

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Award-winner police dog Oz retires after six years of service

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 1:11pm

The handler of an award-winning police dog who is retiring after six years of service has spoken about the “great memories” the pair have shared together.

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Families from St Albans and Stevenage enjoy Home-Start party thanks to Amazon

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:46am

Families from St Albans and Stevenage enjoyed a special Christmas party organised by local charity Home-Start Herts thanks to a grant from Amazon.

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Police officer injured in fail to stop crash in Stevenage

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:36am

Police are re-appealing for information after an officer required hospital treatment following a crash in Stevenage just before Christmas.

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Offley road reopened after crash

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 8:37am

A road through Offley has been reopened following an earlier crash.

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Newnham Road closed due to warehouse fire

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 8:05am

Newnham Road has been closed in both directions from the A507 to Ashwell Road due to a warehouse fire.

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Heavy traffic on A1(M) after three vehicle crash near Welwyn Garden City

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 6:05pm

Traffic is queuing on the A1(M) northbound after a three vehicle collision near Welwyn Garden City.

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Remainers slam Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami’s concerns about People’s Vote on Brexit

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 3:51pm

Campaigning Remainers have slammed the Hitchin and Harpenden MP’s rejection of a second referendum as “increasingly bizarre”.

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22-year-old jailed for 10 years after dangerous driving at 110mph caused grandfather’s death

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 3:37pm

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a head-on collision at 110mph with a grandfather near Hexton.

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First ‘60s night raised more than £900 for Jackie’s Drop-in

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 1:55pm

A new club has raised more than £900 for Jackie’s Drop-in centre in Letchworth after the first of many ‘60s nights.

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