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The Comet

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Things to consider when choosing between carpet and hardwood flooring

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 4:38pm

Choosing between carpet and flooring can be tricky. Do you opt for a carpet because of its warmth and comfort, or do you choose flooring because it’s easier to clean and gives your room a sleek and modern feel?

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Want to adopt? Head to Hatfield today!

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 2:32pm

An ‘adopt a child event’ will be held in Hatfield today (Oct 16).

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CCTV appeal after ‘fake carer’ robs Hitchin pensioner

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 1:52pm

CCTV images have been released after a Hitchin man in his 90s was robbed in a distraction burglary last week – by a woman pretending to be his carer.

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Hitchin primary school closed due to heating issues

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 12:45pm

A Hitchin primary school is closed today and will not reopen until Thursday following heating failures.

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Stevenage family thank public for ‘incredible support’ as mum’s body to be flown home today

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 11:58am

The body of a mum who died in a freak accident while on holiday in France will be flown home today thanks to the generosity of people who raised the money to cover the repatriation costs.

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Met Office issues yellow warning for rain across Herts

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 8:01am

Heavy rain is expected to hit large parts of the UK this afternoon, including across Hertfordshire.

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Hitchin counselling charity duets with 80s pop star Kim Wilde in £20,000 fundraiser

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 6:35pm

A Hitchin counselling charity has joined forces with 80s pop star Kim Wilde in a mammoth fundraising effort.

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Settle celebrates bumper fundraising year for North Herts Samaritans

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:29pm

A housing assocation has raised more than £3,000 for North Herts Samaritans after a year of charity fundraising.

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Knebworth care home has pencils at the ready ahead of Big Draw Festival

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:20pm

Care home residents in Knebworth have their pencils at the ready ahead of the 2019 Big Draw Festival.

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Herts police chief calls for greater scrutiny of rape cases to tackle low conviction rate

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:19pm

The really low conviction rate when it comes to rape allegations could impact on whether victims come forward, Herts Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has warned, prompting him to look at greater scrutiny of allegations that do not get to court.

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Damning review of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre means services will be moved

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:18pm

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre – the main radiotherapy centre for our area – will be moved to another site following a review which found the dilapidated estate is not fit for purpose and staff shortages are putting patients at risk.

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Carpenter facing paralysis after roof fall recovers to fight in Stevenage charity boxing match

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:17pm

A carpenter warned by doctors he may never walk again after falling 12 feet from a roof and breaking his back has raised £1,500 in a charity boxing match after support from a Stevenage gym.

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Hitchin care home residents hailed for ‘fantastic’ performance in comedic play

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 4:10pm

Residents at a Hitchin care home have performed a play to remember – after spending months in rehearsal.

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Fascinated by space? Discover the Stevenage centre where you can meet Mars Rover prototype Bridget

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 3:36pm

A Stevenage discovery centre has officially opened its doors with a sell-out family event called Space Saturday.

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Your ideal country home may be closer to London than you think

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 12:47pm

Nestled in a hilltop village not far from London a country estate could be your next move.

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Joy Morgan’s mum can ‘say goodbye properly’ after murdered Hatfield student’s body found

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 12:23pm

Joy Morgan’s mum said she can now “say goodbye properly” after a body found in woodland near Stevenage was confirmed as the murdered Hatfield student yesterday.

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Thatched-roof home in Codicote damaged by fire for second time

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 9:22am

A derelict grade II-listed building in Codicote has been damaged by fire for a second time – with firefighters working through the night to battle the blaze at the thatched-roof house.

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Body found in woods near Stevenage is murdered Hatfield student Joy Morgan

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 5:23pm

A body found in woodland near Stevenage has been identified as murdered Hatfield student Joy Morgan, police have confirmed this evening.

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Motorists - watch out for Hertfordshire’s deer!

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 5:17pm

Be extra vigilant of deer – that’s the message from Hertfordshire County Council to motorists this autumn.

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Stevenage running club turn blue for Mind in Mid Herts

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 3:34pm

A Stevenage running club is raising funds for Mind in Mid Herts this week to mark World Mental Health Day.

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