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The Comet

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Campaign group given bursary boost in efforts to save Charlton pub

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 11:06am

The campaign to save Charlton pub, The Windmill, has been given a financial boost thanks to a bursary from a community support foundation.

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CCTV appeal after theft of 79-year-old woman’s purse in Letchworth

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 5:42pm

Police have launched a CCTV appeal after a 79-year-old woman’s wallet was stolen outside a Sainsbury’s store in Letchworth.

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Roadwork repairs set to take place across North Herts and Stevenage before April

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 5:11pm

Two hundred roads across Hertfordshire will benefit from maintenance work between now and the end of March, with an extra £7.8 million being spent by the council.

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Total transformation after Stevenage slimmer loses 6.5 stone

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 5:03pm

After losing 6.5 stone through Slimming World, Sandra Jackson is now ready to enjoy life to the full.

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Appeal launched to raise funds for renovation of Stevenage’s oldest building

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 4:49pm

An appeal is being launched to help raise the final £200,000 needed for the major renovation and modification of a Grade I-listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage.

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North Hertfordshire Museum: Press release disagreement delays 14/15 Brand Street sale announcement

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 2:23pm

An offical announcement of the transaction that would see the long-awaited opening of the front entrance to Hitchin’s North Hertfordshire Museum has been delayed after a disagreement over press release quotes.

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Staff leaving Stevenage primary school ‘in droves’ amid claims of classroom violence

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 1:02pm

Parents of pupils at a school hit with complaints about special educational needs provision say the problem is more widespread, with seven teachers and five support staff leaving in one term.

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Petition calling for better Stevenage bus service amasses 1,200 signatures

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 8:38am

More than 1,200 people fed up with an increasing number of bus cancellations, lack of punctuality and frequent breakdowns have signed a petition calling for improvements to the service in Stevenage.

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Hitchin’s only VC winner to be honoured with memorial stone

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 5:23pm

Hitchin’s only Victoria Cross winner is set to be honoured with a memorial stone this Sunday.

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Stevenage teenager’s head shave for gran with terminal cancer

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 5:10pm

An 18-year-old from Stevenage has raised more than £1,200 for Cancer Research UK in honour of his gran, who has terminal cancer.

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Harsh budget cuts spark Cambridgeshire Police survey asking for an extra 50p a week from council tax payers

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 4:48pm

Crime busting needs an extra 50p a week from council tax payers across Cambridgeshire if the county’s police is to continue its work, a report says.

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Stevenage FC calls for fans to use residents letter before time runs out

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 4:20pm

Stevenage FC are encouraging fans to use their residents letter which expires at the end of the month to get two tickets for £10.

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‘The end of an era’ for Letchworth as Burrs shoe store set for closure

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 3:23pm

A Letchworth shoe store is set to close after trading in Leys Avenue for 56 years.

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Family friend of Conor Spraggs to take on O2 fundraising climb in his memory

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 12:41pm

A family friend of the late Conor Spraggs is set to fight her fears in a fundraising challenge to help set up a foundation in his honour.

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Man wanted after alleged eight-month burglary spree across Herts

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 10:34am

A Luton man is wanted by police after an alleged eight-month burglary spree across Hertfordshire.

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Stotfold makeup artist hopes to bring home national award

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 9:18am

A makeup artist from Stotfold has reached the national final of the 2019 Wedding Industry Awards, and will find out her fate next week.

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Big Ernie returns home after Stevenage community join the search

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:26pm

A family’s missing appeal for help to find their beloved sausage dog was successful, after more than 24 hours of searching.

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William Taylor: Conspiracy to murder accused plead not guilty

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 3:39pm

Two people have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to murder of Gosmore farmer William ‘Bill’ Taylor.

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Brexit: 74 per cent in favour of remaining in the EU in snap Hitchin poll

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 3:18pm

North Herts for Europe campaigning group held an action day in Hitchin town centre on Saturday, surveying residents on their Brexit opinions.

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Disability charity closes transport service

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:40pm

A Welwyn Garden City-based charity, which operates across Hertfordshire, will close its transport service as it is losing money.

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