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The Comet

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Hiding in the dark - Henlow man on what it’s like to live with depression

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

Henlow’s Paul Harris talks to the Comet about what it means to live with depression to mark World Mental Health Day.

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World Mental Health Day: Support group saves Stevenage man ‘who had nobody to turn to’

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 3:23pm

On World Mental Health Day, a Stevenage man has spoken of his journey out of loneliness thanks to the incredible support of mental health group Stand By Men.

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World Mental Health Day: Why wellbeing in the workplace matters

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 1:02pm

In a special column to mark World Mental Health Day today, Monelle Bryce-Reid – who lives in Letchworth and now works in the marketing and communications department at the University of Hertfordshire – writes about her experience of wellbeing in the workplace.

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Family pay tribute to Letchworth cyclist who died after crash

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:38pm

The family of a keen cyclist who died following a crash have paid tribute to their much-loved father, grandfather and step grandfather.

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‘Vile’ Chicksands security guard jailed after raping and abusing young children

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:03pm

A security guard at the Chicksands military base has been described as the “worst child sex offender” Bedfordshire Police has ever come across after being jailed yesterday for more than 20 years for seven separate offences – including raping a young child.

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World Mental Health Day: Samaritans here to help at Stevenage and Hitchin stations

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:36am

Samaritans from North Herts and Stevenage were on hand at Hitchin and Stevenage train stations, today, to help commuters as part of World Mental Health Day.

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Pensioner hails Stevenage hero for saving his life after fall

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 4:55pm

A Stevenage man has been hailed a hero after saving the life of a 78-year-old pensioner who became trapped in his home after a fall.

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Stevenage family’s plea to bring body of former Lister Hospital worker home after freak campervan tragedy

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 4:38pm

The family of a former healthcare assistant at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has been left devastated after she died following a freak accident while on holiday in France.

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Stevenage woman who was suicidal vows lifelong campaign to help others in crisis

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 4:15pm

A woman who has long-term mental health problems and has come close to taking her own life says she “won’t ever stop” trying to help others in crisis.

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Preston Primary School ‘humbled’ by community support after summer makeover

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 3:48pm

A village primary school near Hitchin has been given a new lease of life after reaching out to the community.

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Body found in woodland near Stevenage is female, Herts police confirm

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 2:25pm

A post-mortem has established that a body found in woodland near Stevenage at the weekend belonged to a female.

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Herts high street stores turn down the lights for Autism Hour

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 11:49am

Hertfordshire stores are dimming their lights this week in aid of Autism Hour.

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MP and county councillor react to plans as next steps for A505 revealed

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 5:49pm

Reaction has been coming in after the meeting of Herts county councillors, the North East Herts MP and more, to discuss plans to improve safety on the A505 between Royston and Baldock.

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Record numbers turn out for Standalone 10k in Letchworth

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 4:51pm

A record number of runners – totalling more than 1,700 – took part in the Standalone 10k yesterday, which has been described by organisers as the most environmentally-friendly race they’ve held.

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Foodies assemble for Hitchin Taco Wars as Chicken George eyes new wing bar in town

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 4:09pm

Hitchin Market Place played host to Hertfordshire’s first ever Taco Wars on Saturday.

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Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage dance pupils among those to succeed at national competition

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 1:01pm

Dancers from Welwyn Hatfield, North Herts and beyond had a second year of success at the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) national grand finals.

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Initiatives announced to combat low water levels at Ivel Springs nature reserve

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 11:05am

A new scheme has been designed to bring water back to Ivel Springs nature reserve in Baldock after recent concerns over a dry riverbed.

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World Mental Health Day: Hertfordshire students urged to design films to support #JustTalk campaign

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 9:20am

Schoolchildren are being invited to design storyboards for short films as part of Herts County Council’s #JustTalk mental health campaign.

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Stevenage recognised as global leader in groundbreaking medical research

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 5:28pm

Stevenage has been recognised as a global leader in cutting-edge medical research, after an announcement from Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP today.

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Joy Morgan’s family contacted after body found in woods near Stevenage

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 2:58pm

The family of murdered Hatfield student Joy Morgan has been contacted after a suspected body was found in woodland just outside Stevenage at the weekend.

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