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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Hertfordshire candidates back decision to postpone Police Crime Commissioner elections

Mon, 23/03/2020 - 8:31am

The decision to postpone the election for Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been endorsed by candidates from across the political divide.

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Patient dies at Lister Hospital after COVID-19 diagnosis

Sat, 21/03/2020 - 10:50pm

A patient with COVID-19 has died at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

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Libraries across Herts close for next few days to assess impact of coronavirus pandemic

Sat, 21/03/2020 - 4:59pm

Libraries across Herts have temporarily closed to enable a proper assessment of the best strategy during the coronavirus crisis.

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Stores shut their doors in Herts High Streets amid coronavirus crisis

Sat, 21/03/2020 - 4:50pm

High streets are turning into ghost towns as non-essential retailers close their doors in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus update: Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre to temporarily close

Fri, 20/03/2020 - 7:18pm

Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre is to close until further notice as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Free school meals and meals for key workers’ children to continue next week

Fri, 20/03/2020 - 4:43pm

Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL), the supplier of school meals to 430 schools in the county, has said current staff availability means it can continue to offer meals next week to children of key workers, vulnerable children and those who qualify for free school meals.

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Specsavers store in Stevenage opens extra clinics for children during school closures

Fri, 20/03/2020 - 3:39pm

Specsavers in Stevenage is offering extra eye test appointments for children during the school closures, the store announced today.

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Coronavirus fundraising appeal launched to aid Hertfordshire charities

Fri, 20/03/2020 - 12:26pm

A Coronavirus Disaster Relief Fund has been launched in Hertfordshire to help charities and community groups negotiate the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stevenage Helps appeal launches to help people and groups through coronavirus outbreak

Fri, 20/03/2020 - 11:12am

Stevenage Borough Council has launched a new appeal called Stevenage Helps to facilitate contributions to the vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.

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Stevenage comedy duo lift spirits with self-isolation sketch

Thu, 19/03/2020 - 4:23pm

Stevenage’s favourite double act, Lee and Dean, have returned to share some much-needed advice on this period of self-isolation.

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Coronavirus: PM confirms renters will be protected against eviction

Thu, 19/03/2020 - 2:27pm

Tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to coronavirus will be protected against eviction, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

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Meppershall care home unveils dementia friendly care ward

Thu, 19/03/2020 - 1:30pm

A Meppershall care home has unveiled a new 21-bed specialist ward for residents living with dementia.

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Hertfordshire County Council repsonds to announcement of school closures

Thu, 19/03/2020 - 1:20pm

Hertfordshire County Council is working on plans to offer “some learning opportunities” to pupils once schools close on Friday due to coronavirus concerns.

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Visitors to be limited at Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City hospitals

Thu, 19/03/2020 - 11:48am

The number of visitors accompanying patients at hospitals in Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City is to be reduced for “the foreseeable future”.

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‘Ready and able’ – Foundation outlines plan to support Letchworth through coronavirus crisis

Thu, 19/03/2020 - 11:35am

The Heritage Foundation is developing an urgent action plan to support the Letchworth community as the impact of coronavirus continues to be felt.

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Knebworth House ‘working hard’ to keep park open during coronavirus outbreak

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 8:26pm

Tourist attraction Knebworth House, Park & Gardens is working hard to remain open during the current coronavirus crisis to give families a safe space to visit.

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Stevenage and Hitchin homeless shelter calls for public’s support amid coronavirus crisis

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 5:42pm

A homeless shelter operating in Stevenage and Hitchin has released a public statement to reassure both residents and the public that they are doing all they can for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Schools in the UK to be closed from Friday ‘until further notice’

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 5:39pm

All schools in the UK will be closed from Friday, the government has announced.

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How to manage coronavirus anxiety - a psychotherapist’s guide

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 5:18pm

Psychotherapist Anna Mathur shares some advice on how to manage anxiety induced by coronavirus and self-isolation.

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Stevenage academy closed for three year groups amid staff absence

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 4:11pm

A Stevenage academy has partially closed following the government’s advice to avoid mass gatherings and work from home where possible.

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