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The Comet

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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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Garden House Hospice at 30: Charity launches anniversary celebrations – but needs your help more than ever

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 2:29pm

Garden House Hospice Care today launches the start of its 30th anniversary celebrations – but is calling for your support now more than ever.

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Hitchin–based rugby club prepares to tackle coronavirus crisis head on

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 1:15pm

A rugby club based in Hitchin is preparing to dedicate its time to the North Herts community after all sports–related activity was suspended due to coronavirus.

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Herts councillor calls for free school meals to continue in the event of closures

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 12:26pm

A Herts County Councillor representing Stevenage Old Town has written to schools in the area to lobby for free schools meals to continue should schools close due to the coronavirus.

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Stevenage MP pledges to stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with constituents during crisis

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 10:39am

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has this morning delivered a message of support to his constituents who are battling the country’s coronavirus emergency.

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Mature trees felled in Stevenage to make way for homes that do not have planning permission

Wed, 18/03/2020 - 9:42am

More than a dozen trees have been felled in Stevenage to make way for a housing development which does not actually have planning permission.

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NHDC leader reveals ‘robust plans’ to deal with coronavirus lockdown – as surgeries and meetings cancelled

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 5:26pm

The leader of North Herts District Council has issued a statement to reassure residents amid the country’s coronavirus lockdown.

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Hitchin committee grants awards more than £1,000 to two community groups

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 4:48pm

Two community groups operating in Hitchin have become the latest recipients of the district council’s grant scheme, with more than £1,000 being allocated to the pair.

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CCTV image released after fraud offence in Stevenage

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 3:59pm

A CCTV image has been released following a fraud offence in Stevenage where a cashier was tricked into handing over cash.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP urges unity to protect society’s ‘most vulnerable’

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 3:11pm

Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden MP, has appealed for his constituents to “come together as a community” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Stevenage doctor sanctioned for misconduct after performing genitals op without consent

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 1:54pm

A Stevenage doctor has had conditions applied to his medical licence due to misconduct, which included carrying out a procedure on a patient’s genitals without consent.

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Launch of ExoMars rover built in Stevenage delayed for two years to allow for more tests

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 1:54pm

This summer’s launch of Europe’s first ever Mars rover, which has been built in Stevenage, has been postponed for two years because there is not enough time left to complete all the necessary tests.

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Letchworth school ‘very sorry’ for Italy ski trip which saw pupils return after 48 hours

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 1:48pm

Fearnhill School in Letchworth has apologised for sending pupils on a ski trip to Italy in the middle of the country’s coronavirus crisis.

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Spate of burglaries in Stevenage prompts extra police patrols

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 1:18pm

Strategies have been put in place to help protect Stevenage businesses against a spate of burglaries in Bedwell.

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Hatfield, Letchworth, Royston and Stevange cinemas closed due to new coronavirus guidelines

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 12:12pm

In line with the Government’s advice to avoid social gatherings, Hatfield, Letchworth, Royston and Stevenage cinemas have announced closures.

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Stevenage primary school confirms pupil tests positive for coronavirus

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 11:55am

A pupil at a Stevenage primary school has tested positive for the coronavirus, and is now in self-isolation alongside their family members.

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New pop-up Post Office opens in Stevenage High Street after Waitrose closure

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 10:22am

A pop-up Post Office has opened in Stevenage High Street as the business continues to look for a permanent solution to losing its branch that was in the Waitrose store.

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Paramedics sent to suspected coronavirus patients without being told, union claims

Tue, 17/03/2020 - 8:55am

Paramedics are treating patients without being told they have coronavirus symptoms, a union has claimed.

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Hitchin school responds to coronavirus fears, Italy trip and school closures

Mon, 16/03/2020 - 5:29pm

A school from Hitchin, which sent pupils on a school trip to Italy during the coronavirus crisis this month, defended its decision to go in an exclusive interview with the Comet.

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‘Talk of tearing it down worries me greatly’ – Hitchin family–run retailer on Churchgate future

Mon, 16/03/2020 - 5:05pm

The owner of one of the oldest shops in Hitchin town centre has spoken about her time in Churchgate and the changes she would like to see made there in the coming years.

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