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The Comet

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Hitchin councillor defends statement about play area’s future

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 3:05pm

A Hitchin councillor has defended a statement about a play area’s future, amid claims the wording is misleading.

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Herts police received 91 reports of children being sexually exploited in run up to Xmas

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 2:50pm

Herts Police received 91 reports of children being sexually exploited in the county in the last quarter of 2017.

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Knebworth House, Park and Gardens ready for 2018 visitor season

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 2:19pm

Knebworth House, Park and Gardens opens again next weekend – and season tickets are available for those wishing to visit the historic Hertfordshire estate throughout the summer.

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Space harpoon aimed at rogue satellite passes test in Stevenage

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 1:50pm

A space harpoon mission aimed at getting a rogue satellite out of orbit took a big step forward yesterday as it passed a crucial earthbound test in Stevenage.

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Weather forecast: Warning of snow and ice for Stevenage, North Herts and Central Bedfordshire

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 1:03pm

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice tomorrow across the area, which includes Stevenage, North Herts and Central Bedfordshire.

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Stotfold community rallies around Co-op after burglary and ram raid

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 10:40am

The Stotfold community plans to band together in support and gratitude for staff at the Co-op, which has been the target of burglaries twice in the last two months.

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Lane blocked on A1(M) near Stevenage after three-car crash

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 7:52am

A lane is blocked on the A1(M) southbound near Stevenage this morning after a three-car crash that briefly saw all traffic held.

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Planning permission granted for up to 44 new homes in Letchworth

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 9:37pm

Letchworth’s Jackmans estate is to gain up to 44 new homes on the site of the former Lannock Primary School after planning permission was granted tonight.

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Committee rejects plan for 180 homes on edge of Henlow

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 9:24pm

A planning application to build up to 180 homes on the edge of a village north of Hitchin has tonight been rejected.

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Pirton construction access route through Holwell rejected again

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 8:57pm

Developers set to build 78 homes in a village near Hitchin have again been frustrated as another plan to get construction traffic to the site was refused tonight.

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Stevenage rehab charity wins national award for outstanding addiction recovery success

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 6:37pm

An addiction rehabilitation charity has won a national award and £10,000 for its record in turning people’s lives around.

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Hitchin dog dubbed ‘moneybox’ after X-ray reveals 50p coin in belly

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 5:49pm

This is an X-ray image showing a 50p piece lodged in a border terrier’s belly.

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Banned driver who led police on car chase through Biggleswade is jailed

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 4:23pm

A banned motorist from Potton was jailed for 15 months today after he admitted speeding off from the police in Biggleswade’s Market Square.

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Conservative association criticised for false brown bin tweets

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 1:51pm

A Conservative association has been criticised for falsely claiming it is possible to pay North Herts’ new brown bin charge by instalments.

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My week in The Gambia – where a Stevenage-based project is trying to make a difference

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 12:57pm

Comet editor Nick Gill reflects on a week in The Gambia, where a Stevenage-based project is trying to make a world of difference to small and poverty-stricken communities in the African country known as ‘the smiling coast’.

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Fly-tippers dump rubbish all over road between Stevenage and Hitchin

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 11:11am

Fly-tippers between Stevenage and Hitchin went a step further when they dumped rubbish not only on the side of a country road but all over the carriageway too.

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Police dog Finn to receive animals’ George Cross after Stevenage heroism

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 10:22am

Hero police dog Finn, who was almost killed by a suspect who stabbed him in Stevenage, is to receive the animals’ George Cross for his bravery.

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Letchworth business donates climbing equipment to Woolgrove School

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 5:08pm

Children at the Woolgrove School Special Needs Academy have been benefitting from a Letchworth-based business’ donation of climbing equipment.

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Hundreds of motorists still not wearing seatbelts, say police

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 4:45pm

It’s 35 years since the UK first made it compulsory to wear a seatbelt – yet last year 420 people were prosecuted in Hertfordshire for not buckling up.

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Hitchin burglaries: Police up patrols and call for ‘eyes and ears’

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 4:30pm

There have been no arrests yet in connection with a wild spate of 11 house burglaries in Hitchin – including eight in just 12 hours.

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