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The Comet

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Hitchin’s Carpetright among 81 outlets proposed for closure

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 11:02am

Hitchin could lose its Carpetright store by the end of September as the chain cuts back on outlets that it considers to be ‘poorly located or over-rented’.

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Stevenage Toys R Us to close doors next Thursday

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 10:17am

Stevenage’s Toys R Us store is to close next Thursday, the embattled retailer’s administrators have today confirmed.

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Firefighters free person trapped in overturned car on A602 in Stevenage

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 7:28am

A car overturned on the A602 in Stevenage last night, with firefighters releasing a trapped person into the care of paramedics.

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Family fun at fire service open day – and the new Stevenage FC boss too

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 6:07pm

Stevenage Football Club’s new manager is set to attend a fire service open day on Saturday along with members of the first team – before their home match against Cambridge United.

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Hitchin Hard Half 2018: Rallying cry for volunteers and sponsors

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 5:44pm

“We’re nothing without you” – that’s the message from the organisers of Hitchin’s Hard Half race as they put out the call for volunteers and sponsors.

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Biggleswade boutique extends dress range under new brand

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 4:22pm

A Biggleswade fashion store has expanded its range by adding and additional shop above the existing one.

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Hitchin photojournalist competition’s failure prompts charity auction

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 3:14pm

A dearth of entries in a ‘be a photojournalist’ contest run by a Hitchin-based website has prompted it to offer the prize in a charity auction.

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Circus joins Knebworth’s new Cool Britannia Festival line-up

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 2:22pm

Roll up, roll up! Circus performers from a Britain’s Got Talent act will entertain festival-goers in Knebworth this summer.

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Man wanted after car interfered with

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 2:07pm

A man is being sought by police after a car was interfered with on Cottonmill Lane in St Albans.

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Teenagers arrested in Biggleswade after knife and handgun hold-ups

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 12:41pm

Two teenagers were arrested in Biggleswade on Monday after a series of hold-ups in which two people were threatened at knifepoint and a third was confronted with a gun.

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Ribbon cut on Potton History Society’s new community archive annexe

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 12:19pm

Community historians in Potton now have a permanent archive room after it was formally opened at the weekend.

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Cyclist in hospital after B197 crash in Knebworth

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 11:06am

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision involving an SUV in Knebworth this morning.

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Lorna Kercher: Salutes from all political parties at stalwart councillor’s last meeting

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 10:05am

Councillors from across the political spectrum paid tribute last night to a stalwart colleague who was attending her final meeting after 30 years.

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Comet Community Awards 2018: Last chance to nominate your hero

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 6:41pm

Get your nominations in right now – that’s the message from judges and supporters alike ahead of the Comet Community Awards deadline on Friday.

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Boost for Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton businesses in high street revamp scheme

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 5:37pm

Seven shops and businesses across Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton and Shefford will be a part of Central Bedfordshire Council’s revamp scheme.

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North Herts council officers took weeks to tell leader allowance vote was queried

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 4:43pm

North Herts District Council has told this paper its officers took weeks to inform the leader that questions had been raised over an unlawful allowance rise vote.

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Appeal to trace Stevenage man wanted for assault

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 2:10pm

Officers are hunting a 27-year-old Stevenage man who is wanted for assault – and have today issued a public appeal for help finding him.

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Police descriptions released after attempted burglary in Stevenage

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 1:05pm

Officers have released descriptions of two suspects after an attempted burglary left damage to a Stevenage property.

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Gender pay gap: North Herts District Council has biggest disparity in UK

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 12:01pm

Gender pay gap figures have been revealed – with North Herts having the biggest disparity among all councils in the UK.

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New women’s course record set at Sandy 10 race

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 8:48am

Runners shimmered in the rain and a long-standing record fell on Sandy’s streets in the latest iteration of Biggleswade Athletic Club’s showpiece race.

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