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The Comet

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Petition on Herts County Council art collection sell-off triggers debate

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 3:42pm

Councillors will look again at controversial plans to sell off its public art collection on Tuesday (June 5) – after a petition to save the artworks was signed by more than 1,500 people.

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North Herts waste portfolio holder set for Hitchin grilling

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 2:43pm

The North Hertfordshire cabinet member responsible for the authority’s much-criticised waste and recycling services is to be grilled by the public in Hitchin town centre tomorrow, and by members of the Hitchin committee on Tuesday night.

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Thousands of Stevenage flats set for £45 million revamp

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 12:03pm

Some 550 Stevenage blocks of flats are to be revamped as part of a £45 million project.

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Letchworth pre-school celebrates 50th anniversary

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 10:30am

A Letchworth pre-school have celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open day filled with dancing, face-painting and cake.

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Driver walks away with minor injuries after car ends up on roof near Hitchin

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 7:36am

A motorist walked away with only minor injuries after the car he was driving ended up on its roof on a country road between Hitchin and Luton last night.

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Half marathon tribute for Biggleswade runner Vikki Vowles

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 5:24pm

Biggleswade Athletic Club members ran a half marathon on Sunday to pay tribute to a beloved fellow runner who tragically died last year.

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Shefford summer fête this weekend

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 5:05pm

The Shefford Town Memorial Association is holding its annual summer fête this Sunday, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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Hexton B655 crash: Witness appeal as officers work to trace people who left scene

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 4:52pm

Officers investigating yesterday’s fatal crash near Hitchin have now appealed for witnesses, as they work to trace four people who left the scene before police arrived.

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Jailed thief tried to steal jacuzzi in Letchworth

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 4:51pm

A drug-addled thief who tried to steal a jacuzzi in Letchworth has been jailed for more than half a year.

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Driver cut from car after hitting tree on B656 between Hitchin and Welwyn

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 3:12pm

A motorist was cut free from his car today after crashing into a tree on the B656 between Hitchin and Welwyn.

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Great Northern lines reopen between Royston and Cambridge after urgent repairs

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 3:05pm

Disruption following earlier track repairs on the Great Northern line between Royston and Cambridge has now cleared.

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Motorist dies after crash on B655 between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 1:03pm

A motorist tragically died in hospital last night after a crash on the B655 between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay.

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Support life-saving work of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance by volunteering in Hitchin charity shop

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 11:18am

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is celebrating the ‘vital role’ of its many volunteers during Volunteers’ Week – and is encouraging more residents to donate their time.

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Stevenage’s Aleks misses out on Britain’s Got Talent final

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 11:04am

Stevenage’s Aleksandar Mileusnic missed out on a place in the Britain’s Got Talent finals following last night’s public vote.

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Great Northern lines blocked between Royston and Cambridge

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 10:56am

There are currently no trains running from Royston to Cambridge, due to urgent repairs on the track.

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Can you answer Rhythms of the World’s call for volunteers?

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 10:55am

The team behind Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World music festival are holding a volunteer recruitment event in the town centre this Saturday.

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Missing Stevenage girl, 14, found safe and well

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 7:41am

A 14-year-old girl from Stevenage who had been missing since Saturday morning has been found safe and well.

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North East Beds MP Alistair Burt hits out at ‘unacceptable’ rail disruption

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 6:09pm

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has hit out at the “unacceptable disruption” to railway services following the introduction of the new timetable.

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Parking fine issued to Letchworth man minutes after receiving help paying from officer

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 6:07pm

A Letchworth dad has been left angry having received a parking fine minutes after receiving help with paying from an enforcement officer.

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Man seriously injured in crash on B655 between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 5:42pm

A man has been left seriously injured after being involved in a crash on the B655 between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay.

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