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The Comet

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New date set for traditional Hitchin Pancake Races

Fri, 03/01/2020 - 11:51am

The annual Hitchin Pancake Races will mark a new decade with a change of tradition.

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Significant step forward in Stevenage town centre regeneration project as major plans submitted

Thu, 02/01/2020 - 5:22pm

Another step towards the regeneration of Stevenage town centre has been made this week, as construction firm Mace submitted a major planning application covering 14.5 acres of the town centre.

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Dementia care branded ‘hit or miss’ as diagnosis rates increase across Hertfordshire and beyond

Thu, 02/01/2020 - 3:08pm

After statistics show the number of people on the dementia register increasing since 2014, a senior figure from a specialist charity has strongly criticised the current care situation.

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What to expect from your divorce solicitor and 5 ways you can prepare for your first meeting

Thu, 02/01/2020 - 3:07pm

Relationship break downs and divorce can be an emotional time for you and your family. In the lead up to your first meeting with your family lawyer, it’s normal to feel nervous, anxious and upset.

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Want to recycle your Christmas tree? North Herts hospice will do it for you!

Thu, 02/01/2020 - 2:38pm

Garden House Hospice Care’s annual Christmas tree recycling scheme is back.

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New year, new goals for Hitchin couple’s booming Bambuu Brush business

Thu, 02/01/2020 - 1:11pm

With a fantastic 2019 in the books, an entrepreneurial couple from Hitchin have set their business even loftier goals for the new year.

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Woman hospitalised following altercation in Stevenage

Thu, 02/01/2020 - 10:21am

A woman has been treated for her injuries in hospital following an incident between a group of people in Stevenage yesterday evening.

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Firefighters busy across Hertfordshire on New Year’s Day

Thu, 02/01/2020 - 8:06am

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service had a busy afternoon on New Year’s Day, with fire alarm activations across the county.

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Stevenage Borough Council promises answers to leaseholders’ questions over major refurb of 550 flat blocks

Tue, 31/12/2019 - 12:58pm

With council leaseholders each facing bills of up to £20,000 for the major revamp of Stevenage flats, the council behind the project has organised an event to answer questions by those affected.

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Stevenage pupils leap at chance to design new PTA logo

Tue, 31/12/2019 - 9:49am

More than 100 pupils entered a competition to design their school’s new logo for their hard-working parent-teacher association.

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Police appeal launched after Stevenage Old Town taxi assault

Tue, 31/12/2019 - 9:48am

Following an assault in Stevenage Old Town, police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a woman they believe could help their investigation.

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Hamilton star Giles Terera hails Stevenage influence after New Year MBE honour

Mon, 30/12/2019 - 3:23pm

Olivier winning actor Giles Terera says he is still “Stevenage through and through” after being awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.

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University of Hertfordshire welcomes government grants for student nurses

Mon, 30/12/2019 - 12:57pm

The University of Hertfordshire has welcomed government news that all nursing students on courses from September will receive a grant of £5,000 a year.

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Review of the Year 2019: October

Mon, 30/12/2019 - 12:16pm

October saw the closure of a beloved high street store in Stevenage, the end of a high-profile murder investigation and the power of the community after a mum’s body was flown back to her family after a freak accident.

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Go-ahead for 85 new homes on former site of Stevenage school

Mon, 30/12/2019 - 11:19am

Plans for 85 new homes of the former site of a special school in Stevenage have been given the green light.

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Hitchin primary school wins platinum award for sporting excellence

Sat, 28/12/2019 - 5:56pm

Breachwood Green J.M.I School has been awarded the School Games Platinum Mark Award for 2018/19.

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Review of the Year 2019: June

Sat, 28/12/2019 - 12:19pm

June saw Simon Galbraith tackle a gruelling 938-mile charity cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising more than £50,000 for struggling families in Stevenage and beyond.

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MBE honour for two decades of voluntary work across Herts’ emergency services

Fri, 27/12/2019 - 3:28pm

A volunteer who provided “outstanding support” to services in Hertfordshire for 20 years has been named on The Queen’s New Year Honours list.

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Review of the Year 2019: July

Fri, 27/12/2019 - 3:17pm

July saw a heady mix of sun, family fun and love on a well-known island.

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Aston grandparents fundraise for Frankie after life-limiting disease diagnosis

Fri, 27/12/2019 - 2:22pm

Grandparents living in a village near Stevenage have been raising money to help find a cure for their grandson’s life-limiting disease.

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