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The Comet

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Hertfordshire pushes ahead with cuts to fire crews

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 11:51am

Hertfordshire County Council is moving ahead with its plans to cut the size of fire crews from five to four.

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Woman’s handbag stolen while reading newspaper in Stevenage surgery

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 9:42am

An elderly woman had her handbag stolen while she was reading a newspaper at King George Surgery in Stevenage on Monday.

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Hitchin school set to celebrate 70 years in style

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 4:06pm

An infant and nursery school in Hitchin is planning an extravaganza to mark its 70th birthday.

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Changes to Hertfordshire’s sexual health services mean five clinics will permanently close

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 2:03pm

Changes to the way sexual health services are delivered in Hertfordshire is set to see the closure of five clinics by October.

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Stevenage schoolchildren appeal for help with ecological pond project

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 2:02pm

Schoolchildren intent on improving their environment are calling for volunteers to help with their latest ecological project.

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See behind the scenes at North Hertfordshire’s crematorium open day

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 2:00pm

The annual open day of North Hertfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium will be held tomorrow.

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Nadine Dorries calls on her party’s members to BackBoris

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 1:58pm

Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, has called on Conservative Party members to vote for Boris Johnson in the party’s leadership election.

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Grieving husband appeals for answers after Stevenage wife’s death is shrouded in mystery

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 1:56pm

The grieving husband of a former nurse is appealing for help in finding out how she contracted the disease which killed her.

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Fewer PE lessons and cuts to youth services blamed for huge Herts obesity problem

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 1:55pm

School dinners, fewer PE lessons, cuts to youth services and a reduction in outside play were some of the factors in the spotlight during a discussion about childhood obesity in Herts.

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Costco: On-site petrol station opens

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 12:42pm

Stevenage’s new Costco has opened its seven-days-a-week petrol station today.

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Celebration of Letchworth Festival’s 10th anniversary ends on a high

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 11:51am

The Letchworth Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and came to a close at the weekend with high-energy dancing in the streets, live music and a feast of family fun.

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Safe space for domestic abuse victims launches in North Herts

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 11:40am

A Stevenage-based service that helps victims of domestic abuse has expanded its reach to help those in North Hertfordshire.

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Hundreds turn out as Rhythms returns to Hitchin Town Hall

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 6:52pm

Hundreds of people turned out as Rhythms of the World made its return to Hitchin Town Hall on Saturday.

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‘Avoid at all costs’ - Parents and former employees on suspended Hitchin nursery

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 5:28pm

People have been speaking out about their experiences following the closure of a Hitchin childcare service.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Letchworth crash

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 4:12pm

A motorcyclist injured in a road traffic collision in Letchworth yesterday was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Commemorative plaque in honour of former North Herts councillor unveiled in Royston

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 4:10pm

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled in Royston, in honour of former district and town councillor Peter Burt.

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Armed Forces Day 2019: Servicemen and women honoured in North Herts and Stevenage

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 1:48pm

Veterans, cadets and the public came together on Saturday to mark Armed Forces Day.

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Funding awarded for anti-knife and gang workshops in Letchworth schools

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 9:59am

An organisation that provides workshops that tackle social issues was awarded more than £1,000 for gang and knife crime-related workshops aimed at schoolchildren.

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Stevenage-based regular turned reservist speaks on Armed Forces Day

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 5:51pm

To mark Armed Forces Day today, the Comet spoke to Steve Cottrell about life as an army reservist after serving as a regular for 22 years.

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Free afternoon of music as Letchworth Festival draws to a close this weekend

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 5:17pm

The Letchworth Festival comes to a close this weekend – but it’s not too late to join in the fun.

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