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The Comet

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CCTV appeal after alleged Letchworth kidnap and blackmail

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 5:14pm

A man was allegedly kidnapped in Letchworth and taken to Essex before managing to escape – and officers have today issued CCTV images of someone they want to speak to as part of their enquiries.

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Stevenage attacker who slashed former friend faces ‘significant’ jail term

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 4:24pm

An attacker who slashed his former friend with a Stanley knife in a Stevenage street, causing him horrific facial injuries, was cleared of his attempted murder today at St Albans Crown Court.

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How Stevenage Haven helped me beat homelessness and alcoholism

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 1:58pm

A man who turned his life around after being homeless and dependant on alcohol has thanked a Stevenage shelter that helped him recover.

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Letchworth business to mix and match socks for Lymphoedema

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 11:50am

A Letchworth business is getting involved with the launch of Lymphoedema Awareness Week, from Sunday, March 4 to Saturday March 10.

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Jealous Hitchin ex sent man fleeing through Letchworth in boxers

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 11:46am

A man was forced to run through streets in just his boxers and socks after waking up to find a jealous ex-boyfriend standing over him with a kitchen knife.

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Thief steals empty suitcase from car parked in Hitchin

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 10:49am

Someone broke into a parked car to steal a suitcase in Hitchin last night – but may have been disappointed to find it was empty.

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Hitchin marks Women’s World Day of Prayer with national costumes

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 10:09am

Hitchin women dressed in a variety of national costumes as part of the Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday.

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Hitchin pharmacy worker to take on London Marathon for Diabetes UK

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 4:32pm

A pharmacy worker from Hitchin is to run the London Marathon to help put an end to diabetes.

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Tributes to Kenneth Johnson: Founder of Letchworth GC Society and Scout leader dies aged 87

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 4:16pm

A former Letchworth scout leader, avid volunteer and author will be ‘missed greatly by many organisations’ in the town.

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Creams Cafe opens new ice cream parlour in Stevenage while Old Town franchise hit by poor hygiene claims is reviewed

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 4:04pm

The UK’s largest dessert-only restaurant has opened a new outlet in Debenhams Stevenage after a franchise in the Old Town hit the headlines for poor hygiene.

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Hitchin salon aims to provide ‘whole package’ after revamp

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 3:41pm

A Hitchin hair salon has reopened after a revamp that has seen its once-gloomy basement transformed.

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Person in 70s treated after fire at Stevenage home

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 2:12pm

A pensioner had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze broke out at a house in Stevenage yesterday.

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North Herts council staff return to offices after £6 million revamp

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 11:44am

North Herts District Council’s staff have moved back to their offices in Letchworth’s Gernon Road today, after the completion of a £6 million revamp.

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Bin shed targeted in ‘mindless’ Hitchin arson

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 11:34am

A bin shed was set on fire in Hitchin at the weekend, and police are investigating what is being treated as arson.

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Henlow greyhound track boss pledges to rehome all retired dogs

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 9:40am

The operator of Henlow’s greyhounds track has pledged to rehome all its ex-racing dogs.

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Biggleswade fishing festival called off due to depleted stocks

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 8:30am

A long-running fishing festival has been called off because organisers say there are simply not enough fish to catch.

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Prezzo restaurant closures announced

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 8:24pm

Prezzo is set to close about a third of its restaurants, including its Stevenage Old Town outlet, but not its premises in Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Hatfield, Hitchin or Letchworth.

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Man seriously hurt in Letchworth car fire

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 7:20pm

Police are appealing for information after a man in his fifties suffered serious injuries in a car fire in Letchworth this morning.

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Stevenage Regeneration: SG1 Vs Queensway - which do you think should come first?

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 2:02pm

• Stevenage MP says he can’t support SG1 scheme because Queensway should come first

• He questions amount of affordable housing it offers

• Mecca Bingo says not yet contacted about scheme which would see it moved

• One NHS facility says it is happy to move anther says it has no plans

• Council says it is negotiating with all landowners to bring scheme about

• Developers confident they can bring MP on board

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15-year-old sexually assaulted in Stevenage

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 6:11pm

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Stevenage.

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