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The Comet

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Sandy care agency failed to monitor whether visits were received

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:18pm

A care agency for people living with disabilities, dementia and sensory impairments has been told it must improve after it missed visits and withheld information from an inspector.

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Dramatic photos show damage after Hitchin car fire

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:11pm

Striking photographs taken by a passer-by show the extent of damage a car fire caused in Hitchin.

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Arlesey Town Council set to object to funeral home proposals

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:01pm

Arlesey Town Council is to object to a plan to change a house in Lynton Avenue into a ground-floor funeral parlour.

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Offley Place Posh 5km graced with prosecco, jazz piano and more

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 1:24pm

Runners turned up in high-class attire for the second annual Offley Place Posh 5km at the weekend.

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More than £3,000 raised as Hitchin hosts The Ataxian UK film premiere

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:40am

Stars including Hugh Dennis were in Hitchin for the UK premiere of a feature-length documentary about an incurable disease affecting a local family.

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Chief executive of struggling East of England Ambulance Service is to resign

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 10:35pm

The chief executive of our region’s troubled ambulance service has announced he is to resign.

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Appeal for more people to sign up to save lives during Organ Donation Week

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 10:19pm

More people are being urged to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register and discuss their wishes with their families during Organ Donation Week, which runs until Sunday.

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Cool Britannia 2018: Sunday pictures of Knebworth’s new 90s festival

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 8:51pm

Britpop stalwarts Ocean Colour Scene closed this year’s Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth 22 years after supporting Oasis at the same venue.

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Herts PCC David Lloyd suspends plans to take over control of fire service

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 5:05pm

The Herts Police and Crime Commissioner has suspended his business case to take over running of the fire service.

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Vases from Arlesey War Memorial stolen

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 4:29pm

Two vases have been stolen from Arlesey War Memorial.

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Teen pleads guilty to sending bomb threats to Herts and Beds schools

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 2:03pm

A teenager has admitted making hoax bomb threats to thousands of schools, including seven in Hertfordshire and four in Bedfordshire.

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Herts county council make film to help find foster families for 900 children in care

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 12:05pm

Herts county council has released a film to help find foster families for 900 children in its care.

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Clifton community pulls together after theives detroy church window

Tue, 04/09/2018 - 11:04am

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help raise money to replace All Saints’ Church’s stained glass window, which was smashed during a break-in.

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Tribute to Stevenage man who was lost at sea after being swept overboard on cruise ship

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 10:35pm

A memorial service to commemorate the lives of those who have been lost at sea has paid tribute to a man from Stevenage.

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Cool Britannia 2018 pictures: From Britpop Classical to Happy Mondays at Knebworth festival

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 6:00pm

Happy Mondays headlined the second day of Knebworth’s new Cool Britannia Festival.

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‘Vicious attack’ on man in his own home in Langford

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 5:54pm

A Langford man opened his back door only to be slashed with a sharp object in what police have called a “vicious attack”.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami given Department for Transport post

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 5:23pm

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has been appointed a parliamentary private secretary in the Department for Transport.

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Bedfordshire policeman searched force systems to check relative’s case

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 4:18pm

A former Bedfordshire Police officer who accessed force systems to check on a case involving a relative has been deemed to have committed gross misconduct.

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So long New Look, arrivederci Argos – but hello Granello Lounge

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 3:29pm

It’s all change for one of Hitchin’s main shopping streets, as two longstanding fixtures move out and a much-anticipated new offer gets set to open.

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Freight lorry catches fire on A505 in Hitchin

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 2:36pm

Firefighters are dealing with a freight lorry that has caught fire on the A505 in Hitchin.

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