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The Comet

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Police search for men threatening staff at Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage train stations

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 5:01pm

Three men were seen behaving aggressively towards staff at Welwyn Garden City station today.

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CCTV images released after Hitchin distraction theft

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 4:26pm

A man has reportedly stolen a number of valuables during a distraction theft at a business in Hitchin today.

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Government urged to postpone Local Plan hearings after speakers pull out amid coronavirus fears

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 3:57pm

The latest hearing sessions to discuss North Herts District Council’s Local Plan are hanging by a thread this afternoon, after coronavirus fears have led to at least six speakers pulling out.

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‘Help save lives’ message from Stevenage’s Lister Hospital on World Kidney Day

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 2:03pm

Help save lives by donating your organs – that is the message being shared at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital to mark World Kidney Day today ahead of a change in the law.

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Hertfordshire paramedic test positive for coronavirus

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 11:45am

A paramedic from Hertfordshire has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Stevenage GP surgery closed after patient tests positive for coronavirus

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:06am

A Stevenage medical group announced yesterday that one of its GP surgeries has closed after a patient tested positive for coronavirus.

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First Mothers in Business event networking event is roaring success

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 9:40am

More than 25 businesswomen attended the first networking event of the Stevenage branch of Mothers in Business Association since its relaunch.

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Hitchin man sentenced under Mental Health Act after fatal stabbing

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 5:47pm

A man from Hitchin has been sentenced under the Mental Health Act today, after a psychotic episode saw him stab his former friend to death.

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Hitchin campaigners fight for traffic calming measures in the town

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 5:47pm

A number of concerned Hitchin residents are calling on Hertfordshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures to a busy Oughton road – before a serious accident happens.

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Pirton primary school receives donation for World Book Day

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 2:15pm

A primary school in Pirton received £100 in book vouchers to help them celebrate World Book Day last week.

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Letchworth Heritage Foundation presents cheque to foodbank after a year’s fundraising

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 12:22pm

Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation has raised more than £4,500 for the Letchworth Foodbank, their charity for the year.

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Royston Beaver Scouts and Storm Trooper out in Force for the Great Daffodil Appeal in aid of Marie Curie

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 10:54am

The 1st Royston Beaver Scouts – alongside a Storm Trooper – were out in the town centre on Saturday raising money as part of the Great Daffodil Appeal, in aid of Marie Curie.

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Stevenage residents urged to submit ideas for £25 million funding under #MyTown initiative

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 10:52am

Stevenage residents are being asked to share their thoughts on how £25 million of government funding should be spent to transform the town.

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Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries tests positive for coronavirus days after constituency surgery

Wed, 11/03/2020 - 10:46am

Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus – days after holding a surgery with the public in her constituency.

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International Women’s Day: Reflecting on the women who inspired us over the last year

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 5:32pm

With another International Women’s Day in the books, the Comet has provided a round–up of some of the most inspiring and influential women we’ve spoken to over the last year.

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North Hertfordshire housing deadlock revealed with less than 45 per cent of required homes built since 2016

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 3:27pm

Less than 45 per cent of the homes required for North Hertfordshire have been built since 2016, the latest government figures have revealed.

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Hitchin school pupils and staff in ‘precautionary’ self-isolation after Italy trip

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 1:54pm

Both pupils and staff from a Hitchin school are taking “precautionary” measures to self-isolate after they returned from a school trip to Italy yesterday.

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Stevenage family appeal to save dad’s life so he can see his young children grow up

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 1:42pm

The Stevenage family of a man currently fighting for his life are desperately appealing for help so he can watch his two young children grow up.

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Langford’s Holly, 12, runs half marathon and raises over £500 for Stevenage Haven

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 1:42pm

A 12-year-old girl intent on helping people in need has raised more than £500 for homeless charity Stevenage Haven by completing a half marathon.

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LGBT+ community encouraged to consider fostering or adopting a child in Hertfordshire

Tue, 10/03/2020 - 1:41pm

As part of LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week (March 5-11), Hertfordshire County Council is encouraging members of the LGBT+ community to consider fostering or adopting a child.

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