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The Comet

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Herts campaigner says recorded hate crimes on trans people ‘massive underestimate’

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 5:13pm

A transgender campaigner said the 28 reported hate crimes on trans people in Hertfordshire is a “massive underestimate” of the problem.

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North Herts to star in new documentary ‘Grime and Punishment’

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 4:50pm

A handful of North Herts District Council’s environmental officers will star in a Channel 5 documentary next week.

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WATCH: CCTV released following burglary in Letchworth

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 2:53pm

Detectives have released CCTV footage in connection with a Letchworth burglary on Wednesday.

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Holwell’s beloved festival still on despite nearby roadworks

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 11:54am

The organisers of Holwell’s annual festival are letting potential visitors know that the party will go on despite roadworks.

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Holwell artist to brave the open sea for charity

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 11:00am

An artist from Holwell is set to swim to the Isle of Wight for a spinal injury charity next month.

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Campaigner slams lack of A505 action

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 6:47pm

A mum-of-three whose policeman husband fractured his spine in a smash on the A505 near Baldock has hit out at the lack of progress making safety improvements to the road.

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Meet the Stevenage man who has finished a 980-mile charity run - in less than a month!

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 6:05pm

Stevenage’s Reece McCullagh has completed his epic 980-mile charity challenge – which saw him run the length of Great Britain in less than a month.

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‘Please give us our Stevenage park back’ - Seven-year-old speaks out after vandalism

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 5:50pm

A seven-year-old girl has penned a letter to Stevenage Borough Council complaining about vandalism in a beloved park.

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Air Ambulance: Why you should volunteer

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 5:12pm

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) attended over 1,400 cases last year alone. Jane Morton, Volunteer Manager at EHAAT suggests how you can become a part of the team and help to save lives.

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How you can stay independent with a community alarm

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 4:53pm

As we age we need to adopt new strategies to help our families support us, many elderly parents can relate to this. Herts Careline is able to offer the support and services to make life easier and help older people stay independent at home for longer.

Herts Careline’s marketing officer Stephanie Bevan explains how medical technology can ease the strain for you and your loved ones.

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Abuse survivor criticises Hitchin and Harpenden MP for backing Boris Johnson

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 4:26pm

A sexual abuse victim from Hitchin has criticised Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami for supporting Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership race.

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Man rescued from roof of three storey property in Hitchin

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 3:26pm

A man was rescued by the emergency services from the roof of a three storey property in Hitchin this afternoon.

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Bathstore: Jobs axed at Welwyn Garden City HQ but safe at Hitchin and St Albans

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 3:11pm

Jobs were cut at Bathstore’s head office in Welwyn Garden City today but are currently safe at the Hitchin and St Albans stores.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP explains why he is backing Boris Johnson as Conservative leader

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 1:52pm

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has explained his reasons for backing Boris Johnson, stating he is the only remaining candidate with the “vision to resolve Brexit”.

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Boy remains in serious condition following Stevenage crash

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 12:19pm

An 11-year-old boy remains in a serious condition in hospital following a crash in Stevenage earlier this week.

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938-mile cycle challenge raises more than £50,000 for Stevenage families

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 5:41pm

A co-founder of a software company has cycled from one corner of the UK to the other, raising more than £50,000 to help 21 Stevenage families in need.

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Rhythms of the World to return to its roots this weekend

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 5:38pm

Rhythms of the World is set to return this weekend, going back to its roots with a day-long event at Hitchin Town Hall.

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Stevenage primary school opens new wildlife area for students

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 4:50pm

A Stevenage primary school has celebrated the opening of its new wildife area.

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Over 500 jobs at Welwyn Garden City-based Bathstore under threat

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 3:43pm

Bathstore, which has its headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, has been placed under administration today - putting jobs at the company under threat.

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Royal Albert Hall the venue for Stevenage performing group’s first show

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 2:59pm

Students at a Stevenage-based performing arts school took to the Royal Albert Hall stage on Sunday – performing in front of an audience of more than 4,000 people.

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