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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Concerns grow for missing Stevenage teenager

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 3:13pm

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing teenage boy from Stevenage.

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Have your say ahead of Sandye Place Academy final decision

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 3:10pm

A final decision on the future of Sandye Place Academy is set to be made following a month-long “listening period” starting today.

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Teenager still in hospital after Stevenage stabbing

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 2:43pm

A teenager is still in hospital after he was stabbed in broad daylight in Stevenage on Saturday – and detectives have now appealed for witnesses.

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Woman, 80, fights off would-be robber in Letchworth

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 1:38pm

An 80-year-old woman fought off a would-be mugger who tried to steal her shopping bag in Letchworth over the weekend.

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North Herts council apologises for more missed bins, as maggots flourish

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 12:20pm

The leader of North Herts District Council has apologised for missed bin collections that have left food waste caddies crawling with maggots.

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Hundreds of women unite for Stevenage’s Race for Life

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 11:45am

Hundreds of women united yesterday to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Stevenage.

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Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after Stevenage crash

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 10:32am

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Stevenage yesterday after reports of a crash into a parked car.

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Police appeal after serious injuries in three car crash on A602

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:29am

Police are appealing for witnesses, including a taxi driver who stopped at the scene, after a serious crash between three cars at Hooks Cross.

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Supermarkets issue recalls for frozen food products in possible listeria scare

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 1:33am

Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, and Tesco have all had to recall frozen products containing sweetcorn after a supplier warned of possible listeria contamination. See here for the full product list.

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‘It’s never too late!’ – How Laurie, 83, became a gym regular

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 9:32pm

If you’re thinking about trying to get more active but need a bit of inspiration, take a leaf out of this Ickleford 83-year-old’s book and head to your nearest gym.

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Students shoot road safety film in Hitchin and Stevenage

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 9:30pm

Students have been shooting a road safety film in alliance with the Herts Fire and Rescue service.

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Volunteers sought for Hitchin charity Humanitas’ Ghana library project

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 9:28pm

Volunteers from a Hitchin-based charity who are set to help create a library in Ghana this October have put out the call for fresh recruits to join them.

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Norton Road bridge expected to remain closed until August

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 5:21pm

Repair works on a bridge connecting Baldock and Letchworth are set continue until August, despite being closed for four months already.

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Slimming World donations in the bag for Biggleswade Cancer Research

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 5:09pm

The Biggleswade branch of Cancer Research UK has been given more than 230 bags of clothing in donations from a Slimming World group.

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Holwell Scarecrow Festival set for another successful year

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 5:01pm

The second Holwell Scarecrow Festival is set to go ahead in support of Garden House Hospice Care this weekend.

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Surfs up at Letchworth school’s summer social

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:55pm

Schoolchildren and their families were out and ready to ‘surf up’ at this year’s Lordship Farm Primary School PTA summer social on Saturday.

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Letchworth’s David’s Bookshop set to host short story panel

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:50pm

David’s Bookshop in Letchworth will be holding an Art of the Short Story Panel with two writers in conversation with fiction editor Francine Toon next Saturday, July 14.

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Hitchin recycling site director apologises for racist rant against Muslims

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:47pm

A Hitchin recycling company director has told the Comet a manager who responded to a question about air pollution with racist comments about “the Muslims” was joking and now wants to apologise.

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Support life-saving air ambulance by leaving a gift in your will

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:44pm

With one in 11 life-saving missions funded by a legacy, you can ensure Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust’s helicopters keep flying well into the future by supporting them in your will.

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Finn’s Law one step closer after passing at House of Commons

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 4:38pm

The bill for ‘Finn’s Law’ was presented to the House of Commons today for a second reading, and has now been passed to the next stage where a change in law will be considered.

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