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The Comet

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Lower housing projection figures ‘swept under carpet’ by NHDC

Wed, 31/10/2018 - 5:00pm

The latest housing projection figures have emerged as being significantly lower than the proposed number of homes to be built in the North Hertfordshire Local Plan, with the district council criticised for “sweeping the numbers under the carpet”.

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Hitchin couple discuss IVF success during Fertility Awareness Week

Wed, 31/10/2018 - 3:25pm

A Hitchin couple have spoken about their troubles conceiving and IVF success to mark Fertility Awareness Week.

Categories: Local News

Puppy dead after being thrown from car on A1(M) Welwyn junction

Wed, 31/10/2018 - 2:42pm

A puppy has died after being chucked from a moving vehicle on the A1(M) by the junction for Welwyn.

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Police appeal after suspected knife attack on Stevenage teen

Wed, 31/10/2018 - 12:49pm

A Stevenage teenager suffered stab wounds believed to have been caused by a knife during an attack in the town last night.

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£2,000 raised in memory of Knebworth tot Tiegan who lost leukaemia fight

Wed, 31/10/2018 - 12:08pm

More than £2,000 has been raised in memory of a two-year-old girl who lost her battle with leukaemia.

Categories: Local News

Budget 2018: ‘The warm words don’t fit the cold reality’

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 8:48pm

“The warm words don’t fit the cold reality” – NHDC Labour Group’s shadow portfolio holder for finance gives his views on the Budget.

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Stevenage set to honour five-time F1 champ with ‘Lewis Hamilton Hub’

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 8:27pm

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is set to have his history-making achievements honoured in his home town, with Stevenage Borough Council announcing plans today to name a building in the town centre after him.

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Rail user groups demand answers from government over fare freeze

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 6:20pm

Rail user groups representing commuters from across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and South Cambridgeshire have demanded answers from the government over the rail fare freeze they are pushing for, saying that the points they raised to ministers were “lacking acknowledgement”.

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Youngsters’ Halloween pumpkin trail and treats fun at Knebworth House

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 5:54pm

It wasn’t trick or treat but Pumpkin Trail & Treats for excited youngsters in fancy dress at historic Knebworth House.

Categories: Local News

Budget 2018: A feel-good Budget, but where is the cash coming from?

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 4:58pm

This Budget was set to be the most difficult any chancellor has had to deliver in living memory, writes Richard Porritt – political editor for this newspaper’s publisher, Archant.

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Appeal to help Stevenage boy, 10, live happy and healthy life

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 4:08pm

Tickets are on sale for a gala evening to raise funds to help support a 10-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy.

Categories: Local News

Hitchin super fan meets Starsky and Hutch stars at London’s Comic Con

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 4:06pm

A mum-of-two met her first crush when she got together with stars of the iconic 70s TV show Starsky and Hutch.

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Sandy man jailed for Biggleswade home burglary

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 2:59pm

A burglar has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he was forensically linked to a break-in and confessed.

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Grenfell Tower: Fatal fire at Stevenage’s Harrow Court foretold the tragedy

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 2:22pm

A fatal tower block fire in Stevenage which claimed the lives of three people foretold last year’s Grenfell Tower inferno which led to 72 deaths, but warnings were ignored.

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Fundraiser for Letchworth family who lost everything in house fire

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 1:57pm

A family with young children have “lost everything” after a devastating house fire in Letchworth last week – and now the community is rallying together to raise money for food and clothes.

Categories: Local News

Person dead after being hit by train at Hatfield Station

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 12:44pm

A person died at the scene after being hit by a train at Hatfield Station this morning.

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Police investigating Stevenage town centre rape on woman, 24

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 11:51am

A witness appeal has been launched after a 24-year-old woman told police she was raped on the outskirts of Stevenage town centre during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Categories: Local News

Missing Hitchin man found

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 11:26am

A missing Hitchin man who was last seen a week ago has been found, police have confirmed this morning.

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Person hit by train between Potters Bar and Stevenage

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 11:09am

Police and paramedics are on the scene at Hatfield Station after a person has been hit by a train.

Categories: Local News

Firefighters subjected to ‘serious verbal abuse’ and ‘threatening behaviour’ while on Stevenage call-out

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 9:55am

Firefighters responding to an incident in Stevenage last night suffered “serious verbal abuse” and “threatening behaviour” from a gang of people.

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