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The Comet

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Lorry and Mini involved in A1(M) crash at Welwyn Garden City

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 9:52am

Emergency services are on the scene of a crash on the A1(M) in Welwyn Garden City, which has resulted in long queues of traffic all the way back to Hatfield.

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Good Samaritan comes to Hayley’s aid to support life-saving mental health initative in Stevenage

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 11:24pm

A woman who has been battling mental health problems and come close to taking her own life has been struggling to fund an initiative to help save the lives of people in a similar situation – until a good Samaritan stepped in this week.

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Six things to do for free in Hertfordshire during October half term

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 6:29pm

The Wild in Herts campaign – set up to inspire Hertfordshire residents to get outside and explore news areas – has compiled a list of top things to do this half term.

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Teen jailed after breaking police officer’s leg in Sandy getaway

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 5:56pm

A police officer who had her leg broken after a car was deliberately driven into her in Sandy says she is glad that the “dangerous individual” responsible has been jailed.

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Mind-blowing Rubik’s Speedcubing UK Championship sees new records set in Stevenage

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 1:06pm

A new UK champion has been crowned and 13 new records set at the Rubik’s Speedcubing UK Championship 2018, which saw competitors descend on Stevenage to attempt to solve the classic puzzle blindfolded and even using just their feet.

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Drink driving arrest after car ends up on roof in Stevenage

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 10:01am

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car overturned and ended up on its roof in Stevenage during the early hours of this morning.

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Lewis Hamilton wins F1 world title for fifth time

Sun, 28/10/2018 - 9:04pm

Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship for a fifth time – equalling the great Juan Manuel Fangio.

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Stevenage’s Mary Mitchell wins national mental health hero award

Sun, 28/10/2018 - 5:43pm

An incredible woman has been hailed a hero for her work with people who have mental health problems, winning a national award after being chosen from thousands of nominations.

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Watch: Little Mix’s Woman Like Me video featuring Nicki Minaj filmed in Knebworth

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:06pm

Little Mix’s official video for new single Woman Like Me featuring US rap star Nicki Minaj was filmed in Knebworth.

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Regeneration project sees birds breed in Sandy heathland

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 6:21pm

A restoration project to create better habitats has seen a bird species breed in Sandy for the first time in more than four decades, thanks to the regeneration of heathland.

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Royston POW who worked as nurse in North Herts and Central Beds salutes NHS in 70th anniversary year

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 6:10pm

A German man who was imprisoned in North Herts at the end of the Second World War and went on to work as a nurse for nearly 40 years has recounted some of his experiences of the NHS to mark the institution’s 70th anniversary.

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Letchworth packaging firm’s bid to reduce plastic use by 120 tonnes

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 5:06pm

A packaging firm with a branch in Letchworth has launched a new initiative to help businesses reduce plastic, with the aim of reducing their own by 120 tonnes by the end of 2019.

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Architects internationally given opportunity to “Re-imagine” Letchworth Garden City

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 5:05pm

The Letchworth Heritage Foundation has launched a competition, encouraging architects to put forward ideas for a modern garden city.

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Fairfield farming couple win national award

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 5:03pm

A husband and wife from Fairfield have won a national award their 80-acre farm.

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Two men and teenage girl arrested in Letchworth drugs raid

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 4:52pm

Two men and a teenage girl were arrested in Letchworth this morning after officers recovered a large quantity of suspected cannabis.

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Shuttleworth College student following in grandad’s footsteps

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 3:38pm

A Shuttleworth College student has been speaking about how an apprenticeship scheme is helping him to follow in his grandad’s footsteps after struggling at school.

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East meets west as family dance show comes to Hertfordshire libraries

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 3:23pm

Introduce your children to Indian storytelling with Apple ‘n’ Spice, an original, interactive and multi-cultural dance performance coming to Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin.

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Have you seen this missing teen from Hatfield?

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 3:08pm

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 16-year-old boy who has gone missing from Hatfield and has links to Stevenage and Ilford.

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Former Biggleswade brewers reunite 21 years after Greene King closure

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 2:21pm

Former workers from the Greene King brewery in Biggleswade have reunited, 21 years after it closed.

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Historic Knebworth tower restoration project wins £85,000 Lottery boost

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 1:20pm

A derelict tower at historic Knebworth House is to be given a new lease of life.

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