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The Comet

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New Govia train timetable met with mixed response

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 3:13pm

Some commuters in North Herts have given a “hesitant thumbs up”, while others remain disappointed in further rail timetable changes which were implemented last Monday.

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Assistant greyhound trainer hits back after criticism over Henlow track death

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 2:52pm

A former campaigner turned assistant greyhound trainer has hit back at criticism after a dog was put down following a fall at Henlow Greyhound Stadium.

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Hitchin & Harpenden MP welcomes better police funding, most of which will come from taxpayers

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 1:01pm

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has welcomed £14.9m extra funding for Herts police - most of which will come from increasing taxes.

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80-year-old adventurer from Sandy Photography Club goes on Kenyan safari

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 11:04am

An 80-year-old adventurer and member of the Sandy Photography club has had the ‘holiday of a lifetime’ with a prestigious big cat photographic safari.

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Driver escapes serious injury after ‘totally avoidable’ crash near Meppershall

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 8:44am

A driver has escaped serious injuries after a “totally avoidable” crash near Meppershall.

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Knebworth sisters give up having Christmas presents to raise money for GOSH

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 5:27pm

Two sisters – just nine and 10 years old – have decided to give up having Christmas presents this year and ask people, instead, to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Herts children’s charity supported by Christmas jumper day

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 5:18pm

Businesses and schools across North Herts donned their Christmas jumpers to support a children’s charity last Friday.

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Biggleswade driver fined over V-sign gesture to speed camera

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 5:15pm

A Biggleswade man has been fined almost £300 for taking his hands off the wheel to make a two fingered gesture at a speed camera.

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Stevenage boss Dino Maamria issues public invitation to Lewis Hamilton to attend a Boro game after F1 star’s ‘slums’ slur

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 4:35pm

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria has issued a public invitation to Lewis Hamilton to attend a home game at the Lamex as a way of showing solidarity with his hometown after the Formula 1 World Champion’s ill-advised comments this week.

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Italian restaurant in Biggleswade launches Brussels sprout-topped festive pizza

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 3:50pm

Biggleswade residents can treat themselves to a festive feast with a Christmas dinner-themed pizza.

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CCTV appeal after six charity boxes stolen in Stevenage

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 3:05pm

A CCTV appeal has been launched by police today after six Royal British Legion charity boxes were stolen in Stevenage in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

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Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner considering council tax increase

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 1:10pm

The ‘significant threat’ posed by serious crime has prompted Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner to consider increasing council tax.

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Hitchin author wins Amazon Prime’s Most Read Book of the Year award

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 1:08pm

Hitchin author Zoë Folbigg has won Amazon Prime’s Most Read Book of the Year award for her critically-acclaimed bestseller, The Note.

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We’re on track for Christmas when the Queen gets the train to Norfolk

Thu, 20/12/2018 - 12:52pm

You know Christmas is just around the corner when the Queen gets the train to King’s Lynn.

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Why today is our last Biggleswade Comet edition

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 5:53pm

Today is a sad day, as it marks our last Biggleswade, Sandy & Potton edition of the Comet.

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Stevenage couple’s Christmas wish to see their baby smile again

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 5:40pm

The Stevenage parents of a 10-month-old girl who had to be put into an induced coma hope to see their daughter’s “beaming smile” again in time for her first Christmas.

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Letchworth-based hospice celebrates Christmas with Compassionate Neighours

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 3:29pm

Garden House Hospice Care’s Compassionate Neighbours were invited to a Christmas event run by the hospice to thank those who have made the scheme such a success this year.

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DogFest to return to Knebworth with special guests Clare Balding and Noel Fitzpatrick

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 3:11pm

DogFest, the ultimate festival for dogs and their owners, will return to Knebworth next year with special guests Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding.

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Campaigners’ anger as injured greyhound put down after Henlow race fall

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 12:58pm

Campaign groups have expressed their anger after a dog was put down following a fall at Henlow Greyhound Stadium on Saturday.

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Lewis Hamilton addresses backlash of Stevenage ‘slums’ comment

Wed, 19/12/2018 - 10:44am

Lewis Hamilton has posted a video on Instagram to the people of Stevenage addressing comments he made during a speech at Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year, where he described the town as ‘the slums’.

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