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The Comet

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Banana-covered café door in Hitchin to help mark Fairtrade Fortnight

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 2:08pm

Giant bananas and chocolate bars will adorn the café door at Hitchin’s British Schools Museum tomorrow.

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Endometriosis Awareness Week: ‘Hopefully in the future nobody will have to suffer as much as I have’

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 12:20pm

With Endometriosis Awareness Week running from today until next Sunday, Comet editor Nick Gill speaks to sister and work colleague Cat Lennon about how her life has been turned upside down by the condition.

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Hitchin pensioner stranded for 40 minutes on freezing Arlesey railway platform

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 12:00pm

A 71-year-old man from Hitchin has complained about a lack of facilities at Arlesey railway station after train problems left him and other passengers shivering through delays in sub-zero conditions.

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Officers commended after helping rescue girl, 17, from fatal crash scene

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:52am

Two hero police officers who helped rescue a 17-year-old girl from the scene of a fatal car crash in Stevenage have been saluted by the chief constable.

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Weather forecast: More snow for North Herts with yellow warnings still in place

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 10:18am

So to what extent are the remains of the “Beast from the East” and incoming Storm Emma going to wreak havoc in North Hertfordshire, Stevenage and Central Bedfordshire today and into the weekend?

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Biggleswade community defibrillator still not in use after seven months

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 9:55am

A defibrillator bought to serve the community of Biggleswade still isn’t in action, seven months after Central Beds Council was asked to give the go-ahead.

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Blanket ban on gluten-free food on prescription in East and North Hertfordshire could be lifted

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 9:46am

A blanket ban on gluten-free food on prescription, imposed by the East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group just four months ago in a bid to tackle a funding crisis, may be lifted following a new Government ruling.

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Home-Start Hertfordshire calls for vital funding to tackle mental health of new parents

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 9:44am

A charity urgently needs funding to roll out a scheme which has been piloted and proved to successfully tackle mental health problems in new parents.

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Missing Hitchin 16-year-old found safe and well

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 9:21am

A 16-year-old girl from Hitchin who was missing for more than a week has been found safe and well after a police appeal yesterday.

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Husband of Willian woman who broke her leg and foot in fall slams councils for response

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 8:37am

The husband of a Willian woman who he says slipped in cooking oil and fell outside a North Herts chip shop, suffering “life-changing” injuries, has labelled the response from authorities as “appalling”.

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Thieves steal playhouse from Hitchin children’s allotment

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 8:37am

A group of families who worked all winter to build a community allotment have appealed for support after thieves stole their donated playhouse.

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Stevenage boy with Type 1 diabetes takes on sponsored walk

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 6:13pm

An eight-year-old boy with Type 1 diabetes, who has been struggling to cope since his diagnosis, took to the road on Saturday to complete a sponsored walk to raise money for research into the condition.

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Prezzo set to axe 100 restaurants in major restructuring

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 4:32pm

Casual dining chain Prezzo – which has restaurants in Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth – plans to close up to a third of its 300 locations across Britain.

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Stevenage developers answer questions on major £350 million town centre investment

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 4:18pm

International developers Mace formally launched its £350 million scheme to regenerate the heart of Stevenage town centre at an event at the Ibis Hotel’s conference and banqueting suite on Tuesday.

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Concerns grow for Hitchin girl, 16, now missing for a week

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 2:20pm

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a 16-year-old girl who has been missing from Hitchin for a week – and police have today appealed for help finding her.

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Henlow soldier pleads guilty to knifepoint rape

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 1:54pm

A serving soldier from Henlow has pleaded guilty to raping a woman at knifepoint.

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Some schools close in Stevenage and North Herts as Beast from the East hits

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 1:18pm

As the so-called “Beast from the East” covers our towns and villages with snow, some Stevenage and North Herts schools are closing early this afternoon.

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Weather forecast: More snow expected for Stevenage, North Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 12:17pm

The snowy Siberian blast dubbed “The Beast from the East” is set to send temperatures plummeting down to -5°C in Stevenage and Biggleswade tonight, with a Met Office yellow weather warning in place.

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Stevenage could lose second major store as Maplin hits administration

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 11:49am

Stevenage could be set to lose a second major store after it was announced electronics retailer Maplin has gone into administration.

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Family-run Letchworth contractors DB Sharp mark 40th birthday

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 11:04am

A family-run Letchworth firm of building contractors celebrated with birthday cake this week as the company marked 40 years.

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