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The Comet

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County council agrees to expansion of SEND schools in Herts

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 3:58pm

A £2.6 million plan to increase the number of places at SEND schools in our area for the next academic year has been agreed upon by Hertfordshire County Council.

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Harriet Kelsall apprentice goldsmith brings home medal for fairtrade-inspired brooch

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 3:36pm

An apprentice goldsmith has been recognised at an awards ceremony dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the jewellery trade for her work in the fairtrade jewellery category.

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Knebworth man helps give hope back to Australian community hit by bushfires

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 1:48pm

A Knebworth man has returned from a three week recovery mission in Australia, in which he helped sift through ash to help find lost possessions after the recent bushfires.

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Armed police respond to alleged robbery near Hitchin

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 11:22am

Armed police were called out in response to an alleged robbery in the outskirts of Hitchin earlier this week.

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5 reasons to use an expert to draw up your new tenancy agreement

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 10:06am

As a private landlord, there are steps you need to take to protect your home and the residents that want to live there. As a tenant you should also know what you will be signed up to in the tenancy agreement.

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital after A1(M) crash

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 9:28am

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital for treatment after a multi-vehicle collision on the A1(M) yesterday afternoon.

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All lanes closed on A1(M) northbound after crash between Welwyn and Stevenage

Thu, 05/03/2020 - 5:39pm

Northbound traffic is being held on the A1(M) this evening following a serious crash between J6 for Welwyn and J7 for Stevenage.

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Hertfordshire couple return from Tenerife hotel coronavirus lockdown

Thu, 05/03/2020 - 4:55pm

A Hertfordshire couple have returned home from Tenerife after being quarantined for just over a week due to confirmed cases of coronavirus at their hotel.

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5 budget saving bathroom renovations

Thu, 05/03/2020 - 3:20pm

Save your bathroom and your bank account with a mini makeover service from Bathroom Builders UK.

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Stevenage: could stylish, shared ownership apartments provide the key to getting you on the property ladder?

Thu, 05/03/2020 - 2:53pm

Are you finding it increasingly difficult to get on to the property ladder? Shared ownership could be the answer.

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All smiles as kids go crazy for World Book Day

Thu, 05/03/2020 - 2:49pm

Children across Stevenage and North Herts have dressed to impress this morning to mark World Book Day 2020.

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Transition Town Letchworth: “Our town has highest reliance on car journeys for the school run”

Thu, 05/03/2020 - 12:23pm

In a new monthly eco column, Julia Sonander, from environmental group Transition Town Letchworth, highlights some of the small ways residents can cut down on car emissions amid the ongoing climate crisis.

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Stevenage Borough Council secures additional funding for rough sleeping initiative

Thu, 05/03/2020 - 10:48am

Stevenage Borough Council has received additional funds from the government to support a scheme to reduce rough sleeping in Stevenage.

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Letchworth school latest to be recognised as ‘plastic free’

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 4:29pm

A Letchworth school is the latest to be recognised for its efforts eliminating single-use plastics.

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New sports court opens in Hitchin

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 4:12pm

A new sports area with facilities for basketball, football, netball and tennis has officially opened in Hitchin this week.

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Hitchin-based mental health charity hits £150k lottery fund jackpot

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 3:14pm

A mental health charity based in Hitchin has become the latest recipient of a National Lottery Community Fund.

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Hitchin to host its first flashmob meditation event

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 1:43pm

A Hitchin resident has been busy preparing the town for its first ‘flashmob meditation’ event this weekend.

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Letchworth young campaigner meets Sir Oliver Heald MP to highlight importance of vaccines

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 12:46pm

A young campaigner from Letchworth travelled to Parliament last week and lobbied MPs on the vital role of vaccines in the world’s poorest countries.

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Feed Up Warm Up V Football For Fathers: Charity football match brings community together

Wed, 04/03/2020 - 11:24am

Stevenage and Hitchin-based homeless drop-in charity, Feed Up Warm Up, has teamed up with Football for Fathers with a fundraising match.

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Wedding dream comes true for disabled Letchworth woman after visit from ITV’s This Morning

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 5:29pm

A Letchworth woman is £2,000 closer to her dream wedding thanks to a surprise visit from ITV’s This Morning last week.

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