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The Comet

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Cyclist Bev sets out on her epic challenge riding the UK coastline

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 4:51pm

A Stevenage cyclist is taking on a 10-week – 4,020-mile – challenge to promote women’s cycling.

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At least eight purse thefts in Hitchin town centre in a month

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 1:35pm

There have been at least eight purse thefts in Hitchin town centre since the start of April, police have told the Comet.

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Wrecked car blocks village road near Hitchin after ‘smashing into wall’

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 11:44am

This was the scene on Sunday evening as passers-by came across a wrecked car blocking a village road near Hitchin.

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Two men deny involvement in massive Letchworth cannabis factory

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 11:22am

Two men have denied producing drugs at the biggest cannabis factory ever in Hertfordshire – which police uncovered in Letchworth last month.

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Animal party as Shefford children’s centre marks 10th birthday

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 10:22am

Young and old helped Shefford and District Children’s Centre mark 10 years on Thursday.

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Letchworth woman on family’s cancer ordeal after best friend runs the London Marathon

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 6:50pm

A Letchworth woman has spoken about the devastating impact cancer has had on her and her family after her best friend completed the London Marathon in their honour.

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Suspended sentence for man who pulled out machete at Hitchin railway station

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 5:21pm

A 55-year-old man who admitted brandishing a machete on a crowded train at Hitchin railway station has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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Biggleswade warehouse fire found to be accidental

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 5:20pm

The cause of the blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade was accidental, the county’s fire service has concluded today.

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Neighbourhood Watch comes to Stevenage theatre

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 4:07pm

A dramatic comedy full of twists, turns, strained relationships, scandal, gossip, secrets and dark humour opens in Stevenage next week.

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Hitchin robber attacks victim with his own umbrella

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 3:49pm

A man was pushed over and attacked with his own umbrella in Hitchin by a robber who then walked off with the brolly at the weekend.

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Hertfordshire Garden Show returns to Knebworth House this May bank holiday weekend

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 2:16pm

A three-day garden show returns to the grounds of Knebworth House over the May bank holiday weekend.

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Thieves steal flowers from Letchworth roundabout

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 12:25pm

Thieves targeted the plants from the UK’s first roundabout in Letchworth on Friday and North Herts District Council are now working to have new flowers planted.

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Wanted man appeal after Sandy police car crash

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 10:42am

Police are appealing for information to trace a man wanted in connection with a collision in Sandy last week.

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Baldock and Letchworth firefighters to welcome visitors for open day

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 9:25am

Baldock and Letchworth firefighters are inviting the public to visit the station for an open day on Saturday.

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Comet Community Awards 2018: Judges pour over nominations ahead of Stevenage ceremony

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 7:26pm

Judges have spent hours pouring over nominations for this year’s Comet Community Awards, praising the high quality of the entries.

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Letchworth History Group commemorates Ebenezer Howard 90 years since his death

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 5:25pm

The Letchworth History Group will welcome Lord Matthew Taylor to speak at the Ebenezer Howard memorial lecture, being held on Tuesday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of his death.

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North Herts splash parks spring into action for bank holiday weekend

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 5:25pm

Splash parks in North Herts are to spring into action for the summer months next weekend.

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Letchworth business recognised with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 5:08pm

A Letchworth business is one of only six companies across the UK that has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

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Letchworth Heritage Foundation buzzing for beekeeping project

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 5:01pm

The North Herts Beekeeping Association has teamed up with Letchworth’s Heritage Foundation to improve bees habitats in Willian.

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Letchworth architect to be celebrated with new exhibition

Fri, 27/04/2018 - 4:52pm

An exhibition celebrating the life and works of architect Barry Parker will be on display at Letchworth’s Broadway Gallery from next week.

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