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The Comet

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Facebook ‘one-stop grooming shop’ warning as Herts and Beds online sex offences revealed

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 1:10pm

Facebook and Instagram could become a “one-stop grooming shop” for paedophiles if encryption plans go ahead, child protection charity the NSPCC has warned.

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Defibrillator at Knebworth station after mum who lost son to cardiac arrest helps launch lifesaving scheme

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 1:08pm

A mum who lost her 18-year-old son to cardiac arrest has helped launch a scheme to install defibrillators at all Great Northern and Thamselink stations.

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Letchworth church closes after building inspection highlights significant problems

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 1:07pm

A church has closed after building inspectors found significant problems with its current state of repair.

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Racially aggravated assault in Hitchin sparks police appeal

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 12:27pm

A 31-year-old man was racially abused and assaulted in Hitchin town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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CCTV footage released after van break-ins at hotel on southbound A1

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 11:47am

A spate of van break-ins at a hotel along near Hinxworth has sparked a police CCTV appeal.

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Hertfordshire County Council staff disciplined after fraud allegations

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 10:43am

Three members of staff have been disciplined or dismissed from the county council or from Herts schools following allegations of fraud this year – and a further case has been passed to prosecutors.

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Two-car crash in Stevenage causes traffic delays

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 10:38am

A road has been blocked and traffic is building following a crash in Stevenage this morning.

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Half-price closing down sale at Stevenage Mothercare as collapsed retailer partners with Boots

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 7:48am

Health and beauty retailer Boots will become a franchisee of the Mothercare brand after the UK division of the children’s retailer went into administration last month.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami named by BBC as one to watch in 2020

Mon, 16/12/2019 - 5:27pm

Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, has been named on the BBC’s list of 10 MPs to keep an eye on in 2020.

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Roebuck care home residents join children for school dinner

Mon, 16/12/2019 - 2:53pm

A Stevenage primary school opened its doors to Roebuck Nursing Home residents, who shared a meal with the children as part for an initiative by school caterers, Hertfordshire Catering Ltd.

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Stevenage nurse sexually harassed colleague while mental health patient slept

Mon, 16/12/2019 - 1:13pm

A senior mental health nurse has been given a caution order for misconduct after sexually harassing a junior colleague while a patient slept in the same room.

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Meet your Local Hero Award winner as NHS trust celebrates staff making a difference

Sun, 15/12/2019 - 5:56pm

A nurse, who provided care and support to a mother while her child had been suffering from sepsis, has been named as this year’s Local Hero at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust staff awards.

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Two lanes closed after four-car A1(M) crash between Welwyn and Stevenage

Sat, 14/12/2019 - 2:53pm

Two lanes are closed on the A1(M) after a crash involving four cars between Welwyn and Stevenage this afternoon.

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Herts police officer charged with misconduct

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 4:55pm

A Hertfordshire police officer has appeared in court charged with misconduct.

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Five-year-old Oscar from Stevenage brings festive joy to families this Christmas

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 4:34pm

A five-year-old boy from Stevenage has been spreading the spirit of giving by donating toys and food to some of Hertfordshire’s most vulnerable children.

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Conservative Party cruises to victory in Stevenage school’s mock general election

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 1:38pm

Pupils from a Stevenage primary school have marked this year’s General Election with a mock-up of their own after catching election fever in recent weeks.

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Santa Paws is coming to town! Well, Church Farm Ardeley to be precise

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 1:14pm

Do you believe in Santa Paws? You can take your dog to see him at Church Farm Ardeley this Christmas!

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Stevenage Lions Club donate new sleeping bags to Feed Up Warm Up for festive period

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 11:11am

A Stevenage service club has donated a number of essential supplies to Feed Up Warm Up to help rough sleepers as temperatures start to drop.

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North East Bedfordshire stays blue as Conservatives poll twice as many votes as Labour

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 5:03am

North East Bedfordshire has stayed blue as Conservative Richard Fuller polled more than double his nearest rival in the 2019 General Election.

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Conservative Bim Afolami holds Hitchin and Harpenden in the 2019 General Election

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 4:54am

Hitchin and Harpenden have voted for Conservative Bim Afolami in the 2019 General Election, with the Liberal Democrats coming in second.

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