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The Comet

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Stevenage’s Toys R Us store under threat as firm goes into administration

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 10:17am

Stevenage’s Toys R Us store could close after the company announced this morning it had gone into administration.

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Stevenage Air Space offer free sessions on World Book Day 2018

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 4:51pm

A Stevenage trampoline park is celebrating World Book Day 2018 by offering a free one-hour jump session when kids – or big kids – in their favourite book character costume.

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Knebworth boy raises nearly £8,000 after asking Santa not to bring him Christmas presents

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 4:44pm

A Knebworth schoolboy who asked Santa not to bring him any presents for Christmas and to instead give the money to charity has raised almost £8,000. Luke Bedford managed to raise the four-figure sum by giving up his Christmas gifts for 2017 – with more than half of the funds going to Keech Hospice Care.

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Police raids over money laundering put parents in a spin during Stevenage school run

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 2:12pm

Police have raided four properties as part of an investigation into money laundering.

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Appeal for help as Stevenage tot Mia faces long battle with leukaemia

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 1:41pm

A 17-month-old girl diagnosed with leukaemia four weeks ago is currently fighting for her life, and an appeal has been launched to raise £10,000 to support the family.

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Filming for revived Blind Date series in Hitchin

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 12:50pm

Filming took place in a Hitchin park yesterday for an edition of iconic dating game show Blind Date.

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Stevenage knife victim claims he could feel face falling off

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 10:29am

A man who was allegedly stabbed across his cheek and in the neck by a friend wielding a Stanley knife thought his face was falling off as he was taken to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, a court has heard.

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Langford woman speaks about her struggles with anorexia

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 8:36am

With Eating Disorders Awareness Week launching yesterday and running until March 4, Langford woman Hannah Brown, 27, has opened up about her struggles with anorexia – and how frustration brought about the founding of her own support group.

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Burglars steal three computers after breaking into Stevenage school

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 5:37pm

Three computers were stolen when burglars targeted a Stevenage school at the weekend.

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Trains north of Royston to be restricted this evening due to predicted snowfall

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 5:09pm

Network Rail is restricting trains operating north of Royston this evening due to a forecast for heavy snow.

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Arrest after Stevenage assault ‘breaks man’s jaw’

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 4:58pm

A 31-year-old has been arrested after an alleged assault in Stevenage over the weekend left a man with a fractured jaw.

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Campaigners for and against greyhound racing face off at Henlow

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 4:13pm

Campaigners both for and against dog racing came face to face outside Henlow’s greyhound track at the weekend.

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Joint action plan to tackle motor exhaust pollution in Hitchin

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 4:12pm

An action plan has been set out to improve air quality in Hitchin, where motor exhaust emissions mean pollution is above government limits in two areas.

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Weather forecast: Threat of snow for Stevenage, North Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 3:10pm

A countrywide cold snap being dubbed “The Beast from the East” is bringing possible temperatures as low as -4°C at night for Stevenage and -3°C for Biggleswade.

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Pedestrian, 81, dies after Hitchin A505 crash tragedy

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 2:01pm

An 81-year-old man has tragically died after he was involved in a collision with a car while he crossed a road in Hitchin.

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Baldock woman prosecuted after massive fly-tipping near Letchworth

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 1:57pm

A 52-year-old woman from Baldock whose household waste including furniture, plasterboard and more was fly-tipped near Letchworth has been hit with a bill for £355.

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Dog attack in Letchworth leaves woman and pet with puncture wounds

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 1:22pm

A dog and its owner both needed medical treatment after being attacked by a dog which was off its lead in Letchworth – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Police hunt for Stevenage man wanted in connection with criminal damage and assault

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 12:57pm

Police are trying to track down a man from Stevenage who is wanted in connection with a number of offences.

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More than 50 knives collected by police in Stevenage amnesty

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 10:52am

This impressive selection of ceremonial, combat and kitchen knives were among the weapons collected in a knife amnesty at Stevenage police station last week.

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Stevenage’s Chambers Coaches to face public inquiry

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 10:30am

Long-running Stevenage coach firm Chambers Coaches is to face a government inquiry to determine whether it has broken transport laws and must have its operating licences suspended.

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