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The Comet

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Delays between Sandy and Biggleswade due to broken down train

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 9:41am

A line between Sandy and Biggleswade is closed because of a broken down freight train – causing delays to London-bound services this morning.

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Family of Stevenage’s Conor Spraggs strive to set up charity after his death in Ibiza brawl

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 7:39am

The family of Stevenage’s Conor Spraggs, who died following a street brawl in Ibiza in August, are appealing for support to set up a charity in his name.

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New chief executive appointed at Hertfordshire County Council

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 4:37pm

The next chief executive of Hertfordshire County Council has been appointed – earning him more than the prime minster as he rakes in £180,000 a year.

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Central Bedfordshire Local Plan inspector raises ‘shortcomings’

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 2:47pm

A planning inspector has written to Central Bedfordshire Council for a second time over shortcomings with its proposed Local Plan.

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Red kite shot in Ashwell

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 1:17pm

A protected bird of prey has died after being shot in Ashwell, and police have now launched an appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

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Debenhams to close up to 50 stores

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 9:36am

Debenhams, which has branches in Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City, has announced it will shut up to 50 stores nationwide after its latest profits tumbled.

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Stevenage road closed due to concerns for man’s welfare

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 8:16am

A major Stevenage road was closed this morning after concerns for the welfare of a man on top of a multi-storey car park.

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Baldock street food business set to feed the homeless this Christmas

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 5:28pm

A Letchworth businessman is preparing to launch a Hitchin soup kitchen for the homeless in December, and has been left amazed by the level of support from the community.

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New Hitchin Historical Society book features work of late president

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 5:26pm

A new book featuring the work of a former president of the Hitchin Historical Society has officially been launched.

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Sandy crash: Driver now in stable condition after induced coma

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 4:38pm

A driver involved in a head-on car crash in Sandy at the weekend who was placed in a medically-induced coma is now in a stable condition, police have told the Comet this afternoon.

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FA CUP FEATURE: Hitchin Town head to Leatherhead after the BBC, Chappers and Dennis Wise came to Top Field as boss Mark Burke warns: The Canaries like being underdogs

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 2:54pm

Hitchin Town battle for the right to enter the coveted FA Cup first round on Wednesday evening when they face a replay against Leatherhead at Fetcham Grove after a memorable few days for the club.

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Biggleswade knitter backs Bobby Buddies scheme

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 2:44pm

A Biggleswade knitting fanatic is encouraging others to get involved in a Bedfordshire Police project to produce teddies for children who are impacted by crime.

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Herts libraries to go out to tender to save £500K

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 12:12pm

Plans to change the way libraries across Hertfordshire are run have been given the go-ahead by councillors, as part of a drive to save £500,000.

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Driver in coma after head-on crash in Sandy

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 11:24am

The driver of one of the cars involved in a head-on smash in Sandy at the weekend is in a coma, police have now confirmed.

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Battle against hate crime in Hertfordshire is taken to the web

Wed, 24/10/2018 - 10:38am

A new website has been launched for reporting hate crime across Hertfordshire.

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Personal debt levels see 44 per cent hike in Knebworth

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:46pm

There has been a whopping 44 per cent rise in personal debt levels for people living in Knebworth, according to new figures.

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Ex-Arsenal star Ian Wright supports Stevenage charity with hat hat-trick

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:42pm

Former professional footballer Ian Wright has supported a Stevenage cancer charity by performing a hat-trick of a different kind.

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Stevenage and Biggleswade family ravaged by early-onset dementia are determined to fight back

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 10:40pm

A family whose lives have been shattered by early-onset dementia are determined to raise awareness and funds to help battle this devastating disease.

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Hospital turnaround chief tipped for ambulance job

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 6:33pm

The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital.

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Dismay after 350-year-old Stevenage cottage is knocked down

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 6:13pm

A 350-year-old cottage has been demolished, despite fierce objections from people desperate to protect it.

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