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The Comet

All the latest news stories from The Comet
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Christmas spirit flows for festive season in Stevenage and North Herts

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 5:38pm

Comet country has been buzzing with festive events in the run-up to Christmas – many of which are raising funds for fantastic charities.

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Stevenage venues back ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme now to be rolled out across Herts

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 5:10pm

Stevenage pubs have led the way in bringing the ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme to Hertfordshire as publicans came together to show their support.

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Hitchin Girls’ School sponsored walk raises thousands for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 4:40pm

Students at Hitchin Girls’ School have raised more than £3,000 to support the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

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Police close Biggleswade road after two-vehicle crash

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 3:26pm

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Biggleswade.

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The big food and drink quiz of the year – how will you fare?

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 3:05pm

With Christmas just around the corner, attention is turning to the mouth-watering morsels on offer this holiday season.

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Police’s 60th anniversary appeal to find killer of 17-year-old discovered in Whitwell woodland

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 12:15pm

Detectives are making a special anniversary appeal for information over the murder of a teenager girl whose body was discovered in a woodland not far from Hitchin 60 years ago.

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Samuel Whitbread trio complete three countries and three beers in under and hour

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 11:07am

Three friends from Stotfold hope they have set the world record for speeding across three countries and stopping for a cold beer in just 56 minutes.

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Hertfordshire’s PCC wants council tax rise to fund more police officers

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 10:38am

Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is proposing a monthly £1 increase in council tax to fund more officers and investigation teams.

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Hitchin baby and toddler club bids farewell to volunteer of 30 years

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 6:02pm

A Hitchin woman who has been helping at a baby and toddler group for 30 years has hung up her apron this week.

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Church Farm turkey thefts: ‘Burglars haul could poison you on Christmas Day’

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 5:51pm

Staff at a free-range farm near Stevenage are concerned people could become ill if they eat turkeys – recently treated with a worming agent – that have been stolen by bungling burglars from their fields.

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Shefford crime: Three-month closure notices served after Bedfordshire Police raids

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 5:50pm

Two properties in Shefford have been served with closure notices following warrants which were executed simultaneously in the town on Monday.

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Landlords plead guilty to renting houses with serious hazards in Biggleswade

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 5:33pm

Two private landlords have pleaded guilty in court to renting three rooms in a house of multiple occupation with serious hazards.

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Police release CCTV images following a verbal assault at McDonald’s in Baldock services

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 4:59pm

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with a public order offence at Baldock services on Friday – and have released a CCTV image as part of their enquiries.

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Police release CCTV image after windows damaged at Stevenage proprty

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 2:34pm

Police are releasing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a series of windows were damaged at a property in Poplars in Stevenage.

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Letchworth family’s touching tribute to 22-year-old after Wheathampstead car crash tragedy

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 12:34pm

The family of Jessie Worbey have paid tribute to their ‘sociable, loving and talented’ daughter and sister from Letchworth, after her tragic death following a car crash.

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Driverless car rolls down Hitchin road causing damage

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 11:06am

A car with no driver was seen rolling down Hollow Lane in Hitchin yesterday afternoon, as it plummeted along the road and crashed into nearby parked cars.

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Armed police detain man accused of entering Stevenage’s Lister Hospital armed with knife

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 10:26am

A 25-year-old man has been charged with common assault after allegedly going into Stevenage’s Lister Hospital armed with a knife.

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Fire crews release casualty as crash shuts Grace Way in Stevenage

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 9:15am

Police, fire and ambulance crews were all called to a crash in Stevenage’s Grace Way last night, with the road closed while a casualty was freed.

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Hertfordshire’s police cadets give presents to elderly rogue trading victims

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 8:37am

Police cadets from across Hertfordshire have delivered Christmas presents to victims of rogue trading.

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Hitchin Hackspace set to start work on disused toilet block after securing grant

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 6:17pm

Innovative community group Hitchin Hackspace is set to start work on its new home next month after securing a £5,000 grant.

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