The family of a Hitchin postmaster who tragically died after being hit by a lorry while jogging near Baldock have paid tribute to their “quiet and gentle” husband and father.

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British Army Post Office Tesco Germany London Baldock

There was hardly a cloud in the sky today as the annual Biggleswade Carnival parade made its way through the town.

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A First World War centenary exhibition in Hitchin includes a research service to help visitors trace their relatives. Comet chief reporter JP Asher has been in to try to learn more about his great-grandfather.

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A fire that saw a Stevenage block of flats evacuated last night was caused by a man’s hoarding, according to neighbours who have sent a furious letter to councillors.

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Volunteers from a charity in Stevenage’s Irish community have been recognised with a national award.

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Emergency crews tackled a large building fire in Stevenage last night, with one man taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation.

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HGV drivers have been urged to take extra care after a spate of fuel thefts from lorries parked up in lay-bys on the A507 and other roads.

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Yesterday, 10:30

Farmers near Hitchin have withdrawn a plan to build a huge biofertiliser lagoon off the A505 near Great Offley.

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North Herts District Council Hitchin
Yesterday, 09:24

Do you want to be a magistrate? A campaign has been launched across Hertfordshire to recruit more volunteers to help deliver justice in our communities.

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St Albans Stevenage
Yesterday, 08:52

A Glaswegian who conspired with four other blackmailers to target a man in Stevenage is behind bars.

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St Albans Crown Court Stevenage
Yesterday, 06:56

A 61-year-old flasher from Hitchin has been given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted exposing himself in the town.

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Thu, 21:37

A controversial plan to build a gas-fired power plant between Hitchin and Stevenage was tonight rejected for the second time.

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Liberal Democrat European Union Labour North Herts District Council London
Thu, 20:24

Developers tonight won planning permission to build 24 homes on the edge of a village near Hitchin, on the same field as prehistoric ring ditches and a scheduled Anglo-Saxon monument.

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Pirton Hitchin
Thu, 18:05

An online petition against camel racing set to be held at a festival near Stevenage next month has gained 11,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

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Hitchin Stevenage
Thu, 15:57

A Hitchin commuter says he has “officially reached his limit” with the railways after Great Northern today sold him a £5,216 annual travelcard that “expired” two days ago.

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Govia Thameslink Hitchin
Thu, 14:35

If you’re confused about what’s going on with the North Hertfordshire Museum project in Hitchin, you’re probably not alone. So we’ve put together this recap of the past six years to try to help clear it up.

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North Hertfordshire District Council North Herts District Council
Thu, 12:50

Hitchin’s Yoga Shed is to hold its annual 108 Sun Salutations this weekend to mark International Yoga Day and the summer solstice.

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Wed, 15:45

A Gosmore man missing for more than a fortnight had told police his vehicle was deliberately set on fire, a week before he vanished.

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Wed, 15:05

North Herts council could try to acquire the entrance to the new district museum in Hitchin by compulsory purchase order if no deal is made by the end of July.

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Tony Hunter North Herts District Council Hitchin
Wed, 13:19

Two people were injured in a crash involving a lorry and a van between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay this morning, police have confirmed.

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Wed, 12:27

The B655 between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay is closed in both directions after a crash at Hexton.

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Herts County Council
Wed, 06:56

A paedophile and registered sex offender from Letchworth has pleaded guilty to a string of crimes involving child sex abuse images.

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Tue, 18:27

An artist from Stevenage is to cycle 186 miles home from an air base in Wales to mark 40 years since her brother’s death.

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Tue, 14:47

A suspected burglar from Hitchin has admitted threatening to kill police officers during an overnight siege in Hitchin – but denies charges including firearm possession.

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St Albans Crown Court Hitchin
Tue, 12:00

The co-founder of a new festival celebrating English summer fun between Stevenage and Hitchin has defended the inclusion of camel races in its programme.

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Stevenage Hitchin
Tue, 09:17

A man allegedly pushed a woman to the floor and repeatedly kicked and punched her in Letchworth, with police today launching an appeal for witnesses.

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Mon, 16:52

From small seeds do great things grow – and that can certainly be said of the lifelong friendships shared by Hitchin town twinners with their German counterparts in Bingen am Rhein.

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Mon, 16:27

Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner could close blue-light stations in Hitchin, Hatfield and other towns if he gains control over the fire and rescue service.

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David Lloyd Hertfordshire County Council
Mon, 14:59

Police investigating after the Stevenage branch of Game was ram-raided with a moped have today released four CCTV images of people they are looking to trace.

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Mon, 11:53

Stevie Wonder, Thom Yorke, both Gallagher brothers – these are just a few of the world-famous musicians using groundbreaking microphones developed right here in Hitchin.

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