Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Comet investigation has revealed money sitting in North Herts District Council bank accounts has fallen by £15 million over the last four years – with the total expected to be almost wiped out over the next five years.

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North Herts District Council
Thursday, July 20, 2017

There were cheers all round after around 30 youngsters ‘graduated’ from a Hitchin pre-school.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The demolition of a Victorian school building has caused outrage in the Shefford community, amid fears of asbestos contamination.

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Central Beds Council
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

‘We won’t let Rhythms die’ – that’s the resounding message which came from people at the crucial public meeting on the fate of Hitchin’s long-running music festival.

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Judi Billing
Thursday, July 6, 2017

A woman who spent months creating a work of art as part of Hitchin Festival is disappointed it has been targeted by vandals – two years after the same thing happened before.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Hitchin MP Bim Afolami made his first appearance on the BBC’s influential Daily Politics show this week.

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Jeremy Corbyn
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pupils from a Hitchin school have been busy helping out in the community.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

JazzUP returns to Hitchin’s Club 85 next weekend with Big Bad Wolf – a band that constantly strives to push the boundaries and blur the edges of the genre through a wealth of influences from Bjork to Derek Bailey.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

The developer behind a new crematorium and memorial park which opens near Hitchin on Monday has questioned why North Herts District Council is continuing to pursue funding its own facility in Letchworth.

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North Herts District Council
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Churchgate saga has been an enormous failure by North Herts District Council – that’s view of a Hitchin resident who will be speaking at the authority’s scrutiny meeting next week.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

General Election campaigning has been halted this week across the country – and North East Beds’ response was no different in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Elderly residents living in a Hitchin care home say they are “deeply distressed” about the impact a school’s expansion plans may have.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bob Marley died 36 years ago today – as we reveal rare information about his long-lost 1973 performance in Hitchin a short time before he and his band hit global superstardom – and talk to a person who was there that seminal night.

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BBC
Sunday, April 9, 2017

A talented teen on the autistic spectrum whose dream is to become a professional artist has been nominated in this year’s Comet Community Awards, which provide an opportunity to recognise those who have gone the extra mile for others.

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Facebook
Friday, March 24, 2017

A successful Hitchin author has added another string to his bow by having his pawsitively pawsome writing appear in a world famous comic – inspired by his adorable pug.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

A petition against rural over-development set-up by Potton councillor Adam Zerny has now achieved more than 19,000 signatures and has resulted in a response from the government.

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A self-styled ‘cocksure can-do’ conman from Letchworth narrowly avoided jail at Cambridge Crown Court today after flying aeroplanes without holding a licence or having the correct training – in an astonishing story with similarities to Hollywood blockbuster Catch Me If You Can.

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Cambridge Crown Court
Monday, February 27, 2017

A sell-out charity quiz night for a team of cyclists aiming to raise £100,000 for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has been a huge success.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Hitchin scouts celebrated their ongoing success at a presentation evening for all members who gained recognition of any kind for their efforts during the last year.

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Hertfordshire County
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Storm Doris is bringing strong gales across North Herts all day, as well as causing travel disruption – with the Met Office issuing an amber weather warning relating to high winds.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Six firefighters from Hitchin Fire Station took part in a training day at a former water park which played host to the London 2012 Olympics.

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London
Thursday, February 16, 2017

An anonymous Conservative councillor has shared concerns over failures and overspends and called for the current North Herts District Council leader to step down.

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Lynda Needham
Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Hitchin town centre building which has been graced with public clocks since the mid-19th century has been blessed with the return of its latest timepiece after restoration – but how much do we really know about the clock’s history and that of its forebears?

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Keith Hoskins
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A council leader who voted herself an allowance increase of more than 20 per cent has admitted she may not accept the hike.

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Frank Radcliffe
Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Biggleswade politician has blasted four Conservative councillors for being a waste of money and failing to act in the best interests of the town – resigning from the town council in the process.

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Central Beds Council
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kind-hearted Hitchin organisations have come together to launch a hamper appeal to make it a festive season to remember for less well-off members of our community – and they’re looking for your help.

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Judi Billing
Monday, November 14, 2016

A choir featuring the wives of men stationed at RAF Henlow – who have previously toured with evergreen pint-sized singing star Lulu – are back to release a charity Christmas album, and hope to see it reach number one spot for the festive season!

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Facebook
Friday, November 4, 2016

Two pyjama-wearing mums from Potton affected by brain diseases have raised £3,500 for The National Brain Appeal charity.

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Facebook
Thursday, November 3, 2016

The kind-hearted owner of a Hitchin dance school is hosting a 12 hour dance-a-thon to raise money for a baby with a rare life-threatening condition to fly to America to meet with experts with a view to a medical trial which could change her life.

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Samuel Whitbread Academy
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Amateur dramatic society The Bancroft Players will present Samuel Beckett’s seminal play Waiting for Godot at Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre next week.

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