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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Mon, 12:19

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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Herts County Council
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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Paul
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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Thursday, October 20, 2016

The quick thinking of a garage cashier and members of the public helped avert a catastrophe when a car burst into flames right on top of 40,000 litres of fuel.

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Priory School
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A talented musician involved in Hitchin community campaigns including saving Top Field from property developers is back in town to play live at an iconic venue on Friday.

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Hitchin Boys' School
Friday, October 7, 2016

Activists are set to show their support for NHS staff in the face of cuts and privatisation by taking part in a ‘Hands Around Our Hospital’ event on Sunday organised by the North Herts branch of the People’s Assembly.

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NHS
Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Comet can reveal new air-conditioned trains to London will see the number of seats available to hard-pressed rush hour commuters dramatically slashed until next summer – prompting fury from customers who already pay some of the highest train fares in the world for jam-packed services.

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Stevenage
Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hitchin is fast gaining a reputation as a foodie’s paradise with its quality restaurants offering mouth-watering fayre from the Caribbean to Japan – with culinary celebrations starting from today set to offer even more choice.

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Keith Hoskins
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Scouts across our area have been busy doing good deeds and taking part in expeditions in Scotland and Swaziland this month.

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Scotland
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nurse Kerry Duggan from Graveley has been organising charity rides for 12 years, collecting tens of thousands of pounds along the way for various worthy groups – with this year’s beneficiary the Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.

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Barclay School
Thursday, August 4, 2016

In a dramatic twist to the Hitchin museum fiasco it has been revealed North Herts District Council has been outbid over plans to buy the entrance to the site.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

A successful mentoring project for homeless people with boxing on the bill is proving to be a knockout in Hitchin as it helps people get their lives back on track.

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United Kingdom
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hitchin’s St Andrew’s Primary School and Nursery on Benslow Lane now has a new outdoor learning environment thanks to the efforts of their parent group, St Andrew’s School Association in raising an incredible £40,000 towards its cost.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hitchin’s Wilshre-Dacre Junior Academy on Fishponds Road relaunched its clock tower as the culmination of a successful two year fundraising campaign.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Stevenage singer-song writer who shot to fame as a Britain’s Got Talent finalist in 2013 will be performing in Hitchin on Saturday as she gears up for the release of her new single and long-awaited debut EP.

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YouTube
Friday, July 8, 2016

Pupils at a Potton school had a close shave this week – literally!

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United Kingdom
Friday, July 8, 2016

After a storming series of sets at Hitchin’s St Mary’s Church earlier this month by many acts including Kim Wilde, the latest destination for Rhythms of the World is the town’s Club 85 for a three-day residency from tonight.

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