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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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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Biggleswade Town 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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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

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