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Yesterday, 22:36
Firefighters tackled a blaze in the grounds of Our Lady Catholic Primary School in Hitchin. Picture: @budgehitchinWC

Firefighers tackled a blaze in the grounds of a primary school in Hitchin this morning.

Tani Whittaker has been found safe and well.

A sixteen-year-old girl who went missing from Hitchin has been found safe and well.

Hundreds of visitors to Norton Common could have a potentially life-wrecking disease and not even know it  thats according to a Letchworth man who is trying to raise awareness after two blood tests failed to spot the infection.

Hundreds of visitors to Norton Common could have a potentially life-wrecking disease and not even know it – that’s according to a Letchworth man who is trying to raise awareness after two blood tests failed to spot the infection.

Three people were hurt in a crash near the turning for the A505 in Odsey yesterday evening.

A baby was among three people hurt in a crash off the A505 near Ashwell yesterday evening.

Stevenage Borough Council

People who want to turn their homes into Houses of Multiple Occupation will have to seek planning permission under new measures being considered by Stevenage Borough Council.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 22:37
Stevenage manager Darren Sarll.

Darren Sarll has described the 2-0 defeat to 10-man Exeter City as the worst he has seen since taking charge of the club in March.

Exeter celebrate opening the scoring.

Two goals in two minutes saw 10-man Exeter City stun Stevenage as Darren Sarll’s men left the field with boos ringing in their ears.

Chris Day

Stevenage have drafted in former Birmingham City academy goalkeeper Callum Preston following an injury to back-up stopper Chris Day.

Darren Sarll

With three League Two wins on the spin at the Lamex Stadium, it is no surprise Stevenage boss Darren Sarll is eager to get back on home turf against Exeter City this Saturday.

Steven Schumacher

Influential Stevenage midfielder Steven Schumacher is inching closer to a first team return, according to boss Darren Sarll.

What's On

Tue, 08:29
Alan Titchmarsh will be at Hitchin Town Hall on Tuesday.

Alan Titchmarsh is a nice man. You can tell that by the way he apologies for phoning the Comet two minutes early to talk about his visit to Hitchin Town Hall to publicise his new book.

Events & Exhibitions

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Latest Motors News

Fri, 15:20
VW Passat

Volkswagen’s Passat Estate Alltrack lifted the overall trophy, as well as class and category wins, in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017 competition.

2010 Kia Sportage

Britain’s best used cars for 2016 have been revealed by Auto Express, with Kia coming out on top in two key categories.

Classic Car Show at Alexandra Palace

Visitors to this autumn’s Classic & Sports Car Show will be treated to the sight and sound of some of the world’s most iconic historic cars as they take part in on-road parades in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.

London Classic Car Show

The 2017 London Classic Car Show will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of Ferrari road cars.

Sarah Sillars of IAM RoadSmart

The UK’s leading independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has announced it will be moving its head office from Chiswick to Welwyn Garden City at the end of the year.

Heritage

Friday, September 2, 2016
Cutting the cake at the Broadway Cinema's 80th birthday party on Friday night. Left to right: Heritage Foundation board of governors acting chairman Ian Cotterill, interim chief executive Colin Chatfield, venues manager Jason Valentine, and Letchworth Film Club's Peter Griffiths.

It was a Champagne reception at Letchworth’s historic Broadway Cinema on Friday night as it celebrated 80 years.

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Henry Lytton Cobbold

Twenty years ago today – August 10 – Oasis played the first of their two huge concerts at Knebworth House.

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Freddie Mercury and Queen on stage [Picture courtesy of Queen Productions Ltd}

Today – August 9 – marks 30 years since Queen rocked Knebworth House in what proved to be Freddie Mercury’s final concert with the band.

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West Germany star Franz Beckenbauer trains at Bragbury End, Stevenage, days before the 1966 World Cup final against England at Wembley.

Half a century ago this week England’s 1966 World Cup final opponents West Germany were training at Bragbury End in Stevenage.

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Biggleswade Comet

Fri, 17:01
A rogue landlord who admitted renting out houses in Stotfold and Arlesey with serious safety hazards has been ordered to pay more than £8,500.

A rogue landlord who admitted renting out houses in Stotfold and Arlesey with serious safety hazards has been ordered to pay more than £8,500.

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