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A charity based in Hitchin is sending six volunteers to a remote Ghanaian village next month to set up a library.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Sir Charles Kao, whose work formed the basis for the 1977 Hitchin-to-Stevenage fibre optic trial, has died at the age of 84.

A 14-year-old Stevenage boy suspected of stabbing another child in the town’s Fairlands Valley Park on Friday night has appeared before magistrates.

Herts county council has announced new gritting routes after last year broke the record for the number of call-outs.

A 24-year-old thug has been sentenced to 16 months behind bars after he brutally attacked his former partner in a Letchworth hotel.



Biggleswade United’s dominant second-half display in their 3-2 win over Wembley has delighted boss Jimmy Martin.

Royston racer Luke Mossey, is determined to return to his best when he gets on the tarmac at Assen in the Netherlands.

Biggleswade Town midfielder Jonny McNamara is loving life at the unbeaten Waders

Lee Allinson stepped up. The referee’s whistle pierced the atmosphere and the number six stepped forwards, eyes down.

Hitchin Ladies First XV made it two consecutive wins and climbed to the top the league after a battling 12-0 win over Stockwood Park on Sunday afternoon.

Stevenage FC

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria has been speaking with Layth Yousif after his side beat Grimsby Town 1-0 at the Lamex to move up to ninth place in the League Two table.

Stevenage hosted Grimsby Town at the Lamex on Saturday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

Stevenage hosted Grimsby Town in a League Two clash on Saturday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match report from the Lamex.

Dino Maamria’s Stevenage side host visitors Grimsby Town at the Lamex on Saturday as they bid to build on their encouraging form since the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Cambridge at the start of September.

The Stevenage women’s first team hosted Crawley Wasps at Hertford Town on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s special report

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Friday, September 21, 2018

An a capella group of women from Herts, Beds and Cambs are stopping off in Stevenage for a show, before flying off to the USA for an international event.

Organisers have started planning next year’s Cool Britannia Festival with 2019 dates and early bird ticket details “coming soon”.

Town centre manager Tom Hardy was delighted by the success of Hitchin Food Fest over the weekend.

Actor Phil Daniels talks Parklife, Blur and Cool Britannia at Knebworth’s newest music festival.

David’s Bookshop in Letchworth will welcome a number of authors throughout this month to discuss and sign new releases.



The owner of a longstanding Hitchin crafts stall is delighted to be making a fresh mark on the town centre as her business becomes a standalone shop.

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70 years of Stevenage


A public meeting to discuss the future of Stevenage’s Fairlands Farmhouse will be held next week, after bids to turn it into a community asset failed.

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A community fair to mark the centennial celebration of the end of the First World War will be held tomorrow.

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An online scrapbook documenting photographs and reminiscences of Wymondley parish, near Hitchin, has gone from strength to strength since being featured in the Comet.

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This year, in recognition of the centenary of women’s suffrage, Jordans Mill near Biggleswade is celebrating extraordinary women – and one particular woman whose dedication to her family’s business has been paramount to its success.

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A new play celebrating Hertfordshire’s suffrage campaigners of 100 years ago will be touring the county next month.

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In this week’s column, financial expert Peter Sharkey discusses how investors might be able to retain more of what is theirs.

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Biggleswade United’s dominant second-half display in their 3-2 win over Wembley has delighted boss Jimmy Martin.

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