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A Stevenage music studio that was inadvertently flooded with raw sewage is now all cleaned up and back in business.

Tickets are still available for an ’80s disco to raise money for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital in memory of baby Darcie.

Firefighters have been tackling a 1,000-tonne hay bale blaze in Great Offley through the night.

A 12-year-old Hitchin schoolgirl spent her summer holidays running to raise more than £500 to support doctors in Syria and other crisis zones.


Yesterday, 13:30

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.

Biggleswade United’s popular former boss Christain Colas has left Staines Town after only three-months in charge.

Stevenage Striders head coach Chris Leigh has been celebrating this week after hitting the big 50. The milestone has nothing to do with age but refers to his splendid achievement in reaching a half century of marathons.

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

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

Stevenage fought back three times to earn a 3-3 draw with Notts County in a fierce battle at Meadow Lane.

League Two: Notts County 3 Stevenage 3

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Stevenage had to settle for a point against basement boys Notts County after a six-goal thriller.

Stevenage got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town at the Lamex on Saturday.

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Yesterday, 00:08

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.

Life might not traditionally start at 60, but for Royston-based accountant John Froggett it would certainly appear that way, as an exciting new ‘career’ beckons – as a performer!



A Stevenage music studio that was inadvertently flooded with raw sewage is now all cleaned up and back in business.

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70 years of Stevenage


Friday, September 14, 2018

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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Planning permission to demolish a 350-year-old cottage and build four new houses in its place has been refused.

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Following an extended summer break, Peter Sharkey returns with his popular personal finance column – and some good news for millennials.

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Yesterday, 18:26

A Shefford man has been charged in connection with a spate of bike thefts at Biggleswade and Arlesey railway stations.

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