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The Comet’s entire staff has been evacuated from the Stevenage newsroom this afternoon after reports of a suspicious package next door.

Watchdog Ofsted’s national director for education has visited a primary school in Hitchin to meet pupils, staff and governors.

Barclays is to retain a reduced presence in Sandy after all, after a deal was struck between the bank and the town council.

Fundraisers made a splash for charity over the weekend at the Biggleswade Rotary Club’s annual Swimathon.

Artisan bakers will be sharing the love of their loaf during Real Bread Week (Feb 24 to Mar 4), sending the message that good bread should only be made from flour, water, yeast and a little salt.

Sport

11:57

Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn was ‘not happy at all’ with his players’ mentality after a lacklustre start cost the Waders in their 2-1 Farnborough defeat on Saturday.

They needed penalties but Tottenham Hotspur U19s beat AS Monaco in the UEFA Youth League at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium. Read who caught the eye of Comet Sport’s Neil Metcalfe.

Tottenham Hotspur U19s are through to the quarter-final of the UEFA Youth League after a tense penalty shoot-out win over AS Monaco at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium.

There were celebrations aplenty last night as the winners of the Comet Sports Awards 2017 were revealed.

Biggleswade Town fell to a last-gasp Hereford winner on Saturday at Edgar Street, losing 1-0 to the Bulls after going down to 10 men.

Stevenage FC

Mon, 16:30

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll has praised Northern Ireland starlet Ben Kennedy for showing reserves of mental strength after emerging from a tough spell.

Luke Amos, Stevenage’s loan signing from Tottenham netted his first goal for Boro on Saturday during their 4-1 victory over Yeovil Town.

Stevenage beat visitors Yeovil Town 4-1 at the Lamex on Saturday in front of 2,335 fans.

Darren Sarll was once again furious with the officials as Stevenage slumped to a 3-1 loss at Forest Green Rovers.

Johnny Goddard can’t see a reason why Stevenage won’t have a strong finish to their Sky Bet League Two campaign.

What's On

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A young artist’s work is being showcased on home turf in her first solo exhibition, held at Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery.

The line-up for this summer’s Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth Park has just got bigger.

Video: Is Stevenage’s Lytton Theatre haunted?

Sunday, February 11, 2018

There will be some spooky goings-on at a Stevenage theatre when the curtain rises on a new play.

Free tickets to top tourist attractions and activities across the county – including ones in Stevenage and Letchworth – are up for grabs from today in the 2018 Herts Big Weekend ballot.

Superstar Nile Rodgers and Chic will headline an outdoor concert at Newmarket Racecourses this summer.

Business

10:44

Barclays is to retain a reduced presence in Sandy after all, after a deal was struck between the bank and the town council.

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70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

Mon, 10:53

Visitors to Hitchin town centre on Saturday had the chance to admire a tank from the First World War.

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From 620 men and officers to just two soldiers, in 24 hours – such was the impact of a German gas attack on the Hertfordshire Regiment back in 1918.

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Suffragette100: What is a Suffragette?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Before 1918 women had almost no role in British politics. A woman’s role was domestic, encompassing little outside having children and taking care of the home.

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Stevenage’s FA Cup band of brothers from 1998, when Boro’s part-timers pushed eventual finalists Newcastle United all the way in round four, reunited at the weekend after 20 years.

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Stevenage haven’t made it through to the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup – but today marks 20 years since a match at that stage provided one of the club’s most memorable days.

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Biggleswade Comet

11:57

Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn was ‘not happy at all’ with his players’ mentality after a lacklustre start cost the Waders in their 2-1 Farnborough defeat on Saturday.

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