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An 11-year-old boy from Letchworth is giving up all but one of his Christmas presents this year, asking his mum to donate the money she would have spent to the town’s foodbank.

Developers hoping to build 78 homes in a village near Hitchin remain without a route to get construction traffic to the site after yet another was rejected tonight.

A Letchworth gym hopes to push its members to new levels of fitness while also giving back to the community on Sunday.

A panto villain parking attendant slapped tickets on coaches taking children to a Christmas pantomime in Stevenage last week after a fittingly theatrical breakdown in communication between a coach company and the firm which runs the park.

Burglars trying to break into a garage last night pulled a sawn-off shotgun on their victim when confronted, before speeding off in a BMW.

Sport

Wed, 10:41

A well-respected football grassroots coach has stepped down after an incredible 26 years of volunteering at Letchworth Garden City Eagles.

For the latest news from the popular Blueharts Hockey Club read CometSport.

Read CometSport for our comprehensive coverage of cycling in Stevenage.

Read CometSport for all the latest Fairlands Valley Spartans news and results.

Another busy week for the North Herts Road Runners. Read CometSport’s comprehensive round-up.

Stevenage FC

Tue, 14:54

Stevenage Football Club’s U18’s notched a hugely impressive 5-1 victory at Fleetwood Town in the third round of the prestigious FA Youth Cup this week.

Stevenage had to settle for a share of the spoils after a stalemate with Wycombe on a cold December afternoon.

I’m not sure that even the most optimistic of our supporters could have predicted last Saturday’s score line.

Talented Stevenage starlet Ben Kennedy has signed a contract extension with the Lamex outift.

For the latest team news on Stevenage’s Sky Bet League Two match with Wycombe Wanderers read CometSport’s transcription of our interview with him at Bragbury End

What's On

Wed, 18:00

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry will headline next summer’s Standon Calling festival.

A free children’s ice rink will be among the attractions at Stevenage’s Roaring Meg Retail & Leisure Park whilst you do your Christmas shopping this year.

Christmas is a time for celebrating and parties – and this year three North Herts artists are donating their time free of charge to help bring the festive spirit to Hitchin.

Young and old alike were inspired when Cuban violinist Omar Puente visited Hitchin Violin School at the weekend.

The first acts playing a summer music festival in Hertfordshire next year have been announced.

Business

Tue, 07:01

A Grade II-listed building on Stevenage High Street which was once home to NatWest’s Old Town branch is being transformed into a dental surgery.

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Latest Motors News

Monday, December 4, 2017

The new-look driving test which comes into force today will help “save lives”, according to a Hertfordshire-based road safety charity.

70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

Tue, 07:01

A Grade II-listed building on Stevenage High Street which was once home to NatWest’s Old Town branch is being transformed into a dental surgery.

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These bowls may resemble the psychadelic designs of the 1960s – but they’re actually part of a Roman treasure trove.

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Starting out in an unfamilar town is difficult at the best of times, but for one man – a German who had come to North Herts after been captured in the Second World War – being granted freedom at Christmas sparked a host of events that changed his life forever.

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Cast your mind back – do you recognise any of the people in these photographs, discovered in a removal box in Australia?

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A historian has described his work researching the role played on the Battle of the Somme’s first day by troops led by an officer from Hitchin.

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Biggleswade Comet

Yesterday, 16:50

Burglars trying to break into a garage last night pulled a sawn-off shotgun on their victim when confronted, before speeding off in a BMW.

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