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16:57

Fancy a free breakfast? There’s a one on offer in Arlesey – but only if you’re hungry enough to get through 10 of everything!

Rain didn’t put off the film-lovers who descended on a Letchworth school for a double bill of outdoor cinema, featuring Top Gun and Mary Poppins.

A Stevenage grandfather has slammed the “low lives” who broke into his shed and stole hundreds of pounds worth of equipment and says in no uncertain terms they should “get a job”.

There will be bargains aplenty at a second-hand book, DVD and CD sale at Hitchin’s RSPCA shop tomorrow – with no fixed prices.

Letchworth illustrator and author James Mayhew was at a Hitchin school this week to share his experience and tips with the children.

Sport

09:03

Read the thoughts of Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke ahead of Saturday’s match at home to Basingstoke, kick off 3.00pm and Monday evening’s game against St Ives starting at 7.45pm at Top Field.

Catch up with the latest Hitchin Town news ahead of Saturday’s match at home to Basingstoke, kick off 3.00pm and Monday evening’s game against St Ives starting at 7.45pm at Top Field.

The first local derby of the season did not go Hitchin’s way, as they let in visitors Stevenage to score two tries in the first 15 minutes to take a useful lead.

Biggleswade United’s director of football Guillem Balague and chairman Chris Lewis have been full of praise for the team after their impressive 2-0 win at Barton Rovers in midweek.

Childhood dreams came true for Comet reporter and Luton Town fan JP Asher when he was chosen to take shots on the pitch at Kenilworth Road.

Stevenage FC

17:28

Stevenage beat Morecambe in a hard-fought SkyBet League Two match at the Lamex on Saturday afternoon.

CometSport’s Layth Yousif talked to Glenn Roeder ahead of Saturday’s match against Morecambe. Read on for more.

Glenn Roeder, Stevenage’s hugely-respected managerial advisor to Darren Sarll, spoke to CometSport saying there is more to come from Boro’s promising squad.

League Two: Swindon 3 Stevenage 2

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stevenage were made to pay for a slow start as they slipped to a disappointing defeat at the County Ground.

Teenage defender Terence Vancooten has impressed Stevenage boss Darren Sarll in his first couple months with the SkyBet League Two side.

What's On

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More than 18,000 visitors today (Saturday) helped IWM Duxford commemorate the Battle of Britain as the historic airfield celebrated its finest hour in its centenary year.

Broadway Gallery in Letchworth will exhibit postcards of the town through the years – all the way back to 1905 – in a new exhibition.

Another acclaimed television drama series is to help put Hitchin on the map by shooting in the town – but how well do you know Hertfordshire’s film and TV locations? Take our quiz to find out.

Best-selling author and illustrator Cressida Cowell took time out of her hectic schedule to speak to Siobhan Doyle about her upcoming book series, her inspirations, and what advice she would give to aspiring writers.

There were more than 25 ciders from around the UK on offer at Letchworth’s Garden City Brewery at the weekend during its second annual cider festival.

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Heritage

Thu, 17:38

A Grade I-listed detached house dating back to the 1600s and well-known for being the childhood home of author E M Forster has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.5 million.

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The year 1987 will be remembered for many things – it was the year Terry Waite was taken hostage in the Middle East, Rick Astley was riding high in the charts, and Michael Fish told us not to worry about ‘that storm’. But it was also the year when two much-loved Letchworth groups were founded – and 30 years on, they are joining forces for a special birthday event.

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The boundary wall of Codicote’s historic parish church has been badly damaged in an incident that police believe was caused by a vehicle.

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The Letchworth Community Museum’s exhibition on shopping in the garden city has attracted an apt influx of memories and photos from when the site housed a shop selling menswear and boy’s school uniforms.

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Knebworth House got into gear this bank holiday weekend for the 27th Classic Motor Show.

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16:57

Fancy a free breakfast? There’s a one on offer in Arlesey – but only if you’re hungry enough to get through 10 of everything!

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