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A woman from Stevenage who was domestically abused has spoken out so other victims know they are not alone, and that there is always a way out.

With police reports of domestic abuse on the increase, and further funding for a specialist unit approved, one brave victim has told the Comet her story in a bid to show other victims they are not alone.

The rover in the Mars yard at Stevenage

Stevenage space engineers are one step closer to landing a rover on Mars after crucial funding for the ExoMars mission was approved by the European Space Agency on Friday.

Hitchin MP Peter Lilley has labelled Govia 'appalling and incompetent' as fares are set to rise again.

Hitchin MP Peter Lilley has launched a scathing attack against train operator Govia Thameslink after the under-fire franchise announced its fare increase at the same time as a new compensation scheme.

Participants in Saturday's Santa Canta. Photo: North Herts Road Runners

Almost 200 runners of all ages came together for a great cause on Saturday as hundreds of pounds were raised for charity at a ‘Santa Canta’ around Norton Common in Letchworth – with one man going the distance in his Speedos!

The fire at Two Chimneys pub outhouse in Letchworth.

A pub outhouse in Letchworth was destroyed by fire last night, with customers evacuated from the main building as a safety precaution.

Stevenage FC

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Darren Sarll on the touchline.

Darren Sarll slammed Stevenage’s defending as ‘shambolic’ as he laid into his side’s performance against Doncaster Rovers.

Tom Pett curls one towards the top corner  in the 94th minute but it goes wide.

Boro lost to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday in a seven-goal thriller.

Fraser Franks celebrates making it 3-2 with Ben Kennedy. Picture: Danny Loo

Fraser Franks has called the 4-3 defeat to Doncaster Rovers the ‘most frustrating of the season so far’.

Darren Sarll on the touchline.

Stevenage put in distinctively differing performances in each half as Doncaster Rovers won a rollercoaster of a match at the Lamex.

Matt Godden on the attack.

Stevenage striker Matt Godden has been rewarded for his impressive start to his career at the Lamex Stadium with a new two-year contract.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Jack and the Beanstalk will be next year's Stevenage pantomime at the Gordon Craig Theatre

Tickets for Stevenage’s 2017 Gordon Craig Theatre pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, have gone on sale.

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Latest Motors News

Monday, November 21, 2016
Just Add Fuel® is available on numerous models, including the PEUGEOT 108, 208, 2008 SUV, 308 SW and four of the 308’s six trim levels – Access, Active, Allure and GT Line (not GT or GTi).

PEUGEOT has made it easier for drivers in Letchworth to get behind the wheel with its ‘Just Add Fuel®’ scheme at local Dealership, Norton Way and there has never been a better time than this Black Friday Weekend!

70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Holy Trinity Church in Weston.

In the churchyard at Holy Trinity Church in Weston, between Baldock and Stevenage, two stones stand 14 feet apart – marking the head and foot of a grave.

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Knebworth House at dusk

Knebworth House will host a two-night music extravaganza next summer.

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The Biggleswade service on Remembrance Sunday. Picture: Carlos Santino/smooth.photography and Media Link Photography

Hundreds of people having been paying their respects to the fallen as Remembrance services were held in Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton.

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The town centre was officially opened by HM The Queen in 1959.

The celebrations for the 70th anniversary of Stevenage New Town will reach a crescendo this week as we mark the birthday of its official designation as a New Town by the government on November 11, 1946..

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The match programme from Hitchin v Arsenal 1962

Tonight we are making history on the Top Field as we switch on our floodlights for the first time. It is a great occasion for everyone connected with the club and we are sure it is a night which will long be remembered.

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Biggleswade Comet

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Michael Bartlett

You’ve heard of the fighting monk Friar Tuck, but have you ever heard of one that flies?

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