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Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke was delighted with his side’s 2-1 win over an Arsenal XI at Top Field.

Young Stevenage drivers should be wheely proud of themselves after achieving the biggest increase in driving test pass rates anywhere in the UK over the past five years.

Central Bedfordshire Council says it wants to keep Sandy railway station open, despite a recent report suggesting it could be replaced with a stop three miles out of town.

Pupils from Hitchin Boys’ School have told the Comet that its expansion will “enhance the area”, after the plans were given the green light.

A Comet investigation has revealed money sitting in North Herts District Council bank accounts has fallen by £15 million over the last four years – with the total expected to be almost wiped out over the next five years.

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Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke was delighted with his side’s 2-1 win over an Arsenal XI at Top Field.

While a 7-1 pre-season win was naturally pleasing, Biggleswade FC joint-manager Dave Northfield had another emotion that was shining brightly through after the game – pride.

Hitchin Town beat a young Arsenal XI 2-1 at Top Field on Wednesday night.

Hitchin Town manager Mark Burke believes tonight’s pre-season friendly against an Arsenal XI will be the perfect opportunity for his young players to impress.

Hitchin Town beat Baldock Town 4-0 at The Arena on Saturday, much to the delight of manager Mark Burke.

Stevenage FC

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Stevenage’s new keeper Joe Fryer earned plaudits for his performance against last season’s FA quarter-finalists Millwall during last night’s 0-0 draw at the Lamex.

Goalkeeper Joe Fryer gave a man-of-the-match performance as Stevenage held Championship side Millwall to a 0-0 draw.

Gianluca Vialli has said Stevenage FC fans should be “very proud” of being the first English Football League club to help finance their new stand through an innovative investment scheme.

Stevenage have snapped up former Reading full-back Terence Vancooten.

Stevenage FC chairman Phil Wallace has today called on fans and the community to stand “shoulder to shoulder” to make the redevelopment of the North Stand a reality – in an innovative scheme which is a first for a Football League club.

What's On

Mon, 15:44

A 50ft inflatable whale was among the many attractions in Letchworth town centre at the weekend – with performers including the comedian behind the Red Dwarf computer.

The Urban Soul Orchestra is set to release a Classic Ibiza album ahead of its Knebworth House performance next month.

A great foodie day out for all the family is on the menu in Knebworth this weekend courtesy of the Great British Food Festival.

The dance anthems to be performed on stage at next month’s Classic Ibiza concert in Knebworth have been revealed.

A rock band will pay tribute to their much-missed drummer by performing at a music festival in aid of the Moggerhanger hospice that cared for him in his last days.

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Heritage

Mon, 13:16

The Hertfordshire Regiment’s First World War heroes are to gain their first memorial outside the UK next week – at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

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A student from Potton has taken a trip back in time to find out more about her Italian heritage.

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A DVD delving into the history of Hitchin went on sale on Saturday ahead of a talk and film screening in the town.

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Hundreds of people turned out for a street party along Ashwell’s High Street on Sunday to celebrate the 1,100 years since the village was founded.

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A 70-year-old community worker and poet has written a book based on his experiences as an immigrant building a life and family in Letchworth.

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While a 7-1 pre-season win was naturally pleasing, Biggleswade FC joint-manager Dave Northfield had another emotion that was shining brightly through after the game – pride.

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