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14:55

The family of a Hitchin postmaster who tragically died after being hit by a lorry while jogging near Baldock have paid tribute to their “quiet and gentle” husband and father.

There was hardly a cloud in the sky today as the annual Biggleswade Carnival parade made its way through the town.

Girls from the Stotfold Twirlers club have brought home more than 20 top-ten placings as they prepare for an international competition in two weeks.

The company behind a Potton care home has pledged to quickly put things right after an inspector found it to require improvement.

A First World War centenary exhibition in Hitchin includes a research service to help visitors trace their relatives. Comet chief reporter JP Asher has been in to try to learn more about his great-grandfather.

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Which one of these nine defenders is England’s greatest centre back of all time?

Some England kits from previous World Cups have been more memorable than the team’s performance, but can you match the England kit to the tournament it was worn in?

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

They’ve kept 194 clean sheets for their country between them but which one of these five shot stoppers is England’s greatest goalkeeper of all time?

Biggleswade FC are set to face three new derbies during the forthcoming 2018-19 Spartan South Midlands Premier season – as well as retaining ‘El Wade-ico”.

Stevenage FC

Thu, 15:16

Passionate Stevenage fan Owen Rodbard gives his lowdown on the eight summer signings arriving at the Lamex as the Dino Maamria revolution gathers pace.

Stevenage has re-signed former favourite Joel Byrom after the midfielder was released by Mansfield Town last month.

The Dino Maamria revolution continues at Stevenage as he announces his management team for the forthcoming season.

Passionate Stevenage season ticket holder Owen Rodbard previews the club’s 2018-19 League Two campaign after the fixtures were released on Thursday morning.

Stevenage FC’s fixtures for their forthcoming 2018-19 League Two season have been announced. Read CometSport for more.

What's On

Thu, 19:59

The Wilkestock Festival 2018 line-up has been announced – with profits from the music event once again going to charity.

Prepare for a new stage show celebrating the golden anniversary of one of Motown Records’ most iconic songs.

Generous grants have enabled organisers of a popular Hertfordshire village music festival to offer even more free events this year.

An aircraft hangar at IWM Duxford will be transformed into a dance hall for a 1940s swing and jazz evening.

Cinema under the stars returns to the historic grounds of Knebworth House next month – with one screening already sold out.

Business

Wed, 18:36

St George’s flags may becoming a regular sight thanks to England’s exploits in the World Cup, but a street in Stevenage Old Town was sporting the red and yellow of Spain on Saturday to mark World Tapas Day.

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A First World War centenary exhibition in Hitchin includes a research service to help visitors trace their relatives. Comet chief reporter JP Asher has been in to try to learn more about his great-grandfather.

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An aircraft hangar at IWM Duxford will be transformed into a dance hall for a 1940s swing and jazz evening.

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Memories of joy, tears and above all getting barred have been shared after a giant of Hitchin’s past died at his adopted home in Thailand.

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Hitchin’s British Schools Museum has won a £54,525 grant to shine a light on the life and legacy of a 19th-century education pioneer.

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With Bike Week 2018 well under way, the Comet has been looking at how Biggleswade played a crucial role in the development of the bicycle as we know it today.

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is celebrating the ‘vital role’ of its many volunteers during Volunteers’ Week – and is encouraging more residents to donate their time.

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There was hardly a cloud in the sky today as the annual Biggleswade Carnival parade made its way through the town.

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