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There has been chaos for commuters in North Herts and Central Beds and surrounding towns this week, as Govia’s new timetable roll out has seen trains cancelled, delayed and staff shortages.

The liquidator tasked with winding up Hitchin department store Kenmore Interiors has told the Comet its owners were in tears as they decided to close.

A Stevenage pensioner was close to sending £15,000 of his life savings to a con artist pretending to be from his bank – but thought twice after seeing a Neighbourhood Watch email warning him about the scam.

Central Bedfordshire Council has hit back at a councillor’s criticism over housing developments in Potton.

Brown bins have been left uncollected in the North Herts area for more than a week – causing some to brand the situation “a load of rubbish”.

Sport

Mon, 18:38

Biggleswade Town’s new boss Lee Allinson is aiming at promotion in his first season at a ‘refreshed’ Langford Road.

Former Hitchin Town midfielder Jonny McNamara has paid a warm tribute to all at Top Field as he leaves the club for Biggleswade Town.

Read Toby Miles’ Malliot Blanc Column as the 18-year-old aspiring professional cyclist explains his love for Italy’s version of the Tour de France.

Biggleswade Town former boss Chris Nunn says ‘the ingredients are in place for a bright future at Langford Road.’

The NR F1 Podcast reviews the 2018 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix, won by Lewis Hamilton, intrigued by Max Verstappen and slandered by Romain Grosjean.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 14:40

Former Stevenage striker Adam Marriott says he wants to leave Garden Walk for ‘one last shot’ at the football league.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria is working hard to mould his squad for next season after recruiting his first two players as manager of the Lamex outfit.

Former Stevenage favourite Fraser Franks has paid tribute to the club and its loyal fans after leaving the Lamex.

Former England international Nicky Shorey has left Stevenage as part of new manager Dino Maamria’s reorganisation of his backroom staff.

Danny Newton was the big winner at Stevenage’s end of season awards event, taking home three awards after an fantastic first season in League Two.

What's On

Yesterday, 11:23

The outdoor swimming pools in Hitchin and Letchworth are to open their doors for summer this Saturday, in line with the bank holiday weekend and the start of the half-term break.

Pulp star Jarvis Cocker has been added to the line-up appearing at Standon Calling this summer.

Leading homes and antiques dealers will be pitching up at Knebworth House this Spring May bank holiday weekend.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is appearing in this year’s Stevenage pantomime, the perfect family show for one and all?

Members of a Stevenage-based amateur dramatic and musical society will be taking off into space in an out of this world musical this week.

Business

16:35

The liquidator tasked with winding up Hitchin department store Kenmore Interiors has told the Comet its owners were in tears as they decided to close.

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Heritage

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The history of the Royal Air Force – celebrating its centenary this year – is well documented, with tales of wartime heroics and peacetime innovation.

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Crowds came out in force for this year’s Ashwell at Home celebration on Sunday, which honoured war, women and community.

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The team at a Hitchin pre-school are putting out the call for former pupils and staff to get in touch ahead of its 50th birthday.

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A classic bike manufacturer from Stevenage has been celebrated by one of the old town’s local businesses.

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One would hardly know where to start a list of all the things that have changed since May 1918 – but Henlow’s Royal Air Force base has been there through it all.

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There has been chaos for commuters in North Herts and Central Beds and surrounding towns this week, as Govia’s new timetable roll out has seen trains cancelled, delayed and staff shortages.

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