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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.

A party of pugs with Pawsecco in a pub is not a sight you often see, but it was part of a quirky event at the George and Dragon in Graveley on Saturday.

NHS doctors, nurses and patients completed a sponsored abseil-relay at the Olympic Park on Saturday to raise £10,000 towards an ultrasound machine for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

An abusive boyfriend from Biggleswade who held a knife to his partner’s throat and threatened to kill her has been warned by a judge that he faces the likely prospect of jail time.

A Biggleswade woman is starting a collection after the devastating Hurricane Maria hit Dominica, leaving her unable to speak to family members.

Sport

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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.

Alfie Barker, the player at the centre of a social media storm for mocking AFC Bournemouth star Harry Arter over his stillborn daughter during a match with Arsenal last season, is back in football.

Arlesey Town won their first game of the season at their fifth attempt at the weekend.

Champions League winner and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard sent a good luck message to Baldock Town ahead of their FA Cup match with Aylesbury – but alas it wasn’t to be for the plucky non-league side from North Herts as they exited the competition on Saturday.

Hitchin Town boss Mark Burke has hailed the character shown by his players after they beat Bishop’s Stortford 2-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the Herts Charity Cup final.

Stevenage FC

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.

Stevenage striker Danny Newton’s superb individual goal against Crawley Town on Tuesday is more evidence the striker has made an excellent start to his debut campaign in professional football.

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll believes his side’s two 1-0 wins away from home so far in SkyBet League Two have come at a cost.

What's On

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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.

A former Emmerdale star will return to the Stevenage stage later this year in a rugby-themed comedy.

You’re all invited to a free country fayre in Biggleswade in aid of two good musical causes – with fun for all the family, including a fancy-dress competition for the children.

Video: Victoria & Abdul filmed at Knebworth House

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Scenes of the new Dame Judi Dench movie Victoria & Abdul were filmed in Knebworth.

Business

Friday, September 15, 2017

McDonald’s, Aldi and a Travelodge hotel are set to come to Letchworth within a year after a £16 million redevelopment plan was given the green light last night.

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70 years of Stevenage

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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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An abusive boyfriend from Biggleswade who held a knife to his partner’s throat and threatened to kill her has been warned by a judge that he faces the likely prospect of jail time.

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