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Gordon Reid, Marie Sheren and Alfie Hewitt

An inspirational Stevenage mum with epilepsy returned from volunteering at the Rio Paralympics – having had the working trip of a lifetime.

Lord Robert Winston speaks to science pupils in the new science centre at the Knights Templar School.

Professor, TV presenter and all-round brainbox Lord Robert Winston was in Baldock on Friday to formally open a new £3 million school science centre.

Lynda Colby and her daughter Hannah together in New Zealand.

A Stotfold mum flew all the way to New Zealand to surprise her daughter on her 21st birthday – and a video of the heartwarming moment has won her two return flights anywhere in the world.

Adam Clough

Missing Sandy teenager Adam Clough, for whose welfare officers had been extremely concerned, has been found safe and well.

Lifelong Luton fan Paul Bacon from Stotfold shakes hands with the referee at the head of the Luton team. Photo: Gareth Owen

A Stotfold dad who has supported Luton Town all his life got a memorable 50th birthday surprise on Saturday when he was told just before kick-off to kit up and lead the team out.

Stevenage FC

Stevenage FC

Newport County, who host Stevenage this weekend, have sacked manager Warren Feeney.

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll.

Stevenage’s winless run on the road extended to five matches after a goalless draw against Cheltenham Town, though it was a first clean sheet for the team in the league this season.

Bobby Olejnik sees a shot fly over the bar.

Stevenage lost 2-0 at home to 10-man Exeter City on Saturday.

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll.

Darren Sarll has described the 2-0 defeat to 10-man Exeter City as the worst he has seen since taking charge of the club in March.

Exeter celebrate opening the scoring.

Two goals in two minutes saw 10-man Exeter City stun Stevenage as Darren Sarll’s men left the field with boos ringing in their ears.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Alan Titchmarsh will be at Hitchin Town Hall on Tuesday.

Alan Titchmarsh is a nice man. You can tell that by the way he apologies for phoning the Comet two minutes early to talk about his visit to Hitchin Town Hall to publicise his new book.

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Latest Motors News

Friday, September 23, 2016
VW Passat

Volkswagen’s Passat Estate Alltrack lifted the overall trophy, as well as class and category wins, in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017 competition.

2010 Kia Sportage

Britain’s best used cars for 2016 have been revealed by Auto Express, with Kia coming out on top in two key categories.

Classic Car Show at Alexandra Palace

Visitors to this autumn’s Classic & Sports Car Show will be treated to the sight and sound of some of the world’s most iconic historic cars as they take part in on-road parades in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.

London Classic Car Show

The 2017 London Classic Car Show will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of Ferrari road cars.

Sarah Sillars of IAM RoadSmart

The UK’s leading independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has announced it will be moving its head office from Chiswick to Welwyn Garden City at the end of the year.

Heritage

Friday, September 2, 2016
Cutting the cake at the Broadway Cinema's 80th birthday party on Friday night. Left to right: Heritage Foundation board of governors acting chairman Ian Cotterill, interim chief executive Colin Chatfield, venues manager Jason Valentine, and Letchworth Film Club's Peter Griffiths.

It was a Champagne reception at Letchworth’s historic Broadway Cinema on Friday night as it celebrated 80 years.

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Henry Lytton Cobbold

Twenty years ago today – August 10 – Oasis played the first of their two huge concerts at Knebworth House.

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Freddie Mercury and Queen on stage [Picture courtesy of Queen Productions Ltd}

Today – August 9 – marks 30 years since Queen rocked Knebworth House in what proved to be Freddie Mercury’s final concert with the band.

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West Germany star Franz Beckenbauer trains at Bragbury End, Stevenage, days before the 1966 World Cup final against England at Wembley.

Half a century ago this week England’s 1966 World Cup final opponents West Germany were training at Bragbury End in Stevenage.

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Adam Clough

Missing Sandy teenager Adam Clough, for whose welfare officers had been extremely concerned, has been found safe and well.

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