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Yesterday, 17:00

A photo of Elton John which was taken by a Letchworth musician is being used for the backdrop of the star’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

“Don’t ignore hate – report it.” That is the message that pupils from across Hertfordshire heard at an event marking National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

A neighbour called the police this morning after witnessing a man trying to break into a home with a hammer.

A 26-year-old man from Hitchin has been arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and drink driving.

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after being involved in a crash with a van on the A602 in Stevenage this morning, police have confirmed.

Sport

Yesterday, 19:53

Find out who Hitchin Town will face in the FA Cup first round proper if they beat Leatherhead on Wednesday.

Hitchin Town hosted Leatherhead in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup at grand old Top Field on Saturday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

Hitchin Town hosted Leatherhead in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup at grand old Top Field on Saturday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match report

Hitchin’s highly-rated fighter Tom Ansell kept his unbeaten record by beating Canning Town’s Lee Hallett 60-55 after six absorbing rounds in their super lightweight bout in Tottenham earlier this month – and is now back in the ring again.

Support your local team say Patrick Sloan and Louis Condon, Hitchin Town season ticket holders. Ahead of the Canaries biggest game in years read on to learn why.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 20:01

Find out who Stevenage will start their FA Cup journey against after the draw was made at Hitchin Town’s Top Field.

Hitchin Town boss Mark Burke hailed his ten-man side for their battling qualities after they salvaged a hard-fouoght 1-1 draw against Leatherhead at Top Field to keep their FA Cup dreams alive.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria has been speaking after his side’s 1-0 defeat to Crewe at the Lamex on Saturday. Read on for the full transcript of what he said.

Dino Maamria’s ten-man Stevenage lost 1-0 at home to Crewe at the Lamex on Saturday to a 57th minute Jordan Bowery goal after defender Ben Nugent was sent-off early in the first half as they suffered their second home defeat of the season.

New: Stevenage 0-1 Crewe: PLAYER RATINGS

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Stevenage hosted Crewe at the Lamex on Saturday. Read on for CometSport’s PLAYER RATINGS

What's On

Sunday, October 21, 2018

An annual showcase of multi-cultural performances returns to the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage next Saturday.

Two Hitchin-based charities are set to benefit from a volunteer amateur dramatics society’s annual show.

Christmas will come early to Knebworth this year at a magical new event featuring shopping, food and drink, comedy and festive entertainment for all the family.

A new Stevenage festival has been shortlisted in three categories of a prestigious national industry awards to mark a “stunning” first year.

A riotous comedy full of festive frolics is coming to the Stevenage stage next month with rehearsals starting next week.

Business

Friday, October 19, 2018

Eight employees who lost their jobs following the takeover of a Stevenage coach firm have been awarded a total of more than £40,000.

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Heritage

Sunday, October 14, 2018

A stately home has reached the finals of the Herts Tourism Awards 2018.

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A theatre company has finished rehearsals of First World War drama Journey’s End in Hitchin, ahead of a month of performances in Flanders to mark 100 years since the armistice.

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Planning permission to demolish a 350-year-old cottage has been granted, despite fierce objections from people concerned a building of historical significance will be lost.

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A new film project has been launched that aims to use rare archive footage to explore the shared experiences of new towns including Stevenage.

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This was the scene as members of a Hitchin church gathered to mark 50 years since the unveiling of their building’s foundation stone.

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Yesterday, 08:28

Parents in Central Bedfordshire have a 99 per cent chance of getting their children into their preferred secondary school – the best admissions rate in England, according to an Education Policy Institute report.

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