Business

Mon, 09:25

I’m indebted to Hitchin-born stalwart Richard Whitmore for his excellent account of the opening of The Dell back in 1950/51 in his very entertaining autobiography ‘Didn’t you used to be…Richard Whitmore?’.

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A few months ago I was contacted by Chilli Fest UK, asking to run a Letchworth town centre event in May.

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A new commercial plan is being developed to boost business in Biggleswade town centre in the hope it can better serve the needs of the fast growing town and fend off competition from online retail and out of town developments.

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Latest Motors News

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Have you ever wanted a slice of the life of a superstar footballer? Of course you have.

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Introducing a new driving concept that fits perfectly with modern lifestyles, PEUGEOT’s All-New 3008 SUV is now available from local Dealership, Norton Way in Letchworth.

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Heritage

Monday, May 15, 2017

If you think the weather is miserable on this wet and windy Monday morning, spare a thought for people in our area 320 years ago this very day as the Great Offley Storm hit – killing a shepherd lad and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

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Music composed by a Hitchin teenager to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee is to be performed again for the first time in 40 years, as former choristers get together for a reunion.

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Hitchin and Stevenage may not be the first places that come to mind when you think of the history of the internet – but this week marks 40 years since work started on a world-leading fibre optic link between the two towns that led to video streaming, social networks and more.

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There will be plenty of holiday fun at Knebworth House this weekend with the stately home’s annual Easter Trail for children and then jousting back to thrill visitors.

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A Biggleswade market grocery stall dating back to before the Second World War has finally traded in the town for the last time.

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Photo Galleries

Yesterday, 16:12

Sci-fi fans got the chance to meet stars from Doctor Who, James Bond, Star Wars and other cult TV shows and movies at a Sci-fi autograph show in Stevenage on Saturday..

Students from a Letchworth school enjoyed a bookshop shopping spree on Friday thanks to a £350 award from the Siobhan Dowd Trust.

This year’s Ashwell at Home event last weekend was another corker, with activities and events marking the village’s 1,100th anniversary.

The Comet’s Letchworth & Baldock reporter walked around the Garden City Greenway in a furry dog suit at the weekend to raise more than £500 for charity.

From medieval combat to fairground fun and classic cars, there was something for everyone as the 34th Baldock Festival wrapped up this weekend.

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Yesterday, 08:42

Political parties have suspended campaigning for the June 8 General Election following last night’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.

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Mon, 16:40

Students from a Letchworth school enjoyed a bookshop shopping spree on Friday thanks to a £350 award from the Siobhan Dowd Trust.

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