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A 77-year-old Ickleford man has been left bemused by the growth of bamboo yards up the side of his house and into his gas box, all in a few weeks.

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The Ashwell Show is returning with horse and dog shows, face painting, Punch and Judy and plenty more on bank holiday Monday.

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Mount Pleasant Golf Club in Lower Stondon have raised more than £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society at their annual lady captain’s day.

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Hitchin trampoline gymnasts have been jumping for joy after a storming spell of success in regional and national competition this summer.

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Archaeologists are hoping to find evidence of Roman buildings as the Sandy excavation enters its final stage.

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Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre is to host the star-studded British premiere for a feature-length documentary about an incurable disease affecting a local family.

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Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash today (August 18) involving an overturned vehicle on the A1(M) between Junctions 6 and 7.

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Staff at The Three Horseshoes in Willian have raised £1,600 for charity with an auction.

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The National Hot Rod Association held their 28th show at Old Warden Park last weekend.

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All lanes have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash on the A1(M) northbound near Stevenage this evening (August 17).

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Biggleswade’s school uniform drive has helped 90 families after hundreds of donations from the community.

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The Shuttleworth Collection has made a prominent appearance on a new Channel 4 show.

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A Letchworth gym has raised more than £700 for Cancer Research UK with a family workout day last weekend.

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A 56-year-old paedophile who distributed child abuse images despite already being a registered sex offender is now behind bars.

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Have you seen this man in St Albans or North Herts?

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The number of couples forming civil partnerships in Central Bedfordshire has fallen dramatically since same-sex marriage was legalised, ONS figures show.

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A landlord has been slapped with a bill for more than £5,000 after he admitted safety failings at a fire-hit Letchworth house.

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There is currently major disruption on the Great Northern line between Royston and Cambridge.

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A Letchworth Conservative councillor has joined the Liberal Democrats, citing concerns over Brexit and district issues like the North Herts Museum saga and bin collection situation.

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Car thefts increased last year in Bedfordshire according to the latest police recorded crime figures, likely propelled by an increase in keyless cars.

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A Stevenage man who has transformed his life and lost more than 12 stone has won through to the semi-finals of Slimming World’s Man of the Year and is in training for his first ever marathon.

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Ad Feature: Education: What are your options at 16 and beyond?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

With GCSE results day taking place next Thursday (August 23), it’s time for students to start thinking about what’s next. Sixth form is not the only option; there’s a range of courses and qualifications out there, and a further education college can help prepare you for the next stage in your education or career.

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The victim of a dog attack required surgery after being bitten several times in Hitchin.

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A teenager who has been missing for more than two weeks is believed to be in Stevenage.

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A-level results day 2018 - LIVE

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Comet brings you live coverage of A-level results day 2018 as students from across Stevenage, North Herts and Central Beds open their envelopes.

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A man was taken to hospital last night after a collision in Stevenage with a vehicle that did not stop.

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Exam results day can be a daunting prospect, but with some planning you can be prepared for any outcome. To make sure you’re ready for tomorrow, we spoke to careers advisors at the National Careers Service to find out what you need to do ahead of the big day.

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A Biggleswade supermarket was broken into on Sunday night in an unsuccessful burglary attempt.

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Passengers were left “trapped” on a train after the doors didn’t open when stopping at Baldock yesterday evening.

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A fundraiser to help bring the body of tragic Stevenage holidaymaker Conor Spraggs home has smashed its £12,000 target – as six Brits today appear in a Spanish court in connection with his death.

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A drunken burglar from Stotfold “went berserk” and caused almost £75,000 in damage to a family’s Lake District second home during a five-day trespass.

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A Campton fireworks company has finished second in the British Firework Championship after a set of dazzling displays.

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This year marks Garden House Hospice Care’s 10th annual Starlight Walk – and this time there’s an ’80s twist.

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A collection of abandoned pig sheds in a conservation area could be demolished if plans to build nine new houses in Ashwell get the go-ahead.

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A security guard from Stevenage who says he has been left barely able to walk by an incident at work has accused his employer of failing to give him his full statutory sick pay.

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Classic cars and magnificent motors will take centre stage at a world renowned aviation museum this August Bank Holiday.

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CCTV images have been released following a shoplifting offence in Stevenage last month.

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Despite the change in weather, families have been turning out for the Letchworth beach and fun fair for some summer fun.

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A teenager who had been missing for almost two weeks has been found safe and well in Letchworth.

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Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World festival was off at the weekend, but its spirit resounded through the town at a series of support events.

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Tributes have been paid to Stevenage “founding father” Ken Vale, who has died at the age of 87.

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More than £11,000 has been raised to help the family of a holidaymaker from Stevenage who was tragically killed in an Ibiza street brawl at the weekend.

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Jordans Mill has opened a new area in its garden to celebrate National Allotments Week.

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There’s still time to showcase your pride and joy from yesteryear in the Hertfordshire Motor Show’s photo competition.

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The standard bearer for the Shefford branch of the Royal British Legion was one of more than 2,000 from across the UK to parade at the Menin Gate last week.

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A fertility coach from Hitchin has appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to speak up about the emotional impact of treatments like egg freezing.

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A Hitchin actress hopes to bring home national titles after being crowned Miss Hertfordshire.

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Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

Yesterday, 10:03

Mount Pleasant Golf Club in Lower Stondon have raised more than £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society at their annual lady captain’s day.

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