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Yesterday, 20:16
Editor Nick Gill, second from left, with journalists Layth Yousif, Louise McEvoy, Bianca Wild, Martin Elvery and JP Asher, and photographer Danny Loo, far right.

The Comet and Royston Crow’s new editor has vowed to ensure truth, integrity, and a community focus remain at the heart of what both newspapers stands for.

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Firefighters helped release two casualties from a car after a crash in Great Ashby last night.

One person was injured after a car came of the road and went through a garden fence in the Great Ashby area of Stevenage last night.

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Police and ambulance crews were called to Mendip Way in Stevenage this evening

Police are now hunting for two men and looking for witnesses after a 22-year-old victim was stabbed in the leg in the Great Ashby area of Stevenage last night.

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Police and ambulance crews were called to Mendip Way in Stevenage this evening

A section of Mendip Way in the Great Ashby area of Stevenage was cordoned off this evening after a man was stabbed in the leg.

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Ian Stewart denies murdering his partner Helen Bailey.

Police have released the recording of the call murder suspect Ian Stewart made to police to report his partner Helen Bailey missing – four days after he is alleged to have killed her at their Royston home.

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Hitchin Town Youth Under-15s

A well-used sports facility in Hitchin is set to close its doors to a number of sports clubs including numerous youth and adult football teams.

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The leader of North Herts District Council Lynda Needham.

It’s a scandal – that’s the view of North Herts Labour group’s leader after Conservative councillors voted themselves a pay rise last night amounting to more than 10 per cent.

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The Mighty Collider

Renowned musical collective the Mighty Collider are set to blow away the January blues by playing at an award-awarding Hitchin pub this weekend.

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Judge Jules

A globally-renowned and award-laden DJ is coming to Hitchin this weekend, writes Layth Yousif.

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Fly-tipping at Wilbury Hills Cemetery in Letchworth on Monday.

A pile of rubbish including a trampoline, a scooter and a a child’s electric motorbike has been dumped at a Letchworth cemetery, just yards from where people have been laid to rest – and authorities have today appealed for witnesses.

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Top Field home of Hitchin Town FC

Kind-hearted Hitchin Town FC are set to show their generous side again this season during their home league match on Saturday – as they are donating money from their ‘pay what you want’ match with Cirencester to a national stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

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The Local Plan hearings are being at the ibis Hotel in Stevenage.

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland’s campaign to build a new garden city in Hertfordshire to meet growing housing need has been described as ‘misconceived and confused’ by a lawyer appointed by Stevenage Borough Council.

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Police have arrested Michael Rowe after launching an appeal to find him

Police have arrested a man from Stevenage they were searching for in connection with a number of criminal offences.

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Ian Stewart denies murdering his partner Helen Bailey.

The murder trial of Ian Stewart, accused of killing Royston author Helen Bailey, is set to continue tomorrow morning after a two-day delay caused by the defendant’s illness.

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Paul B Edwards

A stand-up comedian accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a show has today been found not guilty by a jury.

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Paul B Edwards

The jury have retired to consider their verdict in the case of a stand up comedian accused of sexually assaulting a woman after one of his shows.

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Paedophile Mark Rayner has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

A ‘calculating paedophile’ from Henlow has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing two 13-year-old girls – grooming one of them on Facebook.

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Ruth Burmo.

Potton is set to bid a fond farewell to a cherished teacher, headteacher, councillor and charity trustee at a memorial service this Saturday.

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Talented social media guru Jessie Lansbury.

It’s not too late to vote for a talented social media marketeer in her bid to reach the finals for experts in the field.

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Clare Cooke and her five-year-old daughter Summer were victims of an attempted burglary last week.

A heroic Hitchin mum has spoken of her experience in single-handedly chasing away four cowardly thieves after they kicked down her door while she was preparing bathtime for her five-year-old daughter.

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The victim of a Hitchin fraudster has bravely spoken out.

An elderly victim of a fraud in Hitchin has spoken out after a 39-year-man was jailed for stealing more than £3,000 from her bank card.

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Police are investigating the fire engine crash in Royston where one person died and another was taken to hospital.

A lorry drove into a verge in Hitchin this morning, causing it to become stuck and blocking a junction near a busy roundabout.

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Dan Seeley gave chase and stopped a thief who grabbed cash from a man using a cashpoint.

A have-a-go hero who saw a thief running away after snatching £100 from a man at a cashpoint gave chase and got the money back.

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Paul B Edwards

Stand-up comic Paul B Edwards has been accused of performing oral sex on a woman in his Letchworth flat after spiking her drink, a court heard this week.

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An artist's view of how Aeolus will look in space. Photo: P. Carril, European Space Agency

A state-of-the-art satellite which measures wind speeds is set to leave Stevenage for the final time.

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Alfie Barker will accept any FA punishment they hand out to him. Copyright: The Comet.

The former Hitchin Town footballer at the centre of the Twitter trolling scandal has vowed to accept whatever punishment the FA hand out to him.

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Alfie Barker in action for Codicote. Picture: Mark Howie

Hitchin Town’s former player Alfie Barker has been charged today by the FA over his Twitter trolling of Premier League footballer Harry Arter.

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The trial has been adjouned at St Albans Crown Court due to 'Ian Stewart being unwell.'

The murder trial of Ian Stewart, accused of killing Royston author Helen Bailey, has been adjourned until tomorrow due to the ‘defendant being unwell’.

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Miles Naylor has been found safe and well.

A man who went missing from Stevenage’s Lister Hospital on Monday evening was found safe and well last night.

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Kate Ladd, from Letchworth, wants to trace the Good Samaritan who helped her after a fall on the way home left her barely able to walk.

A Letchworth mum who was left barely able to walk after a bad fall on the way home has put out an appeal to trace a good Samaritan who stepped in to help her at the town’s railway station on Friday.

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A serial flasher driving a Mercedes sports car exposed himself to at least seven women in the space of 90 minutes while repeatedly asking for directions around Hitchin and Stevenage.

A serial flasher driving a Mercedes sports car exposed himself to at least seven women in the space of 90 minutes while repeatedly asking for directions around Hitchin and Stevenage on Thursday.

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Geoff Chapman, David Wilkins, Tony Maynard-Smith, Nigel Carrick, Kate Thompson and Sheila George toast the LALG's 30th anniversary at the Garden City Brewery. Photo: JP Asher

The Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group chalked 30 years up last night with an evening of drinking, quizzing and all-round fun – with a competition held to name a special 30th anniversary beer.

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Children's author Helen Bailey, whose body was found in a cesspit at her home in Baldock Road, Royston.

Murder suspect Ian Stewart told a police call handler when reporting his partner Helen Bailey missing that he had ‘literally checked everywhere’ for the children’s author, St Albans Crown Court heard today.

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Miles Naylor was last seen in Stevenage on Monday.

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who has gone missing last seen in Stevenage.

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Visitors to the Chiltern Model Railways Exhibition look at one of the working models.

The decision to hold Hertfordshire’s biggest model railway event in Stevenage for the first time at the weekend proved to be firmly on the right track.

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There are severe delays on the A1(M) southbound between Baldock Services and Stevenage this morning after a crash between a car and an articulated lorry near Junction 7.

There are severe delays on the A1(M) southbound between Baldock Services and Stevenage this morning after a crash between a car and an articulated lorry near Junction 7.

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Letchworth Sports & Tennis Club manager Andy Proudlove, left, and community head coach Charlotte Gibbons, right, present a cheque for £3,356.94 to the club's charity of the year for 2016, Stand-by-Me Bereavement Support.

North Herts charity Stand-by-Me Bereavement Support is to benefit from a £3,356.94 windfall courtesy of Letchworth Sports & Tennis Club, who fundraised for the cause throughout 2016 after designating it their charity of the year.

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A man from Letchworth who allegedly hit a psychiatrist at Stevenages Lister Hospital with a hammer has been charged with GBH.

A man from Letchworth who allegedly hit a psychiatrist at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital with a hammer has been charged with GBH.

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Hitchin's Laura Borrell, pictured on her wedding day in August 2011, is trying to make memories while she still can, having been diagnosed with dementia at the age of 38. Picture: Talk to the Press.

A 39-year-old Hitchin woman who has been diagnosed with dementia is fundraising to create memories with her husband before her condition ‘takes her memories from her’.

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Kevin Johnson's funeral hearse and horses

Hundreds paid their respects to a much-loved Hitchin man who died after a brave battle against terminal illness.

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Councillor Adam Zerny, who launched the petition.

A Potton entrepreneur’s national petition calling for a ‘community right of appeal’ against rural over-development has attracted more than 3,000 signatures in just three days.

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The Weston Hills Tunnel. Photo: C2r at the English Wikipedia

A 38-year-old woman from Letchworth has been left homeless after her caravan was stolen from a layby near Baldock – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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A man was racially abused in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A man of mixed race was subjected to racial abuse and had his wallet stolen by four white men in Biggleswade in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland with the Twintowns 1000 team outside the Lister Hospital.

Charity plans are moving nicely for a passionate group of riders aiming to raise £100,000 for the Lister Hospital by cycling more than 1,000 kilometres this summer to Stevenage’s twin towns in Germany and France.

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George and Mary Prowse

A Hitchin couple well-known for their ceaseless work with the Royal British Legion are set to mark their 60th wedding anniversary this month – after threepence got them together!

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Artist's impression for the regeneration of Stevenage

A plan which could shape the future of Stevenage for the next 20 years is being interrogated by a government inspector from tomorrow (Tuesday) and people are invited along to watch.

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The Seat is recovered. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH

A motorist who crashed into the A1(M)’s central barrier between Letchworth and Stevenage yesterday has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

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Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

Yesterday, 20:16
Editor Nick Gill, second from left, with journalists Layth Yousif, Louise McEvoy, Bianca Wild, Martin Elvery and JP Asher, and photographer Danny Loo, far right.

The Comet and Royston Crow’s new editor has vowed to ensure truth, integrity, and a community focus remain at the heart of what both newspapers stands for.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Geoff Chapman, David Wilkins, Tony Maynard-Smith, Nigel Carrick, Kate Thompson and Sheila George toast the LALG's 30th anniversary at the Garden City Brewery. Photo: JP Asher

The Letchworth Arts and Leisure Group chalked 30 years up last night with an evening of drinking, quizzing and all-round fun – with a competition held to name a special 30th anniversary beer.

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