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The final mosaics in a heritage trail linking Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade have been put in place this week.

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How well do you know your Biggleswade community groups? There’s a chance to meet them next weekend.

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Have you ever wondered why street names in the Chells Manor area of Stevenage bear the colourful and evocative names of Roman gods and emperors?

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Fundraisers ran through the day and night for 250km to raise funds to help Hitchin youth charity Phase.

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A dog walk in the park with difference is coming to Stevenage to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

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An Arlesey carpenter will appear on ITV show Take Me Out this weekend for the second time, as part of its 10-year anniversary.

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A former carer from Letchworth is taking on her first half marathon on Sunday in memory of her baby nephew, who passed away at 17 months old, and those she has cared for.

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Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has signed an early day motion aimed at tackling fly-tipping.

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Some parents have leapt to the defence of the current leadership at a Hitchin primary school where historical assessment issues were found.

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A mum of two from Letchworth who says she “hates running” has decided to mark her 30th birthday by taking on the London Marathon for a cause close to her heart.

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A 17-year-old first aider from Hitchin has been named St John Ambulance’s cadet of the year for eastern England.

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A woman who works tirelessly to support midwives and empower women during childbirth has been nominated in this year’s Comet Community Awards.

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We have the opportunity now to prevent children and young people experiencing poor mental health and self-harming in the future, says the chief executive of a family support charity who is asking for readers’ support in changing Government policy.

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A photography company based in Stotfold has launched its new website this week and has highlighted plans to photograph historic churches in the local area during 2018.

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Fighting to balance the budget in the face of huge government cuts to grants and public pressure not to increase council tax is the theme of this year’s budget which will be presented to Central Beds Council at a meeting tonight.

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A Letchworth based care provider has raised a record amount of money in one evening for Magpas Air Ambulance, which saved the life of one of its senior workers.

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Fire crews and police were called to the scene of a blaze at a flat in Letchworth’s Broadway this afternoon.

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One in four adults in Stevenage are inactive, two in three are obese, one in three children are obese, one in four smoke and one in four adults experience poor mental health and wellbeing.

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Where is the Stevenage Costco? That’s the question many are asking, two years after the cash-and-carry giant received the green light for a 14,030-square-metre megastore.

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One person was injured when two cars were involved in a crash in Letchworth yesterday afternoon.

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Officers investigating a burglary in Arlesey have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Anyone thinking of speeding around the roads of Biggleswade will have to beware after community volunteers’ bid for a device to catch out fast drivers was accepted by the town council.

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The academy trust behind a crisis-hit Hitchin primary school has moved to clarify matters as parents demand answers.

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Staff have been allowed back into the Comet office this evening, after the suspicious package that led to them – and other businesses – being evacuated was found not to be a bomb.

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The entire staff has been evacuated from the Comet newsroom in Stevenage this afternoon after reports of a suspicious package left next door.

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Watchdog Ofsted’s national director for education has visited a primary school in Hitchin to meet pupils, staff and governors.

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Barclays is to retain a reduced presence in Sandy after all, after a deal was struck between the bank and the town council.

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Fundraisers made a splash for charity over the weekend at the Biggleswade Rotary Club’s annual Swimathon.

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Artisan bakers will be sharing the love of their loaf during Real Bread Week (Feb 24 to Mar 4), sending the message that good bread should only be made from flour, water, yeast and a little salt.

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A 70-year-old man from Knebworth has been jailed for 14 months after admitting to domestic abuse offences against his wife spanning a 47-year marriage.

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A child rapist is facing jail after today being convicted of a string of offences spanning 38 years – a number of which were committed while he was living in Letchworth.

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The completion of major roadworks between Stevenage and Ware has been delayed for a month.

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A person has died after being hit by a train north of Hitchin railway station.

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A 26-year-old man has admitted stealing £3,500 from an employer in Hitchin.

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An average of two sex offences targeting children and young people are recorded in Hertfordshire every day, according to new police figures.

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Bedfordshire’s police force will be back in the spotlight from tonight as the new series of 24 Hours in Police Custody starts on Channel 4.

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The developers who built London’s The Shard are to pump £350 million into the redevelopment of Stevenage town centre.

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A 23-year-old man has been charged following a police appeal in connection with a serious assault in Letchworth.

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A ghost-hunting couple who first fell in love while seeking spooks are set to search for paranormal activity at a notoriously haunted Sandy pub as part of a charity fundraiser.

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A distinctive BMW has been stolen in Stevenage Old Town, and police have now released images of the car in the hope of tracking it down.

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Visitors to Hitchin town centre on Saturday had the chance to admire a tank from the First World War.

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A man in his 80s remains in a serious condition in hospital after a collision involving a car in Hitchin over the weekend, police have today confirmed.

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A woman was taken to hospital with a head injury after a two-car crash on the A602 in Hitchin on Saturday afternoon.

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There are long tailbacks on the A1(M) southbound this morning around Stevenage, with queues back almost as far as Letchworth.

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A Baldock-based funeral home has organised a charity drive encouraging people to donate pre-loved teddy bears for vulnerable children across the UK.

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Hitchin hockey players ran a 10km charity race in London to support a teammate who is battling cancer.

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A man in his 80s is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a car this morning.

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The final mosaics in a heritage trail linking Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade have been put in place this week.

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