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The Comet’s Hitchin reporter was put through his paces by budding newshounds at Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy when he was asked to check their journalism project work before giving a speech – rounded off with a question and answer session on the industry.

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Stevenage teacher Sam Gosnell has been banned from the classroom indefinitely

A teacher convicted of fraud has been banned from the classroom indefinitely.

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Student paramedics Katy Davies and Chris Parkinson at Letchworth Ambulance Station,

Whether it’s a multi-vehicle smash on the A1(M) or a serious trip or fall, when you dial 999 you always hope there will an ambulance crew on hand to get to you or a loved one quickly.

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Police have issued a warning about a possible rise in pension fraud after regulations change next week.

Pension fraud is likely to rise after new government rules come into effect next week, Herts police have warned.

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James Bay's debut album, The Chaos And The Calm, went straight in at number one.

A Hitchin singer is celebrating after clinching the UK’s number one album spot yesterday.

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There were traffic delays following a crash on the A1(M) between Junction 6-7 this morning.

A lane was blocked on the A1(M) during this morning’s rush hour after a two-vehicle crash which damaged the central reservation.

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He appeared at Stevenage Magistrates' Court last Monday.

A man has appeared in court accused of nine offences including having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

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Herts Air Ambulance is launching an open gardens scheme in the county in 2015

Calling all green-fingered supporters of the Herts Air Ambulance team – show off your prized plot this summer and be part of the charity’s inaugural Summer of Open Gardens.

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Age Concern UK portacabin being removed. Credit Jeremy Williams

A weathered ‘temporary’ cabin which served Stevenage’s elderly community for decades was finally towed away on Sunday.

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Students at St Thomas More in Letchworth have caught the cycling bug after the school unveiled a fantastic and colourful new cycle and scooter shelter for its pupils

Pupils at Letchworth’s St Thomas More RC Primary School have caught the cycling bug after the unveiling of a swish new £8,500 bike and scooter shelter.

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Stevenage Community Trust chairman Robert Stewart and manager Caroline Haskins meet Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor

Vote rivals battling hard for support ahead of May’s general election are agreed on at least one thing – Stevenage Community Trust’s 25th anniversary aims deserve cross-party support.

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Maria Iredale meets the Queen

The manager of Letchworth Arts Centre got the chance to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace last week to celebrate a fellowship awarded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

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Artwork by North Herts graphic artist Dan Bramall

There are Happy Days ahead for disadvantaged children in Herts and Beds thanks to a new charity partnership which has been forged with Hitchin’s annual Rhythms of the World festival.

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Terry Douris, executive member for HCC's highways and waste management branch

Motorist have something to smile about this week after councillors agreed to spend £40 million on improving the county’s roads.

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Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary support for local charities through Light Up A Life Christmas promotions - Steve Albon of Keech Hospice Care, Chris Holmes of Rotary, Lucy Watson of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Jo Wiffen of Garden House Hospice

A fundraising push backed by the Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club switched on support for three good causes.

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Herts Young Homeless

Most parents say they yearn for the day when their teenage offspring fly the nest and they can say goodbye to adolescent angst.

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Stevenage FC Foundation. Gambia trip.  
 - Gambia - April 2014
 © Kevin Coleman 2014

A Stevenage FC team have a long trip ahead of them as they set out to fulfil their next fixture.

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Richard Picton at a school boxing tournament in 1936 when he was 16.

The sacrifice of a hero bomber pilot and his crew will be saluted in a tiny French cemetery this summer, 71 years after their plane crashed to earth.

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Stevenage Community Trust chairman Robert Stewart and son Callum promote their Cambridge to Stevenage sponsored tandem ride

Who’s the navigator here? Stevenage Community Trust chairman Robert Stewart and son Callum took a punt on the best place to start a fundraising tandem ride from Cambridge – but will be opting for firmer ground when the challenge starts in earnest.

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Hitchin Town ladies football team captain Mel Blackmore and her nephew Lucas.

Hitchin Town FC is hosting its annual Ladies Day at Top Field today – and all female fans will get in free to the Canaries home league game against Slough Town.

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Hitchin Lions Club 45th charter lunch, March 2015
Jill and Martin Morgan, Colin and Lesley Davies

Members of Hitchin Lions Club welcomed colleagues from other clubs to the town’s Sun Hotel on Sunday for its 45th charter anniversary lunch.

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Details have been forwarded on to the coroner and there will be an inquest at a later date

A coroner has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after hearing about the death of a Stevenage heroin user.

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A passerby signs the Save Our Buses petition which gathered more than 500 signatures at Stevenage Bus Station on Friday March 20.

More than 500 people signed a petition on Friday to stop cuts being made to threatened bus services in Hertfordshire.

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Delays are expected due to signalling problems at Stevenage railway station.

Train passengers have been warned to expect delays and alterations due to signalling problems at Stevenage tonight.

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French horn player Ben Goldscheider is a finalist of the Young Brass Award 2015 which takes place on Friday. Credit: Gu Photography.

A 17-year-old French horn player from Ashwell is taking on the world’s best in a competition that is being broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 this evening.

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Meppershall Care Home closed after an inspection in 2013.

A Stevenage-based healthcare firm and its director have been ordered to pay more than £335,000 today after a 100-year-old woman died needlessly in their care.

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Sir Oliver Heald puts Department of Health estimates to the test as he tries to drive to Mount Vernon in 45 minutes

Calls for a satellite radiotherapy unit at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital to save patients the gruelling journey to north London for treatment are being heard at the highest levels of the National Health Service.

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Michael Norgan and Keith Hoskins

Fed up with used chewing gum littering streets and blighting Hitchin town centre? Relief is at hand, with a blitz on the eyesore gobbets of gum that disfigure so many pavements.

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Marriotts School students, pictured during their Rock Challenge performance in Stevenage, are hoping to raise £2,750 to compete in the next stage.

A school has launched a fundraising appeal so 80 students can continue to compete in the UK arm of a global competition after winning a regional heat.

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