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A family from Stevenage were surprised to find a cat in the grille of their car when they arrived in Clacton-on-Sea for a holiday.

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A red tape blunder has led to work being halted on “stunned” Stevenage FC’s new North Stand.

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From small seeds do great things grow – and that can certainly be said of the lifelong friendships shared by Hitchin town twinners with their German counterparts in Bingen am Rhein.

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Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner could close blue-light stations in Hitchin, Hatfield and other towns if he gains control over the fire and rescue service.

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A Letchworth GP surgery has now been rated as ‘good’ – after two previous Care Quality Commission inspections found the practice to be ‘inadequate’.

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Police investigating after the Stevenage branch of Game was ram-raided with a moped have today released four CCTV images of people they are looking to trace.

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Stevie Wonder, Thom Yorke, both Gallagher brothers – these are just a few of the world-famous musicians using groundbreaking microphones developed right here in Hitchin.

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A lady from Royston who said she’s at the end of her tether after her food waste caddy was collected once in six weeks has challenged the council to visit her home and see the problems for themselves.

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A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with head injuries after he was assaulted and knocked unconscious in a Stevenage park over the weekend.

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Memories of joy, tears and above all getting barred have been shared after a giant of Hitchin’s past died at his adopted home in Thailand.

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The junior captain at Chesfield Downs golf club will be hosting an event to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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Cinema under the stars returns to the historic grounds of Knebworth House next month – with one screening already sold out.

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A care worker has been hailed a hero and been awarded £1,000 for the quality care she provides, and for her reliability and competence.

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An aircraft hangar at IWM Duxford will be transformed into a dance hall for a 1940s swing and jazz evening.

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A Hitchin primary school is to welcome the fun of the circus next weekend for a fundraising day.

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A community fun day is to be held for charity in Hitchin next weekend.

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Stevenage will be represented in Russia this summer when Ashley Young pulls on his England shirt at the FIFA World Cup – and a video has been produced about his childhood here.

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A Baldock care home is having a double celebration after the completed refurbishment of its Best Friends Café coincided with receiving an overall ‘good’ rating from Care Quality Commission inspectors.

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A double bill of Mozart opera is coming to Hitchin next month – with proceeds going to preserve the town’s iconic parish church.

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Jazz and strings have gone other for longer than many people think – and they’ll be back together in Hitchin next weekend.

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One of the world’s most luxurious trains will call at Stevenage and Hitchin next month to take top champagne-sipping punters to Ladies’ Day at Newmarket Racecourse.

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A business networking group is moving to a new venue in the heart of Hitchin.

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There’s no business like burger business – just ask Smoky Boys, whose drivers have now been blazing trails across Stevenage for two months.

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Housing provision for key workers in Central Bedfordshire is set to be more of a priority following the council’s admission its educational support team was “run down” in recent years.

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Hitchin’s British Schools Museum has won a £54,525 grant to shine a light on the life and legacy of a 19th-century education pioneer.

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With Bike Week 2018 well under way, the Comet has been looking at how Biggleswade played a crucial role in the development of the bicycle as we know it today.

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The Association for Police and Crime Commissioners has announced today that ‘Finn’s Law’, which will help to protect service animals in the line of duty, has been backed by the Government.

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Fears are being raised about whether Central Bedfordshire Council plans to change the way it runs publicly-owned farms, and possibly sell some of them.

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This weekend marks the start of a fortnight of varied events in Letchworth, as part of the town’s annual festival.

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A man in his 80s who was seriously injured in a crash on an A1(M) slip road at Letchworth Gate has tragically died in hospital – and police have today reappealed for witnesses.

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The chief executive of troubled rail firm Govia Thameslink, which operates the Great Northern and Thameslink lines, has resigned.

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A major road in Hitchin will be closed 24 hours a day for the next three weekends while county council contactors carry out drainage works.

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A police helicopter was out searching for a missing man from Stevenage in the early hours of this morning.

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Letchworth’s Heritage Foundation is looking to explore more eco-friendly alternatives in some of its businesses.

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A 17-year-old singer-songwriter is set to release her debut single later this month.

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Developers set to build 78 homes in a village near Hitchin have won an appeal to bring construction traffic to the site through winding country lanes.

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A teenage murderer from Stevenage who along with four others stabbed a 17-year-old to death was yesterday jailed for life.

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An investigation into a hot air balloon crash near Royston – which saw one passenger thrown from the basket – has concluded with question marks over what caused the incident.

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Jeremy Corbyn was in Stevenage today – and in a one-on-one interview with the Comet, he gave his views on a range of issues affecting our area.

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Stevenage Day returns this Sunday with a line-up which is “bigger and better than ever”.

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A woman from Biggleswade has received the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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A record-breaking gathering of autogyros was held over the weekend at Old Warden, near Biggleswade.

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There’ll be great sounds and great taste in Hitchin town centre this evening with the return of Street Food Monthly.

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Emergency crews rescued a motorist from the wreckage after the car he was driving crashed into a Hitchin garage last night.

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Plans to build a multi-million pound cancer centre at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital, to prevent patients from having to make a 70-mile round trip for routine radiotherapy, have taken a major step forward.

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A safety probe has been launched after a dad plummeted to his death at the famous film studio where Harry Potter and Star Wars were shot.

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If you were an engineer what would you do? That was the question posed to pupils from across the east of England in a school awards which saw a Stevenage student among the winners.

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The junior captain at Chesfield Downs golf club will be hosting an event to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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