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Emergency services were called to Wisden Road in Stevenage this afternoon.

Firefighters and the ambulance service were called out this afternoon after a crash in Stevenage involving one car.

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Councillor Terry Hone with the Letchworth 1st XI and one of the new benches in memory of former players installed at Letchworth Cricket Club.

Friends, family and former team-mates congregated at a Letchworth sports ground last Saturday for the unveiling of five memorial benches dedicated to stalwarts of local sport.

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Kerry Duggan's cycle ride for Garden House Hospice Care

Nurse Kerry Duggan from Graveley has been organising charity rides for 12 years, collecting tens of thousands of pounds along the way for various worthy groups – with this year’s beneficiary the Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.

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Charlie Hall will be Hertfordshire's new chief constable

Just two people applied to become Herts’ new chief constable, and only one was interviewed – despite a recruitment consultant’s recommendation that both be considered.

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Wilko opening

Shoppers were out in force on Thursday of last week when Wilko opened its doors in Biggleswade.

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Cinnabar Café in Stevenage.

Cinnabar Café in Stevenage Old Town will be closing its doors for refurbishment after the August bank holiday weekend.

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L-R Nicola Booker, Lily Hall, 11, Joely Neale, 14, Atlanta Dowling, 15, Lisa Zsentko, Stone Josephs, 4, Blaze Dowling, 10, Shane Johnson of Heaven and Earth, Wayne Gardner of SWAT Electrical, Paul Kelly of PMK building Ltd

The mother of a boy left severely disabled after contracting meningitis has described how she cried after finding out strangers were coming together to create him a dream garden.

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Morrisons kiosk staff Anita Amey, Mary Gates who is retiring after 17 years of service and Connor Pattison.

A Letchworth supermarket stalwart who has worked at Morrisons in Broadway ever since the store first opened its doors 17 years ago is finally retiring today.

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North Herts College , which has campuses in Hitchin (pictured), Stevenage and Letchworth, says there's no need to fret about your GCSE or A-level results.

It’s been a nail-biting wait for teenagers up and down the country as GCSE and A-level results days have acted as a dark cloud over their summer.

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Hitchin's UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl.

With millions glued to the our athletes’ gold-laden performances at the Rio Olympics one of the unsung heroes behind their achievements returned to Hitchin this week.

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Rail union RMT has announced a 24-hour strike by station staff on Great Northern and associated lines over the proposed closure of ticket offices and reorganisation of the workforce  with the railway operator calling the action shameful.

Rail union RMT has announced a 24-hour strike by station staff on Great Northern and associated lines over the proposed closure of ticket offices and reorganisation of the workforce – with the railway operator calling the action ‘shameful’.

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A judge yesterday blasted two branches of an Arlesey family whose feud over a taxi firm led to one of them glassing his cousin in a Hitchin town centre bar.

A judge yesterday blasted two branches of an Arlesey family whose feud over a taxi firm led to one of them glassing his cousin in a Hitchin town centre bar.

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Chelsey Austin tragically passed away at the age of 22 after losing her battle with Rett Syndrome.

The family of a woman who tragically passed away at the age of 22 earlier this year are holding a fundraiser on Saturday to raise awareness of the disorder which claimed her life.

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Packed: Families enjoy the Howard Park splash area amid the heatwave on Tuesday. Photo: Alex Shafarenko

A Letchworth mum’s petition calling for fencing to help keep children safe at the town’s play areas has been signed more than 500 times in a week – and planners say they are going to review the situation.

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Samantha Vale with her son Harrison, nine and daughter Tiana Forde, 16 after Harrison had part of his thumb bitten off by a neighbours dog.

The mother of a Stevenage boy who had his thumb bitten off by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier has bravely shared the ordeal with the Comet to help raise awareness of the dangers of uncontrollable dogs.

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Signs in the Morrisons car park detailing the ANPR parking system.

Number-plate reading cameras at a Letchworth supermarket car park went up without planning permission – and a criminal offence may have been caused when accompanying signs were put up.

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Barclay's Dan Witt achieved 10 GCSEs including three As, Josh Ellis got seven As and three Bs, Joe Walker achieved two A*s, five As and two Bs and Keir Lloyd achieved three A*s, six As and a B.

There were smiles aplenty at Stevenage’s Barclay School today as students got their GCSE results.

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Thomas Alleyne Academy students Nicole Brown, Daniel Zeng and Darren Darby with their GCSE results.

The headteacher at Stevenage’s Thomas Alleyne Academy said GCSE results had ‘improved significantly’ on last year and congratulated students on their efforts.

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The Priory School

The head of The Priory School in Hitchin has spoken of smiles and celebrations at the Bedford Road establishment on GCSE results day.

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North Herts College students collecting their GCSE results this morning.

More than 1,000 students sat maths and English GCSE exams at North Herts College over the summer, and there were plenty of smiles at the Hitchin campus where results were handed out.

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John Henry Newman School students with their GCSE results.

Pupils at the John Henry Newman Catholic School in Stevenage were celebrating their GCSE results today as almost 30 percent of grades were at A* or A.

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Marriotts School's Kate Brown, Ginger Polo and Erin Randall with their GCSE results.

‘We cannot stop smiling’ – that’s the verdict from students and staff at Stevenage’s Marriotts School after achieving record-breaking GCSE results.

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Samuel Whitbread Academy students collecting their GCSE results this morning.

The headteacher of Samuel Whitbread Academy says the Clifton school is among the top performing in the county after 64 per cent of Year 11 students gained A* to C in English and maths – 10 per cent up on last year.

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Barnwell School students Luke Poxon, Mixon Foo, James Pavey, Brandon Baldwin and Thomas Yellowlees with their GCSE results.

Barnwell School in Stevenage recorded its best ever GCSE results, topping last year’s record.

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Pupils at St Francis' College celebrate with their GCSE results.

Students at Letchworth’s St Francis’ College are over the moon after 100 per cent of them achieved at least five GCSEs at grade C or higher, including maths and English.

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Students from Sandy Upper School collecting their GCSE results this morning.

Sandy Upper School’s GCSE students are record breakers after 83 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades, including maths and English.

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Fearnhill School head Liz Ellis, far right, with top-performing students on GCSE results day.

The head at Letchworth’s Fearnhill School has praised her pupils and teaching staff after they received their GCSE results today.

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Head of year Laura Gant with Nobel students Matthew Wan, Haarith Aubad, Minal Karadia, Jade Bolt, Harry Draper, Matthew Banks and head Martyn Henson.

The headteacher of The Nobel School in Stevenage said he is thrilled with this year’s GCSE results, which saw 70 per cent of grades passed at A*-C.

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Knights Templar pupils with their GCSE results today.

Pupils at Baldock’s Knights Templar School should be very proud of themselves after getting their GCSE results today – that’s according to head Tim Litchfield.

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Hitchin Girls' School

The headteacher at Hitchin Girls’ School is proud of her students on GCSE results day.

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St Christopher School head Richard Palmer.

The head of Letchworth’s St Christopher School has expressed his satisfaction after his GCSE students attained an 85 per cent A*-C pass rate.

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Stratton Upper School GCSE results day 2016

The headteacher of Stratton Upper School says that his students’ GCSE results show that they are raising the bar in terms of achievement.

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Hannah Williams, Sabina Pogoson and Folu Ogunyeye

The headteacher of Princess Helena College, in the village of Preston near Hitchin, praised their pupils and teaching staff after the school achieved its best GCSE results in five years.

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There was a two-car crash at the notorious Graveley Road junction on the outskirts of Stevenage this morning.

A driver was taken to hospital this morning after two cars collided at an accident blackspot junction on the outskirts of Stevenage.

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Hitchin Boys' School

The headteacher of Hitchin Boys’ School is pleased with his pupils as they received their GCSE results this morning.

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The hay fire in Gosmore near Hitchin.

A farmer whose land just outside Hitchin suffered a massive fire in the early hours of yesterday and who bravely rushed to the scene to assist firefighters with vital technical knowledge of the area has spoken to the Comet about what happened.

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Police have increased patrols in a Stevenage park after two men were attacked by a gang in the space of half an hour.

Police have increased patrols in a Stevenage park after two young men were attacked by a large gang in the space of half an hour on Monday night.

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Have you seen Edgar? The tortoise is believed to have been stolen from a Stevenage garden.

A public appeal to find Edgar the tortoise has been launched after police believe he was stolen from a Stevenage garden yesterday.

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The straw fire in Gosmore, which has since been declared out.

The fire service has confirmed the massive fire involving 400 tonnes of straw in Gosmore near Hitchin has now been fully extinguished.

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The scene at Gosmore this morning, where 400 tonnes of straw caught fire. Photo: @HertsFRSControl

About 450 homes on the outskirts of Hitchin had their electricity cut out during the night due to a massive fire involving 100 tonnes of straw – and emergency crews are still on the scene tackling the blaze.

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Home-Start Herts staff and BT volunteers helped children to make their mark in Stevenage

Children had fun making their mark in Stevenage town centre last week as part of an initiative by family support charity Home-Start Herts.

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Nick Carver, chief executive of the East and North Herts NHS Trust

Fears two hospital trusts’ commitment to collaborate will lead to redundancies have been allayed.

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Marks & Spencer is set to open up in Biggleswade on Thursday, September 29.

Marks & Spencer is set to open its biggest store of the year at Biggleswade Retail Park on Thursday, September 29.

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A dog was rescued from the A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage

A Staffie-type dog gave police the run around after ending up on the A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage.

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A 14-year-old boy has had his phone stolen in a Stevenage park by a teenager wielding a knife  and police are now appealing for witnesses.

A 14-year-old boy has had his phone stolen in a Stevenage park by a teenager wielding a knife – and police are now appealing for witnesses.

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A man was taken to hospital after abusing alcohol in Hitchin last night.

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital for excessive alcohol consumption after collapsing in a Hitchin park last night.

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Becky Nicholas, Vicky Pooley, Lynda Needham, Trevor Gillard, Emma Connor, Joan Kirby,  Tony Hunter.

It might be six months overdue but it has been revealed today a much needed new community centre in Hitchin is set to open its doors early next month.

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Peugeot 208

Bringing style and efficiency to the roads of Hertfordshire, the PEUGEOT 208 is available from local PEUGEOT Dealership, Norton Way, Letchworth.

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Wilko opening

Shoppers were out in force on Thursday of last week when Wilko opened its doors in Biggleswade.

Education

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North Herts College , which has campuses in Hitchin (pictured), Stevenage and Letchworth, says there's no need to fret about your GCSE or A-level results.

It’s been a nail-biting wait for teenagers up and down the country as GCSE and A-level results days have acted as a dark cloud over their summer.

Read more

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