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A fuming boss says water workers turned the last day of his sale into a damp squib after digging up the road outside his premises to fix a leak.

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Erjoel Raga is wanted on suspicion of rape

An appeal has been launched to track down a rape suspect who police say could be ‘anywhere in Hertfordshire’.

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Pete Thomas

Tributes have been paid to an angler whose legendary exploits have passed into fishing folklore.

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Clerk has resigned from Arlesey Town Council.

The clerk to Arlesey Town Council has resigned from her post, the chairman has confirmed.

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JHN headteacher Clive Mathew with students and Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland, who has issued a supporting statement.

The headteacher of a Stevenage school has said that an Ofsted report which has seen its rating downgraded ‘doesn’t add up’.

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Protestors are taking to the streets of Letchworth to back the 'Save our NHS' campaign.

Protestors are taking to the streets of Letchworth tomorrow to give their backing to the ‘Save our NHS’ campaign.

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Corin Lancaster, Ashton Smith, Skye Oswick Endersby, headteacher Caren Earp, Holly Duggan, Amy Devenport and Charlotte Tarttelin

Six girls from the Henlow Church of England Academy were overjoyed to win their U11s group, with the school also achieving two silver placings and a bronze.

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Letchworth teacher Richard Woodham on his trip to Zambia.

A partnership between a Letchworth school and a Zambian school is bearing fruit, according to a teacher who ventured out on an inspiring trip to the southern African country.

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Gary Hobbs, Kasia and Amelia.

A Letchworth man has launched an appeal to try to help his sister-in-law walk again after she suffered a stroke while giving birth to her first child.

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Where's the apostrophe gone? Manager Amy Smith outside The Angel Vaults Inn.

It’s official – the rogue apostrophe which has been the talk of Hitchin’s beer drinkers and punctuation enthusiasts is no more!

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burnt wheel

A teenager has been left devastated after a car he’d saved up for himself was torched in an arson attack on Friday night.

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The multi-talented Emma Kennedy.

A former Hitchin Girls’ School pupil whose bestselling book about her childhood in Stevenage is about to become a TV drama is getting set for her biggest charity challenge yet – a marathon 27 hours non-stop on stage raising money for this year’s Red Nose Day.

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Jamie Wildman pictured at home

A bus company has mounted an investigation after a complaint that a driver refused to allow a Hitchin man suffering from spina bifida man on to his bus – because he was in a wheelchair.

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Alison Fishpool with one of her pet rabbits and a guinea pig

Animal-lover Alison Fishpool has said she could lose her home if she doesn’t get rid of the four rescued rabbits and guinea pigs she keeps in her garden.

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

The clock is ticking on the deadline for a planning application to be submitted for the controversial redevelopment of Hitchin Town FC’s Top Field ground.

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Jasmin Gupta and Cancer Hair Care have launched the Beat The Burglars bad hair day selfie campaign.

A cancer charity bowled over by a flood of support after burglars trashed their Stevenage base is now promoting a new fundraising challenge to help it move on from the break-in blow.

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Stevenage Borough Council offices.

Councillors last night agreed to freeze council tax in Stevenage borough for the sixth year in a row.

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Talk Talk

Phone and communications firm TalkTalk is shutting its Stevenage office and cutting 120 jobs as part of plans to make the business more efficient.

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Round Diamond headteacher Zoe Philips issued a statement to the Comet this week.

A primary school in Stevenage has issued a statement to reassure parents after an alleged incident involving a number of children was circulated on social media.

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Writer, lecturer and broadcaster Daniel Snowman will be helping mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo in Stevenage.

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Jack Collison

A former Premier League player says he was honoured to ‘give something back’ to Shefford when he set up a soccer school at his former school during half term.

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Jamie Horgan, who died aged 28

A popular salesman was three times over the drink-drive limit and had drugs in his system when he died in a car crash, an inquest heard this afternoon.

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Police are searching for 16-year-old Danniel Burrows who was last seen at Letchworth railway station.

Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy who was last seen in Letchworth.

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Detectives have described the death of a sheep who was shot in the eye as ‘shocking and cruel’.

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Hertfordshire County Council

A leading County Hall figure has said the authority’s decision to increase council tax for the first time in six years has been made to protect frontline services.

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Mary Mitchell and Rose Hamilton both act as host families in Stevenage for people with mental health problems.

Two Stevenage women have spoken about providing a temporary home for people with mental health problems as part of an appeal for more families to come forward.

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Freedom of speech

Organisers of a peace conference in Hitchin this weekend have an open door to anyone who would like to get involved.

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Police stopped the man in Hitchin.

A male driver was arrested in Hitchin for allegedly drink driving in Letchworth.

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Tracey Rowe wa sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court.

A woman who stole more than £42,000 was sentenced to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing from vulnerable people in North Herts.

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