Thursday, August 10, 2017

A stand-up comic who grew up in Stotfold and Arlesey has won through to the final of the BBC New Comedy Award, to be held at the Edinburgh Fringe this weekend.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Letchworth is to star on national television next week as part of a new BBC Four documentary series looking at the idea of utopia.

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BBC
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Actor, writer, broadcaster, comedian and all-round good-egg Emma Kennedy is coming to Hitchin as the town’s festival draws to a close.

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Layth Yousif
Friday, July 14, 2017

The NR F1 Podcast takes to the airwaves to bring you its 2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix preview.

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BBC
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The team from Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice Care work so hard for our community – so it was nice to see them take a short time-out relaxing at a summer party featuring BBC star Mary Berry.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Great British Bake-Off star Mary Berry paid tribute to a mother and daughter master cake-makers from Hitchin over the weekend.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

The best-selling Canadian author of the DCI Banks crime series is set to introduce and sign his new novel in Letchworth.

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BBC
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Hitchin MP Bim Afolami made his first appearance on the BBC’s influential Daily Politics show this week.

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Jeremy Corbyn
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The family of film critic Barry Norman have paid tribute to his remarkable life, which came to a much-lamented end on Friday night after 60 years in Datchworth.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

An amazing adventurer who grew up in Stevenage has become one of only a handful Britons ever to have completed the mind-blowing feat of scaling Mount Everest without oxygen.

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Barclay School
Thursday, June 29, 2017

The North Herts People’s Assembly are calling for as many people as possible from Hitchin and other parts in our area to join them as part of a ‘one-in-a-generation’ nationwide march against austerity through London.

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Bim Afolami
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Hitchin school will be hosting a well-known jazz singer in association with a community choir.

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BBC
Monday, June 19, 2017

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt is back in government as a foreign office minister – and he’s looking forward to working with Britain’s Middle East partners again.

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Alistair Burt
Monday, June 5, 2017

Election day is almost upon us and on Thursday you will be voting to choose MPs for the constituency where you live - and the next government of the United Kingdom.

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BBC
Friday, May 12, 2017

The impressively weathered stone fireplace at an historic inn situated in the heart of Stevenage’s beguiling old town has a date carved into it: 1667.

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Jeremy Corbyn
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bob Marley died 36 years ago today – as we reveal rare information about his long-lost 1973 performance in Hitchin a short time before he and his band hit global superstardom – and talk to a person who was there that seminal night.

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BBC
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Peter Lilley has revealed he will not stand in the forthcoming General Election.

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Peter Lilley
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ashwell French horn player Ben Goldscheider will perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London next month, before jetting off to Venezuela to represent Britain in an international soloists’ festival.

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Knights Templar School
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Third placed Hitchin Town drew 0-0 in a hard-fought match against second in the table Leamington in today’s top of the table clash at evocative old Top Field today.

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Mark Burke
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cookery students from North Herts College travelled to Wembley Stadium and met with an alumni who featured in the BBC hit show MasterChef.

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North Herts College
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The government’s decision to back down on increasing National Insurance contributions for small traders has been welcomed by Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland who led the campaign pushing the government to reconsider the matter.

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Stephen McPartland
Friday, March 10, 2017

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has launched a scathing attack on his own Chancellor for increasing tax on those who run small businesses.

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Stephen McPartland
Monday, February 27, 2017

Award winning director Ken Loach – whose critically-acclaimed BAFTA-winning movie I, Daniel Blake has won plaudits if not Oscar nominations – visited Hitchin this month where he spoke about his latest film. The Comet’s Layth Yousif caught up with him at the sold-out event for an exclusive chat.

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Donald Trump
Monday, January 30, 2017

A popular Hitchin restaurant has welcomed a celebrity television chef to host a prestigious awards ceremony.

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BBC
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

French horn player and BBC Young Musician finalist Ben Goldscheider was back at Baldock’s Knights Templar School on Thursday for its annual commemoration evening.

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Knights Templar School
Monday, January 9, 2017

DIY SOS mainstay Billy Byrne was among the dozens of people who turned out in Letchworth today as a cherished centre for adults with disabilities opened its new premises for the first time.

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North Herts District Council
Thursday, December 29, 2016

A midwife who served the NHS for 45 years had her home transformed in time for Christmas – thanks to a kind-hearted band of DIY volunteers who came to her aid.

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Stevenage
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Now we all know journalism can be a dangerous profession at times, but in February it took on a whole new meaning for Comet reporter Layth Yousif when he popped out to Stevenage Old Town for a sandwich and was nearly crushed by a falling tree!

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Layth Yousif
Thursday, December 22, 2016

A large bronze sculpture of a horse worth tens of thousands of pounds which was stolen from its St Ippolyts owners seven years ago has been recovered – thanks to an eagle-eyed TV viewer and police in North Herts.

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