Yesterday, 13:24

Welcome to our live blog, where we will be providing updates on coronavirus in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

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Yesterday, 14:44

A number of residents have condemed the decision by a national chain to remain open for business as usual in Stevenage and St Albans, despite concerns the store does not fall into the government’s “essential” shops category.

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Coronavirus Stevenage St Albans
Yesterday, 11:03

An umbrella group that has been the voice of Hitchin for almost 30 years has responded to the district council’s consultation on Churchgate with their thoughts on the site’s future.

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Hitchin
Yesterday, 09:34

Stevenage’s homeless have been given a helping hand by the town’s borough council, which has been providing emergency accommodation to rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stevenage
Mon, 10:13

Great Northern and Thameslink services on the Hitchin line have reopened after one person was arrested for allegedly trespassing on the station’s tracks.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Like much of the UK, the Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock communities came together last night to applaud our carers, healthcare workers, nurses and doctors and everyone else battling the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus Stevenage Hitchin Letchworth
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Parents and carers are being warned of the potential consequences of letting their children roam free during lockdown, after Herts police patrols encountered groups of young people who appear to be disobeying social distancing measures.

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Coronavirus Hertfordshire
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Citizens Advice Stevenage has announced the new drastic measures it will be taking to ensure it can continue to operate during the coronavirus crisis.

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Coronavirus
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A young woman from Hitchin looks set to be stranded thousands of miles from home for the foreseeable future as international travel continues to be clamped down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A number of parks, services and other amenities are set to shut in Hertfordshire after Boris Johnson announced new lockdown measures to the nation yesterday evening.

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Coronavirus
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The number of visitors accompanying patients at hospitals in Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City is to be reduced for “the foreseeable future”.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A homeless shelter operating in Stevenage and Hitchin has released a public statement to reassure both residents and the public that they are doing all they can for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A rugby club based in Hitchin is preparing to dedicate its time to the North Herts community after all sports–related activity was suspended due to coronavirus.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Two community groups operating in Hitchin have become the latest recipients of the district council’s grant scheme, with more than £1,000 being allocated to the pair.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden MP, has appealed for his constituents to “come together as a community” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The owner of one of the oldest shops in Hitchin town centre has spoken about her time in Churchgate and the changes she would like to see made there in the coming years.

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Hitchin
Monday, March 16, 2020

A school from Hitchin, which sent pupils on a school trip to Italy during the coronavirus crisis this month, has said it does not regret the decision to go in an exclusive interview with the Comet.

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Coronavirus
Monday, March 16, 2020

A man from Letchworth has been prosecuted for fly–tipping offences and forced to pay almost £1,000 in fees.

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Stevenage
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Pupils from a school in Hitchin have raised more than £1,500 for two Letchworth-based charities by using their entreprenuerial spirit.

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Hitchin
Thursday, March 12, 2020

A patient at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus, the hospital’s trust has confirmed today.

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Coronavirus Stevenage
Thursday, March 12, 2020

A man has reportedly stolen a number of valuables during a distraction theft at a business in Hitchin today.

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Hitchin
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Help save lives by donating your organs – that is the message being shared at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital to mark World Kidney Day today ahead of a change in the law.

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Stevenage
Thursday, March 12, 2020

A public consultation that could see significant changes made to a residential road in Hitchin has been launched by Hertfordshire County Council.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A man from Hitchin has been sentenced under the Mental Health Act today, after a psychotic episode saw him stab his former friend to death.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A number of concerned Hitchin residents are calling on Hertfordshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures to a busy Oughton road – before a serious accident happens.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A primary school in Pirton received £100 in book vouchers to help them celebrate World Book Day last week.

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Pirton
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A new business that helps those with physical disabilities live more independently has recently opened in Hitchin.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

With another International Women’s Day in the books, the Comet has provided a round–up of some of the most inspiring and influential women we’ve spoken to over the last year.

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Stevenage Letchworth Baldock Hitchin
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Both pupils and staff from a Hitchin school are taking “precautionary” measures to self-isolate after they returned from a school trip to Italy yesterday.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

A Hitchin-based charity has been named as one of the best non–profit organisations to work for in the country.

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