Issuing fines for absent school pupils in September would be “harsh,” leader of Stevenage Borough Council Sharon Taylor has said.

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Stevenage
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Bees have been pollinating flowers for more than 120 million years and they are exceedingly good at it. One species even gives us honey. What’s not to like?

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Letchworth
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Baldock has seen more deaths linked to the coronavirus than anywhere else in North Hertfordshire, new figures reveal.

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Baldock

In Letchworth there has been an incredible outpouring of support from groups, clubs and charities who have come together to help those impacted by COVID-19.

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Letchworth
Friday, June 5, 2020

Hitchin’s online community has been split over the Black Lives Matter protests that are sweeping the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

More than a third of North Hertfordshire’s workforce are key workers, new figures show.

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Plans for a vehicle scrapyard in the heart of Hitchin have been backed by Hertfordshire’s county councillors – despite some admitting there are pollution concerns.

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Hitchin
Saturday, May 23, 2020

Henlow’s Paul Harris talks to the Comet on the importance of positivity for Mental Health Awareness Week.

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As individuals we can help repair the climate by mending and repurposing items rather than sending them to waste. With shops and service industries closed during lockdown, it has never been less easy to replace our ‘stuff.’

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Letchworth

New data has revealed that the majority of COVID–19 related deaths in Stevenage have been in care homes.

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A one-way system around Fairlands Valley Park is one of the measures being considered to keep Stevenage residents safe as the coronavirus lockdown is eased.

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Coronavirus Stevenage

New figures have revealed that the amounts of waste being collected from homes across Stevenage has risen significantly during the lockdown.

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Stevenage

Letchworth Heritage Foundation CEO Graham Fisher has spoken to The Comet about the organisation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic – and how it might be changed in a post-COVID world.

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Letchworth
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A new chicken restaurant and takeaway has been given the go–ahead to open in Hitchin town centre.

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Hitchin

Councillors in North Hertfordshire are set to decide whether or not to licence a new takeaway and restaurant in Hitchin.

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Hitchin
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Impromptu street bands are popping up all over Hitchin to serenade our key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus Hitchin
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Every month until Hitchin Pride, the Comet will feature members of the LGBQT+ community – who will share their personal experiences with the wider world.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hitchin’s town centre manager has reacted to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget that was announced earlier this week – describing the relief packages as coming at the “perfect time”.

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Hitchin
Saturday, February 29, 2020

A Stevenage campaigner is hoping to raise £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his nan and best friend Iris Brown, who sadly died in September last year.

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Stevenage
Monday, February 24, 2020

Every month until Hitchin Pride, the Comet will feature members of the LGBQT+ community – who will share their personal experiences with the wider world.

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Hitchin
Monday, February 10, 2020

More than 1,500 people waiting for social housing in North Hertfordshire are stuck in unhygienic, cramped or inadequate accommodation, new figures reveal.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Stevenage councillors want the government to come up with alternative proposals to cut congestion on the A1(M) – after highlighting their own fears about ‘smart’ motorways.

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Stevenage
Friday, January 31, 2020

Following the announcement of Hitchin’s inaugural Pride in July, the Comet team are proud to say we will be featuring a monthly diary from members of the LGBQT+ community – who will share their experiences with the wider world.

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Stevenage Letchworth Hitchin

Homelessness in 2020 is an issue I hoped our council would not still be facing at the start of a new decade. Unfortunately, we have a growing housing crisis nationally which means so many people and families are struggling to obtain and sustain accommodation.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Today, the Comet is putting a spotlight on homelessness in Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A teenage boy who stabbed three people in Stevenage and Letchworth – with two incidents occurring while he was on bail – has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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Letchworth Stevenage
Monday, December 30, 2019

Plans for 85 new homes of the former site of a special school in Stevenage have been given the green light.

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Stevenage
Saturday, December 28, 2019

July saw a heady mix of sun, family fun and love on a well-known island.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Grandparents living in a village near Stevenage have been raising money to help find a cure for their grandson’s life-limiting disease.

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Stevenage

Pregnant women are to be ‘paid’ to stop smoking as part of a £49,500 public health pilot scheme in Hertfordshire.

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