Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A birthday party caused a spike in COVID-19 cases in towns near Hitchin and Letchworth last month, leading to extensive test and trace activity in the area.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dr Rini Saha from King George Surgery in Stevenage talks about looking after your family in our latest Hertfordshire health column.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

As part of our #HitchinHatesLitter campaign we’ve interviewed the founders of Hitchin-based business @BambuuBrush, who have been fighting for a cleaner, better planet for 14 years now.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Nikhil Vasdev, associate medical director for cancer services and a consultant urologist surgeon at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, talks about treating cancer patients during COVID-19 in our second Hertfordshire health column.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

A driver from Stotfold who killed a teacher after he jumped a red light has failed to overturn the 10-year driving ban imposed on him, because he “presents a real risk” for road users.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The charity that runs leisure facilities across Stevenage has lobbied to the council for emergency COVID-19 funding.

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Stevenage
Saturday, August 8, 2020

Councillors in Stevenage are to consider whether the council could take a more ‘commercial’ approach as part of a drive to increase income and safeguard jobs.

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Stevenage

Many of you will have been troubled by an article published last week (‘Could unitary Herts body save £142m?’), raising the spectre of a ‘mega-council’ – the largest in the country.

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Over the last few months we’ve had so much to worry about that plastic pollution has taken a back seat. But the problem hasn’t gone away, so perhaps now is the time to take action again.

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Letchworth
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Violent crime has risen in North Hertfordshire over the last year, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

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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Coronavirus Stevenage

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

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