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After social media rumours of a stabbing in Stevenage last night, police have put out a statement explaining why they were out in force, but confirmed they are not dealing with any incidents of this kind.

Hitchin Town Hall is set to host a celebration multiculturalism next month designed to bring different faiths together.

Police are making further enquiries to help ensure the safety of a man who was reported injured in Stevenage last night.

An Easter egg appeal has been launched to help bring smiles to the faces of people who are homeless.

Police are at the scene of a reported assault at Wigram Way in Stevenage.

Sport

Thu, 18:27

Calling all Spurs fans. The club’s assistant manager Jesus Perez will feature at a special event in North Herts next month with highly-respected broadcaster Guillem Balague.

Formula One is about speed, glamour, danger, power and money – and with the start of the 2019 season interest has never been higher, writes Layth Yousif.

Champions! The talented girls football team from Hitchin’s Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy lifted silverware after a hard-fought North Herts schools tournament at the weekend, writes Layth Yousif.

It’s not often legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly was wrong – but when he mused: “Football isn’t a matter of life or death, it’s far more important than that” – he was completely and utterly incorrect.

Hitchin Ladies First XV are just one win away from an unbeaten league season after thrashing Hampstead 63-12 on Sunday afternoon.

Stevenage FC

Stevenage FC take on Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose needing a win to stay in the race for the Sky Bet League Two play-offs. Follow all the action with CometSport’s live blog.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria has been talking to Layth Yousif about a number of topics at his weekly press conference at the club’s training ground Bragbury End. Red on for his take on Sol Campbell’s ahead of Boro’s trip to Macclesfield on Saturday as well as his moving tribute to the late Michael Thalassitis as well as much, much more.

Former Stevenage captain Mark Roberts pays tribute to his ex-colleague Michael Thalassitis, who died at the age of 26 at the weekend, and reminds those who are struggling that they are not alone.

Stevenage FC says everyone at the club is “shocked and saddened” to hear about the death of former player Michael Thalassitis, who has been found dead at the age 26.

What's On

Yesterday, 12:01

Some of the hottest new music names around have been added to the Standon Calling 2019 festival line-up.

There’s still time to bid to win free tickets to the county’s top tourist attractions.

CC Smugglers have been announced for this summer’s Goatfest Live Music Festival in Codicote.

Synth-pop trio Years & Years have been announced for this summer’s Newmarket Nights concerts.

Former boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is coming to Stevenage for a fan event this month.

Business

Friday, March 8, 2019

Often when speaking about digital I get asked the question “Do I really need a website? Can’t I just use Google listings and Facebook?” My answer is always the same and almost always unpopular.

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Heritage

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

There’s still time to bid to win free tickets to the county’s top tourist attractions.

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The green light has been given for the major renovation and modification of a Grade I listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage.

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Free screenings of rare archive film footage of Stevenage are being offered to community groups and centres, including museums, churches and village halls.

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Ownership of a multi-million pound piece of public art at Stevenage’s newly-named Barclay Academy will be retained by Herts County Council, even though the school now belongs to a private sponsor.

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The author of a book on a infamous unsolved Hitchin murder is appearing on the UK’s most successful history podcast today – exactly 100 years after the crime took place.

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