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

A range of specialist bikes have been stolen from a garden in Letchworth in an overnight burglary, and police have launched an appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Residents across North Herts were treated to the sight of at least one enormous RAF transport plane roaming the skies yesterday afternoon.

A family support charity’s emergency appeal for financial help, after the coronavirus pandemic cut vital funding streams, has raised more than £26,000 so far.

Organisers have sadly had to cancel this year’s Hitchin Festival in July due to the coronavirus pandemic.



An image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the third Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Headingley has won the Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019.

A statement from the chairman of FA has said they are still persisting with the conclusion of the professional game but admitted clubs could disappear as the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic bite hard.

The RFU have come up with a “fair and balanced” way of deciding the final league positions across grassroots rugby – although how it actually works is still shrouded in mystery.

A former Welwyn Garden City trophy-winning skipper is at the forefront of a rapidly growing charity football match to help raise funds for the NHS and acknowledge their efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

Codicote and Stotfold are two of the latest clubs to add their names to a letter sent to the FA expressing anger at the voiding of the non-league season from step three down.

Stevenage FC

Mon, 13:03

With the 10th anniversary of Stevenage’s Conference winning season coming up, CometSport spoke to Joel Byrom to get his memories on the campaign. In part one, the midfielder reflects on the poor start to the season.

Stevenage FC have launched their Community Careline to support the elderly self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

Stevenage have pledged to support the elderly in the local community with food following the coronavirus outbreak.

English Football League has postponed games until April 3 because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Yesterday, 19:44

Organisers have sadly had to cancel this year’s Hitchin Festival in July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers of Bring Your Own Baby are launching a new online comedy show during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chart-topping singer James Morrison will perform an online concert on Instagram for Welwyn Hatfield-based charity Willow.

Organisers of a popular Hitchin comedy night are appealing for supporters to help keep the club afloat during the current coronavirus crisis.

Organisers of Classic Ibiza have postponed this summer’s concert in Hatfield.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

War researchers are trying to find the lost artist who painted a remarkable collection of First World War oil canvasses, believed to originate from Hertfordshire.

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The Heritage Foundation is developing an urgent action plan to support the Letchworth community as the impact of coronavirus continues to be felt.

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Standalone Farm reopens its doors on February 17, and is kicking off the new season with its biggest launch event yet – a mobile planetarium.

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North Hertfordshire Museum will mark LGBQT+ history month with a display illustrating the diversity of people in the district’s history.

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One of the world’s largest hospitals – built in just a fortnight – is one reason to be optimistic, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

No-one has any idea how long the nation will be in semi- or even permanent lockdown, so eliminating unnecessary outgoings will provide a welcome boost, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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