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Garden House Hospice Care has held its annual Lights of Life remembrance ceremonies in Stevenage and Letchworth - with hundreds gathering to remember lost loved ones over the Christmas period.

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace 17-year-old Alicia Sesay, who is missing from her home in Letchworth.

Letchworth campaign group have been out in force to plant more than 150 trees in one morning, with efforts to continue today.

A mechanical engineering apprentice - determined to break the stereotype of the profession and help address the significant skills and diversity shortfall in this sector - has won a national award.

Pantomime tickets for next year's production of Aladdin in Stevenage have gone on sale.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

Hitchin Town's good form continued on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with promotion-chasing Nuneaton Borough in the Southern League Central Premier Division at Top Field.

Hitchin Town are through to the next round of the Herts Senior Trophy after they beat Welwyn Garden City on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Top Field.

Alex Marsh was the hero for Hitchin Town on Saturday, as they beat Redditch United 2-0 to continue their climb up the Southern League Central Premier Division.

Two American Football players from Hertfordshire Cheetahs have been selected to be part of the GB U19 national performance squad.

Datchworth fell to a 38-19 defeat at a hard-working and well-drilled Hampstead despite a late fightback.

Stevenage FC

Yesterday, 17:02

Stevenage drew 0-0 with Crawley Town in a disappointing League Two clash on Saturday afternoon. Read Dan Mountney's player ratings from the Lamex.

Stevenage drew 0-0 with Crawley Town at the Lamex on Saturday afternoon to stay off the bottom of League Two, but manager Mark Sampson will be disappointed with his side's lack of creativity in a scrappy affair.

Stevenage were left to rue missed chances on Saturday as they drew 0-0 with fellow League Two strugglers Walsall, leaving caretaker boss Mark Sampson fuming.

Stevenage caretaker boss Mark Sampson has vowed to clear his name after being hit with an FA charge for using racist langauage.

Stevenage caretaker boss Mark Sampson wants to see his side start turning performances into wins after Boro were knocked out of the FA Cup on Tuesday night, losing 2-0 to Peterborough United in their first round replay.

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Yesterday, 20:16

Pantomime tickets for next year's production of Aladdin in Stevenage have gone on sale.

Chart-topping Canadian singer Michael Bublé will play a huge outdoor concert in Hatfield next year.

Ashwell at Christmas took place in the village at the weekend, featuring a fair at St Mary's Church and the Winter Wonderland experience for families.

Full of unexpected twists and turns, Knives Out is a brilliantly witty, stylishly-filmed and extremely funny murder mystery.

Singing to Strangers star Jack Savoretti will play an outdoor concert at Newmarket Racecourses next summer.


Fri, 11:06

A Boots branch in Hitchin may be at risk of closure, as the chain confirms it is currently reviewing the store due to "challenging market conditions in the UK".

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Lower Stondon lifelong rail enthusiast, who began trainspotting when he was 11, has been honoured for his service to Welwyn Garden City station.

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Stevenage and North Hertfordshire have been paying their respects to fallen soldiers in acts of Remembrance.

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Want to pay your respects? The Comet has put together a round-up of the services and parades happening this Remembrance weekend as North Hertfordshire and Stevenage gathers to honour the World War I Armistice.

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A Hitchin school that once taught professional footballer Jack Wilshere - now a midfielder for West Ham United, previously Arsenal - celebrates 50 years since its opening.

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Relocating the existing museum, creating a new one, and transforming cycle underpasses in Stevenage into mini art galleries are just some of the ideas being considered as part of plans to boost arts and culture across the borough.

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Whether it be classic cars, art, stamps or wine, alternative investments are a potential minefield says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

When it comes to knowing how to look after your lawn, there's a lot of information out there but how are you supposed to know which advice to follow?

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