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Yesterday, 15:01

Fourteen new names have been added to our Herts Most Wanted list. Do you recognise any of the faces pictured in the Hertfordshire Most Wanted gallery?

A Letchworth nursery teacher whose life was saved by an organ donor is taking on a fundraising challenge to mark the 25th anniversary of her liver transplant.

North Herts councillors, an author and an accountant have been among those recording a single to raise money for Home-Start Hertfordshire, a charity which provides relief and support for parents of children under 10.

The Stevenage and North Herts branch of women's rights charity The Fawcett Society has hosted an equal pay event to raise awareness of the issue.

A winter appeal is set to help people forced to choose between heating or eating, with rising energy costs, low incomes and energy-inefficient housing some of the driving factors behind one in 11 homes in Herts being classed as 'fuel poor'.

Sport

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Baldock Town continue to struggle in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division as they lost 3-0 to Leverstock Green on Saturday afternoon.

Hitchin Town are out of the FA Trophy after they lost on penalties in a first round replay to Bedfont Sports following two 1-1 draws.

Former Welwyn juniors Hannah Botterman and Zoe Harrison have retained their place in the England side set to take on France in Exeter.

Datchworth consolidated their mid-table position in London Two North West with a 21-13 win over Hackney at a soggy Datchworth Green.

Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton cemented his place among the greats of Formula 1 as he secured his sixth world drivers' title at the United States Grand Prix yesterday - and now he has his eyes set on equalling the record.

Stevenage FC

Monday, November 11, 2019

Stevenage caretaker boss Mark Sampson praised his side's character and resilience as they earned an FA Cup First Round replay against League One high-flyers Peterborough after a 1-1 draw at the Lamex on Saturday.

Stevenage's League Two clash with Oldham Athletic on Saturday has been postponed, delaying former manager Dino Maamria's return to the club.

Stevenage put in a battling display in their FA Cup first round tie against League One Peterborough United to earn a replay after a 1-1 draw at the Lamex on Saturday afternoon.

Stevenage caretaker boss Mark Sampson took plenty of positives from Boro's 0-0 draw with Scunthorpe United on Saturday, as they continue to battle it out at the bottom of League Two.

In his CometSport column this week, Stevenage's Joel Byrom reflects on Saturday's League Two draw with Scunthorpe United, and the midfielder looks ahead to a busy week for the club with FA Cup action for both the first-team and Boro's impressive youth side.

What's On

Yesterday, 19:02

The first Standon Calling 2020 festival headliner is about to be revealed.

Irish pop rock band The Script will headline Newmarket Nights 2020 at Newmarket Racecourses next summer.

Ratty, Mole, Badger and Mr Toad were in Letchworth as cast members of the Broadway Theatre's Christmas production of The Wind in the Willows were unveiled.

Finding a family-friendly day out which isn't going to be affected by inclement weather is always a challenge, but there are plenty of options which don't require a train journey into London.

McFly will headline next year's family-friendly Summer Saturday Live concert at Newmarket Racecourses.

Business

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

An independent homeware and gift shop in Stevenage High Street has announced it will "bow out graciously" following the closure of Waitrose on Sunday.

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Heritage

Monday, November 11, 2019

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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An annual showcase of multi-cultural performances returns to Stevenage's Gordon Craig Theatre this month.

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