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Yesterday, 18:25

A train has struck a tree near Royston, with no trains running between Letchworth and Cambridge as a result.

A tree is blocking the Great Northern line, meaning there are no southbound train services at Arlesey.

Parents and staff at Letchworth’s Garden City Academy are planning to build a new mindfulness room on the playground, which will provide a quiet and calming space for the children.

The lives of loved ones were celebrated with a special carol service and lights event at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice.

Campaigners fighting to preserve the future of a village pub say they have done all they can at a planning inquiry to convince the Planning Inspectorate to uphold a decision to refuse planning permission for homes to be built on the site.

Sport

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Biggleswade Town boss Lee Allinson hailed midfielder Soloman Nwabuokei after the Waders’ sunk play-off rivals Royston Town in a 6-4 thriller on Saturday.

Royston Town boss Steve Castle was scathing of the Crows defence after their 6-4 defeat to play-off rivals Biggleswade Town on Saturday.

Read Toby Miles’ player ratings from the vital clash between play-off contenders Royston Town and Biggleswade Town at Garden Walk.

Biggleswade Town came from behind three times to defeat play-off rivals Royston Town at Garden Walk on Saturday.

Biggleswade FC boss Dave Northfield is still ‘dreaming of a miracle’ in the FA Vase - even ahead of their third-round replay against Tring Athletic.

Stevenage FC

Stevenage took on Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday. Read on for LAYTH YOUSIF’s match report on a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon.

Stevenage played Northampton Town at Sixfields in League Two on Saturday. Read on for LAYTH YOUSIF’s player ratings.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday.

Ahead of Stevenage’s U18’s FA Youth Cup third round clash with Bury at the Lamex on Wednesday read Harry Hughes exclusive interview with Harry Draper at CometSport.

What's On

Fri, 06:00

Madness will play an outdoor concert at Newmarket Racecourses next summer.

Proud Hitchin lad and talented singer-songwriter Alex Francis has been speaking to Layth Yousif ahead of his live gig at Club 85 on Thursday. Read on for his in-depth Q&A on playing in New York, writing in Nashville and why 2019 is shaping up to be his year...

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019-2020 Stevenage pantomime.

Two Christmas concerts will be held on Saturday to raise money for a charity which gives food to people in desperate need.

Tomorrow Hitchin’s Market Theatre officially starts its Christmas season with the infamous Adult Panto, which this year is titled Hansel & Gretel Go Down in the Woods.

Business

Thu, 15:50

This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

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70 years of Stevenage

Heritage

Tue, 13:36

There was a steam engine spectacle at Stevenage railway station at the weekend, as enthusiasts gathered to catch a glimpse.

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Following the centenary of the WWI Armistice being signed and the conclusion of a weekly column in the Comet to mark every week of the conflict for the past four years, military historian and Herts at War project manager Dan Hill reflects on what has been achieved

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Businesses have also been doing their bit to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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A woman devoted to honouring her father’s memory has been a Poppy Appeal volunteer for 35 years.

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Thousands of children across North Herts and Stevenage have carried out a wide range of activities to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I.

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This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

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Yesterday, 16:27

A tree is blocking the Great Northern line, meaning there are no southbound train services at Arlesey.

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