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The body found in the River Hiz in Charlton village, near Hitchin, has been identified as Gosmore farmer William ‘Bill’ Taylor.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to as part of their investigation into a series of cash thefts from shops in Stevenage.

Five teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an altercation in Stevenage Old Town yesterday.

Stevenage’s annual Gordon Craig Theatre panto has been shortlisted for two major accolades in the 2019 Great British Pantomime Awards.

A new puppy owner shocked at how much litter there is blighting the town where he lives has set a challenge for all dog owners to pick up at least 10 pieces of litter every time they take their pooch for a walk.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Datchworth made it eight wins in a row to keep their noses out in front in the race for promotion from London Three North West – with the 13-12 success at Old Streetonians arguably the best of the lot.

The nominations for the London Football Awards have been made with some of the cream of the Premier League up for the trophies.

The battle to secure promotion from London Three North West looks set to go to the wire after Datchworth took over ownership of second place with a 29-13 win over Harrow.

And the nominees for the 2018 Comet Sports Awards are....

Stevenage FC

“I could have had six’, Stevenage’s loan star Ilias Chair tells me pitchside at Sincil Bank after scoring two goals in a pulsating 2-2 against League Two leaders Lincoln City.

Former Stevenage servant Tom Pett took time out to speak to CometSport after Boro’s 2-2 draw with Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on Saturday, writes Layth Yousif.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria has hailed his side after an excellent second half comeback grabbed a point at league leaders Lincoln City in a dramatic game on Saturday.

A brace from former Stevenage winger Bruno Andrade was trumped by a superlative late double by the talented Ilias Chair as battling Boro drew 2-2 against Lincoln City.

Dino Maamria’s Stevenage ended up with nine players at the end of their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Saturday.

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Stevenage’s annual Gordon Craig Theatre panto has been shortlisted for two major accolades in the 2019 Great British Pantomime Awards.

The first comedy acts have been confirmed for Hertfordshire festival Standon Calling.

Standalone Farm in Letchworth reopened on Monday with the inclusion of a new science show run by Einstein’s Entertainers.

Tickets have gone on sale for The Stevenage Lytton Players’ big summer production of Our House at the Gordon Craig Theatre.

A three-day music festival is set to return to a quiet village this summer, despite residents’ fears about noise and traffic.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hitchin couple Tom Eaton and Rebecca Dudbridge have travelled all over the world. It was on their travels they were struck by the extent of the world’s plastic problem – which has inspired their new business venture.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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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People gathered at Hitchin’s war memorial on Sunday to remember the town’s only Victoria Cross winner – as a commemorative paving stone honouring him was unveiled.

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An appeal is being launched to help raise the final £200,000 needed for the major renovation and modification of a Grade I-listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage.

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Hitchin’s only Victoria Cross winner is set to be honoured with a memorial stone this Sunday.

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Investing in uncertain times can pay longer-term dividends, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

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