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Calls have been made for an independent inquiry into the management of COVID–19 in the care sector in Hertfordshire, after data showed more than 500 have died from coronavirus in care settings across the county.

Hitchin’s online community has been split over the Black Lives Matter protests that are sweeping the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Trains running between Hitchin and Peterborough are subject to delay this afternoon, after a lorry collided with a bridge earlier in the day.

Covid the Cobra – a snake made of more than 3,500 painted stones, and still growing – is set to be preserved to ‘tell the tale of the great way we kept spirits high during the Coronavirus lockdown’.

A vigil for residents to stand in solidarity with the black community is being held in Stevenage on Sunday.

Sport

Thu, 13:47

The RFU are determined not to rush the return of competitive rugby even if other sports or other countries get there first.

With sport slowly starting to return across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

Tom Ansell will bring all the know-how from his professional boxing career and give it back to his own Letchworth Rugby Club after being named as strength and conditioning coach for another year at Legends Lane.

North Herts Crusaders are hoping to get more and more people playing rugby league after receiving a grant ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Reality may still be some way off but with the lockdown slowly easing, life is beginning to return to some sort of normality at Ickleford Cricket Club.

Stevenage FC

Wed, 08:24

Stevenage could yet survive relegation as their nearest rivals Macclesfield Town were hit with yet more charges over late payment of wages.

Alex Revell will be hoping to tap into the experience of one of football’s most experienced managers to help Stevenage climb the table again.

Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace questioned the integrity of the English Football League over plans to impose promotion and relegation in a truncated season.

The EFL has rejected calls from League Two clubs to scrap relegation – meaning Stevenage’s survival hopes hang on a further points deduction for Macclesfield Town.

Stevenage have been handed a lifeline to their Football League status after League Two clubs “asked for consideration to be given to suspending relegation to the National League”.

What's On

Thu, 18:01

All Hertfordshire Race for Life events for 2020 have now been cancelled.

A popular Hitchin comedy club has lined up live interviews with The Bluetones’ frontman Mark Morriss and comedian Bobby Davro.

Organisers have called off this year’s Goatfest live music festival in Codicote.

Michael Bublé, who was due to perform at Hatfield House this July, has rescheduled his UK tour to summer 2021.

Buckle up as drive-in cinema is coming to Knebworth House in July.

Business

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

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Heritage

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Knebworth House is to reopen its formal gardens and the dinosaur trail this week.

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Letchworth Heritage Foundation CEO Graham Fisher has spoken to The Comet about the organisation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic – and how it might be changed in a post-COVID world.

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Jets of purple water will be pouring from Letchworth’s town centre fountain today to celebrate the centenary of the town’s adult education centre The Settlement.

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Three Stevenage leaders came together yesterday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day by laying wreaths at the war memorial on the town’s Bowling Green.

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On May 8, 1945, the guns fell silent and Victory in Europe was declared – a momentous moment in the lives of millions touched by war.

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