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Proposals to close a number of 'short break' centres for adults with disabilities in Hertfordshire are to go through a second consultation process with Herts County Council.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the theft of a motor vehicle and drugs offences following a police chase in Letchworth yesterday.

Time is running out to have your say on plans to build 800 homes on swathes of Green Belt land which has both cultural and historical significance.

The fountain outside St Mary's Church in Hitchin was given a grand unveiling last week, after some much-needed restoration work.

A Stevenage primary school has lit up its playground as part of a Remembrance Day tribute.

Sport

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.

Top flight men's basketball comes to St Albans for the first time on Saturday when Essex & Herts Leopards host Worthing Thunder at Oaklands College.

What a win, what a performance, what a night, well morning. England through to the World Cup final on the back of a superb 19-7 win over New Zealand and it left Herts Advertiser's Neil Metcalfe with plenty of things to look back on with a smile.

Stevenage FC

Mon, 13:26

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

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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.

A Stevenage author is 'returning home' this Saturday for a book signing of his best-selling debut novel.

This year's annual Stevenage fireworks display will take place on November 5 - Bonfire Night!

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

Mon, 12:51

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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