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Yesterday, 16:42

A former Stevenage FC footballer and two of his brothers have been jailed for fraud after siphoning off money from a charity they set up for poor African children.

Taxi drivers across Herts were invited to a training session in Letchworth to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.

High streets minister Jake Berry was given a guided tour of Hitchin yesterday as he discussed North Herts District Council’s plans for the regeneration of Churchgate.

Pro-Europe campaigners are calling on Harpenden and Hitchin MP Bim Afolami to honour his pledge not to support a No Deal Brexit.

The sale of Hitchin’s 14/15 Brand Street – the entrance to the North Hertfordshire Museum – to North Herts District Council has finally been completed after a two-year stand off.

Sport

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Saracens fans in Hertfordshire can take advantage of free travel to take them to Allianz Park for the Heineken Champions Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors.

James Watt once again dominated the score sheet as Datchworth continued their good form at Tabard with a 17-3 win.

Hitchin Ladies First XV stretched their winning streak to 10 games and moved eight points clear at the top of the league as they beat second placed Royston 15-5 in a Hertfordshire derby on Sunday afternoon.

There are now just eight days left until the deadline for entries to our 2018 Comet Sports Awards next Friday (January 18), writes Lee Power.

Hitchin Town boss Mark Burke has been left unhappy after starting 2019 with two defeats.

Stevenage FC

Sunday, January 20, 2019

CometSport’s Dan Mountney made the long trip up North to watch Stevenage take on Morecambe. Here’s what happened on his travels.

Luke Wilkinson was delighted to score the winner as Stevenage left it late to beat Morecambe 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria was keen to thank the 45 supporters who made the 227-mile journey to watch Stevenage beat Morecambe 2-1 on Saturday.

Stevenage boss Dino Maamria described Saturday’s late 2-1 win over Morecambe as a ‘game of two halves’.

Luke Wilkinson’s late header gave Stevenage all three points as they beat Morecambe 2-1 at the Globe Arena. But how did CometSport rate Boro’s performance?

What's On

Yesterday, 09:04

Britpop music fans will discover next week who is playing the 1990s inspired Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth this summer.

Tickets for an annual charity music festival in Codicote will go on sale next month.

Organisers of an annual Hertfordshire music festival have made a 50:50 gender balance pledge.

A pop music video filmed at Knebworth House has been nominated for a BRIT Award.

Planning a 2019 wedding? Brides-to-be and newly engaged couples are encouraged to head over to Knebworth this weekend for Bride: The Wedding Show.

Business

Friday, January 18, 2019

If a business idea worked in the past, there’s every chance it’ll work again, says Peter Sharkey.

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Heritage

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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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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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