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Yesterday, 17:01

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

An Iranian GP based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage has sadly died from COVID-19.

New social distancing measures were put in place in Hitchin to ensure the public’s safety this week, but some residents are concerned these measures could negatively impact the town’s beloved high streets.

The £1 billion regeneration of Stevenage town centre is still on track, it has been confirmed, despite the borough council behind the plans facing financial crisis.

The Letchworth household waste recycling centre is once again closed this morning, after a concrete block was placed outside the entrance preventing access to the site.

Sport

Thu, 12:00

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

Stevenage & North Herts AC members have found novel ways of keeping fit during lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Letchworth Croquet Club had to cancel their AGM due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that did not stop chairman John Noble issuing his annual report to members.

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage, claims Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

With sport still shut down across most of the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

Stevenage FC

Mon, 11:02

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”.

Stevenage will finish bottom of the table after the League Two season was brought to an early conclusion – but they are still sweating over their Football League status.

Stevenage’s hopes of avoiding the drop should the League Two season resume have been boosted yet again by another points deduction to their nearest rival.

What's On

Yesterday, 17:01

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

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

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.

A popular Hitchin comedy club will be hosting a live-streamed interview with impressionist Rory Bremner next week.

Business

Yesterday, 09:48

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

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Heritage

Tue, 14:37

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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