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Campaigners took to the streets of Letchworth at the weekend to launch a new group to fight against climate change, one day after a number of Highfield School students went on strike for the same cause.

Parents and children have been left “devastated” after a playground in Letchworth was torn down despite campaigns to save it.

Plans for the rejuvenation of former Hitchin department store Hawkins were revealed at a consultation event last week.

The MP for Stevenage has strongly objected to plans to build up to 618 homes, a school and other facilities on the outskirts of the town.

The family of missing Hatfield student Joy Morgan, 21, have today issued a heartfelt public appeal for information on her whereabouts.

Sport

Verulam Cycling Club were the hosts for another successful running of the Muddy Monsters Cyclo-cross race series – the fourth round of this year’s championship.

Hitchin remain the team to catch in Herts Middlesex Division One after a comfortable 60-8 success against Wasps FC.

North Hampshire was the destination for a number of Fairlands Valley Spartans as they took on the 25th running of the Bramley 20 Road Race.

Hitchin Town’s revival continued as they made it five wins from six – reaching the final of the Herts Charity Cup in the process.

A hat-trick for John Simons was enough to bring a ninth straight win for Datchworth in London Three North West – but they were made to work for every inch of the 44-29 success by a dogged Royston side.

Stevenage FC

Sunday, February 17, 2019

“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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If you were watching the BRIT Awards last night you will have seen that Little Mix’s single Woman Like Me won the 2019 British Video of the Year. Did you know that the video was filmed at Knebworth House?

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.

Business

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Plans for the rejuvenation of former Hitchin department store Hawkins were revealed at a consultation event last week.

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Heritage

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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