The Comet Week in Review looks back at the past seven days in our area, including the end of Rhythms of the World and the chance to buy one of Stevenage's most iconic properties.

The day the music died

It's all over for Hitchin's iconic Rhythms of the World music festival, after the decision was made to dissolve the charity

Started back in 1992 by Oxfam, the festival quickly grew and was a much-loved event in the town calendar, but at the charity’s AGM on March 20, all three trustees resigned and could not be replaced, meaning the festival will come to an end after 31 years.

The Comet: ROTW started back in 1992.ROTW started back in 1992. (Image: Strand PR)

"Although sad, we ask that the community remember the great times that we had over 30 years of bringing music and art to Hitchin," said the outgoing trustees.

Tricycle taken

An 85-year-old grandmother who was badly hurt when she came off her electric tricycle had the three-wheeler 'taken' when she on her way to hospital.

Doris Hawes came off the tricycle she was riding in Gates Way, Stevenage, on February 28, on her way to do some shopping.

"We’re not sure if she was hit by a car," her grandson, James Gotman, explained. "She just woke up off the bike and has serious injuries.

The Comet: Doris Hawes has her tricycle taken as she was transported to hospital.Doris Hawes has her tricycle taken as she was transported to hospital. (Image: James Gotman)

"While being taken to hospital, and before someone was able to collect her bike, it was taken from the side of the road."

Have you seen the bike, or do you know where it is? Perhaps you have taken it for safe-keeping and need to know how to get it returned to its rightful owner. Call James on 07779 799570 with any information.

Historic home on the market

One of Stevenage's most iconic homes could be yours, after it was put up for sale.

The Comet: The Tower House is on the market for £450,000.The Tower House is on the market for £450,000. (Image: Putterills)

The Tower House, built in an arts and crafts style, was designed by local architect and historian Edward Vincent Methold in 1895, forming a cluster of similar cottages close to the corner of Church Lane and Walkern Road within the Old Town Conservation Area.

With an asking price of £450,000, you can call Putterills on 01438 316846 or email for more information and to book a viewing.