Latest News

Yesterday, 15:44

Three arrests have been made after a knife was found in a BMW on Monday, following an altercation involving four teenagers in Stevenage town centre.

Read more

A missing appeal has been launched by police in a bid to find a 58-year-old woman from Ickleford.

Read more

The Stevenage Poppy Appeal is on track to set a new record when it comes to fundraising – having collected a jaw-dropping £115,500 in the first few weeks of its 2018/19 appeal.

Read more

Planning permission has been granted for a £40 million building development of 236 homes and four retail units, which has been described as an “important pillar” in Stevenage’s ongoing regeneration.

Read more

Work to revamp a tired and dated shopping area to the tune of £50 million will start in the new year, as an early phase of a £1 billion 20-year regeneration programme for Stevenage town centre.

Read more

This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.

Read more

A young abandoned pony, which was found wandering the streets of Potton, has been made the focus of an animal welfare charity’s Christmas appeal.

Read more

A 43-year-old man from North Herts been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm following an alleged assault in Hitchin on Sunday.

Read more

A woman has been left “shaken up” after a man tried to steal her dog in Biggleswade yesterday.

Read more

Teachers, parents, students and union representatives gathered in Stevenage this morning to demostrate against plans to turn The Barclay School into an academy.

Read more

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Stevenage on suspicion of drugs offences, after police carried out a warrant at an address this morning.

Read more

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) now have the power to seize vehicles that have been untaxed for longer than eight weeks.

Read more

With the political whirlwind of Brexit far from easing, Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has spoken about how he would vote on the UK’s withdrawal deal.

Read more

A scheme set up to provide food for the homeless and those in need this winter has launched in Hitchin.

Read more

Christmas has come early for those who run the Hitchin Business Improvement District, which will now continue for another five years following a ballot by the town’s businesses.

Read more

Christmas has arrived in Ashwell, as hundreds of visitors enjoyed the village’s annual festive celebration.

Read more

Following the sentencing of a 14-year-old Letchworth boy who almost killed another boy with a knife, police have released a statement and advice to those who may feel pressured to carry a knife.

Read more

The Letchworth Business Improvement District will continue for another five years, following a ballot by the town’s businesses.

Read more

There was a steam engine spectacle at Stevenage railway station at the weekend, as enthusiasts gathered to catch a glimpse.

Read more

Content has become one of those buzz wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash, marketers can be very quick to channel their inner hipster in this way. Content marketing could be cast as crusty and old fashioned in the light of more technical, data driven ‘new age’ marketing techniques, but maybe all it needs is a bit of a polish.

Read more

A petition signed by more than 1,500 people calling for a stop to plans to force a secondary school to become an academy has been delivered to the Department for Education.

Read more

Women in east and north Hertfordshire have been waiting up to 14 weeks for the results of life-saving cervical screening tests – seven times longer than the NHS target.

Read more

Firefighters piloted a new road safety initiative ‘Be Bright, Shine Your Light’ on Friday in a bid to make it safer for children who are cycling to school during the dark winter months.

Read more

Proud Hitchin lad and talented singer-songwriter Alex Francis has been speaking to Layth Yousif ahead of his live gig at Club 85 on Thursday. Read on for his in-depth Q&A on playing in New York, writing in Nashville and why 2019 is shaping up to be his year...

Read more

A lane closure is in place on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage following a collision between a car and a lorry.

Read more

A 14-year-old boy has today been sentenced to five years in a detention centre for the stabbing of another teenager in Letchworth during a row over £20.

Read more

Queues are building on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage following a collision near the roundabout for the A1(M) Junction 8.

Read more

More than 70 Santas braved the wet weather yesterday for the first Stevenage town centre family fun run, organised by Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care.

Read more

A teenager has been sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to marking bombs threats to thousands of schools across the country – including in Herts and Beds.

Read more

A crash on the A1(M) is causing delays for traffic travelling between Stevenage, Letchworth, Baldock and Hitchin.

Read more

A Stotfold woman has raised nearly £10,000 for Garden House Hospice Care with an evening of prosecco and pampering, in memory of beloved mum and grandmother.

Read more

Health bosses at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust are investigating after a patient was injected with local anaesthetic on the wrong side of their body.

Read more

An a cappella group with members from Royston and South Cambs are ready to round off their hugely successful year with some Christmas performances.

Read more

Pupils from Hitchin Boys’ School have won through to the national final of a competition which asked students to build and fly drones of their own design.

Read more

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019-2020 Stevenage pantomime.

Read more

Urology procedures carried out at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital will be much easier thanks to new equipment funded by donations.

Read more

A nine-year-old boy who battled leukaemia for four years has donated £100 of his own money to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and is now on a mission to raise £2,000 to bring a smile to the faces of sick children.

Read more

Students have taken part in a community project to help them realise the benefits of social action, as well as develop key communication and teamwork skills.

Read more

Two men arrested in connection with the disappearance of William ‘Bill’ Taylor have been released with no further action.

Read more

A Potton choir group has received a bursary of £750 from building company CALA Homes.

Read more

A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

Read more

A Hitchin author has raised almost £7,000 for charity after donating all royalties from her debut novel.

Read more

Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice staff are preparing for its Lights of Love event this Sunday, which is dedicated to remembering loved ones at Christmas.

Read more

A 17-year-old from Codicote has won a coveted place in the prestigious National Youth Orchestra and is looking forward to touring the UK and America in 2019.

Read more

Festive spirit is spreading, with the Potton Christmas lights switch-on having taken place.

Read more

A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

Read more

A paedophile has been jailed for 10 years after biting off the finger of a ‘Catching Online Predators’ member during a Stevenage sting.

Read more

Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton

Wed, 18:41

A young abandoned pony, which was found wandering the streets of Potton, has been made the focus of an animal welfare charity’s Christmas appeal.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Education

Wed, 15:07

Teachers, parents, students and union representatives gathered in Stevenage this morning to demostrate against plans to turn The Barclay School into an academy.

Read more
Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

The Comet app Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards

Follow us on Twitter