Yesterday, 12:18

Like much of the UK, the Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock communities came together last night to applaud our carers, healthcare workers, nurses and doctors and everyone else battling the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wed, 09:43

A young woman from Hitchin looks set to be stranded thousands of miles from home for the foreseeable future as international travel continues to be clamped down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The owner of one of the oldest shops in Hitchin town centre has spoken about her time in Churchgate and the changes she would like to see made there in the coming years.

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Hitchin
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Pupils from a school in Hitchin have raised more than £1,500 for two Letchworth-based charities by using their entreprenuerial spirit.

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Hitchin
Saturday, March 14, 2020

A monthly Hitchin comedy club has postponed next week’s gig in the town due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus Hitchin
Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hitchin’s town centre manager has reacted to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget that was announced earlier this week – describing the relief packages as coming at the “perfect time”.

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Hitchin
Thursday, March 12, 2020

A man has reportedly stolen a number of valuables during a distraction theft at a business in Hitchin today.

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Hitchin
Thursday, March 12, 2020

A public consultation that could see significant changes made to a residential road in Hitchin has been launched by Hertfordshire County Council.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A man from Hitchin has been sentenced under the Mental Health Act today, after a psychotic episode saw him stab his former friend to death.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A number of concerned Hitchin residents are calling on Hertfordshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures to a busy Oughton road – before a serious accident happens.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A new business that helps those with physical disabilities live more independently has recently opened in Hitchin.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

With another International Women’s Day in the books, the Comet has provided a round–up of some of the most inspiring and influential women we’ve spoken to over the last year.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Both pupils and staff from a Hitchin school are taking “precautionary” measures to self-isolate after they returned from a school trip to Italy yesterday.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

A Hitchin-based charity has been named as one of the best non–profit organisations to work for in the country.

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Hitchin
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami welcomed schools from across the constituency last week for a debating tournament aimed at young people.

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Hitchin Harpenden
Friday, March 6, 2020

Armed police were called out in response to an alleged robbery in the outskirts of Hitchin earlier this week.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A new sports area with facilities for basketball, football, netball and tennis has officially opened in Hitchin this week.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A mental health charity based in Hitchin has become the latest recipient of a National Lottery Community Fund.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A Hitchin resident has been busy preparing the town for its first ‘flashmob meditation’ event this weekend.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing two wanted men with connections to Hitchin, Letchworth and Stevenage, who are both wanted for recall to prison.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The winners of the 2020 Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards received their awards at a special ceremony in Hitchin on Friday.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

A couple from Hitchin celebrated an unusual leap year tradition by starting an exciting new chapter in their lives together.

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Hitchin
Saturday, February 29, 2020

A viral tweet from man from Hitchin has prompted a response from the Home Office, who apologised for causing his family “distress and inconvenience”.

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Hitchin
Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Hitchin school has appointed a new headmaster this morning who will take over at the start of the next academic year.

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Hitchin
Thursday, February 27, 2020

An event that will see a drag queen tell stories to young people at Hitchin Library next month has prompted heavy criticism from some online.

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Hitchin
Thursday, February 27, 2020

A former Hitchin student and Love Island star has pledged 100 per cent of the profits from one of her clothing ranges to the charity Mind following the death of Caroline Flack.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A teenager from Hitchin is set to embark on an epic 450 mile trek for charity in April, and needs your help to hit his fundraising target.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Hitchin-based business has been ranked as one of the UK’s best small companies to work for.

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Hitchin
Monday, February 24, 2020

People of all ages turned out for the annual pancake fayre and races on the weekend, with estimates suggesting between £9,000 and £10,000 was raised for charities.

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Hitchin
Monday, February 24, 2020

Every month until Hitchin Pride, the Comet will feature members of the LGBQT+ community – who will share their personal experiences with the wider world.

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Hitchin
Thursday, February 20, 2020

A pupil from Hitchin has reached the final of a national cooking competition, which will see her share a stage with a top-tier chef.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The regeneration of Churchgate is set to be a hot topic at a public consultation on the future of Hitchin town centre, with the community urged to share their views.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Support for Hitchin to become a ‘plastic free’ town is growing, as BID manager Tom Hardy has joined in making the pledge.

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Hitchin
Monday, February 17, 2020

A Pirton mother who called a transgender woman a ‘pig in a wig’ during a Twitter row was handed a two-year conditional discharge at St Albans Magistrates’ Court last week.

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Pirton Hitchin
Friday, February 14, 2020

An elderly couple who live in Hitchin and have been married for more than 60 years shared the secrets of their successful marriage on Valentine’s Day.

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Hitchin
Friday, February 14, 2020

A Cambridgeshire man has been arrested on suspicion of a committing a serious assault that took place in Hitchin last year.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

A private hospital in Hitchin has become the latest institution to adopt a popular hidden disability awareness scheme.

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Hitchin
Thursday, February 13, 2020

A secondary school in Hitchin has teamed up with a Hertfordshire care home in a pen pal project, in an initiative that connects the old generation with the new.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Hitchin school will be closed tomorrow and Friday due to boiler issues.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Trains heading northbound through Stevenage are currently delayed after animals were spotted on the tracks.

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Stevenage Hitchin
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The deadline is approaching this weekend to have your say on plans that could see a new sports hall and more than 100 homes built in Hitchin.

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Hitchin
Monday, February 10, 2020

The owner of a booming Hitchin business has spoken about the positive impact Veganuary has had on her café since it opened five years ago.

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Hitchin
Friday, February 7, 2020

A new plant-based cheese deli is set to open in Hitchin this weekend – suitable for vegans, lactose intolerant, curious foodies and everyone in between.

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Hitchin
Friday, February 7, 2020

The Subways have announced a special warm-up show in Hitchin ahead of their forthcoming UK tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut album.

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Hitchin
Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Hitchin teen is set to skydive in aid of anorexia charity Beat – after her own battle with the illness.

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Hitchin
Thursday, February 6, 2020

A man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he threatened to shoot a gun during an attempted robbery at a petrol station in Hitchin last year.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The headteacher of Hitchin Boys’ School is to step down from his position at the end of the academic year.

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Hitchin
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Hitchin has its very own historic link to an Oscar-winning film that has stormed to success in recent weeks.

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Hitchin
Friday, January 31, 2020

A 43-year-old man from Bedfordshire has admitted sexually assaulting two teenage girls at a Hitchin takeaway.

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Hitchin
Friday, January 31, 2020

Following the announcement of Hitchin’s inaugural Pride in July, the Comet team are proud to say we will be featuring a monthly diary from members of the LGBQT+ community – who will share their experiences with the wider world.

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