A new puppy owner shocked at how much litter there is blighting the town where he lives has set a challenge for all dog owners to pick up at least 10 pieces of litter every time they take their pooch for a walk.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

A devoted family man who has saved lives through organ donation following his death has been posthumously honoured.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Govia Thameslink had more cancellations last year than any other train company in the UK, according to recent statistics.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The captain of a former Stevenage football team who ‘conquered’ Norway as a manager has died.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

There is a raft of significant problems a no deal European Union exit could cause for Stevenage, including negatively affecting the £1 billion regeneration plans, care provision and the borough council’s housing stock.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The nominations for the London Football Awards have been made with some of the cream of the Premier League up for the trophies.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hitchen and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami has defended his decision to vote against rejecting a No Deal Brexit.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

It’s Young Carers Awareness Day tomorrow – a day to celebrate, recognise and raise awareness about young carers in the UK.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

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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Friday, January 25, 2019

With the chance to gain valuable qualifications from the comfort of your own home, it’s easy to understand why online learning is becoming increasingly popular. Client partner Phil Lambton from vision2learn, an online platform offering nationally accredited courses, shares some key information about e-learning.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Stevenage-based laboratory scientist apprentice is one of the faces of the government’s new campaign to promote apprenticeships.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Comet Community Awards is back for another year – and it’s down to you, the readers, to ensure the many heroes in our midst receive the recognition they deserve.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Debenhams in Stevenage had the strongest sales increase of all its stores across the UK, the retailer has confirmed.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Men are being invited for the first time to join in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life – a women-only event since it first started more than 25 years ago.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MPs have rejected Theresa May’s Brexit plans by an emphatic 432 votes to 202 in a historic vote which has thrown the future of her administration and the nature of the UK’s EU withdrawal into doubt.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Campaigning Remainers have slammed the Hitchin and Harpenden MP’s rejection of a second referendum as “increasingly bizarre”.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Three former Welwyn players have been included in England’s 35-strong Elite Player Squad for the 2019 season.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

As the year draws to a close what better time to start thinking about who deserves to be recognised in our 2018 Comet Sports Awards?

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A new Herts County Council scheme has come to Letchworth to provide an informal place to meet new people as part of its Connecting Lives campaign.

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Stevenage Borough Girls under-15s are particularly excited about 2019 having received an invitation to compete in the prestigious Dallas International Cup.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Hitchin Boys’ School students picked up second prize at the fourth annual Raytheon’s Quadcopter Challenge national final for their drone design.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A cyber band with members from Hitchin and Stevenage are raising money for a homeless charity by donating proceeds from their latest CD.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Police officers have asked pupils at a Stevenage secondary school to walk through a knife arch, designed to detect concealed metal objects, in a bid to tackle a rise in crimes involving knives.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton has come under fire for describing his hometown of Stevenage as “the slums” during a speech at last night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

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Monday, December 10, 2018

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...

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Friday, December 7, 2018

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.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

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

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

People suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia will be able to access support through a specialist programme thanks to a £60,000 charity grant from Hertfordshire Freemasons.

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