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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.


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 23:14    View Full Story...

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...


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 21:35    View Full Story...

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.


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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.


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 17:10    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 17:02    View Full Story...

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.


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 16:54    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 15:45    View Full Story...

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.


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 14:01    View Full Story...

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.


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 11:22    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Mon Dec 10 2018 07:39    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Sat Dec 8 2018 21:50    View Full Story...

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.


The Comet - Published Sat Dec 8 2018 08:42    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Fri Dec 7 2018 17:10    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Fri Dec 7 2018 15:59    View Full Story...

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.


The Comet - Published Fri Dec 7 2018 15:58    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Fri Dec 7 2018 15:54    View Full Story...

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.


The Comet - Published Fri Dec 7 2018 15:41    View Full Story...

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


The Comet - Published Fri Dec 7 2018 12:53    View Full Story...

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.


The Comet - Published Fri Dec 7 2018 09:46    View Full Story...

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


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