Egyptian fruit bat

A World Food Fayre and CAMRA Ale Trail is set for Letchworth – one of few events that will go ahead, having been adapted for the current social distancing guidelines.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 17:00    View Full Story...

Learn to Cycle sessions are being rolled out for Letchworth and Baldock residents to help people of all ages gain confidence on a bike.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 16:58    View Full Story...

This is the time of the year when Transition Town Letchworth would usually be busy setting up apple pressing events, helping local people turn their excess fruit into a storable product, but with current restrictions this has not been possible.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 16:57    View Full Story...

A £6 million investment from the government has been earmarked for emergency and urgent services at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and the New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 16:42    View Full Story...

The plea hearing in the case of Ian Stewart, who is charged with the murder of his wife Diane at their Bassingbourn home in 2010, has been postponed until next month.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 14:04    View Full Story...

Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor has penned a statement appealing to the public to abide by the government’s coronavirus guidelines, as cases are expected to rise over the winter months.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 12:57    View Full Story...

A fifteen–year–old teenager who went missing from Welwyn Garden City earlier this month has been found.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 11:37    View Full Story...

A school bus driver from Stevenage has been found guilty of attempting to arrange a child sex offence, and will face a longer jail term than initially sentenced following intervention from the Solicitor General.


The Comet - Published Fri Sep 18 2020 11:17    View Full Story...

Concerns have been raised as it was confirmed that three members of staff at North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth have tested positive for COVID-19 since last week.


The Comet - Published Thu Sep 17 2020 18:20    View Full Story...

A person has been hit by a train between Peterborough and Stevenage this afternoon.


The Comet - Published Thu Sep 17 2020 17:21    View Full Story...

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a Stevenage man, who is wanted in connection with a burglary offence.


The Comet - Published Thu Sep 17 2020 16:27    View Full Story...

MPs for Stevenage and North East Herts have spoken out against North Herts District Council’s Local Plan, citing concerns around proposals that would bring around 14,000 new homes.


The Comet - Published Thu Sep 17 2020 12:55    View Full Story...

A Bedfordshire man has been fined nearly £1,000 after admitting to fly-tipping a large amount of waste in Letchworth’s Wilbury Hills.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 18:41    View Full Story...

A webinar has been planned that allows Stevenage residents to ask questions about a planned building development – that could see more than 520 homes, a car park and a large retail unit built in the town centre.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 17:24    View Full Story...

After over 900 people asked Herts County Council to stop investing in fossil fuels, it has emerged the amount invested on polluting technologies by the Local Government Pension Fund has almost halved since the end of last year.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 17:23    View Full Story...

Police officers in Stevenage look set to target e-scooter users soon, after a rise in the number of reports of illegally used privately-owned electric scooters.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 16:26    View Full Story...

The owner of an historic Hitchin jewellers has spoken about the unprecedented challenges her business faced during lockdown, revealed her experience delivering orders to residents and is optimistic about the company’s future.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 14:05    View Full Story...

Stevenage’s mayor and mayoress were treated to top-notch views atop the newly refurbished Watchman’s Tower, as part of a visit to a popular stately home.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 13:38    View Full Story...

A single parent in Stevenage has described the current COVID–19 testing situation as “a total joke”, after she was told to drive more than 73 miles to her nearest available drive-in test centre.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 13:35    View Full Story...

A former employee of Hertfordshire County Council has been convicted of fraud after abusing his position by submitting false invoices.


The Comet - Published Wed Sep 16 2020 12:14    View Full Story...