JP Asher

Reporter JP Asher. Photo: Danny Loo

John Patrick ‘JP’ Asher is Hitchin reporter for the Comet, and also contributes to Archant titles such as the Royston Crow, Welwyn Hatfield Times and Herts Advertiser. He lives in Hitchin with his wife and two small children, and is a keen Luton Town football supporter.

Yesterday, 15:09

North Herts District Council’s members last night voted themselves a two-per-cent allowance rise.

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Lynda Needham
Tue, 12:44

The team at North Hertfordshire Museum are celebrating after they won £60,000 of grant funding that will ensure Roman treasures stay in the district.

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Tony Hunter
Mon, 12:29

Rail services are running at a reduced speed through North Herts after a vehicle struck a bridge near Hitchin railway station.

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Govia Thameslink
Friday, January 12, 2018

How much has your MP been claiming back on expenses – and how are they using your money?

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Stephen McPartland
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Royston’s town mayor has saluted five slimmers who have lost more than 24 stone between them – with her own husband contributing to the total.

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Vera Swallow
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Parents and carers in Herts have been reminded of the importance of applying for school places before the deadline on Monday.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

A Royston school says it has resolved safeguarding issues that led inspectors to brand it inadequate.

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Royston
Thursday, January 4, 2018

A prolific thief who stole more than £900 worth of perfume and aftershave has been jailed for 16 weeks.

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St Albans
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A 1926 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 was one of the highlights of the Barrington car meet on New Year’s Day.

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Barrington
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Firefighters helped paramedics free a trapped casualty after a three-car crash in Royston yesterday lunchtime.

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Royston
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Two extra fire engines are now available in daytime hours in rural Cambridgeshire, starting from today.

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Peterborough
Saturday, December 16, 2017

A petition has been launched to try to save a Royston bank from closure.

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Royston
Monday, December 11, 2017

These bowls may resemble the psychadelic designs of the 1960s – but they’re actually part of a Roman treasure trove.

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Tony Hunter
Monday, December 11, 2017

Royston’s schools are closed today because of the weekend’s snow, but are expected to reopen tomorrow.

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Freman College
Thursday, November 30, 2017

An American investment firm bought a field of farmland on the edge of Steeple Morden, divided it up into squares and sold it on as part of an apparent land scam.

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South Cambridgeshire District Council
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Herts police fails to record more than 11,200 reported crimes each year, including cases involving violence and domestic abuse – that’s according to an estimate from inspectors in a new report.

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Herts police
Friday, November 17, 2017

Community groups have been called upon to take over play areas in North Hertfordshire that otherwise face the axe.

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Jane Gray
Thursday, November 16, 2017

A motorist allegedly reacted to a crash in Royston by getting out and punching the other driver in the face – and police have today appealed for witnesses.

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Herts police
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Friends and colleagues from across North Herts gathered in Royston on Thursday to say farewell to the town clerk on her retirement after 10 years.

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Royston Town Council
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A national body of councils has warned leisure centres could be forced to close without urgent government investment – but North Hertfordshire’s authority doesn’t see any imminent threat.

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Jane Gray
Monday, October 30, 2017

A 28-year-old paedophile faces sentencing by a crown court judge after he admitted sexually exploiting a primary-school-aged girl in Henlow.

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Biggleswade Comet
Saturday, October 28, 2017

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald and Save the Children’s Hitchin branch chairman have met at parliament and discussed the charity’s global efforts.

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Oliver Heald
Friday, October 27, 2017

Royston Rotarians are launching an initiative to help people affected by memory loss and their carers.

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Royston
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Two women from Royston are set to travel to west Africa this weekend to volunteer on the world’s largest charity-run hospital ship.

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Royston
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Residents at a Meldreth care home specialising in dementia have raised £1,600 with a fundraising walk.

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Meldreth
Saturday, October 14, 2017

A record-breaking number of Herts children took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, including 544 at Royston Library.

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Herts County Council
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Planning permission for a proposed development of 46 new homes, two sports pitches and a children’s play area on the edge of Ashwell has tonight been refused.

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North Herts District Council
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The owners of Ashwell’s Three Tuns pub and hotel have said they weren’t aware of the erstwhile landlady’s intentions before she suddenly closed it.

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Ashwell
Monday, October 9, 2017

A cowboy builder who fleeced a couple out of £22,000 has been handed a suspended jail term and a hefty compensation bill.

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Bassingbourn
Friday, September 29, 2017

North Herts District Council should be more transparent and decisive about major projects – that’s according to a forthright report accepted by top brass on Tuesday night.

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Jane Gray
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