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.

Tue, 12:04

A person has died after being hit by a train north of Hitchin railway station.

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Network Rail
Tue, 06:56

An average of two sex offences targeting children and young people are recorded in Hertfordshire every day, according to new police figures.

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Herts police
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A baby’s nanny was jailed for 10 months today after she deliberately made an 18-month-old boy fall three feet to the floor.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Tuesday marks 100 years since women first got the vote in this country – and a costume company is to mark the occasion by dressing like the suffrage campaigners of a century ago.

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Royston
Monday, February 5, 2018

An 18th-century manor house was the most expensive residential property sold in North Hertfordshire during 2017, according to new Land Registry data.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

How’s your youngster with a camera? Their snaps could feature in next year’s town calendar if they win a photography competition.

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Royston Town Council
Saturday, February 3, 2018

The not-for-profit Ashwell Show has now given out £175,000 to good causes since the year 2000.

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Ashwell
Friday, February 2, 2018

North Herts has almost four times as many fires caused by domestic appliances as Stevenage – that’s according to new figures released by the fire and rescue service.

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Terry Hone
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Are Formula 1 and the Professional Darts Corporation right to scrap walk-on girls and grid girls? That’s our question to you in our poll today.

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Lewis Hamilton
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Firefighters released a casualty from a car that overturned on the A507 between Baldock and Buntingford last night.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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

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Lynda Needham
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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
Monday, January 15, 2018

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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Terry Douris
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

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