JP Asher

JP Asher is Letchworth & Baldock reporter for the Comet. He lives in Hitchin with his wife and two small children, and is a keen Luton Town football supporter.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The number of children arrested by Herts and Cambs police has fallen more than 60 per cent since 2010, according to new figures.

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Cambs police
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

There was joy across Baldock and Letchworth last night as the burst water main was repaired – meaning tap supplies returned during the early hours.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A water outage hitting Baldock is now set to spread to Letchworth, Hitchin and beyond as technicians isolate the burst main to carry out repairs.

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Tesco
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bottled water will be given to those who have lost their tap supply in Baldock, after technicians confirmed that it could take up to 12 hours before they can start to fix the burst main.

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Baldock
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A memorial honouring the heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment was dedicated in Belgium yesterday at the site of their defining moment, exactly 100 years on.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Historians are to mark the centenary of the start of the Third Battle of Ypres by unveiling a new Hertfordshire Regiment memorial in Belgium this morning.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, July 27, 2017

A mysterious previously unrecorded burial chamber has been discovered hidden beneath a medieval village churchyard near Ashwell.

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Ashwell
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Winners and runners-up in the Rotary Young Writers competition have received prizes for their work at Sandon JMI School.

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Rotary Club
Monday, July 24, 2017

The Hertfordshire Regiment’s First World War heroes are to gain their first memorial outside the UK next week – at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Rail line Great Northern’s operators have apologised to North Herts commuters after a lack of crew prompted cancellations this morning.

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Cambridge
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Great Northern and Thameslink rail passengers who use a key smartcard now get automatic compensation for delays of more than 15 minutes, the line operator has announced.

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Biggleswade Comet
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A knife-wielding thief from Royston who went on a crime spree despite being on a suspended sentence has been jailed for just under a year.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It’s a rare opportunity to get a flight in an air ambulance without the downside of being seriously ill – so I didn’t need asking twice to take up the offer.

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Stevenage
Monday, June 19, 2017

A Letchworth man who went missing from Stevenage yesterday morning has now been found safe and well.

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Herts police
Sunday, June 18, 2017

A 53-year-old man from Letchworth is still missing after being last seen in Stevenage early this morning – and police have now appealed to the public for help tracing him.

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Letchworth
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Proposals to downgrade the A507 between Baldock and Buntingford to a B road are set to be discussed at County Hall this week.

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Steve Jarvis
Saturday, June 17, 2017

The UK’s longest-serving police dog, whose keen nose saw him sniff out drugs across Beds, Herts and beyond, has died after a short illness.

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Biggleswade Comet
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Scientists, a champion of young people and police officers from our community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, released last night.

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Cambridgeshire police
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Royston slimmers are set to make a generous charity donation this weekend of clothes they no longer fit into – and they’ll meet the mayor while doing it.

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Tesco
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In the wake of last night’s huge tower block fire in west London, a Royston business boss is co-ordinating an urgent aid appeal for those affected.

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London
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A group of pub regulars have spent more than a £100,000 as patrons at the Therfield hostelry they have gone to every week since 1996 – prompting the landlord of their favourite watering hole to donate their latest bill to charity.

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Therfield
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald has been sacked as courts and justice minister amid Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

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Oliver Heald
Friday, June 9, 2017

Conservative Sir Oliver Heald has said he feels honoured and privileged following his re-election once more as MP for North East Hertfordshire.

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Nicky Shepard
Friday, June 9, 2017

Conservative Sir Oliver Heald has been re-elected as the MP for North East Hertfordshire.

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Nicky Shepard
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The number of firearms officers available across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire has been increased by 50 per cent, in line with moves initiated last year.

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Home Office
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The three candidates challenging Conservative Sir Oliver Heald for the North East Hertfordshire seat in the June 8 General Election had their say at a hustings in Baldock last night.

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Jeremy Corbyn
Saturday, May 27, 2017

While battlefield tours are de rigeur on the continent, we don’t have much of the sort in Hertfordshire – but a group of community historians are set to change that.

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Dan Hill
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Political parties have suspended campaigning for the June 8 General Election following last night’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.

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Stephen McPartland
Monday, May 22, 2017

Commuters were left confused as two train timetables giving different information were both available this morning – with some services apparently going ‘missing’.

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Biggleswade Comet
Saturday, May 20, 2017

About 200 charity walkers criss-crossed over the bridges of London on Sunday to raise thousands of pounds for Garden House Hospice Care.

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