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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Green-fingered villagers in Melbourn have been using plots on the parish council’s allotment area to grow their own vegetables, amid a wider revival of the grow-your-own ideal.

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Melbourn
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The team at BuildTrain in Royston will be rolling up their sleeves alongside volunteer repairers in an new partnership this month.

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Royston
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Royston Fringe is back as part of the Royston Arts Festival – with a concert and an art exhibition both in store.

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Garden House Hospice Care
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

An Indian takeaway in Royston has ramped up its support of the town’s ladies’ football team by becoming its sole kit sponsor.

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Royston Town
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Royston’s Meridian, Roysia and Greneway schools are set to merge into a single establishment from September 2018, their governing trust has announced.

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Royston
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Two Royston fundraisers smashed the Great North Run on Sunday to raise more than £600 to help stop sudden cardiac death in young people.

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Papworth Hospital
Monday, September 11, 2017

A Royston driving instructor has condemned the infamous Letchworth Gate A1(M) filter lane after seeing a motorcyclist “miraculously” walk away from a crash that left his bike wedged under a van this morning.

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Herts County Council
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The A505 between Baldock and Royston is still partially blocked after a crash near Ashwell earlier this afternoon, with traffic remaining very slow.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Ashwell French horn soloist Ben Goldscheider is to return home from his overseas studies this month to help celebrate the village’s 1,100th anniversary.

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Ben Goldscheider
Friday, September 1, 2017

A police officer has received a special commendation for the way he ensured the smooth running of the Helen Bailey murder trial, which made headlines around the world.

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Ian Stewart
Saturday, August 26, 2017

In a Letchworth living room sits a bronze plaque dedicted to a fallen hero of the First World War, whose friendship with one of his comrades is still held dear by the family after 100 years.

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Letchworth
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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Dan Hill
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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Dan Hill
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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Dan Hill
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
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