JP Asher

Reporter JP Asher. Photo: Danny Loo

John Patrick ‘JP’ Asher is chief 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.

Friday, June 22, 2018

There are long tailbacks on the A10 this afternoon after a crash at the railway crossing in Foxton.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Do you want to be a magistrate? A campaign has been launched across Hertfordshire to recruit more volunteers to help deliver justice in our communities.

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St Albans
Friday, June 22, 2018

Developers last night got the green light to build 12 homes in Barkway.

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North Herts District Council
Thursday, June 21, 2018

If you’re confused about what’s going on with the North Hertfordshire Museum project in Hitchin, you’re probably not alone. So we’ve put together this recap of the past six years to try to help clear it up.

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Julian Cunningham
Monday, June 18, 2018

Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner could close blue-light stations in Hitchin, Hatfield and other towns if he gains control over the fire and rescue service.

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David Lloyd
Friday, June 15, 2018

The chief executive of troubled rail firm Govia Thameslink, which operates the Great Northern and Thameslink lines, has resigned.

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Govia Thameslink
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The contractor now handling North Hertfordshire district’s waste and recycling says a data issue that plagued its work for the first month has been fixed.

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North Herts District Council
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Even Great Northern’s drivers have had enough of the controversial new timetable – that’s if one railwayman’s apology to commuters this morning is anything to go by.

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Govia Thameslink
Monday, June 11, 2018

The family of a missing North Herts man whose 70th birthday is today have issued a desperate appeal for the public’s help getting him home.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Govia Thameslink railway contract will never work, but North Hertfordshire’s crisis-hit waste contract will – that was the line last night from the councillor responsible.

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Ian Albert
Friday, June 1, 2018

The North Hertfordshire cabinet member responsible for the authority’s much-criticised waste and recycling services is to be grilled by the public in Hitchin town centre tomorrow, and by members of the Hitchin committee on Tuesday night.

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Ian Albert
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Rail services between London and Stevenage are affected this evening by a fire next to the line at Moorgate station.

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Stevenage
Monday, May 21, 2018

There’s misery for commuters this morning, with trains cancelled and delayed on the first weekday of the new Great Northern timetable.

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GREAT NORTHERN
Friday, May 18, 2018

The new chairman of North Herts District Council was announced last night – along with the Labour chairmen for two of the authority’s area committees.

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Julian Cunningham
Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Great Northern rail line operator is to rebrief station staff after passengers received incorrect ticketing advice ahead of an overhauled timetable’s introduction this weekend.

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London
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Great Northern rail services through Royston could become part of a government-run franchise in the future, the Transport Secretary said yesterday.

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Department for Transport
Friday, May 11, 2018

Overloaded public bins across North Herts are left “heaving and stinking to high heaven” for days amid scant collections, a year on from the removal of many of the district’s dog poo bins.

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Ian Albert
Friday, May 11, 2018

North Herts District Council leader Lynda Needham last night defeated a challenge for her position by one of her cabinet members.

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Lynda Needham
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Two people have been taken to hospital after a serious crash on the A10 between Royston and Reed that has left the road closed.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The A10 is closed between Royston and Reed after a serious crash, with a man trapped inside one of the two cars involved.

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Royston
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

“Operational issues” meant the splash parks in Hitchin and Royston failed to work amid the sweltering heat over the bank holiday weekend – but they are set to be fixed this week.

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Judi Billing
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A cyclist tragically died on the edge of Royston yesterday morning after being found lying in the road.

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Royston
Friday, May 4, 2018

The Liberal Democrats have doubled the size of their group on North Herts District Council, with Labour also making gains on a difficult election day for the controlling Conservatives.

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Ben Lewis
Friday, April 20, 2018

Hertfordshire County Council has entered a joint venture to build new homes in Letchworth, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans and elsewhere as part of a £2 billion development scheme.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A disgraced former police officer who sexually abused two young girls over a period of four years has been jailed.

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Herts police
Monday, April 16, 2018

A drink-driver who went the wrong way down the A505 while almost four times the alcohol limit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

North Herts District Council has told this paper its officers took weeks to inform the leader that questions had been raised over an unlawful allowance rise vote.

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Lynda Needham
Monday, April 9, 2018

The full list of candidates has been confirmed ahead of elections to North Hertfordshire District Council next month.

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North Hertfordshire District Council
Saturday, April 7, 2018

A grant funding pot of almost £90,000 for charities, volunteer groups and more is up for grabs until May 4.

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North Herts District Council
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

An “administrative glitch” was to blame for North Herts District Council voting to raise members’ allowances unlawfully, its leader has told this paper.

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Ian Albert

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