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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A campaign to save off-peak rail services into London from Baldock has achieved “a great victory” after bosses changed their mind in light of the massive housing growth earmarked for the town.

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North Herts District Council
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

North Hertfordshire is set to gain at least 14,000 new homes over the next 14 years after the Local Plan up to 2031 was voted forward tonight.

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Environment Agency
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ashwell French horn player Ben Goldscheider will perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London next month, before jetting off to Venezuela to represent Britain in an international soloists’ festival.

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Ben Goldscheider
Saturday, April 1, 2017

A motorist was thrown from his convertible when it rolled on the A505 between Baldock and Royston today – and has been taken to hospital with injuries all over his body, including his head and leg.

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Baldock
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stevenage is the most adulterous town in Hertfordshire – that’s according to an index released today that claims to chart infidelity across the UK.

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Biggleswade Comet
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Solicitors are set to spend a week waiving fees for making wills, with the money going to Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care instead.

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Stephen McPartland
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Motorists face delays around Stevenage, Hitchin, Baldock and Royston over the next three weeks as cleaning work is done on the A602 and A505.

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Peter Burt
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Some 400 runners conquered the formidable Baldock Beast half marathon on Sunday – including a group fundraising in honour of a lost relative and friend.

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Tesco
Saturday, February 25, 2017

The East and North Herts NHS Trust’s carers lead and enhanced care team have both been shortlisted for top national nursing awards.

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NHS
Thursday, February 23, 2017

A family are set to mark five years since the death of their 21-year-old son and brother by running five half marathons, starting with the Baldock Beast this Sunday.

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St Albans
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The officer who led the investigation into Royston murderer Ian Stewart has said that following today’s guilty verdict he will be looking into the death of his first wife as well.

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Ian Stewart
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The jury has been sent out in the murder trial of Ian Stewart, who is accused of killing Royston author Helen Bailey and dumping her body in a cesspit.

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Ian Stewart
Friday, February 17, 2017

A social worker formerly employed by Herts County Council has been suspended from the national register for repeatedly putting children at risk.

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Richard Roberts
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

If you put on Channel 4 tonight, you may see some familiar streets on Location, Location, Location – which features a Stevenage couple’s house-hunt in Letchworth, Baldock and Royston.

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Letchworth
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Baldock Beast Half Marathon through the North Herts villages and countryside is back for its sixth year – and the deadline for sign-ups is this Monday.

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Baldock
Sunday, February 12, 2017

The standard bearer from Baldock’s Royal British Legion branch is now standard bearer for all of Hertfordshire.

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Baldock
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A teenager who stole almost £3,800 worth of alcohol in a month-long spree of supermarket thefts has been sent to a young offender institution.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Major delays are set to continue for at least another two hours on Great Northern trains between Stevenage and London after the electricity supply failed this morning.

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London
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Major delays are expected for at least two hours on Great Northern trains between Stevenage and London after the electricity supply failed this morning.

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Herts police
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