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Laura Bluer of Jack and Jills baby and toddler group at Reed Flower Festival

In a picturesque scene of rural England, a flower festival was held in the village of Reed at the weekend.

From left to right: Sophie Pedder, first junior female in the race, Miles Blackwell, first junior male, Ian Driscoll, winner of the adult entrants, with Thomas Kelly, head of Margaret House, Barley, who sponsored the event. PICTURE: Clive Porter

A snaking trail of runners dressed in blue lit up the Heath on Sunday.

Veteran Ben Chapple with son-in-law Ken Nelson.

A Royston veteran who was stationed in Burma during the Second World War has spoken of the importance of remembering the war effort, after a ceremony marked the handing over of the Standard to Duxford Imperial War Museum.

Leon Clark, Company Accountant and Jenni Matthews, Marketing Manager

The owners of a Royston company have expressed their frustration that they were signed into a five-year contract with BT without their consent.

Kavan Hanks.

An 18-year-old from Royston suffered lower back and coccyx pain after a car ploughed into him while he was skateboarding, causing him to go straight over the bonnet and land in the middle of the road.


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Hatfield Town manager Kev Pearman has added Martin Paine to his management team

Former Stevenage, Boreham Wood and Royston Town coach Martin Paine has joined the Hatfield Town management team.

Royston's Sam Tomlinson at the BARC Mighty Minis Championships

Sam Tomlinson lies second in the BARC Mighty Mini Championship after claiming second and fifth place finishes in round two at Donington Park live on Motors TV on Sunday.

James Heslam bats for Reed

Reed and Foxton are just three respective National Village Cup victories from a potential semi-final showdown after the former defeated Long Marston in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire regional final on Sunday.


Tannery Drift have progressed to the Herts Schools Games after claiming the Schools Partnership tennis title at Royston Tennis Club.


Royston RFC have appointed Mick Jones as their new head coach.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
United Kingdom
King Lear is at the Cambridge Arts Theatre this month

A female soldier stands centre stage, aims her rifle at the audience and fires. This is the startling, if puzzling, opening of the new production of King Lear. The shooter is in fact Cordelia, the young daughter of the mythical monarch of Britain. She will (spoiler alert!) come to a sticky end as do all but two of the characters in Shakespeare’s very strange, very dark, very long play.

Theatre Royal Bath Dress Rehearsal May 2016
After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber Directed by Anthony Banks 
Designer Philip Gladwell Lighting Designer Colin Richmond
Helen George/ Miss Julie  Richard Flood/ John
Amy Cudden/ Christine

It’s July 1945 and the night of the Labour landslide. In the kitchen of the house of a Labour peer, the chauffeur picks up a bottle of wine and says: “It’s like Churchill, robust, full-bodied and finished.”

Travels with my Aunt

Is it always right to choose a more exciting life than the (perhaps) humdrum one you already have?

Comedian and author Mark Watson is appearing in Stevenage in June

For someone who frets, stresses and worries half as much as Mark Watson, the prospect of boarding a 24-hour flight with the risk that they might not be allowed to enter the country at the other end would leave that person in a fraught state.

Author Robert Muchamore is coming to Letchworth

After the bumper crowds seen at Letchworth’s David’s Bookshop the last time a top children’s author came to town, there’s likely to be a more sedate response when Robert Muchamore visits later this month.

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