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A new rectory is vital for the village of Ashwell, according to members of St Mary’s Church.

Maureen and Robert Coston

The post office in Ashwell will close at the end of next month owners have confirmed.

Firefighters Michael Miller and Jess Wornham died in the Harrow Court tower block tragedy in 2004

Firefighters will pause in reflective thought at 11am tomorrow, Monday, in memory of two colleagues who lost their lives in the Harrow Court tower block tragedy 10 years ago.

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd has said a proposed council tax freeze won't affect recruitment.

Herts’ police and crime commissioner has said a proposed freeze in the force’s council tax precept won’t affect a recruitment drive.

A survey has found calls to a debt helpline go up across the area.

The number of people in Stevenage and North Herts turning to debt advice services for help has risen by almost 20 per cent in the last year, new figures show.


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It was a tough week for Melbourn Squash Club’s teams as all three fell to defeat in the Cambs League.

Stephen Hendry

On April 29, 1990, a 21-year-old Stephen Hendry defeated Jimmy White, 18-12, to become the youngest ever winner to raise the Snooker World Championship.

Scott Bridges celebrates for Royston

Royston Town failed their promotion litmus test as they were hammered 4-0 at Bedworth United in Southern League Central Division One.

Royston Town v Arsenal

Here are Comet reporter Layth Yousif’s surmises of Royston Town U18s slender FA Youth Cup fourth round defeat to seven-time winners Arsenal on Wednesday night. Do you agree?

Royston celebrate

It was not the procession many had predicted but in the end it was the result, although Arsenal U18s were made to work for their narrow 2-1 win over Royston Town U18s in the FA Youth Cup fourth round at Borehamwood on Wednesday night.

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A touring production of one of Alan Aykbourn’s best-loved comedies opens at Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre on Wednesday night.

Virtuoso guitarist Craig Ogden

Classical guitar ace Craig Ogden with be showing off his renowned six string skills in a concert at Baldock’s Knights Templar School on Monday, February 9.

Basement Jaxx [Photo by Dave Burke]

The team behind a festival marking its 10th anniversary this year says the status of headliners Basement Jaxx is a ‘benchmark of things to come’.

A Creative Royston concert captured by photographer Terry Hartga

Royston Volunteer Centre manager Denise Graham’s regular look at the voluntary sector in North East Herts


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