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James Lovelace ran the marathon for Macmillan.

Hardy runners from Royston and the surrounding villages raised impressive sums for charity when they pounded through the streets of the capital during the London Marathon on Sunday. As the runners take a well-earned break after the trials and tribulations of months of training, the Crow has taken a snapshot of the day – featuring some of the stars from the area, who ran the marathon for some very personal and worthwhile


Melbourn commercial director James Lovelace ran the Marathon to raise money for Macmillan, to say thanks for the support they gave when he was diagnosed with skin cancer last year.

Therfield pupil Joshua McNaught, aged 6, shows off his drawing of Her Majesty.

Staff and pupils in Therfield enjoyed a right royal day at school in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday last week.

Missing widow Helen Bailey from Royston with Arsene Wenger.

Police have made an appeal to Arsenal fans for information about missing Gunners season ticket holder and Royston author Helen Bailey.

Kim will be trekking across Iceland for CoppaFeel!

A Royston woman is chuffed to bits after being chosen to take part in a trek across Iceland to raise money and awareness for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!

Chef Altaf Hussain.

The chef at the helm of Bassingbourn’s acclaimed Indian restaurant is excited to bring the taste of his Bangladeshi hometown to the village kitchen.


Thu, 10:18
Royston Town manager Steve Castle

Steve Castle cut a dejected figure after Royston Town’s second successive Southern League Division One Central semi-final play-off exit, this time to AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday night, and proclaimed that his side simply ran out of steam.

Royston manager Steve Castle

Royston Town have bowed out in the Southern League Division One Central play-off semi-finals for the second season running after losing 2-1 to AFC Rushden & Diamonds in a game that finished 10-a-side at Garden Walk tonight (Tuesday).

Danny May brings the ball upfield for Royston Town. Picture: David Hatton

Royston Town will need to negotiate the Southern League Division One Central play-offs if they are to secure promotion this season after drawing 1-1 with 10-man Egham Town at Garden Walk this afternoon (Saturday).

Simon Thomas on the ball. Picture: David Hatton

Royston Town gave themselves a fighting chance of stealing the Southern League Division One Central title from under the noses of Kings Langley as they beat Aylesbury 3-2 last night (Thursday).

Try archery in Royston in free

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Royston Archery Club show off their new strip

As part of the archery big weekend, sponsored by the Grand National Archery Society, Royston Heath Archery Club are hosting a have-a-go event on Saturday, June 4.

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Gordon Craig Theatre
Nicholas Briggs provides the voices for the Daleks and other Doctor Who baddies

Nicholas Briggs may not be a household name, but his voice was the stuff of nightmares for many a nervous young Doctor Who fan.

Duxford Car Show

It’s better know for amazing aerial displays – but the wheels will be firmly on the ground at the Imperial War Museum’s Duxford base this weekend.

Don Giovanni

English Touring Opera at Cambridge Arts Theatre until Saturday, April 30. Review of Mozart’s Don Giovanni by ANGELA SINGER.

As part of the Baldock Festival; Baldock & Letchworth, Folk, Blues & Roots Club presents an acoustic tribute to Johnny Cash . Picture by Christian Trampeneau

Tune into the distinctive sound of the Man in Black when the Baldock & Letchworth Folk, Blues & Roots Club stages a special Wednesday night session as part of this year’s Baldock Festival.

Our Friends Electric

They’ll be starting to pull pints for the ninth Baldock Independent Beer Festival on Friday and the ale will continue to flow all weekend – and there’s plenty of music being laid on to make sure the event really rocks.

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