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People in Royston and Letchworth are warned to be vigilant following a spate of bogus council tax calls.

People in Royston and Letchworth have been warned to be vigilant following bogus calls about council tax arrears.

Lucas Grimmer, three, enjoys a pony ride at Ashwell Show 2016.

Thousands flocked to yesterday’s Ashwell Show to see a host of attractions from a family stunt team to a horse-drawn carriage and terrier racing.

The Royston Business Network presented The Nicola Emmerson Trust with a cheque for £100.

The founder of a charity set up to research sudden cardiac death has been presented with a cheque of £100 from the Royston Business Network.

The Royston NCT's nearly new sale will take place on Saturday, September 17 at the Coombes Community Centre.

New parents in Royston can now benefit from having a branch of the NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, in the town.

Charlie Hall will be Hertfordshire's new chief constable

Just two people applied to become Herts’ new chief constable, and only one was interviewed – despite a recruitment consultant’s recommendation that both be considered.

Sport

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Royston rider Luke Mossey takes a corner at Brands Hatch in British Superbikes Championship

Luke Mossey is confident he can grab another podium finish at round eight of the British Superbikes Championship at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, this weekend.

Martin Leary.

Martin Leary believes Junior One South promotion is a ‘huge step towards putting Royston Cricket Club back on the cricketing map’.

Simon Thomas on the ball. Picture: David Hatton

Royston Town were dumped out of the FA Cup by an on-song Heybridge Swifts 4-1 in the preliminary round at Garden Walk on Saturday.

Hitchin Town celebrate their Herts Senior Cup win. Photo: Peter Else

The first and second round draws of the Herts Senior Challenge Cup has been made and there are some very tasty ties among them.

Scott Bridges on his knees denying foul                                                                             Picture: David Hatton

Skipper Scott Bridges’ red card for a lunge on Potters Bar Town’s Ashley Nathaniel-George with 13 minutes to go was the highlight of a frustrating Tuesday evening of Southern League Division One Central action at Garden Walk.

What's On

Friday, August 19, 2016
London
Kate Gwynn and Vicky Sheldon founded Divergent Drama school.

Two drama school graduates, who share a passion for creating theatre and working with youngsters, are putting the two together as start their own children’s drama school in Royston.

Thursday's Band.

A harmonic acoustic band featuring guitar, fiddle, viola and mandolin, will be gracing the stage at The Old Bull Inn in the High Street for Royston Folk Club’s Showcase tonight.

The ShakespeareRevue

It’s not an easy job sending up Shakespeare. People must have been doing it for the past 400 years. But the cast this week at Cambridge Arts Theatre run away with it.

Blazin Fiddles

For those who still had some energy left on the third day of the festival, Blazin’ Fiddles put on a riotous ceilidh for those in the tent covering the main stage on Sunday afternoon.

Cash Box Kings Oscar Wilson and Joel Nosek

What distinguishes Cambridge Folk Festival is that all the musicians are virtuoso.

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