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The project to create a cemetery at Wicker Hall should end – that’s the view of Royston Town Council’s Cemetery Working Party, which made recommendations to full council on Monday.

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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.

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St Mary's Church
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.

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Lisa Thompson
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.

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Hertfordshire
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.

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BT
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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Lister Hospital
Artists Gina Ferrari and Anna Pye are opening their studios to the public for Cambridge Open studio month

A number of artists from the Royston area will be exhibiting their work as part of Cambridge Open Studios month.

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United Kingdom
Heathlands volunteer Brigit Chattwell with Apollo. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

A charity dog show and fun day is being held today to raise money for a Royston animal sanctuary.

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The exhibit will be held today from 10am.

Royston and District Railway Club will be steaming ahead at Royston Museum today, showcasing a model railway in action.

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Bassingbourn Village College
Alison Harrison, Liz Jakeman, Charlotte Eeles, Harrison Eeles 2

Visitors are invited to view some magnificent floral displays when Reed hosts its annual flower festival this weekend.

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St Mary's Church
The UK has voted to leave the EU.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will resign after the UK public voted to leave the European Union – but how did your area vote?

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David Cameron
Lara Norris is the new CEO of Home-Start Hertfordshire and is steering the charity through a difficult financial period.

Children with mental health problems are having to wait an average of 10 years for help, with cuts to support services making the future look even bleaker.

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Herts County Council
South Cambs votes to remain.

People in South Cambs have joined North Herts in voting to remain in the European Union.

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European Union
European Parliament building, in Strasbourg

People in North Herts have voted to remain in the European Union.

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European Union
Back row L-R: Simon Collins, Arty Cameron, Martin Tewksbury, Adam Doughty, Jonathan Washbourne, Paul Jones, Dave Townson, Peter O'Shea,  Nick Hobbs.
Front row L-R: Clare Cook, Kate McCann (who took part in the challenge last year and came to meet the team today), Helen Topp.

A charity dedicated to helping find missing people like Royston author Helen Bailey is set to benefit from a fundraising boost after a team of budding volunteers took on a gruelling 500-mile cycle ride from Edinburgh to London.

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Ian Stewart
The Twinning Association will be one of the grant beneficiaries.

Almost £5,000 of funding was awarded to charitable and community groups in Royston by North Herts District Council’s Royston area committee.

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North Herts District Council
The Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford

If you were worried you’d missed out on air shows at Duxford this summer, then fear not – The Flying Legends Air Show will be returning in a couple of weeks.

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New York
From left to right: Wendy Gurr, Beckie Sole, Louise Westbury, Fran Dasseville and Sally Taylor.

A group of five ladies from Royston will be walking all the way from London to Cambridge, non-stop throughout the night, to raise money for the C2 Children’s Cancer Ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
One of the Tomorrow's Garden City blocks in Letchworth's Hartington Place.

A housing association has admitted failing to inform tenants of enormous maintenance charge hikes, with some now billed £200 a month for a service that used to cost under £10 – and some tenants are refusing to pay until they get an explanation.

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Georgia Nevada played.

A Royston woman who is set to do a parachute jump for a children’s dementia charity has thanked people in the town for helping her raise money at a fundraising bash.

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United Kingdom
A van overturned after the crash at the junction between Lower Gower Road and Serby Avenue at about 5pm.

A van overturned on its side after a crash with a car in Royston last Thursday.

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Chief Constable Andy Bliss

After five years leading the Herts police force, chief constable Andy Bliss has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the summer.

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David Lloyd
The A505 is closed between Baldock and Royston after a crash.

Police have closed a stretch of the A505 between Baldock and Royston after a crash on the southbound stretch.

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Heidi was attracted to this immaculate classic 1968 Morris Minor 1,000 belonging to Eric Theobald from Stow - cum- Quy. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Melbourn Fete ‘made the community proud, with something for everyone’, says South Cambs MP Heidi Allen.

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Heidi Allen
Nick White is campaigning for a safer surface on Royston High Street.

A Facebook page has been set up, calling on urgent action to make the surface of Royston High Street safe.

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Tony Hunter
European Parliament building, in Strasbourg

As the EU referendum campaign enters its final week, decision day is drawing ever closer – but have you made your mind up yet?

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Peter Lilley
Left to right: Councillor Jane Gray, Councillor Lynda Needham, Councillor Ben Lewis, Councillor Fiona Hill, Councillor Peter Burt, Councillor Tony Hunter, Royston mayor Sarah Dingle, and other guests.

After much anticipation, Royston Splash Park has opened, receiving a warm reception in the town.

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Jane Gray
Making Edwardian style silhouettes at the United Reformed Hall. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

It was an opportunity to villagers to get together and celebrate one of the greatest literary works of all time, while raising money for a charity that helps some of the poorest people in the world.

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James Joyce
A rare bird in this Country, an American 800cc V Twin 1994 Honda Pacific Coast, which is owned by Melbourn enthusiast, David Pettifer. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Gleaming custom and classic motorbikes proved a high-octane attraction which drew around 1,500 fans to take in the impressive spectacle at the annual Royston and District Motorcycle Club Show.

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Mark Coningsby

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