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The decision on whether to go ahead with plans for a controversial anaerobic digestion plant and greenhouse between Shepreth and Meldreth will be made at a meeting next week.

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Three Tuns pub in Guilden Morden

Villagers in Guilden Morden are rallying together to try and save a once popular pub from being turned into housing.

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Police closed off a road after a car crash at the Frog End junction of the A10 near Shepreth.

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(From left to right) Royston Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Guy Westwood, Chief Constable Andy Bliss and Royston Rural PC Mike Hardiman.

The chief constable of Herts police visited Royston and the surrounding villages on Monday, to check up on how the local force is tackling increased reports of speeding in the area.

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Zoe Freeman, Diane Freeman, Amy Ogilvie

A popular Royston entertainer has left a ‘huge hole’ in the hearts of loved ones after he died of an infection after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

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An artist's impression of what the proposed council offices would look like.

A £3.45 million project to refurbish North Herts District Council’s offices in Letchworth has been put forward.

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North Herts District Council
Meldreth Manor School

A special school and children’s home for disabled children in Meldreth is likely to close its doors next March due to falling student numbers.

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Lord Sugar might not recognise the environment, but Crow editor John Francis is looking for a bright apprentice to join his team

Crow editor sends out a recruiting call for our next news team star

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Royston Kite Festival. Credit: Clive Porter.

It will be all eyes to the sky when a popular kite festival comes to Royston on Sunday.

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Ben Lewis.

The mayor of Royston said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ that an application that was holding back major work at a landmark hotel has been given the go ahead.

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Plus size model Kimberley Ireland is representing Hertfordshire at a pageant and raising money for Home-Start.

A plus size model whose life fell apart after an accident at work is raising money for the family support charity which offered her a lifeline but now faces an uncertain future following funding cuts.

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Herts County Council
Laura Whitford and Anne Walls

The organiser of a community craft fair event said she fears new regulations which mean she cannot hang up a banner advertising the event each month will lead to its eventual closure.

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Stevenage Magistrates' Court

A Royston man has been sentenced to a two year community order for stalking his estranged wife.

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Sarah Kralj-Durkin

A Royston creative director has raised an impressive £10,000 by trekking through snow in Iceland for the hospital that helped save her daughter’s life.

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Royston Town Band

Advance details of the acts scheduled for slots at this year’s Royston Arts Festival have been published, and the list features a promising line up of music, theatre, exhibitions and family fun.

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Police are on the look out for thieves who stole power tools from a white transit van in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Police car

Police are investigating after expensive tools were stolen during a burglary at a Meldreth garden centre over the weekend.

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Retail revivals Mick Dobson, Rachel Edwards, Chloe Butler and Rebecca Edwards at the Music Trail in Royston

The shops came alive with the sound of music on Saturday a children took part in an exciting trail through Royston.

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Proud gardeners pose next to the fruits of their labour. PICTURE: Picasa

For the past few months, children from schools across Royston have been growing their own food to learn how to be self-sufficient and make things from scratch.

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There's plenty of sand play in store at the summer festival sessions

School’s out for summer, and there’s a seasonal series of free family-friendly festival events on the calendar to help people make the most of the break.

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North Herts District Council
Kai Wong, Louie Coppenhall, Erin Rutter-Davies, Skye Atkinson and Taylor Close

Pupils at a Royston school set to work to build a bridge using skills they’d learnt from different subjects as part of a unique learning day.

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The new play area of Bramble children's ward is officially opened by deputy mayor of Stevenage Councillor John Lloyd and NHS staff including the chief executive of North and East Herts NHS trust Nick Carver in the new Bramble children's ward play area

Tears of happiness were shed as appeal organisers and parents praised the spick and span surroundings of Lister Hospital’s new play area for young patients – and the people who helped make it happen.

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Lister Hospital
Mrs Denise Knight showing memorabilia from World War I
Photo courtesy of Peter Alvey

Almost 10,000 people have visited an exhibition space commemorating the centenary of the First World War, but there is still time to visit before it closes at the end of next week.

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Motorists are being advised not to drive through flood water like in this Stevenage underpass, which was badly affected by the wet weather last week.

Motorists are being warned to take extra care and not to drive through flood water as heavy rain continues to fall in North Herts.

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Herts County Council
Police at the scene.

The A507 has been closed between Buntingford and Cottered after a crash near Haymead Hill, leaving one person injured.

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A charitable bunch: Melbourn Youth Club raised loads of dosh for charity.

After raising cash for a local charity that helps young people who suffer from brain tumours, Melbourn Youth Club presented a cheque to the trust’s chief executive.

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Melbourn
Transport police are investigating a sexual assault on a train travelling between Cambridge and London King's Cross.

A man has been arrested after a 17-year-old girl claims she was inappropriately touched on a train travelling from Cambridge to London King’s Cross station this morning.

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Cambridge
Royston Motorcycle Club presentation. PICTURE: Doug Thompson.

A motorcycling club presented cheques worth more than £14,000 to share between a host of worthy charities after the success of its 30th anniversary show.

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Jo Taylor, Helen Waterfield, Julie Emmerson, Steve Cox, (regional manager)

It seems the positive energy of the Royston Summer Rock event is still burning through the town after a local charity benefited from a fundraising boost.

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