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After a bumper autumn which included 150th anniversary celebrations, Royston Town Band members could be forgiven for resting on their laurels.

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NHDC councillor for planning and enterprise David Levett.

Councillors are urging people to have their say on the housing plan for North Herts.

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Daisy standing proud on her own two feet

A disabled puppy has learned to walk for the first time in her life after receiving ground-breaking surgery.

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Barrington cement plant was decomissioned in 2012

Plans to build up to 220 homes in Barrington has drawn widespread criticism from villagers.

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Royston Volunteer Centre manager Denise Graham puts the voluntary sector in the spotlight

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Stevenage players Chris Day and Darius Charles keep patient George Ashwell company with the help of mascot Boro Bear.

Stars from Stevenage FC paid a special visit to the town’s Lister Hospital last week to put a smile on the faces of those being treated there this Christmas.

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Garden House Hospice Santa singalong

Serried ranks of Santa helped set up the festive season with a swing on Sunday evening.

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County Hall, in Hertford

A new consultation on the future of Hertfordshire’s bus services will take place at the start of next year after county councillors agreed to proposed changes yesterday.

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Christmas music

Royston Choral Society will be making their contribution to the festive season on the last Saturday before Christmas, with a little help from their friends.

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Basement Jaxx will headline Standon Calling. Picture: Dave Burke.

Grammy-nominated Basement Jaxx will headline Standon Calling next summer.

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Crowds queue to meet Santa in his grotto by Clive Porter

Rudolf the reindeer hijacked Royston town centre on Saturday with a Christmas trail.

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Police have praised a number of people who have been targeted in phone scams.

Police have praised people across Hertfordshire for refusing to give out personal information to fraudsters.

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Sir Oliver Heald

A bill which commits the government to give a set proportion of the national purse to overseas aid has been backed by North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald.

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Presenter Jenny Gordon HCA Healthcare, divisional operations managers Richard Allan and Audrey Salisbury, contract fitness manager Matthew Saunders, chief executive Derek Williams.

A team running sports and leisure centres across North Herts has won a national award recognising saluting its standards of customer service.

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Personalised baubles hanging from the tree.

A Christmas tree measuring over 20 feet has been erected in a Royston church.

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Da Vinci video team

Advice experts have been turned into movie stars by talented teenagers to help showcase the work they do.

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Royston scouts bag top honours

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Scouts William Mitchell, left, and George Adam with Royston scouting district commissioner Geoff Kavanagh, and troop leader Chris Lennox-Smith

A pair of Royston 14-year-olds have received the highest accolade in scouting.

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Community news

Do you know someone exceptional who works with children and young people? Do you think they deserve an award for their work?

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A Santa Fun Run is taking place in Royston tomorrow.

Families are being invited to join in the festive spirit by taking part in a Santa Fun Run tomorrow.

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Hitchin violinist Caroline Owen

Hitchin violinist with many strings to her bow joins spectacular sci-fi show as it heads off on final tour

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Herts Young Carers received the grant from North Herts District Council.

Sports clubs are being offered the chance to apply for cash support in a bid to encourage young people to discover a sport they love.

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A Santa Fun Run is taking place in Royston tomorrow.

Father Christmas and Rudolf his trusty reindeer are back in Royston from 10am to 4pm tomorrow.

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The Social Worker of the Year Awards 2014 takes place at The Lancaster Hotel, Central London on November 28, 2014.

A social worker has received national recognition for her support of vulnerable people at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed seven retained Royston officers to the team.

Hertfordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service has officially welcomed seven retained officers from Royston to the team after the group passed their training.

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Lights of Life at Garden House Hospice

There’s still time to sponsor a light and support hospice’s vital work

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Barrington Parish Council is holding two public meetings on a homes plan for the village.

Barrington Parish Council is holding two public meetings to discuss housing plans they feel will change the shape of the village.

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Launching the 2015 Hitchin Beer Festival.

Cider will be a star attraction at Hitchin Rugby Club next summer

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Union members will strike on December 22

Police staff across Hertfordshire will be walking out for a 24-hour strike over pay just days before Christmas.

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Royston Hospital

A group dedicated to supporting Royston Hospital is determined to continue its fight as part of a partnership reviewing plans for health and care services in the area.

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