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Royston Town Council

Plans to build a Waitrose supermarket on the edge of Royston remain in the pipeline, despite rumours that the development has hit a snag.

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Paul Merson

A footballing hero came to Letchworth to speak at a Samaritans fundraising auction last week.

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Gary Fielding of Mill Road, Royston, has been jailed for three years for possessing drugs with intent to supply at his Royston home

A Royston man arrested in a police swoop witnessed by the Crow has been sentenced to three years in jail after being found guilty of possessing Class A and Class B drugs with intent to supply.

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Alison Balsom

A Royston musician widely acclaimed as the finest classical trumpet player of her generation says she would not have made it as a musician if she was a schoolgirl today.

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Police have issued a warning about Skype blackmail scams

Police are warning young men across Herts to be on their guard after a surge of reports about victims who have been enticed by an unknown person to carry out explicit acts via Skype and then blackmailed.

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Susan Webster with a memory book made by staff at Addenbrookes hospital has returned home after suffering from a fall on the 14th October 2014 caused by a Subarachnoid haemorrhage which left her in a coma for 7 weeks

A woman who came close to death after suffering a haemorrhage which left her in a coma for seven weeks is calling out to friends in Royston to come and say hello, as she returned to her home last week.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Some of the North Herts dancers taking part in next week's show

When one of the world’s best-loved ballets comes to Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre next week you can bet that many members of the audience will be wide awake – keeping a sharp eye out for their young stars in the making among the cast of Sleeping Beauty.

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Gordon Craig
Historian Fonz Chamberlain with artist Pippa Westoby, who has designed a potential plaque

An historian from Melbourn who has been campaigning tirelessly for a permanent memorial to the founding member of Pink Floyd is on the brink of success.

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The A10 was closed between Foxton and Shepreth following a fatality near Foxton Level Crossing. Picture: @tweetingmk

Police have confirmed that a 73-year-old woman from Royston died after being struck by a train at Foxton Level Crossing yesterday.

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British Transport Police
Jane Leach has overcome chronic back pain to become a marathon runner, completing Paris, London and Berlin.

A Melbourn housewife who never dreamed of running a marathon has overcome chronic pain and her fear of failure to achieve her goal again and again.

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Lucy Hann, managing director of Hart L&D, part of the Hart Learning Group

It’s good to talk – and if you talk to the new business link arm of the group which now oversees North Herts College, it could be good for your business, too.

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North Herts College
Queues outside Royston railway station after the Great Northern line was shut between the town and Cambridge due to an incident near Shepreth. Picture: @tweetingmk via Twitter.

There are major delays on the Great Northern line tonight between Hitchin and Cambridge after an incident near Shepreth stopped trains travelling in either direction.

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Great Northern
Season ticket holders will be able to use 'the key' on Great Northern and Thameslink train services.

Season ticket holders are being given a taste of technology as a new system is rolled out – with the first phase covering all rail stations through to Royston.

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Great Northern
Visitors to the Foxton Scarecrow Festival watch a lawn mowing Darth Vader in action.

Darth Vader and Prince Charles may seem an unlikely pair, but both were depicted in the same village at the weekend for a church’s annual scarecrow competition.

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Royston Volunteer Centre manager Denise Graham’s regular look at the voluntary sector in North East Herts

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Denise Graham
Stephen Marsh with his Pinkster Gin, based in Barley.

A Barley-based gin maker has plenty of reasons to celebrate this month after being named as a finalist in two high profile business awards.

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The Community Drivesafe scheme has proved a success in Barley on the B1368.

Efforts to stop cars speeding along a rural road with a safety campaign has seen an ‘extraordinary turnaround’ if the latest survey is anything to by – that’s the view of the sergeant who has been working with villagers to tackle the problem.

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The Alan Titchmarsh Wildlife Garden at Keech Hospice Care

A Garden Fest event staged by Keech Hospice Care to showcase the new outdoor area created by TV’s Alan Titchmarsh was a real moneyspinner.

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From today shoppers are being asked to pay 5p for each carrier bag they use at larger stores.

Shop staff are bracing themselves for checkout confrontation from today as free carrier bags become a thing of the past at larger stores.

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Herts County Council
Superfast broadband is on its way to Hertfordshire

An ‘acceleration package’ means that the next £13.9 million stage of the project will kick off in January, rather than next summer.

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David Williams

Two people have been taken to hospital following a collision involving three vehicles this morning, which is causing severe congestion.

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Oo aar it's Pirate Day

Shiver me timbers...a pirate trail will be held in Royston on Saturday, and it promises to be swashbuckling fun for all the family.

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Keech Hospice Care provides children's hospice services across Herts

Hospices across Herts have linked up to spread the word about what they do, with a new website that spells out what help is available.

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Rionach Aiken will be talking about the CAb's achievements and plans at the annual meeting in Letchworth

The team at Citizens Advice in North Herts is getting set for the organisation’s annual meeting – and reflecting on a busy 12 months of helping people tackle their problems.

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After the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan was rejected by inspectors back in July, dates for a consultation for people to have their say on what happens next have been announced.

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Police have asked for help in tracing Balbir Bhachu

Police are appealing to members of the public for help in tracing a Baldock man.

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Norman, Brad, Natasha and Greg Powell of Cozy Travel bus company

The director of a coach company which has family at the heart of the business is ‘chuffed’ to win a prestigious award.

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Andy Mcfadyen took part in the Spartans Race.

A Royston funeral director has slogged through waist-deep boggy ditches, swam through freezing cold water, and carried builders’ buckets filled with rocks, sand bags and huge logs in order to raise money for a valued hospice in North Herts.

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Ray Fleming

He’s just taken over as ‘officer commanding’ Melbourn Community Hub, leading the tea-making troops as they dish out delicious cakes and coffee to hungry punters, but Ray Fleming is no stranger to a military operation.

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