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Families have been having fun in the sun over the Easter holidays.

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Jen Simonson and Lainie with red panda. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

The old adage about not working with children or animals hasn’t put off Jen Simonson. Far from her native home in Minnesota, Jen has devoted her time to teaching young children about animal behaviour in Shepreth.

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Six fire engines and a command unit were sent to Comben Drive

A car ended up on a bank after flipping over on the A505 between Baldock and Royston.

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Primary school places have been revealed.

This year 95 per cent of children in the county have been handed a place at one of their preferred primary schools.

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Guy Westwood will take over as Sergeant for the Safer Neighbourhoods team

The police officer responsible for making neighbourhoods safer in Royston says speeding is one of his priorities for 2015 after the Crow published a letter from a concerned member of public.

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Crown Court

A 36-year-old man has been jailed for life for the brutal murder of another man whose body parts were dumped in a lake.

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Linda Hall with her daughter Regan, outside the drop in centre in Royston for young people with additional needs

A woman from Royston says a new drop-in centre she established for young people with learning disabilities has provided a safe and friendly place for her daughter to socialise.

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Top earning speed camera in Stevenage

In the past five years motorists who have fallen foul of speed cameras placed at just 10 Herts locations have had to cough up a hefty £1.8 million.

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The Boar's Head in Royston is opening under new management on Thursday, April 23. Credit: The Boar's Head

The management team taking over a Royston pub are looking to revert the tavern back to its glory days.

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A libyan soldier has admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge while training at Bassingbourn Barracks.

A Libyan soldier has admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge while training at Bassingbourn Barracks.

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Fowlmere primary school art exhibition organisers (L-R) Dawn Roskilly, Jill Barker, Angela Mulholland, Fiona Kidd and Harriet Sanders with Beads of Courage which belonged to Angela's daughter Eilish who passed away from cancer

Beads which held special significance to a young cancer victim will be put on display at an art exhibition next month.

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Mike Bright is the founder of microvolunteering website Help From Home

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

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Alex Bay performing at the The Goat pub's Open Mic Night in Codicote

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the first of the big names to confirm their spot on the bill at this summer’s Rhythms of the World festival, it’s on with the music in Hitchin this weekend.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after the attempted robbery.

A witness appeal has been launched after a woman had her bag grabbed at from behind and was pushed to the floor in a Royston park.

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Many votes are still up for grabs ahead of the general election on May 7.

With just over three weeks until voters go to the polls, a significant number of people in Herts have yet to make up their minds.

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Sandra Ortuno, Wildlife Volunteer, and Lainie Bazzoni, head of education, from Shepreth Wildlife Park with Izzy Collins, Katie Foulger and Ella Colley

A holiday club which is in its infancy pulled out all the stops to capture the imagination of Melbourn youngsters.

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Community news

The event at the town’s Knights Templar School on Friday, April 24, is being organised by Baldock Rotary Club and falls within the national Parkinson’s Awareness Week.

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The beetle drive will take place at the Market Hill Rooms.

Royston and District Twinning Association has a fun-packed few weeks in store.

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Oliver Heald, Laura Jay, manager of pub and Geraint, Royston town manager. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

It’s a pub that punters are hoping will deliver – a brand new drinking tavern has graced Royston and its name gives a nod to its history as a thriving post office.

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Craig McMurrough has already tackled the Great South Run dressed as a trainer.

It’s hard enough to run a marathon, but Craig McMurrough has decided to make it even tougher – by tackling the 26-mile test dressed as a giant training shoe.

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One of the smashed but complete mosaic glass dishes from Alexandria, Egypt.

A “unique find” of Egyptian mosaic dishes and Roman jugs, glass bottles and a bronze dish dating back to 200 AD have been discovered in a farmer’s field near Royston.

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Police are cracking down on drug related crime in North Herts.

A 49-year-old woman from Royston has been found guilty of drug offences.

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Royston
Maxine Gates, senior support worker, Rebecca Whitehead, chef, Samuel Curtis, support worker, Leala Sullivan, care manager, Gemma Holloway, support worker, Colleen Horgan, support worker and Gordon Holloway, support worker

A Royston care home specialising in supporting people with dementia is calling on businesses in the town to put their hands in their pockets and support an outing for residents.

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Royston cave guide James Robinson outside the cave

Royston’s most famous landmark is once again open to visitors.

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Paull Webb tragically passed in October

The mother of a Royston sporting hero who died suddenly in October says she is touched that his friends have organised a charity football match in his name.

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Caroline Collings with Bacardi the rabbit.

A woman who has sacrificed her social life to care for unwanted pet rabbits is calling on owners to take more care when looking after their bunnies.

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Paul Young and Los Pacominos will be playing at Rhythms of the World 2015

Two 1980s chart-toppers who remain cult figures on the music scene have been confirmed among the headliners for this summer’s Rhythms of the World festival in Hitchin.

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Cooking preparation

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

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Impromptu dance mob event in Market Place, Hitchin, over Easter weekend to launch the Hospice of St Francis Starlight Walk 2015

Saturday shoppers in Hitchin’s Market Place took a step back in surprise as the cobbles were commandeered for a surprise celebration.

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