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The NHS which runs the ambulance service in Herts is sending out a recruiting call for 60 more student paramedics and is encouraging anyone in Herts who wants to know more to get in touch.

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Hoteliers in Herts have been briefed about the warning signs of child sexual exploitation

Staff from hotels across Herts have been enlisted into the battle against child sexual exploitation after attending briefings at police headquarters and told about the warning signs they should be looking out for.

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Take care in the heatwave

With sky-high temperatures predicted this week, health agencies have been quick to issue advice on what to do to protect yourself from possible problems.

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Cybercrime has surged by 27 per cent in the first quarter of 2015

Police in Herts and Beds are adding their weight to a national awareness campaign encouraging people to protect their personal information.

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Fire crews were called after four people became trapped in a lift in Princes Mews, Royston yesterday evening.

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Warming up at the start of the race

Almost 700 runners rocked up to The Heath on Sunday to take part in the annual Royston in Blue 5k run.

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Royston Summer Rock 2014 was a hit.

People looking to celebrate the summer with some fun in the sun are being invited to mark the return of two popular events – Royston Summer Rock and Summer Soul next Saturday.

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Art on show: Hannah Pocock.

Meridian Upper School art students have produced some fantastic pieces this year and have teamed up with local artist Stacey Leigh to exhibit their work.

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A Dutch man was cleared of conspiracy to smuggle drugs at St Albans Crown Court yesterday.

A 23-year-old man will appear in court on Wednesday charged with 24 distraction burglaries as part of a spree which included crimes in Stevenage, Hitchin and Royston.

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Josef Valadakis

A bogus doctor who carried out expensive fake medical procedures on people he befriended and ‘treated’ has been sentenced to four years in custody. St Albans Crown Court heard Josef Valakadis pocketed £156,000 from his fraud, and he was also sentenced for causing actual bodily harm to one client who was left with injuries following a massage.

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Police who raided an address in Royston on Friday seized a quantity of drugs and arrested one man

If the plan was to keep whatever was going on behind the front door of a Royston flat under wraps, it has to go down as a failure.

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The Banyers, Royston

A planning application which will allow work to progress on the delayed restoration project at a Royston hotel has been given the green light.

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North Herts District Council
Using 'arthritis simulation' gloves can help people fine out more about what it's like to suffer from the condition

Concert-goers at a charity event in Stevenage on Saturday night were invited to take part in an unusual interval activity - finding out what it’s like to suffer from crippling rheumatoid arthritis.

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Meridian Upper BTEC sport students

Pupils who were once uninspired by the classroom are now having a ball – thanks to a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport.

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Charlotte Tobin

A hospital charity team working on its next big challenge is calling for help from community-minded volunteers.

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Vulan Flight Past

Visitors flocked to IWM Duxford today to see an iconic aircraft take to the sky as part of its farewell tour.

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a serious road smash on the A507 Great North Road in Baldock at around 11pm on Saturday night.

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SteveangAndrew Taylor, Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North, are Services Manager receiving a cheque from Terry Ingle on behalf of the Stevenage Walking Festival

Walkers who stepped out during last month’s Stevenage Walking Festival have seen the funds they raised handed over to their chosen good cause.

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Lee Childers recieved flowers from friends Jeff Windsor and Darren Bonfield

A man from Royston is set to pedal from London to Cambridge to raise money for a hospital ward after the ‘wonderful’ staff helped him recover from Leukaemia.

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Duxford 40th anniversary: The Concorde nose operation is demonstrated to a packed audience.

An iconic Concorde took a bow when the Duxford Aviation Society celebrated a landmark date.

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Road works on Arden Grove after it was recently resurfaced

County Hall highways chiefs have issued a warning to firms which are found to be working on Herts roads without a permit, or in breach of agreed conditions.

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Herts County Council
Ambulances were turned away from the Lister Hospital

Health chiefs at Lister Hospital in Stevenage have been able to make huge savings in costs, it has been confirmed.

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NHS
Bikeability lessons in Royston

Children in villages surrounding Royston have been gearing up for lessons teaching them basic skills in how to cycle safely on the roads.

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Andy Mcfadyen

A funeral director is hoping to raise cash for a charity that cares for people with terminal illnesses when he takes part in a gruelling obstacle challenge.

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Living La Bella Vita in Royston

Friday, June 26, 2015
Jade Reader, Mel Alder and Ronnie Adams

The owner of a jewellery boutique that opened just weeks ago in Royston said she is confident things will go well as she has faith in the town.

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Lynn Macdonald, Anne Walls and Laura Whitford

A pair of yarn bombers who had a roller coaster week when a crochet net they made for the Royse Stone went missing and was the subject of taunts by a vandal, said the publicity they got has meant they won in the end.

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Steve Mallen

Following the tragic death of a bright young Meldreth teen in February this year, his family has launched a charitable trust in his name.

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Councillor Peter Burt with a map of the town.

It was intended as a meeting informing the public about progress at Wicker Hall – the site purchased for a cemetery in Royston – but minutes into the presentation the Royston Town Council briefing had already descended into a heated exchange of words with vehement opponents.

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Libraries app-ly a new way to book in

Thursday, June 25, 2015
You can connect to Herts libraries through a smartphone

Library users across Herts can now use an online app to keep up to date which what’s on offer at their local book base through their smartphones.

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