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Staff will be trained in mental health.

Every school and youth club has at least one qualified first aider available to help children who suffer a physical injury – so it makes sense that staff should also be trained to give mental health first aid to support young people who are showing signs of mental or emotional distress.

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The eager team of volunteers painted the preschool.

A nursery teacher says it is a joy to have worked with such a dedicated team of volunteers after staff from Tesco Extra in Royston sorted a pre-school paint job.

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James Lovelace ran the marathon for Macmillan.

Hardy runners from Royston and the surrounding villages raised impressive sums for charity when they pounded through the streets of the capital during the London Marathon on Sunday. As the runners take a well-earned break after the trials and tribulations of months of training, the Crow has taken a snapshot of the day – featuring some of the stars from the area, who ran the marathon for some very personal and worthwhile


Melbourn commercial director James Lovelace ran the Marathon to raise money for Macmillan, to say thanks for the support they gave when he was diagnosed with skin cancer last year.

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Meridian School
Therfield pupil Joshua McNaught, aged 6, shows off his drawing of Her Majesty.

Staff and pupils in Therfield enjoyed a right royal day at school in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday last week.

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Missing widow Helen Bailey from Royston with Arsene Wenger.

Police have made an appeal to Arsenal fans for information about missing Gunners season ticket holder and Royston author Helen Bailey.

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Helen Bailey
Kim will be trekking across Iceland for CoppaFeel!

A Royston woman is chuffed to bits after being chosen to take part in a trek across Iceland to raise money and awareness for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel!

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Chef Altaf Hussain.

The chef at the helm of Bassingbourn’s acclaimed Indian restaurant is excited to bring the taste of his Bangladeshi hometown to the village kitchen.

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A car was spotted driving the wrong way down the A505 between Baldock and Royston.

A driver has spoken about the scary moment he saw a car travelling towards him the wrong way down the A505 between Baldock and Royston last night at about 11pm.

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Nicholas Briggs provides the voices for the Daleks and other Doctor Who baddies

Nicholas Briggs may not be a household name, but his voice was the stuff of nightmares for many a nervous young Doctor Who fan.

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Gordon Craig Theatre
Barley Playground Refurbishment Committee

Thanks to the generosity of the community, work has now started on a project to renovate Barley’s much-loved playground.

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North Herts District Council
Thieves smashed through the window before making off with jewellery from the Royston house.

Thieves made off with jewellery after smashing through the rear window of a house in Royston yesterday.

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Police were called following two burglaries in Meldreth.

A burglary in which a kitchen window was smashed through in Meldreth is believed to be linked to another attempted burglary yesterday in the same village.

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Olivia Willis, Alison Hopwood and Emma Watters from Third Generation Hair Salon in Melbourn are taking part in a charity skydive for The MindEd Trust

Three daredevil Melbourn hair stylists are gearing up to do a tandem skydive for a local mental health charity that ‘protects our beautiful young people’ as they celebrate their salon’s 10th birthday.

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Steve Mallen
Amelia's family are all getting involved. Back left to right: Kelly Kessler (Jacey’s sister in law), Jacey Stewart, Phil Stewart.  Front left to right: Isabelle Kessler (Amelia's cousin), Amelia Stewart, Thomas Stewart.

A six-year-old girl from Melbourn is getting set to say thanks to the specialist hospital that cared for her after she collapsed due to an undiagnosed heart defect – and her fundraising effort is going to be a real family affair.

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Voters are set to go to the polls on Thursday to elect the next four-year term's police and crime commissioner.

Voters in Hertfordshire will go to the polls next Thursday to elect a police and crime commissioner for the next four-year term.

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David Lloyd
A 17-year-old from Royston has been arrested.

Two teenagers, including one from Royston, have been arrested in connection with an alleged violent assault which occurred in Station Road, Buntingford, on Friday.

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Helen Bailey

Friends of missing Royston author Helen Bailey have described her disappearance as a ‘mystery’ to those who know her.

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Helen Bailey
Sharon Cousans owner of Chimney Formal Menswear in Bassingbourn

The owner of a formal menswear shop is delighted to open a new premises in Bassingbourn.

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The Queens Head pub.

People living in a South Cambs village are putting plans in place to buy a pub that recently closed down.

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South Cambridgeshire District Council
Our Friends Electric

They’ll be starting to pull pints for the ninth Baldock Independent Beer Festival on Friday and the ale will continue to flow all weekend – and there’s plenty of music being laid on to make sure the event really rocks.

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Helen Bailey has been missing for two weeks.

Police are asking people to check sheds and outbuildings and rural areas when out and about for any signs of missing Royston author Helen Bailey.

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Insp Julie Wheatley
Helen Bailey

A question mark remains over the whereabouts of missing author Helen Bailey after extensive police investigations failed to reap clues about her disappearance.

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Insp Julie Wheatley
Molly Brazier with Apollo the dog. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

It was celebrations all round at a popular Royston pub at the weekend, when managers at The Boars Head in Market Hill held a beer festival to honour their first anniversary and St George’s Day.

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Matthew Brazier
Funeral director Andy Mcfadyen, receptionist Linda Findlay and funeral manager Andrew Fuller.

A Royston funeral director is hoping to brew up some funds for charity by serving tea and cake on market day.

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Police have warned van owners to be vigilant after a spate of thefts over the last two weeks in Letchworth, Baldock and Royston.

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NitroVille will be taking to the stage at Melbourn Rock Club.

A n internationally acclaimed rock act has warned guests to expect ‘accoustic arson’ when they headline at Melbourn Rock Club this weekend.

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Social Club
Charlie Kenzie from Royston passed out from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. PICTURE: Johnny Fenn.

A Royston man is celebrating after passing out at the army’s world renowned Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and his wife Emma visited the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth. They are pictured with chief executive Sue Plummer, left, and chair of trustees John Proctor

There was a VIP visitor at Letchworth’s Garden House Hospice on Friday when the writer who created the worldwide TV hit Downton Abbey dropped in to the Gillison Close care headquarters.

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Sue Plummer
David Govan and his wife Marilyn.

A Therfield man claims he has been mistreated by the justice system after a hearing went ahead without his knowledge.

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Stevenage Magistrates' Court

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