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Joean Joof  pleaded guilty to assaulting the men at the medium-security facility between October and November last year.

A 24-year-old man has admitted to launching attacks on four members of staff at a mental health hospital.

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(From left to right) Royston Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Guy Westwood, Chief Constable Andy Bliss and Royston Rural PC Mike Hardiman.

People who live in rural communities around Royston are invited to discuss the issues which affect them with police in a barn.

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Tony Hunter
Quiz night

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

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Denise Graham
A signalling problem at Royston means that trains are presently unable to run between Hitchin and Cambridge.

Commuters taking the train tonight face disruption as engineers work to fix a signalling problem at Royston that has stopped all services between Hitchin and Cambridge.

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The second anniversary of Royston Repair Cafe was a hit with punters. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

The organisers of a repair cafe in Royston says the two year anniversary of the charity was a ‘really happy’ event.

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Simon Northcott of Choux Stopper prepares some of his trademark buns

A street patissier from Baldock is looking to mix up the North Herts food scene with his hand-crafted French-style delicacies.

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Thomas Staley and Dominic Jackson at the launch of Loggacy.

A 23-year-old entrepreneur from Melbourn says his education in the village taught him to be ‘inquisitive’ and confident – skills which have been instrumental in helping him realise his potential.

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A design of the splash park set to open in Priory Memorial Gardens next year.

‘Work is progressing well’ on Royston Splash Park, with a view to opening as planned in May.

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The Muscle Help Foundation is reaching out to Hertfordshire businesses for support

The Muscle Help Foundation has launched a countywide call to get businesses involved in a life-changing project.

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There will be an opportunity to recognise the love for an animal that you care for when the Heydon centre of Wood Green create a giant heart made of candles on Valentine’s Day.

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Two large sheds caught fire in Bassingbourn.

Fire crews spent three hours attending when two sheds caught fire yesterday evening in Bassingbourn.

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Cambridge
Barbara Goddard, resident, Lily Minns, resident, Angela Johnson, Development Manager and Julie Emmerson

More than £900 was donated by people living in retirement housing to a charity that helps young people at risk of sudden cardiac death.

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Richard Smith, Photograph by Rosie Hallam, Co…owers Gallery

It’s not long now until the official opening of Letchworth’s new dedicated art gallery.

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Cat Davies from Rabbit Residence Rescue

A trustee at a rabbit rehoming centre has spoken of how ‘incredibly important’ it is to receive grants such as the £5,000 recently donated by Support Adoption For Pets.

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Steve Shaddick taking part in an adaptive yoga session with Jo Duffin.

The dedicated team at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living is on a mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of 150 older people in the area over the coming months.

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Letchworth
Some of the team who organised last year's summit

Businesses are being given the chance to get on board when Stevenage-based POhWER – which provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion – holds its third annual Shout About It event in the town.

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Sir Matthew Pinsent is backing the Cancer Research UK indoor rowing challenge

Olympic legend Sir Matthew Pinsent, above, is urging fundraisers to do something oarsome by pulling their weight as part of a new Cancer Research UK campaign.

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The Herts Air Ambulance team needs your support

Have you got what it takes to raise £100 in 24 hours? The fundraising team at Herts Air Ambulance is calling on supporters to get involved in the organisation’s annual 24/100 Challenge next month.

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Deb McGarrity.

As part of its commitment to supporting the community, workers from Royston technology company Johnson Matthey have been giving a helping hand to local charities over the winter months.

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David Temple with some of the Sing Mozart! singers - left to right Stephen Chandler, Pete Murray, David Temple, Nic Groombridge, James Honour.

It’s not long now until 200 singers unite in harmony at a climax of a countywide project to perform the music of Mozart en masse.

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Former Letchworth Arts Centre head Maria Iredale with Professor Robert Winston

The former head of Letchworth Arts Centre is pumped up at the prospect of her new job – as executive director of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.

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Kelly Oliver is planning the release of her second album

Soaring Stevenage songbird Kelly Oliver has an exciting few weeks ahead.

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James Bay at Thetford Forest

Singer-songwriter James Bay doesn’t get much time to reconnect with his North Herts roots since taking the music world by storm.

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Quiz night

If you know your Major Toms from your major fifths and can tell the difference between the Searchers and the Seekers, there’s a quiz coming up that’s right up your musical street.

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Dave and Karen Marsh.

The owners of a private care provider have spoken of their passion for a profession which they believe is hugely rewarding, despite the challenges facing a neglected sector.

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Letchworth
Staff at Marshalls celebrate the 10th anniversary.

It was a fitting time to pop open the champers and raise a glass as a Royston-based estate agents celebrated 10 years of success in the town with drinks and nibbles.

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Royston
The Malingerers will be performing on stage at the Old Bull Inn.

One boasts a blend of country, blues, folk and jazz with typically British and Irish flavours.

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Royston Folk Club

People who have made a positive difference in the Royston community are to be celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted by the town council next month.

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Danny Bryant

An internationally acclaimed blues artist with deep Royston roots has released a new album to rave reviews.

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