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Advance details of the acts scheduled for slots at this year’s Royston Arts Festival have been published, and the list features a promising line up of music, theatre, exhibitions and family fun.

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Police are on the look out for thieves who stole power tools from a white transit van in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Police car

Police are investigating after expensive tools were stolen during a burglary at a Meldreth garden centre over the weekend.

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Retail revivals Mick Dobson, Rachel Edwards, Chloe Butler and Rebecca Edwards at the Music Trail in Royston

The shops came alive with the sound of music on Saturday a children took part in an exciting trail through Royston.

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Proud gardeners pose next to the fruits of their labour. PICTURE: Picasa

For the past few months, children from schools across Royston have been growing their own food to learn how to be self-sufficient and make things from scratch.

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There's plenty of sand play in store at the summer festival sessions

School’s out for summer, and there’s a seasonal series of free family-friendly festival events on the calendar to help people make the most of the break.

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North Herts District Council
Kai Wong, Louie Coppenhall, Erin Rutter-Davies, Skye Atkinson and Taylor Close

Pupils at a Royston school set to work to build a bridge using skills they’d learnt from different subjects as part of a unique learning day.

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The new play area of Bramble children's ward is officially opened by deputy mayor of Stevenage Councillor John Lloyd and NHS staff including the chief executive of North and East Herts NHS trust Nick Carver in the new Bramble children's ward play area

Tears of happiness were shed as appeal organisers and parents praised the spick and span surroundings of Lister Hospital’s new play area for young patients – and the people who helped make it happen.

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Lister Hospital
Mrs Denise Knight showing memorabilia from World War I
Photo courtesy of Peter Alvey

Almost 10,000 people have visited an exhibition space commemorating the centenary of the First World War, but there is still time to visit before it closes at the end of next week.

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Motorists are being advised not to drive through flood water like in this Stevenage underpass, which was badly affected by the wet weather last week.

Motorists are being warned to take extra care and not to drive through flood water as heavy rain continues to fall in North Herts.

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Herts County Council
Police at the scene.

The A507 has been closed between Buntingford and Cottered after a crash near Haymead Hill, leaving one person injured.

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A charitable bunch: Melbourn Youth Club raised loads of dosh for charity.

After raising cash for a local charity that helps young people who suffer from brain tumours, Melbourn Youth Club presented a cheque to the trust’s chief executive.

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Transport police are investigating a sexual assault on a train travelling between Cambridge and London King's Cross.

A man has been arrested after a 17-year-old girl claims she was inappropriately touched on a train travelling from Cambridge to London King’s Cross station this morning.

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Royston Motorcycle Club presentation. PICTURE: Doug Thompson.

A motorcycling club presented cheques worth more than £14,000 to share between a host of worthy charities after the success of its 30th anniversary show.

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Jo Taylor, Helen Waterfield, Julie Emmerson, Steve Cox, (regional manager)

It seems the positive energy of the Royston Summer Rock event is still burning through the town after a local charity benefited from a fundraising boost.

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Four out of every five South Cambs businesses inspected in 2015 were given the top rating.

Four out of every five South Cambs businesses inspected in 2015 have been given the top food hygiene rating, the Crow can reveal.

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Tracie Adams has opened a vapour cigarette shop called Escape The Addiction

A Royston woman who suffered a series of strokes due to a serious underlying condition has set up an e-cigarette shop to help other people trying to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes.

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Royston museum in its early years in the town hall.

A one day exhibition in Royston will explore what shops used to feature in the High Street and how it has changed over the years.

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Paula Santomauro with her mobile phone

People living in a village near Royston are angered that a phone signal problem caused by a faulty phone mast has still not been fixed – despite it being broken for almost two months.

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Music trail set for Royston town centre

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A music trail will be held in Royston town centre on Saturday, so be on the look out for instruments in shop windows.

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Have you bought your tickets yet for the Wedding Show at the Wimpole Estate?

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

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Denise Graham

Police are appealing for witnesses after reports a man has been spotted in Reed asking for money to buy petrol.

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Collette Chester will shave off all her hair.

A self-employed Heydon-based florist is ready to brave the shave as she has every lock of hair cut off for charity.

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Greneway Middle School production of the Wizard of Oz, July 2015. Milly Jordan as Dorothy

More than 120 pupils took part in knock out performances of The Wizard of Oz when they took to the stage at The Greneway Middle School in Garden Walk.

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The winners of the first race at the Barkway park family festival

There was non-stop fun on offer as children flocked to Barkway Recreation Ground for the annual B in The Park festival at the weekend.

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Jan Bodnar

The family and friends of a gifted neurosurgeon who sadly died following a collision on the A505 on Sunday, July 12, have paid tribute to him.

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Steeple Morden church of England year 4 class at the memorial to the 355th fighter group which was established on this site in 1942

More than 100 people living around Steeple Morden came to watch as a fighter squadron travelled all the way from the USA for a moving flypast over the village.

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Royston museum assistant Amy Judd, collections trustee Phil Smith, curator Jenny Oxley and visitor Scarlett Hollamby, 8 at the museum for stone-age day

Yelps of yabadabadoo could be heard from the walls of Royston Museum as children delighted at the Stone Age Fun Day spectacular on Saturday.

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Paul Whitton.

A Royston pub is adding another session to its entertainment offering by launching Saturday Night Live this weekend.

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