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Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves stole two gold wedding bands worth about £200 each during a burglary in Royston at the weekend.

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Police have issued security advice after a surge in burglaries across North Herts

Police in North Herts are urging householders to protect themselves against break-ins after a surge in burglaries across North Herts in recent weeks.

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The fire ripped through the roof.

A blaze engulfed the roof of a two-storey house in Great Chishill in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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School pupils can express their support for servicemen in the Middle East this Christmas

Herts schoolchildren will do their bit to support military reservists spending Christmas thousands of miles from home by drawing and painting festive pictures for them.

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Teresa Heritage
The burglaries occurred in the same street.

Thieves targeted two houses in the same Royston street on Saturday, causing £500 worth of damage to one property and seizing precious gold jewellery and technology from another.

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Inspector Phil Bloor

Police are getting in gear for their annual pre-Christmas crackdown on drink drivers with a rallying call to the public at large.

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David Lloyd
Tracey Richards, Gillian Knight and Karen Barry of the Heathlands Animal Sanctuary.

A dog’s not just for Christmas – but will strays in the pound even see Yuletide? Over-population of stray dogs in Ireland has led to many being put down, and rescuers are attempting to find them new homes in Britain.

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David, owner ofFighting Fit gym at the Royston Heath, sustained a serious orbital socket

A Royston gym owner who had to undergo corrective eye socket reconstruction after a play fight with his sons ended in serious injury is giving something back to hospital staff who treated him to say thank you.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Royston residents Anne Walls and Glen Stanway have lost reception on their EE networks around Royston

A playgroup owner and film extra have spoken of their intense frustration after being left without phone signal for almost two weeks in Royston.

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Thieves stole cash after breaking into a Royston shop in Church Lane.

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Thieves broke into the shed through the roof.

Offenders broke into a victim’s shed by removing part of the roof before making off with tools in Foxton.

The theft occurred overnight between 10pm on Wednesday and 6.45am yesterday morning in Caxton Lane.

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Rudolf trail set to return to Royston

Friday, November 27, 2015
Last year's trail proved popular. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

It’s time to dust off the antlers and polish the red nose as the Rudolph trail will be returning next weekend.

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Staff and youngsters are delighted with the result.

Staff at a playgroup in Royston are as pleased as punch after the preschool was recognised as ‘outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.

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A new text messaging service for children has been launched in Hertfordshire. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A new text messaging service for children as young as 11 to access advice about issues such as sexual health has been launched across Hertfordshire.

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Laura Whitford

For punters looking to purchase some Christmas gifts tonight, there will be late night shopping at No.3 in Melbourn Street.

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Pete Stitt, Phil Jarman, Warren Timsley and Ricola Vyse

Staff at a Royston barbers shop have joined a nationwide haircutting collective united in its aim to remove the stigma surrounding male mental health.

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Plans for a new community arts centre on the Meridian Upper School site in Royston have been unveiled

People are invited to share their thoughts on an exciting proposal to build a brand new arts centre in Royston.

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Oliver Heald
Andy at his favourite ski resort, La Plagne.

The family of a former pub landlord and golf club manager who helped kick start the career of many local musicians has paid tribute to a man who ‘lived life to the full’.

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Sir Oliver Heald called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene.

After putting pressure on the health secretary Jeremy Hunt to get the ball rolling, North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald confirmed this week that funding has been put in place to draw up a business case for the future of the Royston Hospital site.

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Oliver Heald

Save Royston High Street campaign revived

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Members of the Save The High Street Campaign outside an empty shop.

Concerned locals despairing at the number of empty shops in Royston town centre have revived a campaign to save the High Street.

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Clive Porter
From left to right: Jenny Sutton, Hayley Peacock, Ale Dimedo, Becky Morley and Rebecca Willers.

With I’m a Celebrity back on our screens, it seemed like a timely excuse to take part in a bushtucker trial... but rather than travel Down Under, all I had to do was pop along to Shepreth Wildlife Park.

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Fairfield, Stotfold and Letchworth schools have expansion projects in the pipeline.

The number of pupils at schools rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors has risen by more than 7,500 in the past 12 months, says Herts County Council.

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David Williams
The team from left to right: Ryan Deards, Ben Cullen, Josh Sewell, mum Wendy, dad Ian, brother Ollie and Jamie Gordon raised an impressive £10,000.

The mother of a Melbourn hit-and-run victim has spoken of the emotional moment her son’s friends and his brother handed over a £10,000 cheque to the hospital that cared for him.

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Citizens Advice North Herts chief executive Rionach Aiken

The team at Citizens Advice North Herts is planning a move to a new home next year – and is aiming to sign up supporters to a new way of fundraising that will bring in some of the cash they’ll need to make the project possible.

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Kenia Hatfield owns September Flowers

The owner of a new flower shop in Royston has spoken of the warm reception she has received since opening her doors in the town a week ago.

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The Wood Green animal shelter charity shop needs volunteers

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

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Denise Graham
Meridian Upper School production of Les Miserables - the cast on stage

A packed audience rose in acclaim as a talented cast took their final bow at Royston’s Meridian Upper School on Saturday night.

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Oliver Heald
Everyone tucked in at the Dans Le Noir evening in Melbourn.

The chance to experience life without sight proved to be an eye-opener for guests at a charity Dans Le Noir night in Melbourn.

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Hundreds of people signed up to protest about bus cuts in Herts at signing sessions in Stevenage and Hitchin

Campaigners who fear further cuts to bus services across Herts gathered hundreds of signatures on Saturday as they hosted signing sessions in Stevenage and Hitchin

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Herts County Council

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