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The dangers caused by ‘flying bonfires’ during the harvest season have been highlighted by the organisation that represents farmers and other landowners in the county.

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Trying to balance a 20p on a lemon in a bowl of water - a new fundraising pub challenge from Garden House Hospice

Calling all pubs! Do you want your regulars to have a lot of infuriating fun, and raise cash to support Garden House Hospice at the same time?

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The race is on. Pictures by Clive Porter.

It was a town hit yet again as 3,000 people turned up to watch kites soar across the sky for the annual Royston Kite Festival.

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Restoration work at Knebworth House: Beautifully sculpted by Spectrum Stone of Newmarket, these beasts form the most visible element of the current restoration project. Each of the carved stone beasts was carefully craned up into position by specialist teams.

There have been some dark and stormy nights lashing historic Knebworth House in recent weeks – but the new beasts who have become part of the landmark building have been unmoved by thunder, lightning and lashing rain.

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Police were alerted to loud music at a rural spot in North Herts late last night.

Police were called to a rural spot in North Herts late last night after reports of an illegal rave.

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Cutting grass verges

Crews working on behalf of Herts County Council have been working around the clock to get grass verges on main roads cut back and carry out other maintenance jobs.

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Herts County Council

The mayor of Royston will host a charity golf day to raise funds for a cause close to his heart.

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Music trio Ragged Staff

Its namesake may be a 17th century inn which once sat in a Bedfordshire village, but band Ragged Staff has its feet firmly placed in the 21st century.

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For more information call Herts Aid on 01920 484784 or email admin@hertsaid.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Blood cancer patients and their carers will soon be able to receive support from a new group launched by blood cancer charity Leukaemia CARE.

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Services have been delayed due to a trespass incident at London King's Cross

There are currently delays of up to 15 minutes on the Great Northern line after a trespass incident at London King’s Cross.

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Neil Hardman presents a charity cheque to a representative from Each.

A Therfield man raised thousands of pounds for charity through a golf day in memory of his mother in law.

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If the idea of spending two days celebrating 35 years of Melbourn Rock Club Rock with a beer and motorcycle show sounds tempting, then look no further as Reaper Fest is coming to Meldreth.

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Standon Calling, which has a Tale of Two Faces theme, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Stevenage band Waste kicked off Standon Calling this afternoon, as the three-day festival marks its 10th anniversary.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

An investigation has been launched into the finances of the NHS trust responsible for Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

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Julia Brooks

The new chairman of Royston and District Chamber of Commerce says her number one priority is to unite the town’s businesses.

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Children at Johnson Matthey

Children from primary schools in Royston were taught about the merits of the science and engineering industry when they visited Johnson Matthey HQ.

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Members of the club are snap happy. PICTURE: David Hatton.

It was a fitting end to yet another successful year for Royston Photographic Society when the group set off on a field trip to Essex to take photos of a brilliant display of rare orchids growing at an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve near Thaxted.

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The Bygrave Lodge anaerobic digestion plant nearby on the A505 between Royston and Baldock.

The decision on whether to go ahead with plans for a controversial anaerobic digestion plant and greenhouse between Shepreth and Meldreth will be made at a meeting next week.

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Three Tuns pub in Guilden Morden

Villagers in Guilden Morden are rallying together to try and save a once popular pub from being turned into housing.

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Police closed off a road after a car crash at the Frog End junction of the A10 near Shepreth.

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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.

The chief constable of Herts police visited Royston and the surrounding villages on Monday, to check up on how the local force is tackling increased reports of speeding in the area.

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Zoe Freeman, Diane Freeman, Amy Ogilvie

A popular Royston entertainer has left a ‘huge hole’ in the hearts of loved ones after he died of an infection after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

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An artist's impression of what the proposed council offices would look like.

A £3.45 million project to refurbish North Herts District Council’s offices in Letchworth has been put forward.

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Meldreth Manor School

A special school and children’s home for disabled children in Meldreth is likely to close its doors next March due to falling student numbers.

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Lord Sugar might not recognise the environment, but Crow editor John Francis is looking for a bright apprentice to join his team

Crow editor sends out a recruiting call for our next news team star

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Royston Kite Festival. Credit: Clive Porter.

It will be all eyes to the sky when a popular kite festival comes to Royston on Sunday.

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Ben Lewis.

The mayor of Royston said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ that an application that was holding back major work at a landmark hotel has been given the go ahead.

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Plus size model Kimberley Ireland is representing Hertfordshire at a pageant and raising money for Home-Start.

A plus size model whose life fell apart after an accident at work is raising money for the family support charity which offered her a lifeline but now faces an uncertain future following funding cuts.

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Laura Whitford and Anne Walls

The organiser of a community craft fair event said she fears new regulations which mean she cannot hang up a banner advertising the event each month will lead to its eventual closure.

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