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Hertfordshire schools will benefit from a welcome funding boost, but critics say the government windfall is not enough.

The number of casualties caused by collisions on Hertfordshire's roads has hit its lowest level in a decade, according to figures released by the government.

Hertfordshire's schools are set to benefit from the county council's decision to donate more than 600 pieces of art.

There are long delays on the A1(M) near Stevenage this morning after a crash on the southbound carriageway.

Dates for major improvement works to the rail network - which will see London King's Cross closed over two weekend - have been announced as Network Rail encourage passengers to plan ahead.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Royston Town could host the draw for the FA Cup first proper on Monday, if they beat Maldon & Tiptree this weekend, the BBC has confirmed.

Royston Town boss Steve Castle believes his side lacked commitment in their 1-1 draw with local rivals Hitchin Town at Garden Walk on Tuesday night.

Royston Town and Hitchin Town played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in Tuesday night's local derby at Garden Walk, seeing the bragging rights and points shared in the Southern League Premier Division Central clash.

Royston Town made history as they beat Beaconsfield 2-1 at Garden Walk on Saturday to reach the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round for the first time in their history.

Royston Town will play Maldon & Tiptree at Garden Walk in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup following the draw on Monday afternoon.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Children's movies keep getting smarter - and Abominable, the latest eye-popping adventure from DreamWorks and Pearl Studios is no exception.

Every three years since 1882, students at Cambridge University have performed an Ancient Greek play in Ancient Greek. It is always magnificent and this year is no exception. Again, not all the cast are classicists, some have not studied the ancient language before - but all of them are accomplished actors and with impressive voices for the sung chorus. Sophocle's play comes ringing down the years to us. It's about division and could not be more pertinent.

Paul Lewis delivered the best classical performance of this autumn season at Saffron Hall on Sunday, October 13.

He recited a poem for Prince Charles (O, Charles!), who the poet said went through a "living hell" as a royal, but consoled him in absentia: "It could be worse, Charles… you could live in Reading".

A musician shocked by the level of homelessness among war veterans is holding a concert in Royston next week for Help for Heroes.

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