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Housing developer Gladman has submitted another application to build on land south of Echo Hill in Royston, with the timing leading to some residents claiming the firm is taking advantage of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic in order to get the plans through unnoticed.

A new High Sheriff for Hertfordshire has been appointed with a ceremony conducted via video conferencing.

The number of people arrested for human exploitation and slavery across Hertfordshire has doubled in the last four years.

A Royston newsagent was targeted in an armed robbery at the weekend.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

A former St Albans City footballer is hoping a free exercise class on Facebook for children and adults alike brings a sense of “normality” to people’s lives during the coronavirus lockdown.

England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane has said the Premier League may have to follow non-league’s example and consider finishing the season.

Royston Town have missed out on promotion from the Southern League Premier Division Central after the FA voided step three to six of the non-league pyramid due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Royston Town star Claudio Ofosu has donated food to NHS staff as they continue to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

Blame it on the confined participants, blame it on mixed messages, blame it on the boogie if you want to but it appears despite an hour of confusion the non-league season is officially over.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Organisers of the Cambridge Folk Festival have announced that this year’s event will not be going ahead due to concerns over the coronavirus.

An emergency appeal has been launched by a popular Hertfordshire tourist attraction for funds to help with the upkeep of its animals while the wildlife park is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Strictly Come Dancing couple Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec have rescheduled dates, including one in Cambridge, for their hotly anticipated new dance spectacular Remembering The Oscars.

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