Review of the year - July

PUBLISHED: 09:19 28 December 2010

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July is the next stop in The Crow’s year review

IT’S the time of year to cast our eyes back over the last 12 months, and pick out the highs and lows of a year of Royston news.

Reporter Joe Tyler takes a trawl through the archives to see what news has affected the people of Crow country in 2010.

July

8 – The Royston branch of the Royal British Legion had to raise £20,000 to save its premises, or face closure.

The Mill Road building had problems with a rotting floor, with money desperately needed to have it replaced before Remembrance Sunday.

Thankfully the money was donated, thanks largely to the Brian Leslie Racher Trust, and the legion was ready for its biggest day of the year.

Also this month

15 – Police warned of credit card fraudsters hitting Royston, after a man received a letter saying he had been turned down for a card he hadn’t applied for.

15 – Temperatures in Royston reached a four year high – 31.3 degrees.

29 – Fears that Roysia School was about to close were quashed by Herts County Council.

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The vicar of St John the Baptist Church in Royston has thanked the community for its “outpouring of concern” following a fire at the site on Sunday, which left many shocked and devastated.

Women in east and north Hertfordshire have been waiting up to 14 weeks for the results of life-saving cervical screening tests – seven times longer than the NHS target.

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