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PUBLISHED: 08:41 25 December 2009 | UPDATED: 16:13 11 May 2010

PARAMEDICS praised a heroic driver who came to the aid of a stricken cyclist. Thomas Moore, 64, from Bassingbourn, received a commendation certificate for his swift actions after a motorcyclist and a car collided in Hitchin. He said; The rider was thrown

PARAMEDICS praised a heroic driver who came to the aid of a stricken cyclist.

Thomas Moore, 64, from Bassingbourn, received a commendation certificate for his swift actions after a motorcyclist and a car collided in Hitchin.

He said; "The rider was thrown up in the air and off his bike. I stopped my car, got out, and then adrenaline took over."

Mr Moore and another passer by waited for paramedics to arrive on the scene. The rider was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Stewart Wilson, from the Ambulance Service, made the presentation, having been at the accident. He said: "It was a pleasure to meet up with them again and presenting them with their awards.

"Their help on the day was very much appreciated."

Also in the news...

- It was revealed a compulsory purchase order may be necessary to acquire land needed to build the proposed underpass at Coombes Hole in Royston. Hertfordshire County Council said this was because some home owners had extended their back gardens, causing confusion about who owned what land.

- A councillor suggested pigeon pie might be the solution to Royston's problematic pigeons. Cllr F John Smith made the tongue-in-cheek suggestion as councillors discussed how to deal with the birds. More serious measures suggested included hawking and "pigeon proofing" certain buildings.

- Volunteers from Royston in Bloom came together to give the town a big tidy up. They cleared rubbish from various sites as part of a national initiative.

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