Review of the year - October and November

The 2010 review exits Autumn and enters Winter

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.


14 – Residents and dignitaries of Royston expressed their anger after a far-right political meeting was held in the North Star pub.

Between 20 and 30 people from throughout the country descended on the pub, and staged a meeting which lasted several hours.

Stickers and flyers were later found throughout the town, promoting the group’s anti-immigration messages.

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21 – A move to end the parking situation at Market Hill, Royston was announced, after an on-call nurse was blocked in.

28 – The first Royston Community Exhibition was successfully held at the Coombes Community Centre. 28 – An off-duty police officer from Royston was cleared of assault after he was said to have attacked a man whilst drunk in Hitchin.


4 – Passengers staged a break-out from a broken-down train after it was stood still for nearly four hours.

The service from London Kings Cross to Cambridge halted just outside Foxton, and a group of 15 people forced open a door and walked 500 metres to the village’s station.

British transport police were called to the scene, but no one was apprehended.

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4 – Care company Appletrees was investigated after reports employees had not been paid. Two weeks later they had their contract with Cambridgeshire County Council revoked.

4 – An explosion at the Johnson Matthey laboratory caused injuries to three men.

11 – North Herts District Council started a resident consultation process over redevelopment of The Cross, in Royston.