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Boys beat the bobbies for charity

Local youths and police officers went head to head in a battle aimed at improving their image and raising cash for charity.

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Teen loses locks for charity

Teenager Charlie Anderson has raised thousands of pounds for charity after having his trademark curls cut off in a school assembly.

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Cinema site plans get thumbs-up

Plans to build homes on a derelict cinema site have been given the thumbs up by town councillors.

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Royston has Olympic Torch relay

The Olympic spirit came to Royston when local runners took their own version of the torch around the town.

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Young runner breaks course record

Young runner Jamie Philpott broke a course record when he took part in the annual Royston Fun Run.

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Station searching for new radio stars

Young people are being given a chance to get on the airwaves with the launch of a new facility in their area.

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Scholarship helps talented diver

Talented young diver Daniel Goodfellow can continue his intense training thanks to a sport scholarship.

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Food waste campaign makes national shortlist

A campaign to save residents money and food has been shortlisted for a national award.

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World record holding bell ringer could be 88 year old John

When at the age of 14 John Gipson rang his first church bell he did not know that he would still be sending out peals over 70 years later. Now the Meldreth 88-year-old has potentially set a new world record of 9,000 hours of bell-ringing.  He is thought to be the only active peal ringer who started prior to the Second World War.

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Autism-friendly pantomime

The organisers of this year’s Royston pantomime say it will be autism-friendly. The drama group Cads, which will be putting on Knight Fever at Meridian School on January 20, 21, 27 and 28, has made special plans to make the pantomime experience more enjoyable for any audience members who have autism.

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