The former leader of Hertfordshire County Council was laid to rest in a ceremony at St Albans Cathedral on Monday. Robert Gordon died at the age of 65 at the beginning of October following an “unfaltering” battle against cancer. Hymns and readings at the service - which was conducted by Dean of St Albans Rev Jeffrey John - were personally selected by Mr Gordon weeks before his death, and included I vow to thee my country and a passage from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
The first cohort of teenagers from a Watford secondary school visited a care home in the town to chat with elderly residents and learn about dementia. At the end of the visit to the 80-bed Greenbanks care home, the 14 and 15-year-olds from Watford Grammar School for Girls were given befriender badges by Marion Brown, who represented the Hertfordshire Lieutenancy on behalf of the Queen.
More police officers patrolling the streets are needed to curb a recent surge in crime, according to two prominent councillors. Cllrs Peter Taylor and Sara Bedford are calling on Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd to secure more funding to increase the number of boots on the ground, especially in residential areas. Hertfordshire Constabulary has seen a reduction of around 330 staff since 2013.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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