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Inter-City 125’s final journey through North Mymms

Train will pass through Welham Green and Brookmans Park

Image of Inter-City 125 by Phil Sangwell released via Wikimedia Commons

Train enthusiasts will be able to watch the iconic Inter-City 125 pass through North Mymms for the last time on the afternoon of Saturday 21 December, decked out in its original British Rail livery.

Details of the “farewell tour” have just been released by train operator LNER.

Grants available for projects that benefit North Mymms

Applications have to be in by 6 January 2020

Image courtesy of Best Picko released via Creative Commons BY 2.0

Local voluntary organisations and community groups providing services that “benefit the economic, environmental and/or social wellbeing of residents of the parish of North Mymms” have a month to apply for local authority grants.

Forged £20 banknotes set to “flood the market”

Police warn of counterfeits in run-up to Christmas

Photograph of £20 bank notes by Images Money released via Creative Commons BY 2.0

Hertfordshire police say they expect to see an increase in forged £20 banknotes in the coming months.

A new £20 polymer note will be issued in February. Police say criminals will be attempting “flood the market” with forgeries before the old notes are withdrawn from circulation.

Volunteers wanted to help vulnerable residents

Senior Watch aims to inform elderly residents of crime risks

Image of elderly woman by Borya via Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0

Hertfordshire police are seeking the help of “caring local people” to share crime alerts with older residents who are not online, and who might be missing the regular neighbourhood watch warnings and advice.

“Sonic boom” heard across Hertfordshire

Noise at 4.20am wakes people from London to Cambridge

Photograph of Typhoon by Defence Images released via Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0

The loud bang heard in the early hours of Sunday morning 1 December was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes, according to the Metropolitan police.

Thousands of people were woken by the noise and took to social media claiming they’d heard an explosion in their neighbourhood.

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