JP Asher

Reporter JP Asher. Photo: Danny Loo

John Patrick ‘JP’ Asher is chief reporter for the Comet, and also contributes to Archant titles such as the Royston Crow, Welwyn Hatfield Times and Herts Advertiser. He lives in Hitchin with his wife and two small children, and is a keen Luton Town football supporter.

Mon, 08:11

There’s misery for commuters this morning, with trains cancelled and delayed on the first weekday of the new Great Northern timetable.

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Cambridge
Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Great Northern rail line operator is to rebrief station staff after passengers received incorrect ticketing advice ahead of an overhauled timetable’s introduction this weekend.

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London
Friday, April 20, 2018

Hertfordshire County Council has entered a joint venture to build new homes in Letchworth, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans and elsewhere as part of a £2 billion development scheme.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plans to build a house and nine flats next to the only pub in Knebworth were tonight branded “shoehorning with a vengeance” and refused.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A person has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A1(M) near Stevenage this morning that involved four vehicles.

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Lister Hospital
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

There is a closed lane and slow traffic on the A1(M) near Welwyn and Stevenage this morning after a crash involving multiple vehicles.

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United Kingdom
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision involving an SUV in Knebworth this morning.

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Knebworth
Thursday, April 5, 2018

A pair of jailed money launderers who helped a gang prey on the vulnerable as part of a £350,000 vitamin scam have had almost £37,000 confiscated and must pay compensation to victims.

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Herts County Council
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A nurse from Biggleswade who went into hospital for treatment says she went hungry after staff repeatedly misunderstood her vegan dietary requirements.

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Lister Hospital
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Conservative members of Herts County Council have been accused of hypocrisy after they voted down a motion on free school meals, then “trooped off” to enjoy one themselves.

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David Williams
Sunday, April 1, 2018

A burglar knocked on a 97-year-old woman’s door in Potters Bar yesterday before heading in and stealing her handbag.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Firefighters put out about 30 tonnes of flytipped rubbish that had set alight on the edge of Welwyn last night.

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Herts County Council
Thursday, March 22, 2018

A teenager has been arrested in Hertfordshire after a mass email bomb hoax targeting schools across the country – including in Stevenage, St Albans and Sandy.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Six registered sex offenders from Hertfordshire are wanted because their whereabouts are unknown, police have today confirmed – and officers have appealed for the public’s help tracking down three of them.

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Herts police
Saturday, March 17, 2018

An amber snow warning has been issued for Hertfordshire later today and tomorrow – with motorists advised to travel only if necessary.

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United Kingdom
Saturday, March 17, 2018

A wanted man holed up in a Welwyn Garden City flat threw objects and threats at officers from the roof during an overnight siege that saw armed officers called out.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

A “cold and calculated” paedophile who blackmailed Hertfordshire schoolgirls as young as 12 into sending nude photographs of themselves has been jailed.

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Herts police
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

It’s 35 years since the UK first made it compulsory to wear a seatbelt – yet last year 420 people were prosecuted in Hertfordshire for not buckling up.

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Beds
Friday, March 9, 2018

There are long tailbacks on the A1(M) and A1 heading north this evening, with traffic stationary from Hatfield to Welwyn – and congestion near Biggleswade too.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

The week’s snow and ice haven’t stopped Hertfordshire’s meals on wheels from reaching their destinations, as everyone signed up has received their hot food.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Most Herts families will today find out where their children are going to secondary or upper school in September – and one in five don’t have their first choice.

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Terry Douris
Thursday, March 1, 2018

A 16-year-old girl from Hitchin who was missing for more than a week has been found safe and well after a police appeal yesterday.

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Hitchin
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a 16-year-old girl who has been missing from Hitchin for a week – and police have today appealed for help finding her.

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Herts police
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A person has died after being hit by a train north of Hitchin railway station.

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Hitchin
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

An average of two sex offences targeting children and young people are recorded in Hertfordshire every day, according to new police figures.

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Herts police
Friday, February 2, 2018

Amid all this morning’s A1(M) traffic problems, cars heading north on the motorway were forced to swerve by a swan that wandered onto the carriageway.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

There are delays of up to an hour and a half on the A1(M) southbound this morning between Letchworth and Welwyn after a lorry breakdown.

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United Kingdom
Monday, January 22, 2018

Three vehicles were involved in a crash on the A1(M) this morning between Welwyn and Stevenage.

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Welwyn
Friday, January 19, 2018

The A1(M) was temporarily blocked northbound this afternoon after a crash near Welwyn.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

There are delays on the A1(M) northbound this evening after a crash between Welwyn and Stevenage.

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Stevenage

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