JP Asher

Reporter JP Asher. Photo: Danny Loo

John Patrick ‘JP’ Asher is Hitchin 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.

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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
Monday, January 15, 2018

A man has been taken to hospital after becoming unwell at the wheel near Letchworth, in one of at least three incidents on the A1(M) within 10 minutes.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

How much has your MP been claiming back on expenses – and how are they using your money?

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Grant Shapps
Friday, January 12, 2018

There is disruption on the railways between Stevenage and London King’s Cross this morning due to damage to overhead electric wires.

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Stevenage
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Parents and carers in Herts have been reminded of the importance of applying for school places before the deadline on Monday.

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Terry Douris
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A 30-year-old Stevenage man has been charged with GBH after a 65-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Knebworth.

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St Albans Crown Court
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Herts police fails to record more than 11,200 reported crimes each year, including cases involving violence and domestic abuse – that’s according to an estimate from inspectors in a new report.

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Herts police
Monday, November 27, 2017

A fairground ride overturned on the A1(M) after a crash between Welwyn and Stevenage last night, and a person was afterwards arrested.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A car is facing the wrong way on the A1(M)’s central reservation between Welwyn and Stevenage after a crash this morning.

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Peugeot
Saturday, October 21, 2017

An air ambulance landed at Welwyn Garden City’s Waitrose store today after an elderly lady was taken ill.

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Waitrose
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Two lanes are closed on the A1(M) after a three-car crash near Welwyn, and traffic is solid all the way back past Stevenage to Letchworth Gate.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

A dog died on the side of the A1(M) near Stevenage yesterday after being hit by traffic.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Concerns are growing for a 24-year-old man who went missing from his home in Stevenage this morning, and may have travelled to Knebworth.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

A support worker who had battled mental health problems died after overdosing on animal sedatives secretly ordered from Mexico, an inquest has heard.

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Mexico
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A 51-year-old man has appeared in court accused of throwing bleach at one police officer and racially abusing a second in Stevenage.

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St Albans Crown Court
Thursday, September 21, 2017

NHS doctors, nurses and patients completed a sponsored abseil-relay at the Olympic Park on Saturday to raise £10,000 towards an ultrasound machine for Stevenage’s Lister Hospital.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fundraisers are set to enjoy a day of driving, chipping and putting at Knebworth Golf Club in aid of hospice care.

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Letchworth
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tributes have been paid to a cherished character of Knebworth who ran weekly ‘meat raffles’ at the village’s Royal British Legion for almost four decades.

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Royal British Legion
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A burglar who broke into a village shop near Hitchin and made off with almost £3,000 worth of stock has been jailed.

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St Albans Crown Court
Saturday, August 19, 2017

A woman was found dead at a house in Welwyn Garden City last night – and detectives are now investigating, with a man in custody.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A414 near Hatfield last night.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Police have been searching through the night for a 20-year-old man who has gone missing from Potters Bar – and have issued an urgent appeal for the public to help trace him.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A memorial honouring the heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment was dedicated in Belgium yesterday at the site of their defining moment, exactly 100 years on.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Historians are to mark the centenary of the start of the Third Battle of Ypres by unveiling a new Hertfordshire Regiment memorial in Belgium this morning.

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United Kingdom
Monday, July 24, 2017

The Hertfordshire Regiment’s First World War heroes are to gain their first memorial outside the UK next week – at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

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