Review of 2008 - May
PUBLISHED: 12:01 26 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 26 October 2009
BLUE Tulip Edelweiss Warby was clearly barking up the wrong tree when she appeared on one of the year's biggest TV shows Britain's Got Talent. The WGC resident failed to impress the show's three judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan,
* BLUE Tulip Edelweiss Warby was clearly barking up the wrong tree when she appeared on one of the year's biggest TV shows Britain's Got Talent.
The WGC resident failed to impress the show's three judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, with a rendition of The Phantom of the Opera, sung as a dog.
The 52-year-old woman, of Gaddesden Grove, told the WHT: "It was a really good day and I enjoyed singing in front of the audience."
* THE Conservatives increased their majority on Welwyn Hatfield Council by 10 seats, occupying all but eight of the 48 seats in the local elections.
Labour's share halved to five seats, while the Liberal Democrats remained unchanged with three representatives.
No surprises were thrown in the Potters Bar wards at the Hertsmere elections, as all three seats, Furzefield, Oakmere and Parkfield, were retained by the Tories.
* BOROUGH council chiefs were slated for not alerting the public about the postponement of the Hatfield regeneration project until the WHT approached them on May 1 - election day.
Among the critics was Mike Hobday, Labour parliamentary candidate for Welwyn Hatfield, who described the actions of the council as "shameful".
The credit crunch was blamed for the plans being shelved.
* LONG-SERVING community figure Peter Clark retired from his position as Hatfield Town Council clerk after 15 years to travel around Europe in his motor home.
Mr Clark did a lot for local groups such as St John's Youth Club and the Jim McDonald Centre.
** Come back at 5pm today (Boxing Day) for a look back at June in our review of 2008.
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