Welwyn Hatfield Times review of 2010: May

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 December 2010

The Cock Pub Colney Heath. Lola Rose Small born in the pubs carpark. Lola Rose with mum Fay and dad Paul.

The Cock Pub Colney Heath. Lola Rose Small born in the pubs carpark. Lola Rose with mum Fay and dad Paul.


It's been another eventful 12 months in Times Territory. Here, the Welwyn Hatfield Times looks back at what was making the headlines in May 2010.

Vincent the one-eared badger

AS the country prepared to elect its new Government in May, one furry creature was making a name for himself in Times Territory.

Vincent the badger, named after the celebrated Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, who famously cut off part of his ear, turned up in WGC looking rather sorry for himself.

The eight-week-old cub was handed in to Attimore Veterinary Hospital in WGC by a concerned resident.

Grant Shapps at the election meeting

* GRANT Shapps retained his seat in Westminster with a huge 27,894 votes.

The dad-of-three was later announced as both minister for housing and local government and made a Privy Counsellor.

Nearest rival, Labour’s Mike Hobday, who polled 10,471, was considering his political future following the defeat.

The Jumbo Games team who helped make the missing puzzle piece

* SPAIN won the World Cup – two months ahead of the real tournament.

The inter-school football competition across Welwyn Hatfield saw each school team being given a country to represent.

The winners of the tournament, which had over 170 youngsters talking part, was St John’s Digswell – representing Spain.

Jack Harris puts in the final piece of his 5,000 piece jigsaw

* A FLOCK of prized sheep were attacked by thugs on motorbikes.

The assault on the Hebridean sheep at The Commons Nature Reserve, WGC, was branded pointless.

* PROUD parents Paul and Fay Small were all smiles in May after Paul helped deliver baby Lola Rose in a pub car park.

hebridean sheep

They had been en route to Watford General Hospital, but pulled over outside The Cock in Colney Heath, knowing they wouldn’t make it in time.

Paul helped 36-year-old Fay and welcomed Lola, weighing just over 7lbs, to the world.

* PUZZLE-LOVING pensioner Jack Harris, 86, was dancing a jig after a Hatfield games company helped him complete a seven-year project to build a 5,000 piece jigsaw.

Jack was dismayed to find the final piece had gone missing, but the jigsaw was no longer made.

After hearing of his plight, Jumbo Games, based at Hatfield House, called in their experts to design a piece especially for Jack.

* Come back at 2pm today (Boxing Day) to read a review of June.

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