Review of 2006: August

IT was announced that Hertfordshire was among the top 20 destinations in England and Wales for same-sex ceremonies according to statistics from the General Register Officer. Since December 2005 the county had received over three times as many people tying

IT was announced that Hertfordshire was among the top 20 destinations in England and Wales for same-sex ceremonies according to statistics from the General Register Officer. Since December 2005 the county had received over three times as many people tying the knot as in Bedfordshire.

* Comet readers donated more than £9,000 to the family of a terminally ill 10-year-old boy. Money poured in for the Harrisons after mum and dad Jonathon and Karen appealed for funds to help their son, Cameron, who suffers from a terminal metabolic disorder.

* More than £800,000 worth of tobacco was discovered during a raid on an illegal cigarette factory in Todds Green, Stevenage. HM Revenue and Customs officers also found unexploded devices which were taken away by bomb disposal units.


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