Review of the Year 2012: February
BORO’S biggest ever game, some good samaritans coming to the rescue, and a scratchcard winner all made the news in February.
• A PUB which controversially closed down was earmarked for use as a supermarket.
The Pelican in Letchworth GC was shut down because leaseholders Greene King said it was no longer viable.
A deal was struck between Greene King and Tesco, with plans to reopen the venue as a Tesco Express – a move which has now been completed.
• BORO faced their biggest game ever, when they welcomed Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur to the Lamex Stadium.
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The FA Cup fifth round tie may have ended in 0-0, but Boro fans were thrilled with their team’s performance, which won them a return visit to White Hart Lane.
• A DRIVER trapped in his car following a crash was pulled from his vehicle and resuscitated by members of the public.
- 1 Man taken to hospital after crash involving mobility scooter and motorhome
- 2 Aldi eyeing new Hertfordshire store locations
- 3 Man dies after Stevenage e-scooter crash
- 4 Road closures following crash in Letchworth
- 5 Primary school's new garden has 'positive effect on wellbeing and learning'
- 6 Letchworth paedophile jailed for sexual activity with a child
- 7 Child abuse investigation dropped after hotel lost CCTV
- 8 Developers confirm controversial plans for Hitchin flats to go to appeal
- 9 MPs and councillors react to tragic passing of Sir David Amess
- 10 Opening of long-awaited Stevenage supermarket
The good samaritans smashed the windows of the vehicle, and resuscitated the man – who was not breathing – after the smash in Walkern High Street.
Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said the quick thinking actions had saved the man’s life.
• A GAS engineer who went into a shop to buy a newspaper came out �50k richer.
Mark Kitchener had bought the winning scratchcard from Clothall Common Food and Wine in Baldock.
The 47-year-old was adamant he wouldn’t blow the money, admitting he planned on going for “a nice quiet meal” with his wife to celebrate.
• COLLEGE students saw off more than 55 other teams to win a Design-a-Sub competition.
The girls’ Fiery Fajita Melt impressed judges at SUBWAY so much, that the chain made plans to put it on sale across stores in the region.
• ANGRY residents and businesses slammed a council’s resurfacing works, which resulted in a 23-mile diversion.
The works were carried out in Henlow, with a diversion through Shefford, Silsoe, Barton-le-Clay and Hitchin put in place.
Local traders said it would result in loss of business, while the parish council criticised the environmental implications.