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.

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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.

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