Review of the Year 2012: November

NADINE Dorries wasn’t the only famous face to cause a stir in November with celebrity stories aplenty in Comet country.

•HOLLYWOOD stars decended on a town to film scenes for The World’s End.

Actors Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine were spotted in Letchworth GC town centre as they played characters involved in an epic pub crawl.

The stars caused quite a stir with Suzanne Wilding posting on Twitter: “Well Mr Pegg, you’re bringing much excitement to the sleepy town of Letchworth! And I only popped out for some pic n mix. Awesome”

•THERE was a different kind of late-night emergency when a cow escaped from a farm and was found at a disused hospital.

Police officers had to get a moo-ve on to catch Nancy the cow, who after wandering through the streets of Hitchin was captured in the grounds of Hitchin Hospital.

Nancy was later returned to the nearby Oughtonhead Nature Reserve.

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•NADINE Dorries was watched by millions on TV as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire was the first to be voted off from the show after taking part in bushtucker trials where she was buried in a coffin full of critters and had to eat an ostrich’s anus.

The Conservative was suspended from the party, while a petition started by constituents called for a by-election.

•RESIDENTS chimed in to defend the ringing of Christmas bells, causing a church to make a dramatic U-turn.

St Mary the Virgin Church in Baldock had changed the traditional ringing times on Christmas Day due to a complaint but Reverend Andrew Holford reversed the decision after a community backlash.

A Facebook group backing the bells was set-up attracting more than 1,700 members within days.

•STEVENAGE’S own star of singing talent show The Voice took centre stage for the town’s Christmas lights switch on.

Aleks Josh was joined by returning X Factor star Kitty Brucknell as crowds gathered to see the town centre lit up.

The cast of this year’s Gordon Craog Theatre panto did the honours with the help of another TV star – Brian Capron, best known as Coronation Street’s Richard Hillman.

•THE first police and crime commissioners for Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire were crowned despite criticism over the low turnout.

Conservative candidate David Lloyd emerged victorious in Herts while Labour’s Olly Martins won the Beds election, putting the pair in charge of scrutinising their respective counties’ police forces.

Less than 20 per cent of the electorate in both counties voted.

For a gallery of photos from the month click on the link at the top right of the page, and check back later today (Friday) to see what happened in the final month of the year, December.