Jacob Thorburn, Herts Advertiser

Jacob Thorburn

Herts Advertiser

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Past articles by Jacob:

Government anticipating vaccine 'supply issues' in coming weeks

The UK is preparing for an expected shortage of vaccination supplies in April, government minister Robert Jenrick MP has confirmed. → Read More

Police chief addresses rural crime priorities as record number of Herts police officers promised by 2022

Around 100 residents, farmers and business owners concerned about rural crime spoke on the future of policing at a Virtual Barn Meeting... → Read More

£500 self-isolation payment could help more than 4,000 Hertfordshire residents

More than 4,000 Hertfordshire residents will be eligible for a new, £500 self-isolation payment from their local council at the start of February. → Read More

Herts County Council secures £15 million funding for climate change fight

Herts County Council has successfully secured £15m of funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to tackle climate change. → Read More

Police forces clarify 'local' as fines dished out nationally to COVID-19 rulebreakers

In the wake of scandals involving people travelling outside of their local area for exercise, our police forces in Beds Herts and Cambs have clarified how... → Read More

Teacher-assessed grades to replace A-level and GCSE exams this year

Assessed grades will be used in place of GCSE and A-level exams in Hertfordshire this summer, the Secretary of State for Education has announced... → Read More

Police issue warning after convincing COVID-19 vaccine scam emerges

Herts police have issued a public warning after they discovered a "highly believable" telephone scam involving the coronavirus vaccine programme. → Read More

Burst mains causing local water supply issues

A burst pipe in Hitchin may be contributing to water supply issues in the town and its surrounding villages. At around 8.20am this morning, Affinity Water... → Read More

Meet the man who vows to keep fight on against Brexit's 'slow-motion catastrophe'

As the deadline for Brexit trade talks looms, the man who co-founded a grassroots action group in Hertfordshire against leaving the EU has shared his thoughts on the last four rollercoaster years of politics. → Read More

Meet the man who vows to keep fight on against Brexit's 'slow-motion catastrophe'

As the deadline for Brexit trade talks looms, the man who co-founded a grassroots action group in Harpenden against leaving the EU has shared his thoughts... → Read More

Meet the man who vows to keep fighting 'slow-motion catastrophe' Brexit

As the deadline for Brexit trade talks looms, the man who co-founded a grassroots action group in Harpenden to figagainst leaving the EU has shared his... → Read More

Demand for domestic abuse support rose by 90 per cent in Herts during lockdown

Figures released by councils and the police in Stevenage and North Herts reveal a sharp spike in both the number of recorded domestic-abuse crimes and those seeking support during lockdown. → Read More

Parts of Hertfordshire set to enter ‘very high’ COVID-19 restrictions

Three areas of Hertfordshire are set to enter ‘very high’ coronavirus restrictions from this week. → Read More

NHS issues vaccine advice as COVID-19 jabs begin in our area

The National Health Service has issued the latest vaccination advice, as the UK’s largest ever inoculation programme began earlier this week. → Read More

Met Office issue yellow weather warning as temperatures set to plummet

A yellow weather warning has been put in place for our areas, as temperatures are expected to hit freezing overnight. → Read More

Coronavirus: Mass vaccination centre coming to Herts

A coronavirus vaccine centre is to be set-up in Stevenage, where the recently approved Pfizer/BioNTech shots could be available as early as next week. → Read More

Arcadia retail empire collapses, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk during run up to Christmas

More than 10,000 jobs are said to be at risk as brands such as Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Burton face an uncertain future as the Arcadia retail group collapsed overnight. → Read More

New rules for tier system that will replace lockdown next week

The Prime Minister has announced a new, stricter tier system that will come into effect once lockdown ends next week. → Read More

Police confirm hate crime investigation as Hitchin’s Black Lives Matter posters vandalised

Herts police have confirmed they are treating the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter exhibition in Hitchin as a potential hate crime, as they appeal for witnesses and information. → Read More

MPs vote to secure second national lockdown until winter

Members of Parliament have today voted in favour of a second national lockdown in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More