A disabled artist from Chipperfield mingled with the rich and famous in October when he appeared on a primetime TV chat show to recount his story of overcoming adversity. Henry Fraser was just 17 when a diving accident on holiday in Portugal left him paralysed from the shoulders down. However he did not let this tragedy ruin his life, and has gone on to receive nationwide recognition.

A police officer who claimed she was not a “miracle worker” when asked to tend to a man who had been knocked unconscious – and ultimately died – faced “management action” from Hertfordshire Constabulary. Bradley Creswell, 21, was killed after he was assaulted on two separate occasions by Ridwaan Shaikh during a night out in Watford on September 18 last year.

When a friend who works as a veterinary nurse told Natalie Reynolds that somebody had handed in a fox cub she leapt at the chance to adopt the tiny creature. Seven months later, Jasper had become part of the household - but still nipped our photographer when we interviewed her owner!

And farmer Charlie Way told us he feared losing his livelihood if 1,000 new homes were built on his land - one of Hertfordshire’s two remaining Jersey dairy farms. Dacorum Borough Council was contemplating outlining land for development after it launched its initial Local Plan consultation in October.