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Review of the year: June
8:00am Friday 28th December 2012 in News
A mum-of-three from Radlett was killed in a plane crash in Nigeria that claimed more than 150 lives.
Antonia Attuh was flying back from the Nigerian capital Abuja to Lagos, when the Dana Air plane crashed and burst into flames.
Her family paid tribute to the “wonderful and exceptional" 45-year-old, who moved to Nigeria two years ago but would regularly fly back to Radlett.
Tributes were also left outside the house of her husband, Dr Robert Attuh, in Craigwell Drive – with one saying “Rest in Peace. We love you, but God loves you most.”
Soaked through and through and battling cold winds, patriotic people took to the streets to celebrate 60 years of the Queen on the throne.
One street party in Watling Street, Radlett included live music from a Fifties-style band, food and drink, while people in Organ Hall Road, Coopers Crescent, Sellers Close and Nivan Close all enjoyed barbecues, fun and games and entertainment.
Pupils from St Nicholas School, in Elstree, dressed in red, white and blue as part of their celebrations and hosted a tea party with a special Jubilee cake.
Sun-worshippers hoping to catch some rays in June were instead sat staring outside their windows as the rain fell thick and fast.
Heavy downpours led to cancelled sports fixtures and a drop in trade at sports clubs including Borehamwood Bowls, which called off games due to a water-logged pitch.
The rain was so heavy the Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the Upper River Colne and Radlett Brook.
Elsewhere, disgruntled tenants were left feeling ripped off after their housing association began charging them for services which should be free.
Affinity Sutton added an extra £10.72 per week to residents living in Oak Farm, Arundel Drive – with the fee supposed to cover the cost of tenancy issues, repairs, and advice about the area.
David Burcombe, 69, accused the housing association of trying to scam its retired residents.
It was not until September when the retired residents won their battle after Affinity Sutton announced it would waive the charge for those who did not want the services.