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Man collapses and dies in St Albans

Herts Advertiser Local News - 1 hour 55 min ago

An elderly man died last night (Monday) after collapsing at an address in St Albans.

Categories: Local News

St Albans City lose to Dagenham in pre-season opener

Herts Advertiser Sports News - 2 hours 12 min ago

St Albans City opened their pre-season campaign with a 4-0 loss to Dagenham and Redbridge at Clarence Park.

Categories: Local Sport

Appeal launched after boy, 14, assaulted

Borehamwood Times Local News - 2 hours 15 min ago
An appeal has been launched after a 14-year-old boy was assaulted in Borehamwood.
Categories: Local News

Know the law warn police as part of driving safety campaign

Hemel Today - 2 hours 18 min ago

Police are urging motorists to know the law surrounding mobile phone use at the wheel and the consequences of breaking it.



Categories: Local News

Jail for driver who killed cyclist as he exchanged WhatsApp messages with woman he'd met online

St Albans Review News - 2 hours 20 min ago
Accountant John Michell, 26, was distracted at the wheel as he drove home along a dark and unlit road in Redbourn Road and struck cyclist Mark Greenwood.
Categories: Local News

Results of latest GM wheat field trial at Rothamsted Reasearch

Environment Matters - 2 hours 58 min ago

We spoke to Dr.Hugh Jones from Rothamsted Research about the results of the field trial of wheat which had been genetically modified to produce a scent which aphids produce when they are alarmed, and which had been shown in a glasshouse to repel aphids. Not only that, but the same scent has been shown to attract parasitic wasps which are natural predators of aphids.

Dr.Jones explained that although the glasshouse trials of the wheat had been encouraging, in the field trials the GM wheat was affected by a similar number of aphids to the control crop. He thought that this may be because the wheat produced the scent continuously and therefore the aphids soon ignored its presence – like birds being frightened off by the loud bangs of a bird scarer, but getting used to the constant din of a busy road.

When asked about the cost of the trials, Dr.Jones said he thought they were in line with trials of conventionally bred crops.

Dr.Jones was keen to point out that the trial was a scientific trial to test the effectiveness of characteristics given by a particular gene, not a crop for which the next step was the open market.

You can read more of what Rothamsted have written about the trial here.

If you are interested in attending the next of Rothamsted’s lectures in their series for 2015 Year of Soil take a look here


Categories: Programme Blogs

Minute's silence for 7/7 victims

St Albans Review News - 4 hours 1 min ago
David Cameron said the Tunisian beach massacre showed the danger remains 10 years on but vowed the nation would not be cowed by violent extremists.
Categories: Local News

July 7 London bombings: remembering the victims ten years on

Borehamwood Times Local News - 4 hours 5 min ago
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when 52 people were killed in terror attacks on London's transport network, including people from Barnet, Borehamwood, Enfield and Haringey.
Categories: Local News

Daggers defeat for City but Jack Green commits future to Saints

St Albans Review Sport - 11 hours 17 min ago
The first ball of this summer’s Ashes Series has yet to be bowled yet a ball more associated to the winter months was kicked around Clarence Park on Monday evening, as St Albans City began their preparations for the forthcoming season with a comprehensive 4-0 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.
Categories: Local Sport

Jack Green signs for Saints

Herts Advertiser Sports News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 10:28pm

Jack Green has signed for St Albans City.

Categories: Local Sport

Penny Carr: Being thrifty with @BeingMrsC

West Herts Drivetime - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 6:22pm



Today Penny Carr was in the studio to discuss 'Being thrifty with @BeingMrsC. Penny is our local thrifty correspondent. She brings in monthly articles about saving money.

Firstly Penny talked about the dreaded three words 'Back to School'. She advised going shopping now to buy school uniform, shoes and stationery. The bigger supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury's have the full collection, whilst Aldi started doing polo shirts as of last year. Some schools have second hand clothes stalls available.

Penny also gave details on a number of summer holidays activities for children to take part in, including:


  1. The 'Play in the Parks' scheme running from 23rd July to 28th August (Monday to Friday)
  2. Verulamium Museum (Full details on their website: http://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/verulamium/)
  3. The St Albans Libraries, as part of the Herts County Council, have events including 'Summer Reading Challenge 2015' taking place between 11th July to 5th September for under 11s (Record Breakers) and also for 11-18 year olds (imaginNation). 


There was also a discussion about food surpluses in supermarkets. Could surplus food be used more efficiently? There are some great articles on savings at supermarkets at 'Emma's Savvy £ Savings', found here http://mumssavvysavings.com/.

Penny also has a brilliant blog called 'Being Mrs C' where she regularly posts useful advice on money savings and discounts. You can find her blog at http://beingmrsc.com/ and also her Twitter page at https://twitter.com/beingmrsc
Categories: Programme Blogs

Naismith and Roe steer Redbourn to victory

Herts Advertiser Sports News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 5:16pm

George Naismith and Dan Roe hit a superb 162 to hand Redbourn a eight-wicket victory over Hertford in Saracens Herts Division Three A.

Categories: Local Sport

Number of parents fined for children missing school in Hertfordshire doubled in past four years

Borehamwood Times Local News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 5:00pm
The number of parents being fined for their children missing school has doubled in the past four years.
Categories: Local News

Do you recognise these items?

St Albans Review News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 4:58pm
Police have released the images and are appealing for information to help trace the items and those responsible for taking them.
Categories: Local News

Jones walks away from crash at Cadwell Park

Herts Advertiser Sports News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 4:33pm

St Albans racer Alex Jones walked away from a crash in practice at Cadwell Park to compete in the third round of the Formula Vee Championship.

Categories: Local Sport

Tough pigeons won’t be scared off by hawk

Hemel Today - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 4:06pm

Pigeons in Hemel Hempstead are so tough that even a potentially deadly hawk cannot scare them away.

Categories: Local News

Cash grants help students of the arts

Hemel Today - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 4:04pm

Cash grants have been made to arts students to help support their studies.

Categories: Local News

Driver who killed cyclist shortly after using his mobile phone jailed

St Albans Review News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 3:55pm
John Mitchell, from Redbourn, had sent two text messages and read another two in the minutes leading up to the crash last January, St Albans Crown Court heard.
Categories: Local News

New Music Playlist w/c 6th July 2015 & this week's featured track by @theohurts

West Herts Drivetime - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Andy Grammer - Honey I'm Good
Blur - Ong Ong
Brandon Flowers  - I Can Change
Charlie Puth - See You Again
Gabrielle Aplin - Light Up The Dark
Giorgio Moroder & Sia - Deja Vu
Ingrid Michaelson - Girls Chase Boys
Jack Savoretti - Written In Scars
James Bay - Let It Go
Jessie J - Flashlight
John Newman - Come and Get It
Joss Stone - The Answer
Kodaline - Ready
Leona Lewis - Fire Under My Feet
Little Mix - Black Magic
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear - Silent Movies
Mark Ronson - I Can't Lose (feat. Keyone Starr)
Mary Lambert - She Keeps Me Warm
Maverick Sabre - Walk Into The Sun
NEEDTOBREATHE - Brother
Nell Bryden - Waves
Paul Weller - Going My Way
Ruby Turner - Putting You First
Shayne Ward - The Way You Were
Stacey Solomon - Breath Away
Taylor Swift - Bad Blood
The Cadillac Three - White Lightning
Will Young - Thank You
Years & Years - Shine

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Some Kind Of Heaven by Hurts:


Categories: Programme Blogs

First fully electric taxi and rapid charging point unveiled in St Albans

St Albans Review News - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 3:00pm
A new scheme, run by St Albans based business, Electric Blue, is introducing the city’s 300 licensed taxi drivers to the benefits of switching to all-electric cars, which are emission free and significantly more cost-effective to operate than current vehicles.
Categories: Local News

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