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Tudors are held at home by Maidenhead as playoff hopes take a hit

Hemel Today - Football - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:47pm

Hemel Hempstead Town missed the chance to gain ground on their Conference South playoff rivals as they were pegged back late on by struggling Maidenhead United at Vauxhall Road.

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Win for Radio Verulam at the Mayor Pride Awards

Verulam In the Morning - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:46pm
Radio Verulam won an award at the 2015 Mayor Pride Awards for its volunteering activities and for overhauling its studios - a task that involved many volunteers dedicating hundreds of hours to refurbishing the community radio station. 

The winners of the annual community event were unveiled at a ceremony last week, with awards also going to testicular cancer campaigners, a long-serving city milkman and a disabled community event. 

The winners are pictured below with Radio Verulam's Phil Richards second from the right.

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Watford Ladies beaten 3-0 by table topping Reading despite putting in a gutsy display

Hemel Today - Football - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:33pm

Watford Ladies put in an encouraging performance against top of the table Reading, despite losing 3-0 in what was a harsh scoreline.

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Saints lose but survival is assured

Herts Advertiser Sports News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 9:21pm

St Albans City secured their place in the Vanarama Conference South despite a 2-1 loss to Bishop’s Stortford.

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Private viewing of Paddington Bear film for Mandeville School

St Albans Review News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:10pm
Children from Mandeville Primary School attended a free private viewing of "Paddington, The Movie" at The Odyssey cinema on London Road, St Albans, this week.
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Beloved St Albans ‘accordion man’ dies age 86

Herts Advertiser Local News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:01pm

Tributes have flooded social media following the death of a beloved accordion player.

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Getting to know... Caroline Lee

Hemel Today - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:40am

Continuing our run of interviews with Hemel Hempstead-based charity Hope for Children, we speak to office manager Caroline Lee, who lives in Berkhamsted and is also a personal trainer.

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Joan Hands put the Her into our Heritage

Hemel Today - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:30am

In the wake of the sad passing of former teacher and Gazette columnist Joan Hands, a manuscript from an interview with the woman who very much put the Her into our borough’s Heritage has emerged.

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Details revealed of huge 450-home development on former Sappi Paper Mill sites

Hemel Today - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:15am

This week’s planning applications to Dacorum Borough Council.

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Hip hop band visit autism school

Borehamwood Times Local News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:00am
A hip hop band visited a school for children with autism as part of a week dedicated to raising awareness about the condition.
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Space-themed workshop at school

Borehamwood Times Local News - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:00am
A school in Radlett hosted a space themed workshop for children from various schools.
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Farming matters: New county man for NFU

Hemel Today - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 7:30am

Tom Cackett is the new county adviser for the NFU in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, working from an office at Milton Common. He has relocated from his home town of Redbourn to live in Little Milton.

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April edition – chalk streams in trouble

Environment Matters - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 10:13pm


Rivers here in Hertfordshire, like the Ver, are chalk streams, bubbling up out of the ancient chalk aquifers of the Chiltern Hills, their crystal waters flowing over characteristic gravel beds where water cress grows and a host of rare animals flourish. Or so it should be. A recent WWF report  into the state of our chalk streams says that 77% are failing to meet the Good status required by the Water Framework Directive, and they face many threats including over abstraction, pollution and invasion from none native species. The Ver itself is doing worse than most – the WWF report gave it the worst possible rating, that of bad ecological status.

We devoted the entire show to chalk streams – their problems, their ecology, plans for their future and the local situation with the River Ver. We were pleased to welcome a line up of knowledgeable experts:

  • Dr Rose O’Neill who prepared the WWF State of Our Chalk Streams report and who manages WWF’s UK Water Programme.
  • Rob Sage, an asset specialist on water resources from Affinity Water
  • Dr. Ronni Edmonds Brown, an aquatic ecologist from the University of Hertfordshire who has run a project to breed and release the threatened chalk stream native, the White Clawed Crayfish, and
  • Martin Frearson from the Ver Valley Society

All were agreed that we all needed to use less water, and so leave more water in our chalk stream rivers. Find plenty of tips on the Affinity Water website

Also, they asked that you contribute to the Save Our Waters consultation

Diary dates for this month and ahead:

Better World Hustings: Thursday 23rd April Trinity URC St.Albans 8pm. Come and put your questions on sustainability and fairness to your prospective parliamentary candidates in the run up to the general election.

Caring for God’s World: Saturday 25th April at St.Albans Cathedral. For more info go to www.stalbans.anglican.org

Suatainable St.Albans Week: 23rd-29th November, to coincide with the Paris Climate Summit starting 30th November. Lots of groups have already signed up to run an event. If you are part of a group that would like to join in this exciting week then go to the Sustainable St.Albans Week facebook page to find out more.

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Nurse from Harpenden inspired to run two marathons by cousin's life-changing liver transplant

St Albans Review News - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 5:00pm
Georgia Wilding, originally from Harpenden, said her cousin Jamie was born with a rare enzyme disorder which meant his cholesterol was dangerously high and causing his arteries to become blocked, damaging his heart.
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Hemel Town manager Brennan is eager to build for the future

Hemel Today - Football - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 2:00pm

Tudors Boss Dean Brennan says he is already looking to build for next season – regardless of what happens between now and the end of the current campaign.

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New recipe: baked fish with a springtime broth and chocolate orange mousse

St Albans Review News - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 1:00pm
This week Jon is cooking up baked fish with a springtime broth and chocolate orange mousse. Yum yum !
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Eggcelent Easter-themed fun fair

Borehamwood Times Local News - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 12:00pm
Children can have all the fun of the fair during a range of cracking Easter Egg hunts this Easter.
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Wood boss Allinson insists Bromley clash will not decide the title

Borehamwood Times Local Sport - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 11:50am
Boreham Wood manager Ian Allinson accepts tomorrow’s trip to Bromley is a “massive match” but insists their top-of-the-table clash will not decide the title.
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Harpenden students win business award

St Albans Review News - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 11:00am
Students enter in teams and participants set up and run businesses for an academic year.
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Married couple offer coaching boost at Townsend

St Albans Review Sport - Fri, 03/04/2015 - 10:50am
Townsend Bowls Club have two new coaches in the unlikely shape of husband and wife Bernadette and Clyde Martindill.
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