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Harpenden breast cancer survivor’s 5K challenge

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 10:28am

A breast cancer survivor from Harpenden who was misdiagnosed will be braving a 5k run for both herself and her mum who died of the disease six years ago. Jane Sims, who has lived in the Crabtree area of Harpenden her whole life, will be taking part in St Albans Race for Life on July 26.

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St Albans gardeners asked to help air ambulance service

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 4:09pm

Green thumbs in St Albans and Harpenden have been asked to open their gardens for a good cause, to help support a local air ambulance service.

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Free school’s name change to Harpenden Academy prompts parental backlash

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 4:03pm

Parents are unhappy about the name change of a primary school which moves into its new permanent home in September.

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Heart op girl from Harpenden in second Great Ormond Street Hospital fundraiser

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 3:58pm

A brave nine-year-old girl from Harpenden who has undergone heart surgery is looking forward to completing her second fundraising event in a month.

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Appeal to help find dog missing in St Albans

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 10:45am

St Albans residents have been asked to keep an eye out for a missing pet who went on the run after being spooked by another dog.

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St Albans and Harpenden celebrate our armed forces

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 10:37am

Sunshine shone on young and old alike as they celebrated Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

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Harpenden child porn hoarder warned to reform or face more jail

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:11pm

A Harpenden man caught with child sex abuse images again was told by a judge he would “spend longer and longer behind bars” if he kept reoffending.

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Further tracts of Green Belt in St Albans and Harpenden are under threat

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 2:26pm

Developers eyeing up tracts of Green Belt land near schools, lakes, tourist attractions and sports fields are to be invited to discuss their plans with the district council.

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Harpenden woman’s year of wearing charity shop outfits raises £11K

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 12:46pm

A woman has been awarded an esteemed accolade following her fashion-focused tribute to her late mother, which has raised more than 10 times the original fundraising target.

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Security bill for GM wheat trial in Harpenden proves costly

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 1:46pm

It has been revealed that the cost of security measures needed to protect genetically modified (GM) wheat during a controversial trial in Harpenden climbed to over £2 million.

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Harpenden school governor prepares for charity wingwalk

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 1:44pm

A staff governor at the school of a Year 8 pupil seriously injured in a road accident before Christmas will be bravely taking to the skies to help with her rehabilitation.

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Education funding crisis hits St Albans school

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:51pm

The education funding crisis continues to bite in St Albans and Harpenden, with a secondary school forced to ask parents for help in sourcing additional income streams.

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FA fine for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere to benefit grassroots football

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 5:02pm

An anti-Tottenham rant has copped Harpenden based Arsenal star Jack Wilshere a £40,000 fine from the Football Association (FA).

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Team Chad raises funds for St Albans brain tumour patient

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 9:30am

It was a high-spirited team running in support of brave teenager Chad Martindale at the St Albans Half Marathon.

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St Albans stud farm with Royal connections reopens for business

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 9:29am

A St Albans stud farm - once the home of brood mares belonging to both the late Queen Mother and the Queen herself - has officially reopened for business.

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Harpenden Holocaust survivor features in anniversary film

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 9:25am

A short film honouring 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau through the eyes of an influential Holocaust survivor is hoping public support will help it become a reality.

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The latest court results from the St Albans area

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 9:20am

Jamie Carrier: 36, of Holyrood Crescent, St Albans, was committed to prison for four weeks suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £224.98 compensation and £120 costs after stealing meat worth £200 from the Co-op in St Albans on January 20, meat worth £24.98 also from the Co-op on February 2, and meat worth £22.47 from Morrisons in St Albans on February 4.

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Harpenden nutritionist launches own range of breakfast cereals

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 9:15am

A young Harpenden entrepreneur, fed up with the lack of healthy cereal options on the market, has launched her own superfood alternative.

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Green light given to Harpenden cricket club redevelopment

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 8:25am

Praise has been heaped on‘forward-thinking’ councillors who approved a new pavilion on Harpenden’s common, despite it being recommended for refusal.

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St Albans skin cancer sufferers give sun smart advice

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 12:26pm

A dose of sunshine is a good thing; it helps flowers grow and we get most of our vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, which is essential for healthy bones.

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