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Chocolate Ball raises thousands for Hospice of St Francis and Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Fri, 27/11/2015 - 5:12pm

The second annual charity Chocolate Ball proved a sweet success by raising more than £9,250 for two local hospices.

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Wheathampstead student launches festival appeal to tackle Kos refugee crisis

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 1:11pm

The severe refugee crisis which has taken over the tiny Greek island of Kos has inspired a Wheathampstead student to launch an emergency relief campaign for Christmas.

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St Albans film-makers present climate change movie to Parliament

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 11:55am

Young film makers aimed to leave MPs reeling when they took their climate change movie to Parliament

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Harpenden school defends admissions policy following county criticism

Tue, 24/11/2015 - 2:53pm

Governors at a Harpenden secondary school have defended their admissions arrangements in wake of concerns raised by one of the town’s county councillors.

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CQC map into St Albans’ care homes shows that a fifth ‘require improvement’

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:20am

One fifth of care homes across the disrict ‘requires improvement’, according to a map of the country’s most recent CQC reports.

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Traffic lights on the Ancient Briton junction in St Albans not working - parents fear for children’s safety

Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:00am

The traffic lights at the Ancient Briton junction in St Albans have been down since Friday, with one local mum-of-two saying that “it is only a matter of time before someone is killed”.

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Manland Primary School pupil, 9, cheered on by half-a-million at Lord Mayor’s Show parade in London

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 3:35pm

A brave nine-year-old from Harpenden joined the fun and festivities at last weekend’s spectacular Lord Mayor’s Show parade, cheered on by a crowd of around half a million people.

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Waste not, want not - it’s St Albans Sustainability Week

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 3:48pm

November 21-28 is the first Sustainable St Albans Week, a community-wide event looking at ways of reducing domestic and commercial waste. Herts Advertiser food and drink writer Becky Alexander takes a look at what’s coming up.

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Harpenden Academy ‘requires improvement’ following Ofsted inspection just days after it open its doors

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 5:27pm

A primary school, which has been run out of three different premises since its founding in 2012, has been dealt a blow after an Ofsted inspection concluded that it ‘required improvement’ just days after pupils moved onto a brand-new site.

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After Storm Barney... St Albans counts cost of damage

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 2:32pm

Storm Barney caused havoc overnight as a huge tree was blown into the lake at Verulamium Park and a half a mile of overhead cables on a trainline between St Albans and Harpenden were damaged.

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Delays on Thameslink line after tree falls onto cables in St Albans

Wed, 18/11/2015 - 8:53am

Yesterday’s high winds made a tree topple onto overhead wires on the Thameslink line between St Albans and Harpenden, where it brought down over half a mile of cables and caught fire.

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Their sacrifices must never be forgotten - St Albans district marks Remembrance Day

Mon, 16/11/2015 - 8:37am

People gathered in their hundreds to honour the fallen veterans of two World Wars and other conflicts at Remembrance Day parades on Sunday.

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Family historian from St Albans to step down after a decade mapping family lineages

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 5:13pm

A St Albans man who has discovered about 2,500 relatives across the globe, going back as far as 1640, is retiring from a computer group after 10 years as a volunteer tutor and helper.

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Social media sensation Caroline Jones sells off ‘Knickers Model’s Own’ wardrobe at Cancer Research UK fashion show in Harpenden

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 3:55pm

A frugal fashionista who has worn charity shop clothes every day of 2015 in memory of her late mother has sold off her entire wardrobe in a sell-out fashion show.

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St Albans soul band helps raise £5.5K for Harpenden charity

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 3:07pm

More than £5,500 was raised for charity when a 10 piece soul band took to the local stage for a fundraiser gig.

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Safety comes first at Harpenden school’s fireworks display

Thu, 12/11/2015 - 2:55pm

The organisers of a firework display have assured event-goers that safety is their ‘first priority’ after a product malfunction saw a firework fire close to the crowd.

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Harpenden golf day raises £4,000 for African schoolchildren

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:47am

A golf day has raised £4,000 for charity, enabling 30 children from one of the poorest parts of Africa to attend primary school for a year.

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Tributes paid to Wheathampstead School’s one and only headteacher

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 2:52pm

Family members of a headteacher, who presided over the now-closed secondary school between its opening in 1965 and subsequent closure in 1986, have spoken of their fond memories of a “true man of the community”.

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Aldwickbury Park Golf Club refurbishment can be enoyed by everyone and not just members

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 12:44pm

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club has opened its doors following a massive refurbishment – and want people to in Harpenden and the surrounding areas to know that you don’t have to be a member to enjoy the new facilities.

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Pair of Harpenden playgrounds due for makeover as fundraiser hits target

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 4:49pm

Months of hard work have resulted in tens of thousands of pounds being raised to revamp an “old and sad” looking play area, to benefit future generations in Harpenden.

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