Herts Advertiser Local News for Harpenden
The second annual charity Chocolate Ball proved a sweet success by raising more than £9,250 for two local hospices.
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.
Young film makers aimed to leave MPs reeling when they took their climate change movie to Parliament
Governors at a Harpenden secondary school have defended their admissions arrangements in wake of concerns raised by one of the town’s county councillors.
One fifth of care homes across the disrict ‘requires improvement’, according to a map of the country’s most recent CQC reports.
Traffic lights on the Ancient Briton junction in St Albans not working - parents fear for children’s safety
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”.
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.
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.
Harpenden Academy ‘requires improvement’ following Ofsted inspection just days after it open its doors
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.
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.
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.
People gathered in their hundreds to honour the fallen veterans of two World Wars and other conflicts at Remembrance Day parades on Sunday.
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.
Social media sensation Caroline Jones sells off ‘Knickers Model’s Own’ wardrobe at Cancer Research UK fashion show in Harpenden
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.
More than £5,500 was raised for charity when a 10 piece soul band took to the local stage for a fundraiser gig.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.