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Sleep out for the homeless of Herts

Hemel Today - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 1:04pm
Homelessness charity 
is running a sponsored sleepout in December in the grounds of St Albans Abbey.
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Children’s comforter recalled due to choking fears

Hemel Today - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 1:03pm
A range of Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo comforters have been recalled due to a choking hazard.
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Finn sidelined with torn hamstring

Borehamwood Times Local News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 12:35pm
England paceman Steven Finn has been ruled out for four weeks after tearing his left hamstring.
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Nesting season is over - so let’s trim

Hemel Today - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 12:14pm
Residents and landowners have given the green light to trim vegetation that has overgrown onto roads and footpaths now that bird nesting season is over.
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Rugby player climbs mountain in memory of brother

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 12:00pm
A rugby player and coach climbed the highest mountain in Wales in memory of his brother.  Sam Portland, player and coach at Amersham and Chiltern, climbed Snowdon with friends and staff from Emmaus St Albans, a charity that supports homeless people. The trek, on July 31, was in memory of Mr Portland’s brother, Jack, who died in December last year.  Mr Portland said: “Being able to climb Snowdon with the Emmaus companions was a really rewarding and satisfying experience for me.  “For me and my friends, it was quite eye opening to hear the stories of the companions and what they are going through and the barriers they face. “I really look forward to creating more opportunities for adventure with them and giving them chances to physically and mentally challenge themselves.” In March, Mr Portland raised more than £4,000 for Emmaus by climbing to Everest base camp. The money raised funded challenges and outings for people that use the charity.  Jenny Hewson, community support manager at Emmaus St Albans, said: “It was just the most amazing weekend from start to finish.  “Half way up there was a mountain memorial and the St Alban’s companions placed a penny in the wooden post in memory of Sam’s brother, Jack.  “The whole weekend was full of amazing stories, emotions, motivation, adrenaline and dreams of the future. It was an honour and privilege to be part of it, and without Sam’s amazing fundraising it would not have been possible.”
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Harpenden man who saved two lives in space of three days nominated for prestigious award

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 11:17am
A man who gave life-saving CPR twice in three days has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
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Thieves steal drugs and charity money in burgling spree

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 11:11am
Thieves stole drugs and charity money in a burgling spree that targeted seven shops in one night.
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Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

Hemel Today - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 10:51am
More than half of the UK’s grandparents are planning to look after their grandchildren over the next few weeks, according to a recent survey.
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Rio 2016: Praise for St Albans synchronised swimmer Olivia Federici’s “potential”

Herts Advertiser Local News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 10:22am

Compliments have been flowing for St Albans synchronised swimmer Olivia Federici, despite her failing to qualify at Rio 2016 with duet partner Katie Clark.

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Send us your pictures of beautiful south west Hertfordshire

Borehamwood Times Local News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 9:47am
South west Hertfordshire offers a variety of unparalleled photo opportunities, from the bluebells of Whippendell Wood and the lakes at Rickmansworth Aquadrome, to ivy-clad manor houses and historic high streets. 
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Send us your pictures of beautiful south west Hertfordshire

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 9:47am
South west Hertfordshire offers a variety of unparalleled photo opportunities, from the bluebells of Whippendell Wood and the lakes at Rickmansworth Aquadrome, to ivy-clad manor houses and historic high streets. 
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Book review: The Looking Glass House by Vanessa Tait

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 9:46am
‘The expectation of a party, more perfect than the thing itself; the music room was alive with it. All day the bell had been ringing and boys from the vintner’s coming in with boxes of wine and canary and stacking them noisily on the sideboard. All day the housemaid had been on her knees at the fireplace until the orbs of the firedogs reflected the whole room in queasy miniature.’
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Book review: The Looking Glass House by Vanessa Tait

Borehamwood Times Local News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 9:46am
‘The expectation of a party, more perfect than the thing itself; the music room was alive with it. All day the bell had been ringing and boys from the vintner’s coming in with boxes of wine and canary and stacking them noisily on the sideboard. All day the housemaid had been on her knees at the fireplace until the orbs of the firedogs reflected the whole room in queasy miniature.’
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Fire at Willows Farm in London Colney in suspected arson incident

Herts Advertiser Local News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 9:45am

Suspected arsonists set fire to an activity farm in London Colney in early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

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Hornets on verge of completing deal for Juventus attacker Pereyra

Borehamwood Times Local News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 9:42am
Watford are on the verge of completing the signing of Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra.
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'The problem was getting critical': Neighbours battle to get drained cleared

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 9:38am
Neighbours celebrated a successful fight to have a drain unblocked after months of complaining.
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Man dies in fatal collision on dual carriageway

Hemel Today - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 8:59am
A man has died after being collision with a lorry on the A41.
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More than 700,000 renters at risk of losing house if unable to work

Borehamwood Times Local News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 8:23am
More than 700,000 renters in the south east of England risk losing their home if they become unemployed or are off work due to sickness.
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More than 700,000 renters at risk of losing house if unable to work

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 8:23am
More than 700,000 renters in the south east of England risk losing their home if they become unemployed or are off work due to sickness.
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More than 500 bales of hay set on fire

St Albans Review News - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 7:54am
More than 500 bales of hay have been set on fire overnight, at two locations in the city.
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