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57 min ago | Stalbans Review
The German visitors came to Harpenden for a long weekend of activities that included a visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, excursions with their host families and a walk along the Wheathampstead Heritage Trail. "We had a great time with our German guests", said John Lough, Chairman of the Friends of Alzey.
14 hrs ago | Borehamwood and Elstree Times
Ex-pupils and staff from the Borehamwood Grammar School in the 1960s met at the Cat and Fiddle Pub in Radlett to talk about the good old days and celebrate 50 years since they last met.
Theft resistant screws will be fitted to cars for free at the next PL4TE S4FE event, which will be held in the Morrisons car park, in Stirling Way, between 1pm and 4pm. PCSO Pearman from the Borehamwood and Elstree Safer Neighbourhood Team, who will be attending the event, said: "Theft of your car number plates can be very inconvenient and they can be used for criminal offences including bilking , evading speed camera fines or avoiding the congestion charges in London.
The new A 3 million centre, funded jointly by Macmillan Cancer Support and the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, will tranform cancer care at the hospital. The centre was officially opened by long-term patient Tracey Oliver who said: "The whole place is so much bigger - from the waiting room to the treatment area and even the number of toilets.
Politics is something many people had given up on but now they seem to have found their voice again, writes Sky's Tom Parmenter. People want their say.
Terry Dean has worked at Clarence Park since 1964. He currently works for St Albans specialist grounds maintenance provider, John O'Conner Ltd. The company planned a special presentation for Terry at the start of their apprenticeships workshop day at Clarence Park on September 10. Terry started as an apprentice himself with St Albans District Council at the age of 15, and has maintained his position through several decades of local government tendering.
A Hemel Hempstead-based charity which supports disadvantaged children across the globe is asking schools to get involved with its work. Hope for Children - set up by Warners End humanitarian worker Dr Bob Parsons in 1994 - is aiming to engage more with the Dacorum community in its 20th anniversary year.
Wannabe cyclists can get on their bikes and take part in the Tour of Britain once the event has passed through the borough. Sky Ride and British Cycling have created a bunch of guided bike rides which connect with different stages of the race, for those who've been bitten by the biking bug.
The eccentric Hollywood star, who was the bookies' favourite to win the show, beat Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison to the title after receiving the most votes from the public. As he emerged from the Big Brother house to cheers from the crowd, Busey told host Emma Willis: "I know why the word 'Great' is in front of Britain."
Dacorum residents turned out in their hundreds to watch the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain zoom towards a spectacular finish alongside the town's Gadebridge Park. The band of elite cyclists had been on a whistlestop tour through the borough, hitting Berkhamsted and Potten End on their way from Bath.
Music from across the world will take centre stage in Sarratt, as the village hosts its annual festival of music. The eagerly anticipated event will feature a host of different performances from acts including the wonderful, award-winning Vertavo String Quartet, who are travelling from Norway to play.
Lady Michaelle St Vincent from Cockfosters has been shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition for her sculpture, Sex on the Brain The creator of the giant brain sculpture that recently graced the woods on Summers Lane in Finchley has taken her fascination with that part of the body to new artistic heights - and it has won her a place on the shortlist of the National Open Art Competition 2014 and a place in the accompanying exhibition at Somerset House. Lady Michaelle St Vincent from Cockfosters, who paints under the name of LadyM, has made it through from the thousands of Europe-wide entries to the largest open art competition in the UK to the final shortlist of seven with her cold cast bronze sculpture, Sex on the Brain.
Tin producers in Indonesia, the largest exporter, are holding out for sales of the metal above the benchmark spot rate in London to try to counter a decline in prices to the lowest level in more than a year. Futures rose.
A Hemel Hempstead man who admitted becoming 'hooked' on downloading child porn images has been jailed for three years and put on the sex offenders' register. Philip Stonebank, 63, of Peascroft Road, was also discovered to have committed acts of gross indecency with a young girl in the past, as police investigated his offences.
Renowned sax player Art Themen has agreed to take on the role which was vacated after St Albans jazz legend and club patron Stan Tracey died. "A tough seat to replace but we've decided to appoint Art Themen, who has worked for Herts Jazz for decades now."
Berkhamsted Community Partnership chairman Tony Statham, town mayor Peter Matthews, Berkhamsted Citizens Association chairman Susan Johnson, and National Tyres manager Charlie Dean - and... the waymark and old boundary marker The Sparrows Herne waymark and old boundary marker between Berkhamsted and Northchurch have been restored as part of the 90th anniversary celebrations of a civic and amenity society. The Berkhamsted Citizens Association organised and paid for the restoration of the two items, which are set against National Tyres at 352 High Street.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:26 pm
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