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Out & About

Tue, 11:01

July is the perfect time to go in search of Herts’ most colourful residents – dragonflies and damselflies, writes Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust senior reserves officer Jenny Sherwen

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July 2017
Mon, 10:57

Cattle grazing is literally becoming a common sight, as the traditional use of cows on ancient meadows is reintroduced to maintain rich habitats, Countryside Management Service projects officer Andrew Taylor

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July 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017

Each year, the British Horse Society holds Challenge Rides across the globe to raise money for its equine welfare work in the UK. Here, BHS regional manager Andrea Jackman discusses her ‘journey of a lifetime’ ride in Mongolia

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July 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017

A major development in St Albans draws on modernist architecture and the garden squares of London. Pat Bramley explores Gabriel Square – a flagship project for a new developer – as it nears completion

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July 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017

A summer’s day out at the watery world of Rickmansworth Aquadrome will make your spirit sing, writes Keri Jordan

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July 2017

Health & Style

Tue, 10:48

‘It’s not all about putting your body into pretzel shapes’ – Herts-based British Wheel of Yoga teacher Clare Cornell outlines the many health benefits of yoga

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July 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ellena celebrates Coco’s stripes a century on

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June 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Janey Lee Grace chooses her favourite treatments, therapies and food in the county this month

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June 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

Dr Sharon Crichlow of The Skin to Love Clinic in St Albans answers our questions about the anti-ageing mini-thread lift treatment

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May 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ellena finds that far from being stubborn, the mule is this summer’s saviour

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May 2017

Homes & Gardens

Monday, July 10, 2017

Judy’s advice for drought-resistant gardening and cooling spaces this summer

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July 2017

Visit a garden or show this summer and it’s likely you’ll be inspired. But where to find the plants that got you excited? Not far away, says Philippa Pearson, who shares seven of her favourite Herts nurseries

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June 2017

A house swap meant a couple avoided the often painful process of moving home, and gave them the opportunity to enhance a grand Arts and Crafts property in Standon

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June 2017

With British Flowers Week this month Sandra Deeble unearths three up-and-coming flower farms in Herts specialising in local, seasonal blooms

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June 2017

Judy recommends agapanthus for a collection of stunning containers

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June 2017
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Food & Drink

Fri, 15:13

Our independent panel of 12 judges has examined hundreds of entries in this year’s food and drink awards to create its shortlist in 12 categories. Discover who has made the finals at Hatfield House on July 24.

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From strawberries and raspberries to gooseberries and blackcurrants, there is an abundance of fruit available for picking in Hertfordshire. We have selected eight ‘PYO’ places to spend an afternoon in the county

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Until recently lacking in many good places to eat and drink, the centre of Letchworth is having something of a mini-revolution. Food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne samples a Turkish restaurant that’s part of the movement

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July 2017

The Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden shares its deliciously light summer recipe

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July 2017

Pop a bottle of Prosecco or grab a glass of real ale and head into the beer garden at one of these 15 pubs with pretty beer gardens in St Albans

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People

Tue, 11:02

This month marks 200 years since the death of novelist Jane Austen, whose insightful romances among the landed gentry continue to grip us. With Hertfordshire a key location in Pride and Prejudice, Sandra Deeble goes looking for the Bennet’s footprints

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July 2017
Mon, 13:04

From Spitting Image impressionist to West End star, Jessica Martin’s career has had many highs. But she continues to reinvent herself, with a new career writing and illustrating graphic novels. Matt Adams met the vivacious Watford artist over coffee in St Albans

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July 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017

Natalie Shenker, founder of Hearts Milk Bank, on ground-breaking cancer research and helping vulnerable babies

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July 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fitter Future founder Doug Berlin of Welwyn on using technology in class to boost children’s health

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June 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

After a bereavement, KDW helped this young family plan its future

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Arts & Culture

Monday, July 3, 2017

Win tickets to the biggest and best outdoor events in Herts this summer including Battle Proms and Folk by the Oak at Hatfield House, Classic Ibiza and Great British Prom at Knebworth and Standon Calling

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

With a passion for plants born of childhood rambles, East Herts mother and daughter Christine Flintham and Gael Sellwood have become renowned botanical painters. Sandra Smith spoke to the pair about their intricate, beautiful work

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A new festival brings world-class musicians to Hertford this month with the aim of putting the county on the UK cultural map for classical performances

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

We sat down with renowned conductors Stephen Hussey and Anthony Inglis who will be conducting the proceedings at the upcoming Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom respectively held at Bowood House, Bolesworth and Knebworth House

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Experimental and restless in his desire to create paintings that have a sense of poetry, Michael Beddall’s work ranges from abstract to hyper-realism. Sandra Smith met the 
St Albans artist and 2016 Hertfordshire Life Landscape Painter of the Year winner

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