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BMW i8

Motoring; BMW’s super future

It’s lean, mean and very green – BMW’s i8 is the supercar of the future, says motoring editor Andy Russell

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Slow-cooked Gloucestershire belly of pork with braised puy lentils, sautéed wild mushrooms and a black pudding bon bon, wilted spinach and vanilla jus

Dinner at The Sheene Mill, Melbourn

A relaxed meal in a tranquil lakeside setting works its magic on food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne

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Janey Lee Grace tries Nia excercise

Health & Beauty: Janey Lee Grace

The Radio 2 holistic health expert, Imperfectly Natural Woman author and Herts mum chooses her favourite treatments and therapies in the county

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Matt Aldous-Horne

Sporting Sawbridgeworth

The small east Herts town of Sawbridgeworth has a new generation of sporting talent tipped for great things, Sarah Hammill reports

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Constance at her writing desk with a friend. (Permission of Knebworth House)

An aristocratic freedom fighter

Imprisoned, abused yet uncowed, Lady Constance Lytton, whose family seat was at Knebworth, left the comfort of her privileged life to fight for women’s right to vote and make political protests. This year marks a century since the publication of her influential account of her suffragette experiences Prisons and Prisoners. By Leigh Goldsmith

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014 wiinners Natalie and Guy Gerrard performing their tango

Strictly Learn Dancing

St Francis Hospice in Berkhamsted is seeking 20 couples who are up for the challenge of learning to dance the Paso Doble and the Charleston as part of its 2015 Strictly Learn Dancing fundraising competition

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Anna Bance, Girl Meets Dress

Entrepreneur focus: Anna Bance

The St Albans co-founder of online luxury clothing rental destination Girl Meets Dress describes her journey from fashion magazines to ‘collaborative consumption’ guru

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South Barn, Langley

Property: 4 of the best

Fabulous barn conversions

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Mum's Guide to Harpenden at last year's Hertfordshire Business Awards

Girl Power linking Harpenden community

From making life easier for busy mums, to connecting homeworkers and creating a pop up night club to get back in time for the babysitter, women in Harpenden are creating social and business links that are improving life for thousands in the town. Julie Lucas reports

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Getting connected is the key

Five ways to market your company for (almost) free

Anna Savitsky, copywriter at Easy Accountancy, gives a five step guide to making the most of free and low-cost digital technology to promote your company

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Rabbit and cake starter at The Tilbury

Chef Q&A: Tom Bainbridge, The Tilbury, Datchworth

The chef/owner of The Tilbury restaurant in Datchworth gives an insight into his kitchen

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Iris will bring colour even in late winter

The Gardening Coach: November

Judy Shardlow recommends a miniature iris for a beauty that will withstand the winter weather

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Dedication to commemorate men lost in the First World War

What passing bells for these

Distinguished Shakespearean actor Timothy West will be narrating the poems and letters of World War One poet Wilfred Owen on November 30 to mark the centenary of the conflict

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The Evanta DBR1 convertible, a replica of Aston Martin's 1959 Le Mans winner

For the love of British design

For the Love of Cars star Ant Anstead has been designing and building stunning vehicles in Hertfordshire for years and is now setting his sights on putting the British coach building industry back on the map. He tells Kiran Reynolds his plans

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Crab fishing at Warbelswick, Stephen Lowe

The highs of Lowe’s art

Landscape painter Stephen Lowe was as surprised as anyone when his Walkern studio became a destination gallery for leading artists. Caroline Foster reports

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Signs at House of Cards

Trading Places in Tring

The riverside market town of Tring in the south west of the county has a friendly feel built on centuries of trade. Julie Lucas finds some of the best places to shop, chat and eat

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Working at home has many advantages over the office

Making home working work

Anna Savitsky, copywriter at Easy Accountancy, gives a guide to how to make working from home pleasant, productive and professional, as well as what to claim back from the tax man

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Viewers will want to be able to imagine themselves living in your property

Bland or bold for a successful property sale?

Su Snaith, head of estate agency at Harrison Murray, explains how to avoid a decor disaster when selling a home

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