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Elle Kaye with a chicken she has 'brought back to life'

Bringing taxidermy back to life

Elle Kaye is at the forefront of a contemporary movement breathing new life into the Victorian craft of taxidermy. Doretta Sarris Hogan met the Bushey artist among stoats, birds and a pull-along duck

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Facts and legends of Hertford Heath

Killer ghosts, highway robbery and roaring supercars – 10 things you may not know about the village of Herford Heath

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The fine foodie: Hertford ice cream

Sharon Struckman cools off with a new Jersey ice cream from a family farm in Hertford Heath

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Red-tailed bumblebee. Photo: Jon Hawkins

Growing golden for wildlife

To mark Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s golden anniversary this year, the charity has launched a ‘growing golden’ project. Sarah Buckingham explains

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Formal garden on the west side of the house.

Home of the month: A Hitchin home apart

A couple with a keen interest in design have turned two former Hitchin cottages overlooking parkland into a luxurious family home. Pat Bramley visits

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Interior design: summer colour tips

Sue Rosewell, senior designer at Scarlett Rose, Bishop’s Stortford, gives a guide to this summer’s fresh graduated look

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Daisy Ridley

Daisy feels The Force

A former Tring Park student is set to become a major star after winning a leading role in George Lucas’ Star Wars VII.

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Finding Buddha in the woods

Sandra Smith visits Britain’s largest Buddhist monastery and finds a peaceful part of Thailand in quintessentially-English Great Gaddesden

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Mosaic from Roman Verulamium

A world beneath our feet in St Albans

Countryside Management Service project officer Jon Collins goes in search of the deep roots of St Albans’ Verulamium Park, and outlines new projects bringing them to light

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Food: Spanish supper club

Hertfordshire’s newest foodie group has taken off with the launch of the Beronia Txoko Spanish Supper Club

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Battle Proms

50 Sizzling Summer Shows

With hopes set on a glorious British Summer, we bring you 50 of the best events the county has to offer. Whether it’s family fun, comedy, music, food or art we’ve got something that will take your fancy right up until September

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Nana Akua with Strictly's Natalie Lowe

Health: LadyXsize fitness advice

Nana Akua, celebrity trainer, TV presenter and owner of LadyXsize (ladyXsize.com) finds an exciting way to dance yourself fit in the county

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Natalie Bird on Vishnu

Horse of the Year double

Two Hertfordshire amateur riders have qualified for the 2014 Horse of the Year Show at the Birmingham NEC in October

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Design by Kate Davison

Fashion: summer party season

Ethanie Jackson Turner’s guide to the best boutiques in Herts

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Laura Antonuccio of Frankie's 5 A Day greengrocers

Trading places in Brookmans Park

With traditional trades and modern start-ups, desirable Brookmans Park is a village with a mix of businesses drawing on the old while embracing the new

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Paul Wood at Wembley

My Herts Life: Paul Wood, freestyle footballer

The Welwyn Garden City football freestyle phenomenon talks to Kiran Reynolds about fighting back from a career-ending injury, busking 5,000 miles to meet Maradona, and who is going to win this summer’s World Cup

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Fiamma Colonna, Knebworth Sculpture Show

Contemporary sculpture at Knebworth

An exhibition of contemporary sculpture takes over the gardens at Knebworth House on July 9, running until August 31.

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Hanbury Manor

Business profile: Govert Deketh

The new general manager at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Ware gives an insight into his business ideas and lessons

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