Out & About

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

With the winning of a £100m contract for a major Netflix biopic of the Queen, the creation of new and old worlds for Hollywood blockbusters and schemes to nurture the next generation of filmmakers, Herts is having a major impact on the film industry as well as supporting thousands of local jobs. Lucy Gravatt of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership looks at the latest developments

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Lindenhof square in the old town. Switzerland Tourism swiss-image.ch/Gian Marco Castelberg and Maurice Haas

Yearning for a spring break, but don’t want to go too far? Consider spending the weekend in Zurich. With Alpine views, a beautiful lake, high-end shopping and Swiss chocolate, Rebecca Underwood had trouble rushing back...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Cat Meffan, Nicholas Meffan Jewellers

It’s not the prettiest high street in Herts, but Potters Bar has that rare thing – a host of long-standing, trusted businesses that have weathered the economic storms of late to keep providing top-class service. Julie Lucas is charmed

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Anglian ice sheet reached the edges of these chalk hills in the Chilterns near Tring

Hertfordshire’s landscape and clues in its old buildings tell the story of millenia of climate change, which altered the earth beneath our feet and sculpted the county. Liz Hamilton of the Campaign to Protect Rural England Hertfordshire group looks back in time

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The former Frogmore gravel pits along the route are now havens for wildlife

A new walking trail that links rail travel with exploration of the Hertfordshire countryside has been launched. Isabel Crozier of the Countryside Management Service explains

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Homes in the country

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The elegant drawing room

The beautiful 30-room Goldingtons in Sarratt has been home to a Master of the Rolls and a setting for Four Weddings and a Funeral. Pat Bramley talks to the current high-flying owners and explores the historic home and grounds overlooking the Chess Valley

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Clematis come in shades of dusky blue, pink, white and even deep purple

RHS award-winning garden designer Judy Shardlow gives her top tips for April

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Trees and shurbs add interest all year at Norton Way South, Letchworth

With longer days and spring finally here, April is a generous time in the garden. Philippa Pearson visits two gardens open to the public this month that are brimming with bulbs and inspiration. Photos by Chris Roper

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Downsizing frees up over £100,000 on average

A new study shows more of us are downsizing to save money for retirement or to reduce bills. Sue Snaith of estate agency Harrison Murray gives a guide to scaling down with success

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Style

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TV fitness expert and BBC radio presenter Nana Akua outlines the benefits of group running

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
St Albans Abbey - the longest catwalk in the world?

St Albans has become a leading light in the county for fashion. With its many boutiques and high-street stores as well as designers and its own fashion week, the city is awash with style. Kiran Reynolds meets four women pushing things forward

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Monday, March 9, 2015
Think of excercise as 'you time'

TV fitness expert and BBC radio presenter Nana Akua gives tips to revive flagging fitness regimes

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Dora and Daniel, Lomi Lomi therapy

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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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Foliating is key to fresh looking skin

Time needn’t wither us. Sally Saunders, owner of Esse beauty salon in Melbourn, gives her top tips for smoother, radiant skin at any age

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Food & Drink

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Laura Vickers celebrates a fruity pink gin originating in Barley

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Fig, Parma ham and rocket salad

Food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne is impressed by good food and excellent service at Hertford’s ‘riverside rendezvous’

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The fine foodie: Edible Bouquets

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Edible Bouquets

Sharon Struckman finds a fresh way of giving bouquets

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Drink: A glass of Herts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
AleCraft High Five

Laura Vickers celebrates an award-winning artisan ale brewed in St Albans

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Dinner at Chez Mumtaj, St Albans

Friday, March 13, 2015
Chez Mumtaj salad

A world-fusion menu sounds massively ambitious, but food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne is bowled over by the flavours at St Albans’ Chez Mumtaj

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People

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Barnet fashion designer Megan Doyle has a passion for Tudor clothing. Sandra Deeble follows the threads ahead of an exhibition of her recreations at Knebworth House

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A range of chocolate truffles

Angus Thirlwell, founder of the remarkable Hotel Chocolat, tells us about taking his confectionery brand from Royston and Watford to the world

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tim Lightfoot, MD, The Three Tuns in Ashwell

Tim Lightfoot, managing director of the Three Tuns pub, restaurant and guest rooms in Ashwell gives an insight into his business ethos

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hayley Pomfrett

Hatfield violinist Hayley Pomfrett, who trained at Hertfordshire Music Service, has performed with some of the biggest names in the muisc business as well as symphony and concert orchestras. She tells Carrie Bone about playing with Robbie Williams for the Queen, work-life balance and being on TV everyday

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
David and Victoria Beckham

Our annual Hertfordshire Life Rich List gives a snapshot of the wealthiest 50 people in a county populated by celebrities, sports stars and industry leaders. We tot up the assets of those in and from our area making it (very) big

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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With the winning of a £100m contract for a major Netflix biopic of the Queen, the creation of new and old worlds for Hollywood blockbusters and schemes to nurture the next generation of filmmakers, Herts is having a major impact on the film industry as well as supporting thousands of local jobs. Lucy Gravatt of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership looks at the latest developments

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Property: 4 of the best

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Travel: Swiss spring city

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Lindenhof square in the old town. Switzerland Tourism swiss-image.ch/Gian Marco Castelberg and Maurice Haas

Yearning for a spring break, but don’t want to go too far? Consider spending the weekend in Zurich. With Alpine views, a beautiful lake, high-end shopping and Swiss chocolate, Rebecca Underwood had trouble rushing back...

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King prawns pan fried in a garlic butter, chilli and tomato sauce

The head chef gives an insight into his inspirations and ethos in the kitchen

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Fashion: Bring up the bodices

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Megan dressed in her recreation of Lady Kytson's outfit. Photo: David Calvert

Barnet fashion designer Megan Doyle has a passion for Tudor clothing. Sandra Deeble follows the threads ahead of an exhibition of her recreations at Knebworth House

Read more

Shopping: Trading places in Potters Bar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Cat Meffan, Nicholas Meffan Jewellers

It’s not the prettiest high street in Herts, but Potters Bar has that rare thing – a host of long-standing, trusted businesses that have weathered the economic storms of late to keep providing top-class service. Julie Lucas is charmed

Read more