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Out & About

Tue, 16:36
© Siri Stafford, Thinkstock

From five star hotels and Georgian townhouses in the city to countryside farm houses and even a VW camper van, we have something for everyone who wants to escape

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Tue, 13:39
The river Mimram at Tewinbury (Tim Hill)

Hertfordshire is home to around 10 per cent of the world’s chalk rivers. David Johnson, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust living rivers officer, takes a clear look into these rare water courses

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Tue, 13:24
Romesh Ranganathan will be at Watford Palace theatre on May 11

Our pick of this month’s cultural events in the county

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A show-jumping competition is a popular part of the show

Get ready for a highlight of the county calendar – the fabulous Hertfordshire County Show – bursting with fun over the May Bank Holiday weekend

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Take time out to enjoy a walk along the newly-designed promenade overlooking Lake Ontario (Photo Ontario Tourism)

Listed in the top 10 must-visit places for 2016 by The New York Times, Toronto looks set to take centre stage this year – and with a new Air Canada route from London Gatwick starting soon, there’s never been a better time to visit. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap discovers the highlights – in every sense of the word…

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Style

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Therapy multi-colour stripe handbag £32, House of Fraser

Go bold with striking stripe prints – a key look this spring

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
It's not too late to start a 2016 health kick

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

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
Belle shoes £110, Kurt Geiger

St Albans Fashion Week director Ellena Ophira says embrace spring with bold colour

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Playful Promises blue knickers £15, The Women's Society

It might still be cold outside but you can add a little heat with lovely lingerie

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Magnetix Wellness make contemporary magnetic heart pendants that both look and feel good

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

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Homes & Gardens

Tue, 12:00
The garden is enjoyed from inside the house, too (photo Chris Roper)

An evening in late spring is the perfect time to visit a Baldock walled garden full of charm, colour and interest, says Philippa Pearson

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This four-storey Georgian townhouse is on Hoddesdon high street

Our pick of the properties in a prime position to enjoy all the town and village amenities in Hertfordshire

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300 years of Capability Brown

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Looking over the lake at Brocket Hall

This year sees the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of England’s most influential landscapers, Capability Brown. Philippa Pearson looks at his legacy in the county and events to mark the occasion

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Bespoke Handmade in Hitchin range, kitchen pictured £35,000, Planet Furniture, Hitchin

The multi-function island – the heart of the modern kitchen, whatever style you love

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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Food & Drink

09:18
Auberge du Lac's blood orange & chilli daiquiri

Laura Vickers learns the art of the cocktail with the Auberge du Lac’s cocktail expert Adam Msetfi

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Needham House lemon meringue pie  (Photo: Brian Arnopp)

Food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne explores a new restaurant in Little Wymondley at the heart of a hotel enjoying a renaissance

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The Radcliffe Arms' haunch of venison

The Hitchin restaurant’s recipe comes with a redcurrant and red wine sauce

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The Fine Foodie: Wakelin’s of Hitchin

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Wakelins of Hitchin

Sharon Struckman celebrates a family business on Hitchin Market supplying fine beverages from around the world

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Here are some of the best Sunday lunches in Hertfordshire

We have picked out nine of the best places to have a Sunday lunch in Hertfordshire

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People

Tue, 12:55
Herts County Council needs to recruit 70 new foster carers this year to meet the needs of children and young people coming into care

The Offley mum and first-time foster carer reveals the rewards and challenges of taking in a child in need of a loving home

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Third Man was written as a screenplay before a novel

A troubled Berkhamsted boy, Graham Greene went on to become one of the 20th century’s greatest writers. On the 25th anniversary of his death this month, Stephen Roberts celebrates his life and legacy

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Purple Menswear

Tailoring, dressmaking and clothes design are alive and well in the county. Louise McEvoy meets three creatives with a passion for fashion

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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Mare and foal

Elizabeth Armstrong, artist-in-residence at Royal Windsor, found her true calling when she combined her love of horses with that of art. 
Rebecca Day spoke to the Potters Bar painter about her journey

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Ed Suttie begins his North Pole trek on April 5

A St Albans ‘middle-aged husband and dad’ who this month will trek 200km over 21 days to the North Pole to raise £30,000 for charities that have a big impact in Herts

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Arts & Culture

Tue, 13:24
Romesh Ranganathan will be at Watford Palace theatre on May 11

Our pick of this month’s cultural events in the county

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Third Man was written as a screenplay before a novel

A troubled Berkhamsted boy, Graham Greene went on to become one of the 20th century’s greatest writers. On the 25th anniversary of his death this month, Stephen Roberts celebrates his life and legacy

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Book recommendations from the Hertfordshire author of 26 Miles to the Moon

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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Mare and foal

Elizabeth Armstrong, artist-in-residence at Royal Windsor, found her true calling when she combined her love of horses with that of art. 
Rebecca Day spoke to the Potters Bar painter about her journey

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Monday, April 4, 2016
Check out our guide to music festivals in Hertfordshire

Some of the most exciting music festivals happen right here in Hertfordshire. Check out our eclectic list of summer music festivals right on your doorstep

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