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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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On a break after completing a trench

Never such innocence again: Berkhamsted’s First World War training camp

Tramp along one of the mysterious gulleys that criss-cross pretty common land near Berkhamsted and you will be following the footsteps of thousands of young men destined for the trenches of the Western Front. Campaign to Protect Rural England Hertfordshire chairman Elizabeth Hamilton walks the one-time World War I training camp

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ps i love you

Business Q&A: Amber Hudson

The owner of Hitchin’s p.s. i love you gives an insight into setting up and running her specialist boutique

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Cheeses at Hertford

Field, market, fork: 10 of the best Herts farmers’ markets

Farmers’ markets make it easy to buy fresh, healthy, nutrient-rich food in a charming, often deeply- historic setting, far removed from the clinical supermarket experience. The produce is sourced direct from local farmers or growers, which means you can be assured the food you purchase hasn’t travelled long distances and undergone lots of packaging

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Butterfly feeding on scabious flower

August nature notes

A guide to the wildlife you can spot out in the garden, countryside and woods this month

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Simon Pegg is among the stars of film, TV and literature at the festival

Hertford festival books stars

A steller line-up has been revealed for this year’s Hertford Children’s Book Festival, with A-list actors and best-selling authors and poets all taking part

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Working in the right order will save time and money

Property: Making the renovation dream a reality

Revamping a property can add value but it can also be a minefield or a money pit. Matthew Craker of Fine and Country Brookmans Park advises on what to consider before taking on a renovation project

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Ravel handbag

Fashion: Black and white at Love to Boutique

Ethanie Jackson Turner finds a classic pairing in a favourite Rickmansworth boutique

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Members of the Hertfordshire Regiment

Hertfordshire’s Great War

The First World War, which Britain entered 100 years ago this month, impacted heavily on Hertfordshire as it did every communnity in the land. Leigh Goldsmith, with thanks to the Herts at War project, looks at the fears and deprivations endured and great efforts and sacrifices made in the county to help win the conflict

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Fish and Eels pub, Hoddesdon

10 things to do in Hoddesdon

From river walks and lazy pub afternoons to children’s adventure and the thrills of the race track, Hoddesdon makes for a fine day out. We pick 10 things to do in the Lea Valley town

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Mark Fanner, one of The 3 Brewers

40 years of beers

Founded in Ireland by a quartet of northerners, the Campaign for Real Ale decided on St Albans for its HQ in 1974. Over the past four decades, it has proved to be a consistent voice for beer lovers. Laura Vickers reports on the organisation’s impact on the county and beyond

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Tile finishes, such as 'wood' and 'brick' are now exceptionally realistic

Interior style: Creating the ‘loft’ look

Patrick Jenner, retail manager of N&C Tiles and Bathrooms, gives tips on achieving a classic ‘loft living’ look

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Nana Akua tries an Insanity workout

Health: LadyXsize fitness advice

Fitness expert and celebrity trainer Nana Akua of LadyXsize, Abbots Langley, tries an insane workout

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David Brown with three of his beloved horses

Home of the month: At home with horses

Pat Bramley visits showjumping trainer David Brown at the Gosmore home he transformed into a centre for world-beating horses

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Sidney Lovell M.M 1/1st Bucks Bn. Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Herts Great War Portraits

Great War Portraits is a photographic record of World War I veterans Hemel Hempstead photographer Keith Collman met on trips to battlefields, at reunions and visits to homes, compiled over 25 years

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WWI Soldiers leaving Letchworth Station

Herts at War exhibition opens

A new exhibition marking Hertfordshire’s role in the First World War has opened on the centenary of the start of the conflict

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Wide borders filled with naturalistic planting at The Barn garden

A tapestry of colour at Serge Hill

Renowned landscape designers Tom and Kate Stuart-Smith are opening their stunning gardens at Serge Hill near Abbot’s Langley for charity. Philippa Pearson is given the tour

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