Out & About

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Passports are essential for the care of any horse

Keeping track of a horse’s life history is a legal requirement to prevent misuse of animals. British Horse Society welfare education officer Emmeline Hannelly gives a guide to horse passports

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
A school group learn woodland skills in the woods at Panshanger Park

With fabulous views, lovely walks and abundant wildlife, Panshanger Park should be on your list of weekend destinations this month, says Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Sarah Buckingham

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
King Richard II was buried in the village

The village of Kings Langley near Hemel Hempstead is brimming with history both ancient and modern, and there’s plenty going on today too, as Alice Cooke found out

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Light Relief

St Albans-based visual artist Jo Howe transforms the pages of books into sculptural artworks that give new expression to the medium. She talks to Caroline Foster about reinventing the written word

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Great Nast Hyde

Properties in prestigious settings

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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 14, 2015

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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Friday, March 13, 2015
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston onboard his Open 60 yacht, Grey Power ahead of the start of the Route du Rhum.  This image is copyright the onEdition 2014©.

Berkhamsted School alumni Robin Knox-Johnston was the first man to sail the world solo, and then the oldest. Here he recounts his incredible career on the water, which shows no signs of dropping anchor

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Finance: Pension pot to property lot?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Is buy-to-let the right option?

With deregulation of pensions this month, many may look to investing in property. Darren Jordan, property partner at St Albans chartered accountants Kingston Smith, looks at the regulations surrounding buy-to-let

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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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Interview: Rise of a chocolate empire

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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Passport to animal welfare

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Passports are essential for the care of any horse

Keeping track of a horse’s life history is a legal requirement to prevent misuse of animals. British Horse Society welfare education officer Emmeline Hannelly gives a guide to horse passports

Read more

Glass of Herts: Pinkster Gin

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Pinkster Gin

Laura Vickers celebrates a fruity pink gin originating in Barley

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Home of the month: A golden opportunity

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

Read more