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Love the sun, but take care of your skin

Health & Beauty: Janey Lee Grace

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

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Crab, crayfish and avocado tian

Chef Q&A: Marlon Erne

The head chef at The Whistling Duck in Hertford gives an insight into his kitchen

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Elizabeth Poston in the 1930s

The remarkable Miss Poston

The life of a Stevenage composer, performer, critic, broadcaster and friend of novelist E M Forster can now be studied in detail thanks to the donation of her private papers to the Hertfordshire Archives. Dr John Alabaster of the Friends of the Forster Country reveals the remarkable Elizabeth Poston

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Water plants in the cooler temperatures of the evening

The Gardening Coach: July

Judy Shardlow gives her top tips for looking after the garden during the hot weather

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The Great British Sculpture Show at Hatfield House

Great British sculpture triumph

A spectacular sculpture show is being hosted by Hatfield House this summer in its expansive gardens. Janice Walker explores the inspiration behind the first exhibition of its kind in the UK and the remarkable works featured

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A wide strip of grassland beside a hedge - ideal hunting ground for kestrels and barn owls

An icon of the countryside

Hedgerows are synonymous with our countryside, shaping our landscapes, enriching its habitats and linking us to our past. Elizabeth Hamilton, Herts chairman of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, gives a guide to their richness

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Landlords should carefully assess the local market

Property: Taking the long view with lettings

Bernadette Oliver, head of Savills Harpenden lettings, says landlords who try to maximise their rental income could be damaging their long-term returns

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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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Haileybury College

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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Dawlish ice cream

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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Statue of Buddha outside the temple

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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Main Ingredient's Flip and Hoops

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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