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Out & About

Tue, 13:21

Support threatened butterfly populations by creating a ‘nectar cafe’ in your garden says Sarah Buckingham of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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Tue, 13:14
The Broadway Cinema lit by neon in 1936

With a £3.8 milion investment in a theatre stage at its historic cinema and new support for the arts in the town, Letchworth is being moulded into a key centre for the arts in the county. James Scott reports

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Tue, 12:28
Andrew Wilson

Art@Gravelly Barn celebrates 10 years and a huge fundraising effort at its summer show in Braughing this month. Caroline Foster reports

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Dune, Frank Herbert

The Herts author of Possession is Nine-Tenths of Desire shares her three favourite latest reads

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A young girl says hello to a lamb at Herts County Show

Near Harpenden and St Albans, Redbourn has been a site people called home from the Iron Age. Today, families practically queue up to become part of its 6,000-strong population, but whether you visit for the day or wish to settle here, there’s plenty of reasons to love the village

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Food & Drink

Tue, 12:39

From small pips great ideas grow... Sharon Struckman finds a Welwyn GC business that is providing unusual and fun ways of presenting food

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A Glass of Herts: Lulu Coffee, Ware

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lulu Coffee Company, Ware

Laura Vickers celebrates a coffee shop doing things its own way

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Dinner at Rodells, Watford

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tapas board

Food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne follows the tapas trail and finds himself in a laid-back Caribbean beach hut restaurant – sort of

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Lemon tart

The executive chef at The Brasserie, Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn opens the door into his kitchen

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Offley Place Tuna Ponzu

The Spencer Restaurant at Offley Place Country House Hotel shares its recipe for a delicious fish-with-a-twist dish

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Homes & Gardens

Tue, 13:32

Julie Shardlow celebrates topiary

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Terraces were created involving shifting 6,000 tonnes of soil

A tired 17th-century property in East Herts became the focus of a lifetime’s dream for a couple wanting to help wildlife and live an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. Pat Bramley visits

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Development often happens on land bought years ago

With an upswing in developers seeking sites for new homes, John Wiblin, arbitrator and partner at Longmores Solicitors in Hertford, explains how a value is put on privately-owned land for development

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Property: 4 of the best

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Ridgeway, Cuffley

Homes with gorgeous gardens

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Prairie-style planting

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Grasses and Bronze Fennel add height in the border

With wonderful views but an exposed site, an inspiring Old Knebworth garden has been created with colourful prairie-style planting. Philippa Pearson explores

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Style

Tue, 12:19

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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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Cilla denim spot dress

The way to wear it this season is in blue and with so many options on offer how can you not fall back in love with this fashion staple? St Albans Fashion Week director Ellena Ophira chooses her favourite ways to wear denim.

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Monday, June 8, 2015
CURA Apothecary

A new beauty boutique with a focus on natural products has opened in Bishop’s Stortford

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Janey Lee Grace

Janey’s top Herts tips for a healthier lifestyle

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Robert Roope Black range

St Albans Fashion Show director Ellena Ophira chooses her favourite trends from Herts’ boutiques

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Motoring

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Green motoring comes at a hefty price with the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrd, but that’s the only sticking point, says motoring editor Andy Russell

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Friday, March 13, 2015
The 2 Series Active Tourer introduces front-wheel drive to the marque and takes BMW into the multi-purpose vehicle market

The 2 Series Active Tourer marks a new era and several firsts for BMW. Motoring editor Andy Russell puts the package to the test

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Popular Volvo XC60 sport utility vehicle's fine driving experience has been further boosted by new 2.0-litre D4 turbo diesel engine.

A refined turbo diesel gives another boost to Volvo’s modern image, says motoring editor Andy Russell

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Monday, January 12, 2015
The third generation Audi TT, continuing a UK love affair

Audi’s new TT Coupe is an object of desire, passion and pure sporting pleasure. Motoring editor Andy Russell is besotted

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
BMW i8

It’s lean, mean and very green – BMW’s i8 is the supercar of the future, says motoring editor Andy Russell

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People

Tue, 13:04

Herts entrerpenuer Louie Evans has a vision for a UK five-a-side professional football league that mixes high-adrenalin games with live music and street sports. He talks to Carrie Bone ahead of his inaugural show at Wembley

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Peter Ibbetson (front centre) with fellow Willow Foundation volunteers

To mark national Volunteers’ Week this month, Sandra Smith talks to six Hertfordshire people whose time is given freely to help life-enhancing services in the county

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Charli XCX at the American Music Awards

Charli XCX has taken her sassy pop music from Bishop’s Stortford to the world – and at just 22 is the talent superstars are calling on

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Monday, June 8, 2015
Marilyn Bell

The partner and head of family law at SA Law, St Albans gives an insight into her business ethos

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans Cathedral

The Dean of St Albans shares his vision for doubling visitors to Britain’s oldest Christian site. Interview by Carrie Bone

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Arts & Culture

Tue, 12:28

Art@Gravelly Barn celebrates 10 years and a huge fundraising effort at its summer show in Braughing this month. Caroline Foster reports

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Dune, Frank Herbert

The Herts author of Possession is Nine-Tenths of Desire shares her three favourite latest reads

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hotel D'Angleterre

Elegant and enticing, Copenhagen offers visitors striking architecture, high-end shopping and deep layers of history

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Monday, June 8, 2015
A self-portrait of Mathew Paris kneeling in prayer in one of the monk's chronicles

To mark the signing of Magna Carta 800 years ago this month, author Derek Taylor visits St Albans and discovers the king it was designed to curb was not quite the villain history describes

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Light passing through the glass mosaics gives an extra dimension to these works

Hitchin artist Jane Visick smashes up old chinaware and glass to create magical mosaics that glow with coloured light. Caroline Foster reports.

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30 Great days out in Herts

Thursday, July 18, 2013
DH106 Comet nose section. de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

The school holidays are time for the whole family to get out and enjoy all that Hertfordshire has to offer, from adrenalin activities to wildlife, culture and heritage. Here’s our guide to 30 of our best days out in the county

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Tewin Bury Farm

Afternoon tea is a hallmark of British culture that these days comes in many varieties. With its green landscape, attractive towns and beautiful venues, Hertfordshire is a great location for this delight. Sarah Hammill finds 45 of the best places in the county to indulge

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Dainty sandwiches, scones piled high with jam and cream and home-baked cakes. Treat yourself to afternoon tea with friends

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Battle Proms at Hatfield House

From comedy to classic cars, indie-rock to art, jiving ponies to jazz greats and folk music to old-fashioned family fun, whatever your tastes – Hertfordshire has a festival for you. In fact, you could fill every weekend with a festival in the county this spring and summer, so here we celebrate 50 of the best

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A butterfly ball

Tue, 13:21
Painted lady

Support threatened butterfly populations by creating a ‘nectar cafe’ in your garden says Sarah Buckingham of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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The Broadway Cinema lit by neon in 1936

With a £3.8 milion investment in a theatre stage at its historic cinema and new support for the arts in the town, Letchworth is being moulded into a key centre for the arts in the county. James Scott reports

Read more