Out & About

Yesterday, 12:16

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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Yesterday, 11:59
Take the children on an Easter egg hunt

There’s so much more to do with the family this month than scoffing chocolate eggs. Here’s our pick of 10 of the best Easter days and nights out in 
the county (which do often end in scoffing chocolate eggs...)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Albufeira Marina. Image: Algarve Tourist Board

An ancient city on Portugal’s Algarve coast, Albufeira attracts visitors to its many charms. Rebecca Underwood reports

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Heather and gorse are protected on the site

Nomansland Common stretching across Weathampstead and Sandridge is a medieval relic with a fascinating history and important modern ecological role, writes Countryside Management Service project officer Alex Laurie

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Friday, March 13, 2015
View towards Ivinghoe Beacon from The Ridgeway

The hills, woods, waterways and estates of the Chilterns in the west of the county offer some of the best walking and views in England. Liz Hamilton of the Herts branch of Campaign to Protect Rural England takes the high road

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 10:18

Properties in prestigious settings

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Yesterday, 10:03
Darlings of Chelsa, Clapham sofa

Herts experts answer those burning questions

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dwarf pine

Judy Shardlow gives her top tips for the garden this month

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
We negotiated a price with the previous owner for the kitchen dining table, which I absolutely love, and the Eames interpretation chairs were a bargain on Ebay, says Kate. 'I love cooking and being able to talk to friends  round the table.

A collapsed chain and the remarketing of a property they adored allowed a couple to grab the chance to buy their ideal family home in Watford. Report by Natalie Flaum. Photography, Alison Hammond

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Friday, March 13, 2015
The house looks over the nursery

The picturesque village of Much Hadham is home to Hopleys Plants, one of the finest perennial nurseries in the country, with an inspirational garden to boot. Philippa Pearson discovers its tempting range of plants

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Style

Yesterday, 10:25

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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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Janey Lee Grace

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

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 12:10

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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The fine foodie

Monday, March 9, 2015
Meah curry sauce

Sharon Struckman gets hot under the collar for a range of authentic curry sauces

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A glass of Herts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Alec Goodhall, That Little Place, Harpenden

Laura Vickers recommends That Little Place’s Ale 5

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Young tomatoes at Guy and Wright

Sharon Struckman visits one of the greenest tomato producers in the UK

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People

Yesterday, 12:02

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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Monday, March 9, 2015
Jo Bicknell

With World Book Day this month, Sandra Smith talks to Berkhamsted’s innovative children’s book publisher Jo Bicknell about engaging youngsters in a digital world

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Jasmin, Sara Vincent and Sara's daughter Scarlett. Sara is wearing a headscarves handmade by Jasmin's mum, while Scarlett is holding an educational doll to help chiildren understand hair loss

Turning a high-flying career in hairdressing into a charity helping adults and children experiencing hair loss caused by cancer treatment led Knebworth’s Jasmin Gupta on a journey from top salons to hospital wards. In Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month she tells her inspiring story to Julie Lucas

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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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Sharon Struckman finds a fresh way of giving bouquets

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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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Take the children on an Easter egg hunt

There’s so much more to do with the family this month than scoffing chocolate eggs. Here’s our pick of 10 of the best Easter days and nights out in 
the county (which do often end in scoffing chocolate eggs...)

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Passion for fashion

Yesterday, 10:25
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

Read more

Property: 4 of the best

Yesterday, 10:18
Great Nast Hyde

Properties in prestigious settings

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