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The pretty bustling village of Codicote

Whether it’s bringing the community together for an event or work, this bustling, pretty village between Hitchin and Old Welwyn has a can-do attitude

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Southern Country Park

With improved access to the wetland, grassland and woods of Bishop’s Stortford’s parks, there’s never been a better time to visit, says Countryside Management Service projects officer Ellie Beach

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Panshanger Park, once the playground of aristocracy, now open to the public (Photo: Kevin Lines)

Jennifer Gilbert, Panshanger Park people and wildlife officer, looks at the rich heritage and habitats of one of Herts’ most beautiful parks ahead of a Festival of Wildlife there in July

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
The mysterious Royston Cave (Harry Hubbard)

It’s the national Festival of Archaeology in July, so we’ve put together our top 10 ancient sites to visit in Herts plus the county’s festival events for hands-on archaeological family fun

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Farmfest takes place on July 29-30

A crafted music and cultural festival that attracts a fun crowd to the beautiful Somerset countryside. No, not Glastonbury, this is Farmfest, with a charming laid-back, family-friendly ethos that its very big brother can only dream of these days - and great music to boot

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Wed, 09:42
Here are three tips to stay healthy (Photo: Julia_Sudnitskaya)

Nick Lower, personal trainer and nutritionist at re:bourne fitness in Stanstead Abbotts, says simplicity, preparation and consistency are the keys to good health

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Tue, 09:00
Men's shark printed hoodie from Bored Sport

We’ve got two hoodies and four t-shirts from Bored Sport up for grabs for one lucky Great British Life competition winner!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Botanical large tote £119, Radley

Take botanical ideas from English gardens to the tropics this summer, says St Albans Fashion Week director Ellena Ophira

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Green People has an award-winning sun care range

The Radio 2 holistic health expert, Imperfectly Natural Woman author and Herts mum Janey Lee Grace chooses her favourite treatments, therapies and foods in the Herts

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
The best time to brush your teeth is before breakfast

Dr Imogen Bexfield, director of White Swan Aesthetics, which offers facial aesthetics and teeth whitening by dentists in luxury UK salons including Brewhouse Spa in Wheathampstead, gives her top tips for a beautiful, healthy smile

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Homes & Gardens

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Woolmers Park, Hertford

Our pick of Herts properties with outstanding outside space

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Picture by William Goddard Photography

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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The sunken garden (Photo Chris Roper)

When he retired, Peter Tomson rolled his sleeves up and really began to enjoy his Abbots Langley garden. Philippa Pearson visits Abbots House

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See-through dining furniture and throwing open garden-facing doors are two easy wins for creating a sense of space (Photo: Pink Apple Designs)

Helen Crawford of Luton Hoo-based interiors specialists Pink Apple Designs, lights up the room with her tips on creating a spacious feeling in the home

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(c) Transform Interiors

Don’t let common mistakes ruin your new kitchen design. Call our experts in Hertfordshire on 01992 643 006 to ensure the best results for your bespoke kitchen

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Sponsored Articles

Monday, March 14, 2016
The Radcliffe

We are Hitchin’s gastropub. At The Radcliffe quality local produce is served with passion and flair in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere...

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 06:00
The Tilbury's garlic braised snails and watercress gazpacho (Tilbury)

The Tilbury share their recipe for delicious garlic braised snails and watercress gazpacho

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Basil breakfast trifle

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Basil breakfast trifle (Tina Richardson)

A delicious healthy breakfast with the basil aroma of summer, a great start to a perfect summers day

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Glass of Herts: Cordially Yours

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Cordially Yours,  rhubarb & ginger (Rezkrr, Getty Images)

Laura Vickers’ pick of the Hertfordshire’s drinks

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Herts Food and drink news

Monday, July 11, 2016
The Pavillion at The Cricketers in Weston

Fine food and drink news from around the county

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Dinner review: The Chequers, Fowlmere

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Calves liver and bacon with mashed potato, Savoy cabbage and jus (Brian Arnopp)

Dining where Samuel Pepys feasted on roasted veal, food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne thinks the diarist would have approved of the 21st-century Chequers at Fowlmere

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Gordon Craig (Photo: with kind permission of the Edward Gordon Craig Estate)

The illegitimate son of a leading actress, Gordon Craig was a radical who changed the spectacle of theatre. On the 50th anniversary of his death this month, Steve Roberts looks at the life and legacy of the Stevenage son

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Chris Hoy (Henry Fraser)

Henry Fraser started drawing and painting seriously 18 months ago and will have his first public exhibition this month. But unlike most artists he is paralysed and creates his works using a paintbrush held in his mouth. Sandra Deeble met the inspiring young man at his Chipperfield home

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Evans' reconstruction of a section of the palace of Knossos - the work while popular with tourists is controversial (Getty Images)

Sir Arthur Evans went from childhood in rural Herts to the mythical island of Minos – uncovering a palace complex so advanced it fired the public’s 
imagination for archaeology. On the 75th anniversary of his death this 
month, Stephen Roberts explores the man and his discoveries

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Sue Hampton recently led her team to a memorable £29,000 victory on BBC quiz Eggheads

Sue Hampton, novelist and Alopecia UK ambassador, who led her team to a £29,000 victory on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, explains the role of the charity and her experience of the condition

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Actress Jaye Griffiths relaxes at home with four-year-old Peggy the blue and white whippet and nine-year-old lurcher Rodney (Danny Loo)

Jaye Griffiths, whose CV is a roll-call of prime-time British dramas, has two friends who help her to stay relaxed amid the whirl of a TV film set – her whippet Peggy and lurcher Rodney. The Barley actress tells Laura Vickers about the joy they bring

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Arts & Culture

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tamsyn Murray at Paradise Wildlife Park - the inspiration for her new children's series

The best of this month’s hertfordshire-linked books

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tabular berg by Peter Whitehead

Exhibitions and news from Hertfordshire’s visual arts scene

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Monday, July 4, 2016
Rocky Horror Picture Show

Our pick of this month’s cultural events in the county

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Friday, June 3, 2016
A Midsummer Night's Dream in Hoddesdon

Don’t miss out with our pick of June’s cultural events in the county

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Watford Borough Council’s Head of Parks has written a new book about British parks (Photo: DeborahBrady+St&SSLE)

The best of this month’s Hertfordshire-linked books

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