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06:00

Many Christmas traditions draw on the natural world, and are often echoes of our pagan past. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust explores their surprising origins

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December 2016
Fri, 10:15

A book marking 90 years since the creation of Campaign to Protect Rural England shows how groups came together to drive through key protections for the English landscape, Liz Hamilton writes

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December 2016
Tue, 10:52

Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to a festive fair. From German-style food stalls to vintage fetes, Hertfordshire’s Christmas markets have it all

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Mon, 15:08

The north Herts market town with its wide high street, historic buildings and independent traders comes into its own at Christmas. Damion Roberts shares his 12 festive tips for Baldock

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December 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016

The first of five new circular walks takes in the river Beane and the surrounding valley, woods, farms and parkland. Isabel Crozier of the Countryside Management Service says pull on your boots for autumn splendour

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Health & Style

Fri, 09:52

While we moisturise our skin and try to protect it from winter weather, we often forget the cold and wind can take its toll on our eyes. Dry eye is a common condition in winter, causing tired-looking and irritated eyes. Luckily there are things we can do to stay bright-eyed this season

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Herts health news, events and advice from November 2016

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Getting married or know someone who is? Elizabeth Ann Hair Studio in Puckeridge gives its top tips for beautiful, healthy hair on the big day

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Monday, October 24, 2016

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, October 11, 2016

With the UK’s longest indoor catwalk show at the cathedral and more than 100 businesses involved, St Albans Fashion Week will again host a week of fashion and beauty events across the city this month

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Homes & Gardens

Fri, 10:53

With the help of gardeners in Herts and beyond, Philippa Pearson sought out great gardening gifts for horticulturally-minded friends and family this Christmas

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December 2016

Interior news and advice from Hertfordshire

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December 2016

Home Life

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Interior news and advice from around the county

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Take a peek at this bright family home

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

After tackling a renovation and expansion of a traditional town property, a couple became more ambitious with their second home project – a contemporary new-build on the edge of woodland. Pat Bramley visits Caerloen in Broxbourn

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Nature’s stunning display of vibrant colour is upon us as trees change into their dazzling autumn mantle. Philippa Pearson discovers the best places in Hertfordshire to see autumn colour and top trees for your own garden

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Food & Drink

Fri, 09:49

Check out this delicious recipe for mince pies with sweet basil cream. Perfect for the festive party season

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December 2016

Retreating to a lovely tea room or stately home for a spot of afternoon tea during the Christmas season is surely one of the best yuletide treats. We have picked 10 places offering afternoon tea with a festive twist in Hertfordshire

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From high street to online butchers, we have gathered 10 of the best places to buy your Christmas turkey in Hertfordshire

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Wine2Trade in Hertford gives its top tips for festive drinks, plus you could win a super selection of bottles worth £175!

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Food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne enjoys the garden setting and service at ‘Hitchin’s Gatrsopub’

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People

Mon, 17:28

The popularity of TV series such as The Choir and Glee shows that group singing has a new-found voice. Sandra Smith looks at the strong line-up of Herts choirs ready to give you (and them) that festive feeling

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December 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Paralympic gold-winning and world record-breaking cyclist and University of Hertfordshire graduate Jody Cundy on the thrill of Rio, missing Herts’ roads and relaxing with Lego

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

For the past seven years SERV Herts and Beds Bloodrunners have been saving lives and thousands of pounds at hospitals and hospices

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A celebrated eccentric, academic and bon viveur, the eighth Earl of Bridgewater, who is buried at Little Gaddesden near the family seat of Ashridge House, left England for an often surreal existence in Paris. On the 260th anniversary of his birth this month, Peter Smith explores his intriguing life

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Friday, November 11, 2016

On the 950th anniversary of the Norman conquest, Martin Elvery sets out to discover what the shift in ruling power meant for Hertfordshire

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Arts & Culture

Monday, November 21, 2016

Like Disney’s Frozen, artist Mitzie Green’s mantra is letting go. Sandra Smith meets the painter in her Berkhamsted studio surrounded by her fresh and vibrant depictions of places, spaces and flowers

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Monday, November 14, 2016

From its early days in the late Victorian era, cinema held a pre-eminent place in our culture. But the introducion of television, and later video, sounded the death knell for many British cinemas. But now the big screen is back – and back in a big way!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Toxic wallpaper, poisonous beer and fatal fashions are all explored in an exhibition that looks at the dark side of everyday domestic Victorian life. Andy Gibbs, curator at Hitchin’s British Schools Museum, opens the front door to a deadly world

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Are you an artist inspired by Hertfordshire’s beauty? Would you love to show your work in a gallery, win £250 cash and have a magazine article written about you?

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Friday, October 14, 2016

A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Tring, explores the evidence for ancient humans, animals and climate in what would become southern England. Liz Hamilton of the Campaign to Protect Rural England visits

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