Out & About

Yesterday, 13:25

As Richard III, whose death marked the end of the Wars of the Roses, lays newly buried in Leicester Cathedral, Steve Roberts follows the course of the St Albans battle that lit the touchpaper for the conflict 560 years ago this month

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Yesterday, 13:13
The Pegsdon Hills chalk grasslands

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Claire Forrest of the Chilterns Conservation Board looks at how it has become increasingly important in an ever more mechanised world

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Yesterday, 12:42
Seven Hills WI

A baton will pass through the county this month, marking 100 years since the foundation of the Women’s Institute in Britain. Far from just ‘Jam and Jerusalem’, the movement has given opportunities to millions of women. Leigh Goldsmith reports

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Common lizard warming up Photo Jon Hawkins

Creat a space in your garden for reptiles to sun themselves and you could attract a set of pest controllers and have the pleasure of seeing rarely-spotted creatures, says Sarah Buckingham of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Lotus was born in the town

From a cardinal to cars, celebs to crocuses, Cheshunt is a place of history, creativity and beauty. Alice Cooke explores

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 12:48

With the arrival of spring, the housing market also tends to wake from a winter slumber. Su Snaith, head of estate agency at Harrison Murray, gives her eight-point plan for making the most of the seasonal surge

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The River Garden in St Albans

The Society of Garden Designers has recognised the work of St Albans’ Rosemary Coldstream, awarding her River Garden ‘best pocket garden’ at its annual awards

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Gustard Wood

Homes in the country

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The elegant drawing room

The beautiful 30-room Goldingtons in Sarratt has been home to a Master of the Rolls and a setting for Four Weddings and a Funeral. Pat Bramley talks to the current high-flying owners and explores the historic home and grounds overlooking the Chess Valley

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Clematis come in shades of dusky blue, pink, white and even deep purple

RHS award-winning garden designer Judy Shardlow gives her top tips for April

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Style

Yesterday, 13:18

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

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rodgers & Rodgers gold rapture wing cuff

There’s a 1970s’ revival happening. Yes, get ready for flares again, boho blouses and fringing galore. Sure, we’ll need to give the look an update – but that’s half the fun

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Health & Happiness Nutrition

Hitchin-based entrepreneur Amy Huggins has launched what she claims is Hertfordshire’s first raw juice bar.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Give Your Town the Run Around, Hoddesdon is a good incentive to get group running

TV fitness expert and BBC radio presenter Nana Akua outlines the benefits of group running

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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

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Food & Drink

Yesterday, 12:36

Everyone loves afternoon tea, and now you can impress like the professionals, as some of the best bakers in the county share their prized recipes and top tips

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Recipe: Minty White Chocolate Dessert

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Mint-infused chocoloate dessert

Tina Richardson’s recipe for a delightful white chocolate creamy dessert with a hint of mint

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Glass of Herts: Pinkster Gin

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Pinkster Gin

Laura Vickers celebrates a fruity pink gin originating in Barley

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Fig, Parma ham and rocket salad

Food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne is impressed by good food and excellent service at Hertford’s ‘riverside rendezvous’

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The fine foodie: Edible Bouquets

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Edible Bouquets

Sharon Struckman finds a fresh way of giving bouquets

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People

Yesterday, 12:59

When a serious illness turned Dawn Dominic’s life upside down, she used it as an opportunity to rediscover her passion for art. Caroline Foster reports

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Maria Iredale at Letchworth Arts Centre

The Letchworth Arts Centre manager talks about gaining inspiration in the US, meeting the Queen, and the power of the arts to improve communities ahead of June’s Letchworth Festival

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Megan dressed in her recreation of Lady Kytson's outfit. Photo: David Calvert

Barnet fashion designer Megan Doyle has a passion for Tudor clothing. Sandra Deeble follows the threads ahead of an exhibition of her recreations at Knebworth House

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A range of chocolate truffles

Angus Thirlwell, founder of the remarkable Hotel Chocolat, tells us about taking his confectionery brand from Royston and Watford to the world

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tim Lightfoot, MD, The Three Tuns in Ashwell

Tim Lightfoot, managing director of the Three Tuns pub, restaurant and guest rooms in Ashwell gives an insight into his business ethos

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

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The Pegsdon Hills chalk grasslands

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Claire Forrest of the Chilterns Conservation Board looks at how it has become increasingly important in an ever more mechanised world

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Memories

When a serious illness turned Dawn Dominic’s life upside down, she used it as an opportunity to rediscover her passion for art. Caroline Foster reports

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Spring puts a spring in the housing market

With the arrival of spring, the housing market also tends to wake from a winter slumber. Su Snaith, head of estate agency at Harrison Murray, gives her eight-point plan for making the most of the seasonal surge

Read more
Seven Hills WI

A baton will pass through the county this month, marking 100 years since the foundation of the Women’s Institute in Britain. Far from just ‘Jam and Jerusalem’, the movement has given opportunities to millions of women. Leigh Goldsmith reports

Read more