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Friday, August 26, 2016
Cuffley's oldest store, S C Wackett as was, in its early days

Take a walk down Cuffley’s historic Station Road to find village shops and services that are thriving in the 21st century

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
Large Reclining Figure, 1984 (Dan Prince)

With the relaunch of a major collection of Henry Moore’s works and the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death this month, Peter Naldrett looks at the exciting developments at the Moore Studio and Gardens in Perry Green and the revolutionary sculptor’s journey from mining town to rural Herts

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
'Ovaltine welcomes Muhammad Ali' in Birmingham during the 1971 Ovaltine tour

Never mind the fizz of Coca-Cola at Rio 2016, it was the maltiness of Ovaltine that was for many Games the official Olympic drink. Alex Burman explores the sporting links of this British favourite that was exported to the world from Herts

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Friday, August 19, 2016
The ruins of Lee House, the 16th century home of one of Henry VIII's commanders, Sir Richard Lee

Running next to a nunnery, then the home of one of Henry VIII’s military commanders, the river Ver at Sopwell Nunnery in St Albans is being looked after for the future.

Countryside Management Service projects officer Michael Iseard explains

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Hertford Castle Gatehouse dates to the 15th century - all that remains of the castle building

800 years ago an invading army swept through Hertfordshire in the name of the French king. As Hertford Castle marks the seige by the French this month, Michael Long looks at how two key fortifications and the surrounding lands were attacked with a ferocity unimagined by its defenders

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
White is this summer's trend (c) Kiuikson, Thinkstock

Stay cool with stylish whites with pops of colour this summer, says St Albans Fashion Week director Ellena Ophira

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Herts is taking its health seriously. Photograph: Zeltur, Thinkstock

A strategy for a healthier, happier Hertfordshire from toddlers to pensioners and a scheme encouraging children to walk a mile a day have been launched

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Loving relationships have strong health and emotional benefits (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis can affect anyone doing repetitive lifting or gripping (Photo: Marcavarro)

Dr Ade Adejuwon, consultant in sports and exercise medicine at Spire Harpenden Hospital, on taking care of the elbow when playing racquet sports

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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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Homes & Gardens

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Dahlias make good cut flowers

From deepest maroon to dazzling white, dahlias offer luxurious late summer colour. Philippa Pearson seeks out the best places in Hertfordshire to view dazzling displays

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Barn grey porcelain tiles, Bibliotheque

Wood floors look beautiful, but there’s an alternative that looks just as good with added advantages, says Mitzi Ross, managing director of Bibliotheque, Potters Bar

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Inspired by Wimbledon? How about a home with a tennis court?

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Property: A palace in the country

Saturday, August 20, 2016
The west facing two-and-a-half acre garden includes a swimming pool

Part of the former country residence of the Bishop of London and with links to an Anglo Saxon queen, Palace House in Much Hadham is one of the most historic private homes in Hertfordshire. Pat Bramley visited the current owners, who have made their own long history here

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Inheritance Tax can often be confusing

Inheritance Tax can be a tricky web to unravel. Here we break down the rules of inheritance tax to help secure your future.

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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

Monday, August 22, 2016
Tarragon berry compote (Photo: Tina Richardson)

Use summer berries and herbs in this tangy compote with an aniseed twist. Delicious served with baked scones and clotted cream for afternoon tea

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Chef Chas Wheeler

We caught up with head chef of The White Hart in Welwyn

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The Country Markets initiative

Monday, August 15, 2016
Niki's Homemade Biscuits selection

Sharon Struckman discovers Country Markets in Herts, part of a UK-wide project to reconnect consumers with the land

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Fruit for fun make tasty fruit liquers

Looking for tasty locally-made fruit liqueurs? Well the county finally has some thanks to Helena and Jim Casey, who have created Fruit for Fun

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Chad Rahman (centre) receiving his award

Fine food and drink news from around the county

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Thursday, August 25, 2016
The charity aims to give children the things we often take for granted - like a bed (Photo: Natalia Leb)

Hertfordshire Charity for Deprived Children is an aid-giver of last resort for families in real need in the county, giving small grants that can make a big difference

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
David Wardell with Pearl and Finn

Hertfordshire Constabulary dog handler talks about his special relationship with his police dogs Finn and Pearl

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Max Whitlock in the Gymnastics World Championships Mens Qualifications, October 2015 (Photo: Alan Edwards)

Hemel Hempstead-born Max Whitlock was only a teenager when he took part in the 2012 London Olympics. Four years on, he’s heading to Brazil as a hot favourite after his most successful year in gymnastics to date. He discusses expectations, team GB spirit and how he handles the pressure

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Kim at the finish, 1,000 miles and 12 days later (Photo: Chris Burton)

The Cottered 50-year old who took on the Last Great Race on Earth, driven solo by huskies 1,000 miles across the wilds of Alaska

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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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Arts & Culture

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Large Reclining Figure, 1984 (Dan Prince)

With the relaunch of a major collection of Henry Moore’s works and the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death this month, Peter Naldrett looks at the exciting developments at the Moore Studio and Gardens in Perry Green and the revolutionary sculptor’s journey from mining town to rural Herts

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Stoneware pig, Elaine Peto

Exhibitions and news from the county’s visual arts scene

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Friday, August 5, 2016
Luna Cinema, Hatfield House

August 2016. Our pick of this month’s cultural events in the county

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
A Visitor's Guide to Shakespeare's London

The best Hertfordshire-linked books for August

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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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