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Yesterday, 10:28

Herts’ ‘smallest town’ is attracting property developers and is the subject of a light-railway proposal, all of which would substantially increase the size of the historic east Herts settlement. James Scott reports

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Wed, 16:22
It's Only A Game by Jo Atherton

Exhibitions and news from the county’s visual-arts scene

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
The bittern is superbly camouflaged in the reeds

Tim Hill, conservation manager at Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, has been down in the reedbeds searching for one of the UK’s most elusive and rare birds

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
The 'wet end' of the press in 1907

Frogmore Paper Mill in Hemel Hempstead can claim to be the birthplace of paper’s industrial revolution, leading the way to an explosion of literacy and education. Oliver Pritchard reports on its past and present

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Birds (04).

With a focus on woodlands, wildlife and town scenes, the town and countryscapes of Hertfordshire are a key inspiration for Cathy Smale’s bold and immediate paintings

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Style

Mon, 10:20
Kickboxing is a great way to keep fit and boost confidence

Heather Harris puts her best foot forward as she takes on the challenge of learning to kickbox in her 50s

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day | Great British Life

We pick 9 of the best indulgent treats and personalised presents for Valentine’s Day

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Wrap up warm in style

Winter fashion for all the family

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Friday, January 1, 2016
Alis dress £139, Hobbs

St Albans Fashion Week director Ellena Ophira’s picks for beating those return-to-work blues

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Friday, January 1, 2016
Transition towns can make a positive difference to both individuals and communities

The Radio 2 holistic health expert and Hertfordshire Life columnist explains how ‘transition towns’ can help you make changes for you and your community

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Homes & Gardens

10:01
The restored stained glass windows of St John's Church are a spectacular feature of this award winning home

Homes in the grand style

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Snowdrops are the prettiest winter flower

Walkern Hall has a beautiful display of snowdrops and winter bulbs in its woodland garden. Philippa Pearson explores the estate ahead of the Hertfordshire Snowdrop Festival

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3D Interior rendering of a modern tiny loft

Nicholas Kirk knows plenty about how to make the most of awkward spaces. Founder and director of Nicholas Kirk Architects, a practice that specialises in bringing challenging spaces to life, here he gives his tips for making the most of your home space

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Beautiful butter yellow wnter aconites can be dug up and divided after flowering

Judy Shardlow’s horticultural advice for the month

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Natural sustainable mango wood letters £14.95, Nkuku

Homeware with a soul is a big trend for 2016 – think recycled, sustainable and eco-friendly

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Sponsored Articles

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Brocket Hall

Housed in Brocket Hall’s former hunting lodge, Auberge du Lac enjoys an idyllic lakeside setting overlooking the beautiful 543 acre country estate and the Hall itself..

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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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Friday, October 9, 2015
Hermit of Redcoats

The Hermit of Redcoats, an award winning gastropub in Wymondley, Hertfordshire.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Tilbury

Owned & run by brothers James and Tom Bainbridge, The Tilbury offers a varied menu and exciting wine list...

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Food & Drink

Wed, 16:36
Pancetta and parlsey pancakes

These pancakes make a delicious brunch or light lunch, great on there own or drizzled indulgently with maple syrup

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Chef Q&A

Friday, January 29, 2016
Chef, Kamal Singh

Kamal Jeet Singh, Indian chef at world cuisine restaurant Salt & Good, Stevenage

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Fungistobewith's oyster mushroom Book Recycling Kit

Sharon Struckman finds a sprouting business providing all you need to grow your own exotic mushrooms

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Paprika hake with gazpacho, samphire and parmentier potatoes

... with gazpacho, samphire & parmentier potatoes. This fragrant, aromatic dish is a dinner party showstopper.

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7 essentials for the British baker

Calling all baking fanatics! Whether you’re hosting afternoon tea, there’s a cake sale on at work, or you just want to while away the afternoon in the kitchen, we’ve picked eight of our favourite essentials for the British baker.

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People

Thu, 10:28
Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at RAF Waddington

The second in our new series highlighting smaller Herts charities and not-for-profits who rely on your support looks at the remarkable Douglas Bader Foundation based in Tring

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Birds (04).

With a focus on woodlands, wildlife and town scenes, the town and countryscapes of Hertfordshire are a key inspiration for Cathy Smale’s bold and immediate paintings

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Monday, January 25, 2016
Parliament Square. 'The entrance to Westminster underground station is more in keeping with the Paris Metro. To the right is Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey. On the opposite side is the Houses of Parliament with Westminster Tower rising majestically.'

Renos Lavithis is known for his detailed drawings of Fleet Street and has now spread his attentions across the city with his new book, My London by Renos. Caroline Foster spoke to the New Barnet artist about his vision of the capital

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Gail Garrett, SA Law

We speak to the director of finance & business support at SA Law, St Albans

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra at a recent concert at St Mary-at-Hill Church, Billingsgate in London

Stefan Bown, chairman of Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

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Arts & Culture

Wed, 16:22
It's Only A Game by Jo Atherton

Exhibitions and news from the county’s visual-arts scene

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Birds (04).

With a focus on woodlands, wildlife and town scenes, the town and countryscapes of Hertfordshire are a key inspiration for Cathy Smale’s bold and immediate paintings

Read more
Monday, January 25, 2016
Owl in Flight, Flamstead. Amelia Minter

Are children so absorbed in their mobile phones that they are unable to appreciate the natural world around them? Liz Hamilton says art provides a gateway to the wild

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Monday, January 25, 2016
Parliament Square. 'The entrance to Westminster underground station is more in keeping with the Paris Metro. To the right is Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey. On the opposite side is the Houses of Parliament with Westminster Tower rising majestically.'

Renos Lavithis is known for his detailed drawings of Fleet Street and has now spread his attentions across the city with his new book, My London by Renos. Caroline Foster spoke to the New Barnet artist about his vision of the capital

Read more
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Tea Planter's Wife

Book recommendations from the author of The Washingtons of Tring

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