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The British Horse Society is urging riders and motorists to take simple measures to cut the shocking numbers

In the past six years 36 riders and 181 horses have been killed on the UK’s roads. With June the peak of accidents, the British Horse Society urges riders and motorists to take simple measures to cut the shocking numbers

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Early garden city homes - the defining rustic look of the town (Alamy)

It may look quaint to modern eyes, but the architecture of Letchworth was founded on revolutionary, anti-establishment ideas. Louise McEvoy explores the role of the Arts and Crafts movement in the garden city’s foundation, as a new exhibition celebrates the town’s defining ideals

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Common spotted orchid bloom at Blagrove Common (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

This month Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is challenging us to go wild. Back for its second year, its 30 Days Wild campaign aims to make people happier, healthier and more connected to nature by doing something wild every day in June

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
View up George Street

For modern style in an ancient setting, St Albans is hard to beat.

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Oak trees dominate the landscape (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Oak trees dominate many rural and park landscapes in the county, having been a key species for timber for centuries. Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England looks at its history and how it remains a giant in Hertfordshire

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Colouring is surprisingly therapeutic

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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Monday, May 16, 2016
Andrei Lussman with Raymond Blanc and Jamie Oliver at the Food Made Good Awards

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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Friday, May 13, 2016
Clothing for the future, the revolutionary new collection. Photo: Agnes Lloyd Platt

Whether it’s the length of your skirt or a good yarn, see what’s new in Hertfordshire’s fashion scene

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Therapy multi-colour stripe handbag £32, House of Fraser

Go bold with striking stripe prints – a key look this spring

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
It's not too late to start a 2016 health kick

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

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Homes & Gardens

The pizza oven the Gods bake Margheritas in

Back in the 90s, Ground Force taught us about water features, decking and replacing the lawn with flagstones and gravel. Things have moved on – now there are instant ways to create impact in the garden. It’s very much about feature pieces, says Andrew Bullock

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Care homes can have a positive affect

As the population ages, so the care industry has adapted, providing cutting-edge developments for the retired through to 24-hour nursing care for those in need. An emotive issue for those going into care and for relatives, here experts dispel common misconceptions about the care industry

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Buyers care little for aesthetic improvements, due to having their own long term view of how they want the property to be

Founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk Russell Quirk looks at the findings of a survey into what we prioritise when house-hunting

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Hertfordshire property life

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Woolmers Park Estate near Hertford is up for sale

News from the county’s property market

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Gardening: A lifetime passion

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A view of the house from the pond

Thundridge Hill House near Ware has borders full of colour and mature planting as well as far reaching views over Hertfordshire countryside, Philippa Pearson meets the couple whose decades of knowledge has created it

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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Food & Drink

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Chilterns Brewery's Coffee Porter

Laura Vickers’ pick of the county’s drinks

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A zesty light, healthy and delicious lunch (Photo: Tina Richardson)

A light and refreshing zesty lunch or snack with the subtle aroma of fenugreek

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The perfect piccalilli sandwich

Sharon Struckman gets into a right good pickle thanks to a family company with a homemade ethos

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The head chef and restaurant owner gives an insight into his kitchen

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Ad Feature: The Bricklayers Arms

Friday, June 10, 2016
The Bricklayers Arms

The picturesque Bricklayers Arms is now an award winning 18th century, ivy clad and flint built listed building with a lovely garden, tucked away in the beautiful tiny Hertfordshire village of Flaunden which you can find at the end of the winding lanes which snake between Chipperfield and Latimer.

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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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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Up-and-coming star Callum Illot

Aged 17, Callum Illot of Bishop’s Stortford already has 11 years’ racing experience and is shaking up Formula 3. Damion Roberts spoke to the rising star and the owners of the Hoddesdon racecourse where Illot began his career in the tyre tracks of F1 champ Lewis Hamilton

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Letchworth Festival

The seventh Letchworth Festival takes place this month - two weeks of showcasing a huge number of groups, clubs and organisations in the town, James Scott writes

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people (Photo: Oculo Getty Images/iStockphoto)

To mark national Volunteers’ Week, we asked Teresa Heritage, cabinet member for public health, localism and libraries at Hertfordshire County Council, to outline the many volunteer opportunities on offer to support our community

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Johnnie Walker Ford driven Martin Brundle at the Daytona International Speedway Rolex 24 at Daytona Beach, Florida in 2011 (© ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock)

As the world of F1 turns its focus to the British Grand Prix next month, Damion Roberts spoke to Royston-based race ace Mark Blundell about Stevenage’s world champ Lewis Hamilton and the new generation of drivers Blundell is helping to accelerate into the sport

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Arts & Culture

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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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Marilyn Monroe by Rob Bishop

Your guide to exhibitions and news from the county’s visual arts scene

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Jacqueline Wilson author of Tracey Beaker will open David's Children's Bookshop

Best-selling children’s author and former Children’s Laureate Jacqeline Wilson will be in Letchworth this month to open David’s Children’s Bookshop

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Romesh Ranganathan will be at Watford Palace theatre on May 11

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

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