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April 17 2014 Latest news:
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Andy Abraham, shot to fame as runner-up on The X Factor in 2005. The former bin man ultimately lost out to fellow contestant Shayne Ward but went on to represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008.
Bushey’s Lal Bagh restaurant, a double winner in the latest Asian Curry Awards, is building on its success with a new lighter food offer with more ghee- and oil-free dishes
Q: I want to add a wow factor to my living room without a complete makeover – what would add instant impact?
St Albans has been a mecca for film and its makers for decades. From the first and soon-to-be reinstated cinema on London Road, to Stanley Kubrick choosing the district as a base to complete his creations, or even Tom Cruise popping into a city centre restaurant for a curry – it seems the city and its surrounding villages can’t escape the cinematic spotlight.
Set in Renaissance Florence and inspired by the ‘untold’ story of Leonardo Da Vinci’s early years as an artist, the first series of FOX channel’s Da Vinci’s Demons captured the imagination of viewers when it premiered in the UK last year. The female lead in the series, which returns to our screens this month, is Harpenden’s Laura Haddock in the role of the aristocratic Lucrezia Donati.
Malignant creatures have invaded the National History Museum at Tring – but there’s no need for visitors to panic. The creepy-crawlies and larger specimens are part of the new free-to-enter Deadly! exhibition, on show until July 6.
Inviting clients to browse contemporary jewellery in an historic setting has proved a success for Leoro, based in a beautifully restored barn in the countryside just outside St Albans
A horticultural charity dedicated to helping people get back on their feet through nurturing plants, will open a new home near Knebworth this month
Ancient, beautiful and busy with commerce and culture, St Albans has been attracting visitors since Roman times. Spend a rewarding day out in the city this month
The head chef at Auberge du Lac, Brocket Hall, Welwyn gives an insight into his kitchen
The president of the 2014 Hertfordshire County Show remembers his remarkable journey into the Hertfordshire farming community and looks forward to the 128th show
Throughout April and May, Knebworth House plays host to a unique exhibition of embroidered textiles inspired by the stately home. Stephanie Wright discovers the intricately sewn works and the artists behind them
An Art Deco building in Baldock formerly occupied by Chapman’s Butchers has been transformed into an art gallery specialising in contemporary paintings and other works from around the world
A new cinema, restaurants and other family entertainment activities are on the cards for Watford after shopping-centre operator intu received detailed planning consent for a £100 million redevelopment of its Charter Place complex, formerly known as the Harlequin