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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Both fairytale and modern capital, Luxembourg City’s mix of geology, ancient history and modern European role makes for a striking city break. Rebecca Underwood reports

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
2015 is Herts Year of Walking

With 2015 designated Hertfordshire Year of Walking by Herts County Council, Countryside Managemnent Service project officer Rukia Augustine explains why we should all put one foot in front of the other this month

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Many steps can be taken to prevent conflict between horses and dogs

As the warmer weather and longer days encourage longer dog walks and horse rides, The British Horse Society offers advice for keeping everyone safe when dogs and horses meet

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Professor Crump - a favourite with children at the show

One of the biggest draws in the annual calendar – the 129th Hertfordshire County Show – takes place this month, celebrating rural life and artisan produce in the county over two days at the County Showground in Redbourn. Sandra Deeble meets some of the craftspeople who will be selling their special wares in the Made in Hertfordshire marquee at the event - and we have four family tickets to give away to the show!

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Monday, May 11, 2015
The pond in the heart of the village with The Greyhound Inn behind

Hertfordshire’s landscape is usually more bucolic than dramatic, but head to the village of Aldbury and things become adventurous. Laura Vickers reports

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

When a couple bought a delapidated barn and farmhouse near Welwyn, love for the place turned a property development into a business opportunity. Pat Bramley reports

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Peonies - the essence of an English traditional garden

Judy Shardlow is head over heels with an English garden beauty

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Arthur Jack's George style planters bring grace to gardens

As the world’s most prestigious horticultural event, the Chelsea Flower Show, opens later this month, Philippa Pearson looks at the latest garden trends and Herts exhibitors

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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

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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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Style

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A chef’s enthusiasm for his craft inspires food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne to check out a village restaurant

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Hertford Porkers

Sharon Struckman recommends a master butcher based in Hertford to help kick off the barbecue season

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Chefs’ afternoon tea secrets

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Laura Ashley, The Manor, Elstree

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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People

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

With more than 80 clubs and societies, Royston celebrates a social spirit that has created a community cinema, a thriving grow-your-own scene and a skills-based cash-free economy. Julie Lucas meets project leaders harnessing people power to make a difference

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Lily James, Cinderella

From the springboard of acting school in Tring to Downtown Abbey and now the big screen in full fairytale glory, Lily James hops on her ‘princess pedestal’ to tell us about becoming an empowered Cinderella in this spring’s Disney blockbuster

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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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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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Royston people power

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Kat Shepherdson, Savita Mason and CarolineSmith of Royston Time Bank

With more than 80 clubs and societies, Royston celebrates a social spirit that has created a community cinema, a thriving grow-your-own scene and a skills-based cash-free economy. Julie Lucas meets project leaders harnessing people power to make a difference

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Travel: A modern fairytale

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The River Alzette in the Grund quarter

Both fairytale and modern capital, Luxembourg City’s mix of geology, ancient history and modern European role makes for a striking city break. Rebecca Underwood reports

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Goat's cheese starter

A chef’s enthusiasm for his craft inspires food and drink editor Richard Cawthorne to check out a village restaurant

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A year of walking

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
2015 is Herts Year of Walking

With 2015 designated Hertfordshire Year of Walking by Herts County Council, Countryside Managemnent Service project officer Rukia Augustine explains why we should all put one foot in front of the other this month

Read more

When dogs and horses meet

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Many steps can be taken to prevent conflict between horses and dogs

As the warmer weather and longer days encourage longer dog walks and horse rides, The British Horse Society offers advice for keeping everyone safe when dogs and horses meet

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Property: A sudden conversion

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Bedroom one

When a couple bought a delapidated barn and farmhouse near Welwyn, love for the place turned a property development into a business opportunity. Pat Bramley reports

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