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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cheesy one-liners and sing-a-long songs, Sarah Grosvenor loves Jack and the Beanstalk just as much as the kids

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

As Christmas approaches, Hertfordshire saw a wonderful dusting of snow. Here are some of our favourite Instagram snaps to make you feel Christmassy

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Monday, December 11, 2017

With their charming buildings, calm ambience and unique offerings, forget the town and head to our villages for Christmas shopping. Louise McEvoy picks 10 of the best independents to head to

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December 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to a festive fair. From German-style food stalls to vintage fetes, Hertfordshire’s Christmas markets have it all

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mighty Georgian-era reservoirs attracting overwintering wildfowl, village pubs and a blaze of autumn leaf colour are just some of the attractions of a walk around Tring Reservoirs and the Grand Union canal in autumn, writes Liz Hamilton

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November 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Make new friends, get gardening tips, expand your horticultural knowledge and visit inspirational gardens, these are just some of the benefits of joining a local horticultural club

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November 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017

There are few villages in England that can lay claim to such a varied and remarkable history – Kings Langley’s story includes Romans, kings and queens, world leading industry and spies. Julie Lucas opens the record books

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November 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Exploring the valley slopes around Stanstead Abbotts, Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England braves darkening clouds to finds diverse habitats and fine sights

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October 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017

Today they are desirable flats in a grand Victorian building near Letchworth, but once they were home to ‘pauper lunatics’ subject to both the good and bad of the day’s mental health treatments. Melanie Dakin spoke to the author of a new book that explores the history of Three Counties Asylum

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October 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017

Once a key part of British Hollywood and the site of fantastical sets, the former backlot of MGM Studios in Borehamwood has undergone a wild transformation, writes Countryside Management Service projects officer Ellie Beach

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October 2017

Holidays

Monday, April 25, 2016

Listed in the top 10 must-visit places for 2016 by The New York Times, Toronto looks set to take centre stage this year – and with a new Air Canada route from London Gatwick starting soon, there’s never been a better time to visit. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap discovers the highlights – in every sense of the word…

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

A cruise liner is perhaps the ultimate indulgence for a holiday and Cunard’s Queen Victoria is more floating palace than boat. Rebecca Underwood packed her ball-gowns and headed aboard

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Walks

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Be it under the ancient oaks of Broxbourne Woods or alongside the gentle deer of Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire is a fantastic place to de-stress with a woodland walk this autumn and winter. We count down our 8 top choices to try

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Make the most out of autumn with these eight walking routes that take in a variety of Hertfordshire’s terrains and - most importantly – have a cosy pub along the way

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mighty Georgian-era reservoirs attracting overwintering wildfowl, village pubs and a blaze of autumn leaf colour are just some of the attractions of a walk around Tring Reservoirs and the Grand Union canal in autumn, writes Liz Hamilton

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November 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017

Liz Hamilton takes a journey from Bourne End to Chipperfield and explores the history of the Hertfordshire Way

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September 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England walks the woods, hills and fields around Litte Berkhamsted - offering escapism and a connection to the area’s old industries

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July 2017

Wildlife

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mighty Georgian-era reservoirs attracting overwintering wildfowl, village pubs and a blaze of autumn leaf colour are just some of the attractions of a walk around Tring Reservoirs and the Grand Union canal in autumn, writes Liz Hamilton

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November 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Exploring the valley slopes around Stanstead Abbotts, Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England braves darkening clouds to finds diverse habitats and fine sights

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October 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017

As summer gives way to autumn, drama unfolds in nature. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust gives a guide to what to go looking for

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October 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Redundant railway lines provide transport routes for people and wildlife across the county. Countryside Management Service projects officer Ellie Beach explains work to create a green corridor through St Albans

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September 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017

The spectacular fish-eating bird of prey, the osprey, has been sighted in Herts at this time of year as it refuels before flying to Africa. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust celebrates its return

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September 2017

Holidays

Monday, April 25, 2016

Listed in the top 10 must-visit places for 2016 by The New York Times, Toronto looks set to take centre stage this year – and with a new Air Canada route from London Gatwick starting soon, there’s never been a better time to visit. Surrey Life editor Caroline Harrap discovers the highlights – in every sense of the word…

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

A cruise liner is perhaps the ultimate indulgence for a holiday and Cunard’s Queen Victoria is more floating palace than boat. Rebecca Underwood packed her ball-gowns and headed aboard

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