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Mon, 10:54

Delphiniums look regal in any border. Philippa Pearson visits specialist nursery Home Farm Plants in Bovingdon to find out about growing these majestic perennials

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February 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

How do a couple who own and run an historic wedding venue celebrate their own wedding? The answer is with inventiveness and an eye to perfection

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February 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Here are five picks for things to do in February in Hertfordshire

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February 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017

After much anticipation and a year’s building work, a new regional theatre for Herts opens its doors this month. It’s curtain up at Letchworth’s innovative Broadway

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February 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017

We may think of our winters as cold, but some species come to the UK at this season for the warm weather. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust spots the birds that call Herts their winter home

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January 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017

This summer will offer a treat for music lovers with Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom coming to Knebworth House for the first time

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Monday, January 16, 2017

When it’s cold out there, it’s tempting to stay cosy indoors. But Sian Price of the Countryside Management Service says make the effort to explore our wilder spaces on foot and you will be rewarded

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January 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017

Rural news and inspiration in the county

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January 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We have gathered the best of what’s on in January to help you plan your days out

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January 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016

The Sunday-night drama Victoria portrayed the young queen as being more amused than usual, with Brocket Hall in Herts the home of one of her love interests, ‘Lord M’. But what is the truth of Victoria’s visits to the grand house near Welwyn?

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December 2016

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

Thu, 13:55

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England continues her journey following the river Lea, this time from Hertford to Broxbourne

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February 2017
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England continues her inspiring route following the river Lea on the Lea Valley Walk

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Exploring Herts’ nature and history, getting fit and meeting like-minded people, all for free – sound good? There are more than 70 guided routes on offer in the Countryside Management Service May Walking Festival. Hertfordshire Year of Walking officer Rukia Augustine explains

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Wildlife

Monday, February 13, 2017

Getting amorous for Valentine’s? So is our wildlife. Charlotte Hussey of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust looks at courtship rituals among the county’s animals as they prepare for spring

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February 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017

We may think of our winters as cold, but some species come to the UK at this season for the warm weather. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust spots the birds that call Herts their winter home

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January 2017
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Many Christmas traditions draw on the natural world, and are often echoes of our pagan past. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust explores their surprising origins

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December 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016

As the nights grow longer and days colder there’s a sense of mystery in the air. Around sunset on a clear evening a great cloud of birds forms, swirling and swooping in a flying dance. Charlotte Hussey of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust looks at the magic and the science of starling murmurations

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

It’s that fruitful time of year when trees are heavy with apples, pears and plums. Behind the walls of our traditional orchards, a love affair has been rekindled

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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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