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Mon, 12:39

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
Friday, October 6, 2017

Hertfordshire is a county with a vast, fascinating and sometimes dark and bloody history that has reportedly lead to more than a few angry ghosts sticking around to wreak havoc and take revenge on the living. We have gathered 10 of the most haunted places in the county

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Wednesday, October 4, 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, October 3, 2017

From the Romans to Strictly, Louise McEvoy lists 15 things you may not know about Herts neighbours Radlett, Bushey and Elstree

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October 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017

With Halloween this month, Alex Burman turns the pages of a classic horror story to find the links between stained glass at Ashridge chapel and a monster lurking in a German monastery

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October 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
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
Monday, September 4, 2017

The north Herts village of Ashwell is enjoying a special year marking 1,100 years since its founding. Bianca Wilde looks at its rich history and ongoing celebrations

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September 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust reserves officer Rob Hopkins explains what goes into managing Frogmore Meadow, a small but beautiful grassland reserve in the Chess Valley

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August 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

Fri, 14:57

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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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
Monday, June 19, 2017

A new publication, Albury Walks: Discovering the Ash Valley, by the Countryside Management Service takes in the rich wildlife and history of the area. Isabel Crozier is our guide to the routes

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June 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It’s spring, with new life and warmer, longer days. But if you still need inspiration to pull on your walking boots, the Countryside Management Service’s Sian Price has some great ideas

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May 2017

Wildlife

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

Read Full Story »
September 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust reserves officer Rob Hopkins explains what goes into managing Frogmore Meadow, a small but beautiful grassland reserve in the Chess Valley

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August 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017

The British bird situation is a mixed one, but indications show recent wildlife-friendly measures could be helping threatened species recover. Liz Hamilton looks at the latest figures

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August 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…

Read more
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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