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The pretty bustling village of Codicote

Whether it’s bringing the community together for an event or work, this bustling, pretty village between Hitchin and Old Welwyn has a can-do attitude

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Southern Country Park

With improved access to the wetland, grassland and woods of Bishop’s Stortford’s parks, there’s never been a better time to visit, says Countryside Management Service projects officer Ellie Beach

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Panshangar Festival of Wildlife

Friday, July 22, 2016
Panshanger Park, once the playground of aristocracy, now open to the public (Photo: Kevin Lines)

Jennifer Gilbert, Panshanger Park people and wildlife officer, looks at the rich heritage and habitats of one of Herts’ most beautiful parks ahead of a Festival of Wildlife there in July

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Hertfordshire’s top 10 ancient sites

Saturday, July 16, 2016
The mysterious Royston Cave (Harry Hubbard)

It’s the national Festival of Archaeology in July, so we’ve put together our top 10 ancient sites to visit in Herts plus the county’s festival events for hands-on archaeological family fun

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Travel: Farmfest, Somerset

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Farmfest takes place on July 29-30

A crafted music and cultural festival that attracts a fun crowd to the beautiful Somerset countryside. No, not Glastonbury, this is Farmfest, with a charming laid-back, family-friendly ethos that its very big brother can only dream of these days - and great music to boot

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50 Great summer events in Herts 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Battle Proms at Hatfield House (Picasa)

From picnic music festivals and camping in a meadow to open air cinema or enjoying Shakespeare on the lawn, we have compiled the ultimate guide to shows and events in the county’s great outdoors this summer. Just grab a blanket and a hamper...

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Transporting the Highlands to rural Herts

Transporting the Scottish Highlands to rural Herts might sound like a whisky-induced idea, but the Harpenden Highland Gathering is now 21 and one of the biggest around. Louise McEvoy investigates

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When the World Cup came to Welwyn

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Nabil Lababedi with the 1966 World Cup display at Homestead Court Hotel

It’s a little-known fact that three of the biggest footballing nations trained and stayed in Herts during the 1966 World Cup as one by one they were defeated by an unstoppable England. Half a century on from the cup final this month, Mark Hemmings reports

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Hatfield House

If you are looking for a grand day out in Hertfordshire, visit one of these country houses with gardens

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Glen Joseph as Buddy with Apollo perfomers (c) KJohnnyW

Seen by over 22 million people worldwide, the musical ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ is coming to Watford Colosseum Friday 24 - Saturday 25 September 2016

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