6 ISSUES FOR JUST £6 Subscribe to Hertfordshire Life today CLICK HERE

Places

Tue, 13:14
The Broadway Cinema lit by neon in 1936

With a £3.8 milion investment in a theatre stage at its historic cinema and new support for the arts in the town, Letchworth is being moulded into a key centre for the arts in the county. James Scott reports

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A young girl says hello to a lamb at Herts County Show

Near Harpenden and St Albans, Redbourn has been a site people called home from the Iron Age. Today, families practically queue up to become part of its 6,000-strong population, but whether you visit for the day or wish to settle here, there’s plenty of reasons to love the village

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Acts come from across the globe to Rhythms

From its early days as a weekend event, Hitchin Festival now takes place over four weeks, attracting tens of thousands of people to the town. Sandra Deeble meets some of the key figures involved in putting on this celebration of all the talents, which kicks off this month with the jewel in its crown

Read Full Story »
Monday, June 8, 2015
Narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal at Rickmansworth

From the scenic banks of the rivers Ver, Beane, Stort and Mimram to the bustling Grand Union Canal and the Olympic experience at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, there are adventures (and just good old messing about) to be had along Herts’ waterways. Whether wading right into the action or relaxing in a waterside pub, here are some of the best ways to enjoy the water this summer. Laura Vickers reports

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Snow leopard - seven litters have been bred at the centre

Gillian Thornton goes on the trail of big cats at a Welwyn sanctuary that has been helping save rare species for four decades

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
River Stort runs through Bishop's Stortford

The River Stort means different things to different people but all who use it, whether for sport, leisure or relaxation, love it. Julie Lucas meets three people for whom the river runs in their blood

Read Full Story »
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

Read Full Story »
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!

Read Full Story »
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

Read Full Story »
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Pegsdon Hills chalk grasslands

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Claire Forrest of the Chilterns Conservation Board looks at how it has become increasingly important in an ever more mechanised world

Read Full Story »

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP