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Cuffley's oldest store, S C Wackett as was, in its early days

Take a walk down Cuffley’s historic Station Road to find village shops and services that are thriving in the 21st century

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How Ovaltine became an Olympic champion

Saturday, August 20, 2016
'Ovaltine welcomes Muhammad Ali' in Birmingham during the 1971 Ovaltine tour

Never mind the fizz of Coca-Cola at Rio 2016, it was the maltiness of Ovaltine that was for many Games the official Olympic drink. Alex Burman explores the sporting links of this British favourite that was exported to the world from Herts

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Hemel Hempstead Outdoor Pool is open until October

The boom in swimming and lidos in the 1930s left a legacy of beautiful open air pools in the county. While some faded and were filled in, those that remain are now cherished as fun and healthy community assets. Bianca Wild dives into the wonderful world of lidos

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Stevenage at 70

Monday, August 8, 2016
Town Square, c1970. The High Plash flats on Cuttys Lane are on the extreme right, while Chauncy House can be just seen in the far distance (Photo: Stevenage Museum)

Martin Elvery explores the ever-changing history of Britain’s first New Town as Stevenage marks its 70th anniversary with a programme of celebratory events

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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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