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Tue, 12:38
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

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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!

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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

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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

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Lotus was born in the town

From a cardinal to cars, celebs to crocuses, Cheshunt is a place of history, creativity and beauty. Alice Cooke explores

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The beach in Edge of Tomorrow was created in the backlot at Warner Bros

With the winning of a £100m contract for a major Netflix biopic of the Queen, the creation of new and old worlds for Hollywood blockbusters and schemes to nurture the next generation of filmmakers, Herts is having a major impact on the film industry as well as supporting thousands of local jobs. Lucy Gravatt of the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership looks at the latest developments

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The former Frogmore gravel pits along the route are now havens for wildlife

A new walking trail that links rail travel with exploration of the Hertfordshire countryside has been launched. Isabel Crozier of the Countryside Management Service explains

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
King Richard II was buried in the village

The village of Kings Langley near Hemel Hempstead is brimming with history both ancient and modern, and there’s plenty going on today too, as Alice Cooke found out

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Take the children on an Easter egg hunt

There’s so much more to do with the family this month than scoffing chocolate eggs. Here’s our pick of 10 of the best Easter days and nights out in 
the county (which do often end in scoffing chocolate eggs...)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Heather and gorse are protected on the site

Nomansland Common stretching across Weathampstead and Sandridge is a medieval relic with a fascinating history and important modern ecological role, writes Countryside Management Service project officer Alex Laurie

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