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Capel House, Much Hadham

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For the wellbeing of our people

Sunday, October 4, 2015

With the 60th anniversary of the Green Belt policy in England, Liz Hamilton of the Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England group returns to the Radlett countryside of her childhood and argues this and other protected areas must remain undeveloped

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Crafty old Sawbridgeworth

Monday, September 28, 2015
Bobin lacemaking

Julie Lucas seeks out three Sawbridgeworth creatives whose crafts have become a passion

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Travel: Heart of Norway

Monday, September 21, 2015
View across the harbour

Oslo, the captivating capital of Norway, is one of the highest-ranked cities for quality of life. Rebecca Underwood sees why

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A fruitful enterprise

Monday, September 7, 2015
Tewin Orchard apples

Orchards and especially apple days have become increasingly popular as the local food revolution has grown in recent years. With hundreds of orchards in the county, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust conservation manager Tim Hill says they are not only popular with people, but a fabulous resource for wildlife too

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Walking tall in Welwyn & Hatfield

Monday, September 7, 2015
There are more than 60 health walks held each week in the county

Hertfordshire Health Walks are free, guided walks co-ordinated by the Countryside Management Service. Assistant projects officer Sarita Bansal outlines new routes to join in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield

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Exploring Shenley Park

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
View across the walled garden, which once fed the grand estate

An orchard, meadow, woods, café, walled garden and even an amphitheatre – Kiran Reynolds explores the grounds of historic ShenleyPark, a perfect spot for a late summer day out

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Trading places in Knebworth

Monday, August 24, 2015
Cakes at Simmons

From the Domesday Book to some of the world’s biggest concerts, Knebworth has kept itself in the history books. The village’s businesses, packed into the area around London Road, have also stood the test of time and it remains a vibrant trading centre with lots on offer. Julie Lucas visits

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Reintroducing Ratty

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Almost 200 water voles have been transferred to Thorley Wash. Photo: Dave Kjaer

Water voles have been rounded up and rehomed at Thorley Wash nature reserve in an ambitious project to reintroduce the endangered animal to the river Stort. Wildlife Trust water vole conservation officer, Martin Ketcher, explains

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The kings of Tring

Monday, August 10, 2015
Much Ado About Nothing, Pendley 2012. Photo Adam Trigg

The pretty market town of Tring is a name to put on your summer list of ‘must-visit places’, particularly this month, says Sandra Deeble

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