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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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Park Life

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Damselflies should soon be seen in the park again

Central to the garden city vision for Letchworth, Howard Park and Gardens has undergone work to restore its wet habitats for wildlife and improve vistas across the green space. Jez Perkins, Countryside Management Service projects officer, explains

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10 reasons to love Tewin

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tewinbury Farm

One of the most desirable locations in the county, Tewin is blessed with a vibrant community and many reasons to visit

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50 Summer Shows 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Battle Proms

Whether it’s music, theatre, food, books, comedy or art you love, we’ve just the thing for you in our guide to 50 of the best shows and festivals in Hertfordshire this summer. Compiled by Alice Cooke

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The heart of Berko

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Derek Nash, Berkhamsted Jazz Club

For a small market town, Berkhamsted has a thriving and committed social scene. Laura Vickers discovers there’s everything from ponies to lions

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Letchworth’s art foundation

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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

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10 reasons to love Redbourn

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

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