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Celebrity Interviews

Monday, May 15, 2017

She’s made her name as one of the BBC’s best-loved wildlife presenters and has just fronted BBC2’s rural business show Back to the Land. With a book now out on our relationship with dogs, Kate Humble tells that her love of nature began young in Hertfordshire, with the smell of tomatoes

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May 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

With gorgeous countryside, grand manor houses and plenty of history under its belt, it’s no surprise Hertfordshire is a prime spot for films and TV

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Our 2017 list of the 50 wealthiest Herts people shows times are a-changing. We chart those moving up, down and new entries in the shifting world of big business

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March 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017

The Six Nations rugby tournament kicks off this month with an England team in near-unbeatable form. At the core of the men’s team is a trio of former Harpenden players, while fly-half in the women’s national squad is also an ex-Harp. And there’s more in the wings. Neil Metcalfe looks at how this small club is producing world-beaters

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February 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017

He is the celebrated photographer of the famous, from the Queen to Kylie, a go-to creator of high-end adverts, and an innovative backer of charitable projects. 
Here, Rankin charts his journey from uncultured St Albans teen to international artist

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February 2017

Local People

Mon, 10:56

In a throwaway, plastic-moulded age, Heather Harris still finds workshops across Hertfordshire using traditional tools alongside very modern ones to meet a demand for lifetime quality

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May 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017

Experimental and restless in his desire to create paintings that have a sense of poetry, Michael Beddall’s work ranges from abstract to hyper-realism. Sandra Smith met the 
St Albans artist and 2016 Hertfordshire Life Landscape Painter of the Year winner

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May 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017

Hearing the distress of dogs in a nearby pound, a mother and daughter first opened up their Bishop’s Stortford home and then a dedicated centre to rehabilitate and rehome unwanted animals

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May 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

With Real Bread Week this month, Paul Peacock looks at the campaign’s nemesis, the revolutionary bread-making process created by scientists in Hertfordshire and still the recipe for the vast majority of loaves on sale

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May 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017

From a microlight world champion to a newly-qualified commercial airline pilot, Barry Hunt discovers the inspiring journeys made by three of Herts’ high flyers

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May 2017

Charity

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hearing the distress of dogs in a nearby pound, a mother and daughter first opened up their Bishop’s Stortford home and then a dedicated centre to rehabilitate and rehome unwanted animals

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May 2017

Helping community groups begin and grow, bringing skills to those in need and being a hub for like-minded projects, Welwyn Hatfield Community 
and Voluntary Service amplifies the power of volunteers

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April 2017

A wonderful giver of hope, cherished memories and relief during dark days, the Willow Foundation has helped thousands of seriously ill young people. It aims, with your help, to support many thousands more

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March 2017

Seeing a lack of support for disadvantaged young people to unlock their potential by making positive choices, a Herts husband and wife team formed The Gifted

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February 2017

Discovering lost and abandoned dogs were being put to sleep after a week at a pound near her home spurred Pat Clark to take them in. Thousands of animals and 30 years later, Mutts in Distress continues the work

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January 2017

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