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Paul Laidlaw has entertained audiences for decades with his comic antics as the pantomime dame at Gordon Craig Theatre’s annual Christmas spectacle. Julie Lucas caught up with him ahead of his latest role in Jack and the Beanstalk

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December 2017

Synonymous with Christmas thanks to his many festive tales, key characters, places and events in Dickens’ stories are closer to home than you might think, writes Michael Long

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December 2017

Designing fun, colourful prints in a fusion of tradtional European and modern Japanese styles, a pair of illustrators have combined talents to create a globally-successful business. Nikki Lennox Moorby met the duo in their Hitchin studio

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November 2017

A word-first centre for groundbreaking medical research that could tackle previously untreatable diseases has opened in Stevenage. Louise McEvoy reports on the £67m site that could save lives on a global scale

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November 2017

A Letchworth-based charity that aims to improve the lives of those with a long-term or neurological condition through drug-free treatments

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A father who lost his wife to cancer explains why the Herts 10k, which takes place this month, holds a very special place in his heart

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October 2017

Mayor of Ware, Alexander Curtis, one of the youngest mayors in British history

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October 2017

Youngsters faced with the bewildering loss of a loved one can turn to a charity that aims to give light in the darkness

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September 2017

Around a quarter of the estimated 100,000-plus unpaid carers in the county are registered with a Herts charity that works to give them a voice and support

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August 2017

Dan Hogan, 19-year-old conductor, composer and artistic director of Watford Youth Sinfonia

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August 2017

Thousands of sick and injured animals have been helped thanks to the 90 years of the RSCPA Hertfordshire East Branch

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July 2017

With its roots in the medieval period, real tennis is making a winning return. Damion Roberts visited the Hatfield House court and club helping the sport to thrive

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July 2017

This month marks 200 years since the death of novelist Jane Austen, whose insightful romances among the landed gentry continue to grip us. With Hertfordshire a key location in Pride and Prejudice, Sandra Deeble goes looking for the Bennet’s footprints

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July 2017

From Spitting Image impressionist to West End star, Jessica Martin’s career has had many highs. But she continues to reinvent herself, with a new career writing and illustrating graphic novels. Matt Adams met the vivacious Watford artist over coffee in St Albans

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July 2017

Natalie Shenker, founder of Hearts Milk Bank, on ground-breaking cancer research and helping vulnerable babies

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July 2017

Fitter Future founder Doug Berlin of Welwyn on using technology in class to boost children’s health

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June 2017
 
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