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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

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

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

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

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

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

Codicote singer-guitarist Lawrence Hill on his rise and fall on ITV talent show The Voice

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The case of Tini and Hugh Owens shows the need for English divorce laws to be updated. Debenhams Ottaway can help

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A major project brings together six heritage sites to explore the often surprising and rich history of the county in search of 
answers to the question: what is Hertfordshire’s identity?

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April 2017

Easter brings thousands to the cathedral in St Albans, in the footsteps of 1,700 years of Christian pilgrims. Jess Unwin explores the site’s remarkable history and this year’s events

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April 2017

Local residents seeking funding for rural community projects could be eligible to receive a grant of up to £5,000 with the launch of the Rural Community Fund from Calor

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Friends with the finest footballers on the planet, a journalist, author and presenter, Barcelona-born Guillem Balague these days calls Hitchin home. At the Biggleswade club he is passionate about, Layth Yousif spoke to the engaging expert about his surprising career

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March 2017

A sickly vicar’s son from Bishop’s Stortford went on to be one of the most influential and controversial figures of the Victorian age. With the 115th anniversary of Cecil Rhodes’ death this month, Stephen Roberts looks at his remarkable life

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March 2017

Debenhams Ottaway explains how you can get the best from cohabitation confusion

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St Albans’ Danielle Sargeson on how her rescue horse Quid became a royal TV star

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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

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