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With a passion for plants born of childhood rambles, East Herts mother and daughter Christine Flintham and Gael Sellwood have become renowned botanical painters. Sandra Smith spoke to the pair about their intricate, beautiful work

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June 2017

Facing a life-defining moment at 54, Shenley’s Bob Bhania decided to tackle mountains. Now 60, he is nearing completion of the very rare Explorer’s Grand Slam – scaling the highest peak on each continent and reaching both Poles. Lorenza Bacino met the remarkable explorer

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June 2017

Taking around 2,500 calls a year from victims, perpetrators and concerned family and friends in the county, the service is a ‘first step to a happier life’

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June 2017

We sat down with renowned conductors Stephen Hussey and Anthony Inglis who will be conducting the proceedings at the upcoming Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom respectively held at Bowood House, Bolesworth and Knebworth House

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Poet, playwright, translator of epics, Hitchin’s George Chapman was a renowned contemporary of the Bard. Martin Elvery explores the life and work of this largely forgotten literary force

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May 2017

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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