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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

After a bereavement, KDW helped this young family plan its future

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With World Environment Day this month, Keri Jordan looks at what Hertfordshire is doing to help create sustainable technologies and a cleaner planet

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June 2017

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

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