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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

Andrew May, University of Hertfordshire director of estates, on excting times for science at the Hatfield campus

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February 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

Ben Edwards, a pupil at St Christopher School in Letchworth, has sailed into the record books as the youngest person to circumnavigate the North Pole

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January 2017

KDW’s team of pension advisers are experts at helping clients to plan their retirement. Here they share the top questions you should be asking yourself before retirement...

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The headteacher at the Welwyn independent discusses how new technology, patience, and the role of parents impact education

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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

The best companies in the county were at the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2016 – a glitzy black-tie dinner event at Knebworth Barns attended by more than 400 people

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January 2017

When it’s cold out there, it’s tempting to stay cosy indoors. But Sian Price of the Countryside Management Service says make the effort to explore our wilder spaces on foot and you will be rewarded

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January 2017

In an age of iPhone apps and online gaming, there is still a thriving scene for more traditional hobbies. Damion Roberts delves into the big world of small models

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January 2017

In the whirl of Christmas, it’s easy to forget its real meaning. At a Ware monastery and others, Heather Harris spoke to women who have dedicated their lives to Christ, and asked what is it like to be a 
nun in 21st-century Britain

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Kenny Wax started his career as an usher at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane at the beginning of the run of Miss Saigon in 1989. As his latest production in a string of stage hits opens in the West End for the Christmas season, Sandra Deeble talks to the Hadley Wood producer about penguins, heist capers and a Great British Bake Off musical

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December 2016

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