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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

Paradise Wildlife Park reindeer keeper James Cork on Santa, reindeer babies and the Broxbourne zoo at Christmas

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December 2016

Winter and Christmas especially, is a brutal time for those without a roof over their head. Herts Young Homeless Group is dedicated to stopping vulnerable youngsters falling through the cracks and on to the streets

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December 2016

Far from loved ones at this special time of year, a remarkable team of volunteers is bringing hope and health to thousands on an ocean liner off the west African coast. Julie Lucas explores the life-changing and life-saving work of Stevenage-based Mercy Ships

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December 2016

The popularity of TV series such as The Choir and Glee shows that group singing has a new-found voice. Sandra Smith looks at the strong line-up of Herts choirs ready to give you (and them) that festive feeling

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December 2016

Paralympic gold-winning and world record-breaking cyclist and University of Hertfordshire graduate Jody Cundy on the thrill of Rio, missing Herts’ roads and relaxing with Lego

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