Out & About

Friday, January 8, 2021

Be it under the ancient oaks of Broxbourne Woods or alongside the gentle deer of Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire is a fantastic place to de-stress with a woodland walk this autumn and winter. We count down our 8 top choices to try

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

During February, elusive little white signs of spring pop up around the county in the form of snowdrops. We have gathered some of the best places to go for a snowdrop walk in Hertfordshire

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Friday, December 18, 2020

It’s been a stressful few months and, now with lockdown eased, we could all do with finding a place to relax. Here are some of the best spots in Herts to practise it safely.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Clear your head during the colder months with a walk around the beautiful and varied Hertfordshire countryside. We have gathered eight spots that make stunning walks in the winter

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to a festive fair. From German-style food stalls to vintage fetes, Hertfordshire’s Christmas markets have it all

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Health & Style

Monday, November 9, 2020

Trauma-informed yoga teacher Helen Cooper specialises in helping those who have suffered difficult life experiences to reconnect with their mind and body.

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Barn Garden at Serge Hill near Watford is the inspirations for the psychiatrist’s new book on the power of gardening to improve mental health

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Once owned by a bodyguard to Edward the Confessor, and a hideout during the Profumo affair, The Mill in Westmill is a home with a long and intriguing history

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After identifying an ‘odd-shaped’ gap in the market for sleek and stylish bespoke sliding wardrobes, interior designer Joanna Majewski set about solving the problem and in the process, her business Nørdikka was born.

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Now we’ve all waved goodbye to summer, it’s time to embrace the warm, fiery hues of autumn.

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Founded in 1927 to support district nurses, the National Garden Scheme is now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK. So how is the charity dealing with the loss of its primary fundraiser?

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Food & Drink

Monday, December 14, 2020

Eating is at the heart of Christmas Day, writes St Albans author Alex Johnson, but history shows what we have on our festive plates can reflect hopes, dreams and even desperation

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Fancy a festive table with a difference? Sharon recommends a Bishop’s Stortford family seafood specialist | Sharon Struckman

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A day in the life of Charlie Hudson, brewhouse operative at the Hertfordshire microbrewery

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Shop local and support the county’s finest farmers, brewers, tree growers and chocolatiers

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The Grove has unveiled Jimmy’s Lodge at The Grove, a winter pop-up restaurant in collaboration with ‘pop-up king’ Jimmy Garcia

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People

Friday, December 18, 2020

Inventions and ideas fostered and created in Hertfordshire have helped shape our world. From engineering to food and cutting-edge science, the county has been at the forefront of change

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Sitting down to talk about your financial situation is vital for anyone who is soon to be married, says Kayleigh Biswas, associate solicitor at Rayden Solicitors in Hertfordshire.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Everyone wants to enjoy Christmas, even the dead. Author Jenni Kemp reveals 10 Herts apparitions that will give you the willies

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Monday, December 14, 2020

It’s as Christmassy as sleigh bells but just where does the peculiarly British tradition of pantomime come from?

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

We’ve lined up 25 festive questions for the December countdown to Christmas. So, who’s the brightest fairy light on the tree?

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Wildlife

Walk the woods, hills and valleys of the Ashridge estate and the feeling is one of timelessness. It could all have been very different when it was put up for sale in the 1920s.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

From wildlife spotting to gathering natural decorations, the trust has plenty of tips to get you outside this season

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A new tiger habitat, the first of its kind in the UK, is due to open this autumn at Broxbourne’s Paradise Wildlife Park. We take a look as the park welcomes back visitors after a hugely challenging time

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Tyler Whitnall from Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne explains what events and attractions they have planned for this summer.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Frieda Rummenhohl looks at the favourite summer migrant

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust has launched a project to help us all benefit from the calming power of nature, even in an urban setting.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

A Hitchin-based charity teaching beekeeping and educating children and families about the amazing and important honeybee

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Dr Tom Day here discusses the good, the bad and the future of Hertfordshire wildlife

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England’s largest new native forest near Harpenden is an example of how the UK can tackle both wildlife loss and global warming.

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It’s one of nature’s wonders – the dawn chorus as spring arrives.

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