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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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April 2019

Spring of 1349 in Hertfordshire came with a black cloud - a plague that would wipe out as much as half the population. It brought death but also major social change

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April 2019

From film and sport to construction and pharmaceuticals, discover who the richest Hertfordshire people are this year and just how they’re faring in strange times

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Seventy years on from the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Liz Hamilton walks in George Orwell’s footsteps in the village that played a pivotal role in his life and works

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March 2019

Travel back in time to the good old days of Hertfordshire’s past with these nostalgic archive videos

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Thinking of a new school for your child? Visit these great Hertfordshire schools and colleges for their open days

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Thousands of free tickets to the county’s top attractions are being given away for Herts Big Weekend 2019

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March 2019

Nurturing talent for success in the modern music industry is the aim of Bushey’s Purcell School. With some of the best young stars in the country among students and alumni, it’s being noted as a place to watch

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February 2019

In John Mills’ long career he has created pieces that sit at the heart of British culture. Richard Burton met the sculptor at his Hinxworth studio ahead of a Herts retrospective this month

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February 2019

Those attracting tourists to Hertfordshire were celebrated at a ceremony at Hanbury Manor in Ware

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February 2019

A young community zoo in Hertfordshire with a collection of unusual animals wants more people to come and experience it

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February 2019

Astronomers at UoH have made further advances in space exploration with the confirmation of a new planet

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January 2019

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Frieda Rummenhohl focuses on Herts’ five owls - the county’s ultimate night hunters

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January 2019

At just 30, Hitchin’s Lee Simmons combines sculpture, design and architecture to create remarkable public works

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January 2019

It’s nearly a century since the foundations of what would become Champneys spas were created in Tring. Julie Lucas talks to two remarkable women at its heart

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January 2019

The benefits of getting out in the fresh air are well-known, but a new take on it, forest therapy, is growing in popularity as a way to unwind and improve health. We asked Herts-based forest therapy guide Sam Wright to explain

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January 2019

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