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Health Tips for Hertfordshire Residents

Herts County Council are sharing health tips for the winter and asking people to think now about how the arrival of colder weather could affect them. Lower temperatures can impact on vulnerable groups such as older people, the very young and those who have pre-existing medical conditions. How to keep warm and well is mostly […]

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Be Eco-friendly this Christmas

In our current issue of Living we ran a feature about how to make your own Christmas wreath. Shortly after publication a lovely lady called Bettina from GillyFlower in Berkhamsted made contact to explain that the foam oases we recommended in our feature are, in fact, extremely bad for the environment and that most people […]

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Photo credits: Adam Hollier The Court Theatre has been part of the Tring community for more than 40 years – but how much do you know about the history of the building and its previous incarnations? The building has been on Station Road since 1878, and for years was a riding school. Exactly 100 years […]

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Watford Junction Platform Improvements

You may already be aware that work is underway to upgrade platforms at Watford Junction so that they can accommodate longer trains and more passengers. The work will see platform 10 extended by 90 metres, and platform 11, which is currently built from wood, entirely rebuilt by mid-January 2019. Some facilities may be moved or decommissioned during […]

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Have Yourself a Green Christmas

Christmas may be the season to be jolly, but it’s also the least eco-friendly time of year, with an extra 30 per cent of waste created each festive season! But you don’t need to be a Grinch to have a Green Christmas. Dacorum Borough Council have shared with us their top tips to help you ‘reduce, […]

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Lockers Park Chapel Choir in Berkhamsted

Pupils at Lockers Park Preparatory School were on top form when the school’s Chapel Choir sang for the third year running at Berkhamsted’s ever-popular Festival of Light on Sunday 25th November. The 20-strong choir dazzled audiences with their seasonal set masterminded by the School’s Director of Music, Vincent Shaw. Headmaster Christopher Wilson said: ‘Singing at […]

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Portraits for Christmas

The Tring People: Portraits of a Town book project is still going strong – with various retail outlets available, including Beechwood Fine Foods, Fancy That and Tring History Society’s shop at the museum. The huge collection of stunning black and white portrait photographs is peppered with local people’s stories and a central section brings some […]

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Prepare for Flu Season

Local MP Sir Mike Penning recently visited his local pharmacy in Hemel Hempstead to receive his flu vaccination and he’s keen for his constituents to be aware how easy it is to get an NHS flu jab and protect themselves against illness through the winter months. All adults aged 65 years and over, and those […]

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Berkhamsted Retirement Homes – Final Phase

Beechcroft’s Birch Place development of 21 two- and three-bedroom retirement houses and apartments on the site of the former police station on Berkhamsted High Street, with a new library and allocated parking for owners, has proved very popular with home buyers over the age of 55. So much so that only three new homes remain […]

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Fuel Security Risk for Rural Homeowners

Rural energy provider Calor is urging Hertfordshire homeowners living in non-mains gas areas to protect their fuel supply, after research shows that rural crime in the area has risen by 131.7 per cent*. Rural crime cost the UK £44.5million* last year – increasing by 13.4 per cent from the previous year* – and Hertfordshire was […]

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Coffee Ethic launch assists local Druglink

Druglink, located in Hemel Hempstead, is extremely excited about Coffee Ethic’s recent launch of a range of biodegradable coffee pods. Coffee Ethic is Druglink’s social enterprise that enables service users to gain work experience, skills and build confidence. Said Emma Kingham, Marketing & Fundraising Manager, at Druglink: ‘We do what we can to help build […]

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Tring’s first pop-up Menopause Cafe

Tring Wellbeing Community (TWC) hosted its first pop-up Menopause Cafe at Jack & Alice last month with over 30 ladies attending to learn how local wellbeing experts can help them feel fab. Introductory talks from counsellors, yoga and Pilates teachers, holistic therapists and others gave everyone a taster of what support was available locally. TWC […]