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How to Protect Your Kids’ Eyesight From Too Much Screen Time

Kids have access to all kinds of gadgets these days. While devices like computers, tablets, and mobile phones have given them access to different learning and entertaining resources, these also result in more screen time. That’s especially true at home, where they have leisure time and access to various gadgets. In the long run, this […]

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The History of the Women’s World Cup

As we approach the ninth edition of the official Women’s World Cup, we chart the rapid evolution of one of football’s most loved competitions. Although the first official Women’s World Cup was held in 1991, it’s appropriate to trace back a further two decades to find the Calcio Femminile Coppa Del Mondo. The tournament, a […]

Living Magazines The Empire Theatre Murders


Heading off on holiday? Take one of our books from local authors to read! The Empire Theatre Murders by Jack Murray If you love a murder mystery, the theatre and period dramas – this is the book for you. Set in the 1920s, it features Kit and Mary Aston who are asked to investigate threatening […]

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Summer Fruits Pie

Make the most of summer berries with this delectable pie… perfect with a dollop of fresh cream! Ingredients For the pastry: 225g cold unsalted butter chopped into small pieces 350g plain flour 50g icing sugar Pinch of salt 1 large egg yolk For the filling: 800g of berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries or […]

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The Witch that Never Was

Tring’s John Bly has recently published the story of Ruth Osborne (‘the Witch of Tring’), the last woman to be condemned to death for witchcraft in the UK.  John was inspired to find out more after reading her tale on the Tring Rural History website. Ruth’s fate is described in story form in the book […]

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The Green 13

Want to play your part in helping the environment this summer but unsure where to start? Here are 13 easy routes to green greatness. 01 Reusable water bottle Hydration is vital in the summer months, but do it whilst ensuring you have a reusable water bottle that breaks the habit of constantly buying plastic disposables […]

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Let’s Hear it for the Boys

Men’s attire may not hit the heady or extroverted heights associated with women’s fashion, but there’s plenty to be excited about this summer for the man who has a fashion plan. Here are some must-have items that could be making a path to a wardrobe near you. Light jackets The return of what some might […]

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Salad Days

Spring into summer by planting your own salad vegetables to enjoy over the warmer months. As we prepare to enter that golden summer season in our garden, you may well experience that tinge of disappointment when seeing some plants not flourish to their full potential, and there are always a  cluster of seeds not sown […]

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Tiny Travellers

Holidays with children don’t have to be a drag – follow these tips to relieve the travel tedium. Travelling with children can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be challenging. Fortunately, there  are small steps you can take to make your vacation a memorable experience for the right reasons (not the meltdowns at […]

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From Pilgrims to Party-goers

If the walls at Ashridge could talk, they’d have many tales to tell – having witnessed visitors and residents including Elizabeth I, Winston Churchill and even Oscar Wilde. Today, Ashridge House is home to a restaurant, the Bakehouse cafe, and is well known for its Christmas  lights display. But 800 years ago, it was a […]

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Ashley Green and Hockeridge Wood

An attractive, mainly level walk, which takes you along paths and quiet lanes through fields and woods: Hockeridge Wood and Pancake Wood have been planted with a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees including traditional native species such as beech, oak, and cherry. Information plates at the base of some of the trees tell […]

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A Taste of Spring

Naomi MacKay and Alison Page stepped into the season as they tried the new spring menu at Berkhamsted High Street’s Lussmanns Sustainable Kitchen & Garden. We hadn’t visited the building since it was Bill’s so as soon as we entered we were taken with the decor – each of the Lussmanns restaurants has a different […]