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The Eighties Fashion Revival

The era that provoked a fashion and music revolution is being celebrated right now, and it’s not too late to jump on the fashion trend of the year – Eighties revival! All that glitters is not gold In fact it can be silver, blue, pink, vermillion, turquoise, or any colour as long as the overall […]

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First School Steps

What you need to consider when applying for a school place for the first time. As the new school year begins, many of us will have an eye towards next September when our youngsters will be embarking on the school journey for the first time. While the excitement associated with seeing kids take their first […]

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Hive of Local Industry

Tring’s Silk Mill is now a hub for small local businesses, but in its past life it has produced silk, electricity, plane parts – and even lipstick cases! Today, Silk Mill in Tring is a hub for local businesses including a martial arts centre and winery, but its history begins, as its name suggests, with […]

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The Legacy of Capability Brown

The legendary 18th-century landscape designer Capability Brown has left his mark on a number of  properties in the Chilterns – most notably the Ashridge Estate. Even if you are not a keen gardener, you are bound to have heard of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. The influential 18th century landscape designer worked on a number of significant […]

Hypnotic by Sherry Hostler


The latest reads from our bevy of local authors! Hypnotic By Sherry Hostler Is it possible to hypnotise someone to do something unthinkable – like commit a murder? You’ll find out in Sherry  Hostler’s debut novel Hypnotic. In this contemporary psychological thriller, Tom takes part in a university experiment – but it’s not what he […]

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Mini Coronation Chicken Pies with Pickled Walnut Chutney

Prep time: 1 hour (plus 4 hours marinating time) Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients For the Coronation Chicken Pies: 6 chicken thighs, bone and skin removed 1 ball of Opies Stem Ginger, finely grated 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tbsp korma paste 125g yoghurt Pinch of salt 2 sheets shortcrust pastry 1 […]

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Coronation Celebrations

As we’ve all been enjoying ourselves celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee recently, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at how Tring marked the Coronation in 1953. The weather spoiled many celebrations around the UK on 2 June 1953 when HM Queen Elizabeth II was crowned.  And sadly, Tring was no different. […]

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Celebrating the Coronation

As we’ve all been enjoying ourselves celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee recently, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a look back at how Berkhamsted and the surrounding villages marked the Coronation in 1953. We’re always at the mercy of the weather in this country when it comes to outdoor celebrations […]

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Penn Jubilee Wood Walk

A more strenuous walk that visits Jubilee Wood, planted in 2012 to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee, and several historic villages. There are a couple of shorter options. START: The Red Lion, Elm Rd, Penn HP10 8LF. Grid ref:SU 907937. Park alongside Widmer Pond, opposite The Red Lion DISTANCE: 10 miles/16km, with shorter 5 and […]

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Let’s Get Wild

Turn your garden into a veritable paradise for the birds and the bees by creating a wildflower meadow. Simple, environmentally beneficial and stunningly beautiful.  Manicured lawns and glamorous show gardens may be all the rage these days, but nothing quite compares to the  raw, untamed beauty of wildflowers. Providing an unrestrained explosion of colour and […]

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No Mean Feet

Why our humble feet may be the lynchpin to overall physical health.  Us humans love to pamper ourselves, whether it be a relaxing back massage, a snazzy new hairstyle or a luxurious  manicure. Yet we often neglect the one part of our body that endures the most stress of all, and that’s our feet. Miles […]

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In the Clear

The university ‘clearing’ process and what you need to know. What is Clearing? Clearing is the process by which students who haven’t made their A-Level grades or fulfilled the conditions of their  first-choice Higher Education offer of a place can still plot a route to university. Around three-quarters of those who use clearing fall into […]