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Southern White Rhino calf Benja and mum Jaseera at Whipsnade Zoo

Baby Rhino Enjoys Spring Sunshine

A 100kg baby rhino has well and truly found its feet after being pictured running and jumping around its 21-acre paddock at Whipsnade Zoo. The six-week-old calf, born on 7 March to mum Jaseera, has only just begun to venture out of its indoor cosy den, but already appears to be a big fan of […]

Brig Lend - Geoff

Brig Lend Rises Again

After three years on the Berkhamsted canal, the little library that raised over £4,000 pounds for The Hospice of St Francis was about to disappear permanently. Geoff Wiggett and his partner Sandra built and maintained Brig Lend library at the end of their garden, but following a robbery this March, the couple made the difficult […]

Living Magazines Applying for primary junior and middle schools

Under 11s School Places Announced for 2024

Nearly 90 percent of Hertfordshire children have been allocated a place at their preferred primary school. Of the 13,198 applications for reception places received for Hertfordshire children, 11,763 have been allocated their first ranked primary school. Over 98 per cent (12,973) were allocated one of their preferred schools. Including allocations to junior and middle schools, […]

Chiltern Open Air Museum St George

Here be Dragons!

‘Here be dragons,’ Medieval fun for all the family this St George’s weekend at Chiltern Open Air Museum. Chiltern Open Air Museum is celebrating the patron saint of England this weekend with knights in shining armour, mounted combat demonstrations, and battles with ferocious fire breathing beasts. Expert medieval reenactors will show visitors just how knights […]

A Young Water Vole in a Burrow Credit Emily Marnham

‘Water vole watchers’ needed to survey local waterways

Help is needed across the country to protect Britain’s fastest declining mammal, before it’s too late – especially in Hertfordshire. Wildlife conservation charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling for volunteers in all corners of England, Scotland and Wales to survey endangered water voles, whose populations have plummeted by a staggering 90% since […]

Lucas Oliver, Maria Oliver, Fiona Foulkes, Ruby Foulkes

Boxmoor Virtual Marathon

Residents of Dacorum are being encouraged to get active in the run-up to the Olympic Games, by participating in a virtual marathon. Starting from when the Olympic Flame arrives in France on 8 May and finishing in time for the Opening Ceremony in July, the idea is to run, cycle, scoot, wheel, walk or  swim […]

Monkey Forest Whipsnade Zoo

Leap into Monkey Forest

Whipsnade Zoo transports visitors to the forests of southeast Asia – with its new Monkey Forest which was unveiled on Good Friday. It was the first chance for visitors to the conservation zoo to see Francois Langurs and Sulawesi crested macaques, the latter of which have moved to Bedfordshire from zoos around the UK to […]