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Living Magazines DENS Winter Appeal

DENS Launches Winter Appeal

With temperatures set to plummet, local charity DENS have launched an appeal asking for financial support this winter to help save lives. The charity, who support local people facing homelessness and food poverty, has seen a 54% increase in the number of people needing emergency food parcels. With the rise in the cost of living, […]

Living Magazines Network Rail teams and emergency services helping passengers off stranded train outside Euston station

London Euston Overhead Line Damage Causing Major Delays

West Coast main line passengers are being warned of major delays after 25,000-volt overhead cables which power trains came down outside London Euston station. Network Rail engineers are racing to fix the damage to the essential web of wires which got caught on a passing train at 8.50am this morning (Wednesday 7 December). Teams have […]

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Campaign for Hospital Continues

Around 80 people attended a public presentation on West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution in Berkhamsted Town Hall this autumn. Gordon Yearwood is the founder of the non-profit organisation, West Herts 21 Century Hospital Solution, which was formed to achieve a purpose-built, 21st-century, centrally-located hospital, for all the people of West Hertfordshire. You may have read […]

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Get in a Pickle and Out of the ‘Kitchen’!

If you fancy trying a new sport, head down to Berkhamsted Leisure Centre and try one of the free Saturday and Thursday pickleball sessions run by West Herts Wizards. Join in the fun and find out what staying out of the ‘kitchen’ means in this enjoyable sport for all ages and all abilities. Pickleball is […]

Living Magazines Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd and Chief Constable Charlie Hall

Open Letter from Chief Constable and PCC

Police chiefs are writing to businesses in Hertfordshire today, International Volunteers Day, to encourage them to join a scheme that supports Special Constables in the county. Under the Employer Supported Policing scheme, businesses work with Hertfordshire Constabulary to offer their employees flexibility to volunteer as Special Constables. In turn the business receives a highly trained […]

Living Magazines Dr Jane Halpin

Keeping Christmas on Track – Covid-19 Vaccinations

We’re all looking forward to spending the festive celebrations together but gathering indoors makes it easier for viruses like COVID and flu to spread. Keep Christmas celebrations on track by protecting yourself, your friends and family from serious illness and from spreading the viruses by getting your COVID and flu jabs. It can take up […]

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Keep it Local

Help support our community by using local small businesses and retailers. Did you know there were 5.6 million small businesses in the UK in 2021? And that figure showed a drop of 6.5% since 2020? Doing more to support our small local businesses, not only helps them out, but has a number of benefits for […]

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The Magic of Christmas!

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the theatre. Here’s our pick of the most festive shows and pantomimes. Aladdin Fri 2 Dec-Mon 2 Jan Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury Box Office: 0844 871 7615 www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury Pure panto genie-us! Starring Davood Ghadami (EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing) as the evil Abanazar, hilarious Andy Collins (BBC3 Counties […]

Living Magazines Women who Work from Home

Hertfordshire Mum Building App for Women who Work from Home

Danielle Wallington, mum of 2 boys living in Hertfordshire, is building an app that will allow women who work from home to book laptop-friendly spaces in their local area. The app, WRKHERE, aims to combat the isolation that working from home brings. It will allow users to use their phone to search and reserve spaces […]

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Measures Extended to Protect Key Employment Areas

Recent changes in planning rules mean that a range of commercial premises including offices, shops and cafes, and other services could be converted to houses or flats without the need for planning permission. Such schemes already completed or approved since 2014 under these new rules are likely to result in the loss up to 3,000 […]

Living Magazines DENS Sleepout 2022

DENS Sleepout Raises over £31k

Last Friday, over 100 local people endured a winter’s night outside on the cold, hard ground for the DENS Sponsored Sleepout. Friends, families, businesses and groups from around the community came together at Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School, or their homes and offices, to share the experience of sleeping rough in support of the charity. […]

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Christmas and New Year Travel Advice

Passengers will benefit from a better, more reliable railway in 2023 thanks to upgrade and maintenance work taking place this Christmas and New Year. The work in Network Rail’s North West and Central region – which runs from Euston and Marylebone in London, to Scotland via the West Midlands and North West – has been carefully planned […]