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They’ve Got Soul!

Naomi MacKay watched The Commitments at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – running until Saturday 4 February. If you’ve enjoyed the original film of The Commitments, you’ll already be expecting a line-up of fabulous soul music from this stage musical version. There’s more than 20 soul classics included on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, […]

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Final Call for your Covid Booster

Anyone who hasn’t had their COVID booster is being urged to do so now, before the current scheme ends on Sunday 12 February. More than 3.7 million COVID vaccination doses have been delivered in Hertfordshire since vaccinations began in December 2020, with 63% of eligible residents getting the additional protection offered to them by the […]

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Sunnyside Rural Trust Trail with the National Garden Scheme

Sunnyside Rural Trust’s three 6-acre gardens in Hemel Hempstead, Northchurch and Berkhamsted will open for the National Garden Scheme for the first time in 2023, as a group on Saturday 13 May, 11am-4pm. Sunnyside Rural Trust is a therapeutic horticultural charity and social enterprise, which supports young people and adults with learning disabilities with training and […]

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New Book to be Published on Reintroduction of Red Kites

A new book will be published on the reintroduction of red kites, ‘the biggest species success in UK conservation history’, for UN World Wildlife Day on 3 March. The book describes the story of the successful reintroduction of red kites to the UK in 1990s. It details how the Chilterns was selected as the initial […]

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Classic Operas Live on Stage at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent is returning to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre this spring with opera classics La Bohéme (Mon 13 Mar) and Madama Butterfly (Thu 27 Apr); both performed by the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv. One of the most romantic operas ever written, La Bohème is traditionally staged featuring beautiful sets and costumes. […]

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Fangtastic Family Fun!

No one enjoys a trip to the dentist – but this performance at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre will leave you smiling. David Walliams’ books are much loved by today’s children, and bringing this fun, but rather dark story to life on stage is a real treat from The Birmingham Stage Company – the same folk who […]

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Connecting Health and Care Records

Secure information sharing between health and care providers in the East of England will give front-line staff instant access to patient records, helping them to work together, save time and make better-informed decisions. The NHS has been working to connect the different computer systems used by hospitals, GPs, and other health and care providers into […]

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Do You Recognise These Items?

Police are releasing images of several items which were recovered near Redbourn this week, in the hopes of reuniting them with their rightful owners. The items were discovered in the Hempstead Road area on Friday 20 January and are suspected to have been stolen. Detective Constable Andy Simms, from the Local Crime Unit, said: ‘Our […]

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The Shawshank Redemption is Taking to the Stage

Starring Joe Absolom and Ben Onwukwe, the play based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, will be entertaining audiences at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from Mon 3-Sat 8 April. Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns, this thrilling stage production examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a […]

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Warning Signs for Dacorum Shop Car Parks

Police warning signs – urging shoppers to be on their guard – will be appearing in Dacorum car parks following a spike in distraction thefts, where elderly shoppers were targeted by thieves in supermarket car parks. There have been a number of incidents recently, including one at Sainsbury’s in Apsley, and a second at Waitrose […]