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Living Magazines Hospice Lottery Superdraw winners

Hospice Lottery Jackpot Winner Announced

Local long-time supporter of The Hospice Lottery, Mr Berry, thought Christmas had come early when he received a call to say that he had won the top prize of £2,500 in The Hospice Lottery’s Christmas Superdraw. Mr Berry from Hazlemere knows first-hand about the wonderful care that hospices provide after they helped to care for […]

Lockers Park Christmas Play

Lockers Park Christmas Play

Junior pupils at Lockers Park Preparatory School in Hemel Hempstead dazzled audiences last weekend with this year’s Christmas performance of ‘Wind in the Willows’, an adaptation based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic. The story tells the tale of Mr Toad who falls uncontrollably in love with motoring, but keeps crashing his car. Meanwhile Toad Hall […]

Living Magazines Christmas tree aqnd sculpture on A41

Highlight on the A41

Local British award-winning sculpture company, Elliott of London, have illuminated their Berkhamsted sculpture studio alongside the A41 with a 40ft Christmas Tree and festive display. Whilst travelling to see friends and family over the festive season, you can enjoy their festive lights illuminated from 4pm onwards between Berkhamsted and Tring alongside the A41 main road. […]

Living Magazines Network Rail Christmas Engineering

Network Rail Christmas Engineering

People travelling between London, the West Midlands, the North West and Cumbria are being advised to plan ahead with Network Rail’s busy period of Christmas engineering work less than a week away. As part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan, a 25,000-strong workforce will be working across Britain to carry out more than £148m of […]

Living Magazines Neil Laughton

What have Mount Everest, Bear Grylls and Hemel Hempstead got in common?

Employees at Breakspear Park in Hemel Hempstead were inspired recently by an early morning talk from former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces officer Neil Laughton. Neil shared his exhilarating life experiences which have included climbing Mount Everest with Bear Grylls and hosting a black tie event for his climbing team as they managed the […]

Living Magazines Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk

Florence Nightingale Midnight Walk 2019

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk is celebrating its tenth year in 2019. The first event in 2010 saw 550 ladies walk up to 12 miles and raised £65,000 for the hospice. In the intervening 9 years, the walk has opened up to men too, and has raised more than £500,000 to help the Hospice provide […]

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Bin Collection Dates Christmas 2018

Most bin collection dates over Christmas and New Year will be one day later than usual, or two days later if your usual collection day would be Tuesday 25th December. You can check which day bins are being collected on the Dacorum Borough Council website or download the collection calendar.

Living Magazines Age UK No one should have no one

No One Should Have No One

Age UK Hertfordshire are helping to support local older people facing the challenges of later life alone. The charity launched its No one should have no one to turn to campaign recently, as new YouGov research for the national charity found that 2.65 million older people in the UK feel they have no one to turn to […]

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Health Tips for Hertfordshire Residents

Herts County Council are sharing health tips for the winter and asking people to think now about how the arrival of colder weather could affect them. Lower temperatures can impact on vulnerable groups such as older people, the very young and those who have pre-existing medical conditions. How to keep warm and well is mostly […]

Living Magazines eco-friendly wreath

Be Eco-friendly this Christmas

In our current issue of Living we ran a feature about how to make your own Christmas wreath. Shortly after publication a lovely lady called Bettina from GillyFlower in Berkhamsted made contact to explain that the foam oases we recommended in our feature are, in fact, extremely bad for the environment and that most people […]

Tring Living Magazine Court Theatre

Lights, Camera, Action!

Photo credits: Adam Hollier The Court Theatre has been part of the Tring community for more than 40 years – but how much do you know about the history of the building and its previous incarnations? The building has been on Station Road since 1878, and for years was a riding school. Exactly 100 years […]

Living Magazines Watford Junction platform upgrade

Watford Junction Platform Improvements

You may already be aware that work is underway to upgrade platforms at Watford Junction so that they can accommodate longer trains and more passengers. The work will see platform 10 extended by 90 metres, and platform 11, which is currently built from wood, entirely rebuilt by mid-January 2019. Some facilities may be moved or decommissioned during […]