Living Magazines Beechwood Fine Foods Great Taste Award

Beechwood Fine Foods just got even tastier!

Beechwood Fine Foods have picked up two further Great Taste Awards – this time for their Apricot Jam and Cranberry and Redcurrant Sauce. The competition at these events is fierce, so a very well done to Sarah Murray! The judges commented: “This attractively vibrant amber coloured [Apricot] jam has a delicious aroma of very ripe […]

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Good news for Recycling in Dacorum

It has been confirmed that Dacorum residents are recycling more than they throw away as recycling continues to be on the rise in Dacorum. No doubt helped by the recycling efforts in both Tring and Berkhamsted (click on either link to find out more), the new recycling rate for 2017/2018 has been confirmed as 52.5% […]

Living Magazines Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day

Today is Jeans for Genes Day 2018! The annual fundraising campaign is supported by some of Britain’s most famous celebrity faces including Kimberley Walsh, Una Healy, Conor Maynard, Rochelle Humes, Peter Andre, Jamie Lomas, Montana Brown, Jess Wright, Kelly Knox, Hayley Hasselhof, Felicity Hayward, Charlotte De Carle, Frankie Gaff, Ashley James, Michael Dapaah, Candice Brown, Tallia […]

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Stay safe and stay back

Stay safe and stay back is the message of a new safety campaign by Highways England as it reveals the extent – and impact – of tailgating on the country’s major roads and motorways. New figures show that one in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the […]

Living Magazines Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week

‘Stay safe and don’t be left out in the cold: get your gas boiler and other appliances checked out before winter’ – that’s the message from local gas network Cadent to residents across its East Anglia Network. Cadent, which manages the 0800 111 999* National Gas Emergency Service number, is gearing up for an annual […]

Living Magazines River Gade

Revitalising the River Gade, Gadebridge Park

Dacorum Borough Council would like your thoughts on proposals to improve the River Gade in Gadebridge Park. They’re working with the Environment Agency and Affinity Water on plans to improve the river for wildlife, protect water resources, as well as making it easier for local residents and visitors to get closer to the river and […]

Living Magazines Hertfordshire Constabulary

Operation Sceptre

Hertfordshire Constabulary will be joining police forces across the country from Tuesday 18 – Monday 24 September to take part in a national knife amnesty. During this time members of the public will be able to surrender any unwanted knives to the police anonymously and without fear of prosecution for possession of these items. You […]

Living Magazine Roadworks

Planned Roadworks in the East of England week commencing 17 September

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 14 September but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. M1 Junctions 9 – 10 gantry re-cabling Work continues here on replacing gantry electric cables. There will be carriageway closures overnight […]

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Serious Concerns for Wildlife Trust

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) have issued a statement following the recent Department for Transport announcement about the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway and associated ‘Growth Corridor’. The Department for Transport has selected ‘Corridor B’ that extends from South Oxford and in a north easterly direction, which will be used to accommodate the […]

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Addressing dog-related issues in Dacorum

Dacorum Borough Council are currently consulting on a proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for the whole of Dacorum. They’re working with partners to continue to develop safe and healthy communities where everyone feels safe and free from anti-social behaviour. In summary, it’s proposed that: Dogs are prohibited from enclosed children’s play areas Dogs must […]

Living Magazines employment

Continued Fall in Unemployment Rates

Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead has welcomed new Office of National Statistics figures that show a  further fall in unemployment in the Hemel Hempstead constituency. The number of unemployed claimants in the Hemel Hempstead Constituency in August 2018 was 830. This is 160 lower than in August 2017 and 35 lower than in […]

Living Magazines West Herts Hospital

New Hospital Campaign

Local MP, Sir Mike Penning, has been reminding local healthcare providers of the benefits of building a brand new hospital to serve West Hertfordshire rather than to “pump more money into the badly located Watford site”. He goes on to say: “A new state-of-the-art hospital would have the benefit of being purpose-built, with opportunities to […]