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MP furious at hospital proposals

Hemel Hempstead MP, Sir Mike Penning has expressed his anger after learning that the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust is proposing massive investment at Watford and the absolute bare minimum at Hemel. The boards of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group met on 6 June to agree a way forward […]

Plastic Wrap

The issue of our plastic wrap round the magazine has recently been raised on social media – and believe us when we say it’s something we’ve been looking into for quite some time! Like most things, once you start looking into it properly, its not quite as simple as you would think – and we […]

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Tring Pool Reopening

Following the completion of an extensive refurbishment programme, the swimming pool at Tring Sports Centre will reopen to the public on Saturday 8 June. Dacorum Borough Council has provided investment of £1.8million to modernise the pool and other facilities for the benefit of the community. Significant works have been carried out to transform the reception […]

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Schools set for ‘game-changing’ fundraising platform

FundStar, a not-for-personal-profit enterprise set up by Tring-based serial entrepreneur David Evans MBE, formally launched yesterday, 5 June, after successful trials to offer schools a strategic and co-ordinated approach to their fundraising activity. As schools experience a reduction in real-terms funding and increased costs, the pressure to raise money by alternative means is growing. Whilst […]

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Herts County Show

The Herts County Show enjoyed a great turn-out of local residents and their four-legged friends over the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Herts County Council had a great time showcasing some of their key services, including Fire and Rescue, Highways and Fostering Adoption, that help make Hertfordshire such a great place to live. Doggy delight […]

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30 Days Wild Returns For A Fifth Year

You may remember we brought you the news of The Wildlife Trusts’ annual challenge – 30 Days Wild – calling on everyone to go wild every day in June. The challenge has now begun and this year looks set to be bigger and wilder than ever – so far, more than 60,000 people, families, schools, […]

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Tring Park School is Choir of the Year

The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts have won the much-coveted BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2019 competition for the second time in four years. The final, which was aired on Sunday 2 June on BBC1, saw the Tring Park School Chamber Choir, also known as the Tring […]

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Cats in Need of Homes

Bandit is currently with Cats Protection Hemel Hempstead & Berkhamsted Branch – can you offer him a forever home? This lad is our Bandit he is approx. 10 years of age. He has had a bit of a time of it previously before coming into Cats Protection and is now becoming the relaxed chilled out […]

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Help for Two Oaks

It’s been part of Berkhamsted since 2006 – but every year Two Oaks Pony Sanctuary on Darrs Lane in Northchurch faces the risk of closure due to lack of funds. Carolann Buchorksi opened the sanctuary 13 years ago. She runs the place single-handedly, with help from generous volunteers, but needs regular help to keep the […]

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The Alarm Hurricane of Change Tour 2019

The Alarm lead singer and songwriter Mike Peters, will present The Alarm – Hurricane of Change 30th Anniversary Acoustic Tour at The David Evans Court Theatre this October. The tour will honour The Alarm’s late 1980’s trilogy of iconic album’s ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’, ‘Electric Folklore’ and ‘Change’, and will feature intimate acoustic readings of […]

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Cybercrime Wake Up Call for Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors

On Thursday 23 May, at the West Herts College Campus in Hemel Hempstead, Business Ambassadors met at their latest event for a series of presentations including cyber fraud, courtesy of Barclays Bank, and on the business support services provided by Dacorum Borough Council. Samiul Hussain, Digital Engagement Manager, Central London, Herts & NWL and Essex […]