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Tring Park School Announces Claire Sweeney as New Patron

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is has announced Claire Sweeney as its new patron. The much-loved actor, singer and television personality is joining the community of long-standing patrons, including choreographer Matthew Bourne, and the school is honoured and excited to have her on board. Currently appearing in Coronation Street as Cassie Plummer, Claire […]

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The Marlowes Shopping Centre sees the return of free Grotto

The Marlowes Shopping Centre, located in the heart of Hemel Hempstead, has announced the return of its free Grotto this Christmas. Santa’s Woodland Grotto will launch at the centre on Saturday 18 November in Centre Court, giving local families the chance to embrace the Christmas magic with a cosy walk-through experience. A visit will include […]

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Move it, Move it to Aylesbury for Madagascar The Musical!

Naomi MacKay joined Alex the Lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo for a fun-filled family evening of entertainment at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Madagascar the Musical – would it be a just-for-kids show, or something the whole family could enjoy? I’m happy to report […]

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Sleepout Hat-trick for Samuel

A local resident is sleeping outside on a freezing winter’s night for the third consecutive year to support a charity that helped turn his life around when he experienced homelessness. Samuel Steadman first took part in the DENS Sleepout in 2021 to thank the charity for the support he received when he found himself homeless […]

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Hazel Dormice have Declined by 70% since 2000, New Report Finds

A landmark report published on 10 November 2023 by wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) reveals that Britain’s native hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) population has declined by a staggering 70% since 2000 and have been lost from 20 English counties since the Victorian times. Hazel dormice are charismatic, small, native rodents with soft […]

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Mud Pack Challenge Raises £60K for Local Hospice Care

It was an incredible morning at Ashridge House in Berkhamsted on Sunday 15 October. 550 fantastic Mud Packers raised over £60K at the eighth Mud Pack Challenge that the Hospice of St Francis has hosted. The obstacle course run boasted over 30 muddy obstacles covering 7km or 14km. There was also a first for the […]

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The Return of Hertfordshire Film Festival

Hertfordshire Film Festival is back on the big screen! The Festival returns in April 2025 to provide an unmissable opportunity for young filmmakers to create and showcase their work at Watford Palace Theatre. Work will be selected by a selection panel of industry professionals and previous editions of the Festival have seen talks and masterclasses […]

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Proposed Changes to the Local Council Tax Support (CTS) Scheme

Dacorum Borough Council is proposing changes to the rules for its Local Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme. The CTS scheme reduces the amount of Council Tax to be paid by residents with low income. The proposed changes would increase the maximum help for all residents of working age to 100% of their Council Tax bill, […]

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Sisters Making Menstrual Cups Trendy

Two sisters from Watford are making menstrual cups trendy! Having switched to cups after realising their multiple benefits, not only for the planet and their bodies but also their bank balances, Ruth and Sally founded pic&sis – a new brand that aims to challenge perceptions around this product. Through eye-catching branding, humour, a straight-talking approach […]

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Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year to Open at Tring

Highlights from the world’s most prestigious nature photography exhibition will open at the Natural History Museum at Tring on 11 November 2023. The annual exhibition returns to Tring running until 28 April 2024. Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year features 19 captivating images, depicting the rich diversity of life on earth. Interpretation and Exhibitions Manager, Natural History Museum at Tring, Claire Walsh said: […]

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Councillors Award Financial Support for Sporting Initiatives

Funds contributed from Hertfordshire County Councillor Locality Budgets have helped to support local sports clubs with a range of initiatives, activities, and premises improvements. Projects supported include a range of fitness and wellbeing initiatives, football for children with physical and neuro-diverse challenges and boxing for young people. Each of the grants provide much-needed funds for […]