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Best Amateur Wildlife Photographer in Hertfordshire Crowned

The winner of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s Wild Snaps wildlife photography competition has been announced. Will Jobbins won the public vote with his picture of a jumping spider taken at Uxbridge Alderglade Nature Reserve. On World Photography Day on 19 August, hobby photographers in Hertfordshire were asked to submit their best photos of wildlife […]

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What Stops you from Reporting Hate Crime?

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, Hertfordshire’s Hate Crime Partnership Board wants to understand how people feel about reporting hate crime. Hate crimes are crimes that are committed against a victim because of their disability, their race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity. They can have a devastating impact on the victim, their family, […]

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Dramatic Celebration of Church’s 800 Years

A special performance in words and music will take place in St Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe, to mark the 800th anniversary of the 13th-Century church. The village name was spelt ‘Yvingho’ at the time, and ‘Yvingo Tales’, created by local writer Dave Sivers, and set to music by Judith Sheridan, is a re-imagining of the […]

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Local Charity Brings a Dash of Christmas to Aylesbury

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity is bringing its popular Santa Dash event to Aylesbury this year, to coincide with the town’s Santa Parade on Sunday 21 November. Santa Dashers will be able to choose between running, jogging, scooting or walking their way around a 2.5km or 5km circular route around the town to raising money for […]

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Britain Loves Baking – Win the Ultimate Advent Calendar!

We have teamed up with Britain Loves Baking to bring you the Ultimate Advent Calendar for 2021! We have just one Advent Calendar to give away. Each advent calendar is hand-packed and presented in 20 small daily treat boxes and four larger boxes (to be opened every Friday) and bakers will discover four sharing-size, Christmas-themed […]

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Berkhamsted Fireworks Then and Now

The Annual Fireworks event in Berkhamsted is a long-standing event, traditionally organised and manned over past years by various local service organisations, such as the Round Table, Lions and currently by Berkhamsted Rotary Club – this year celebrating 85 years since its foundation! In its original format and for many years, the event was held […]

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Jess Robinson Announces Christmas Tour

Multi award winning impressionist, singer and podcaster Jess Robinson will tour the UK with her brand new musical comedy show, The 12 Days Of Jessmas, beginning at London’s Crazy Coqs on 25 November and concluding at The Hawth Theatre, Crawley on 19 December. For the majority of the 14 dates, Jess will be joined by […]

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Celebration of Chilterns Food & Drink This October

The Chilterns Walking Festival is back from 16-31 October, this year supplemented with a new and exciting food and drink inspired theme. The festival will include apple fayres, chutney making, cooking workshops, tours and tastings as well as local produce walks, visiting farm shops, cafes and breweries and sampling local specialities. Walks and events can […]

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World Mental Health Day

We asked local mental health charity Hector’s House if they would like to write an article for us for World Mental Health Day, Sunday 10 October 2021. Our thanks to Lotte Stringer for the following. This year, The World Health Organisation is focusing on how to make mental health accessible for everyone – which is […]

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Independent chair sought for Hertfordshire Hate Crime Partnership Board

Hertfordshire’s Hate Crime Partnership Board is seeking an independent chair to lead meetings and hold board members to account. The board, which meets four times a year, is made up of representatives from public sector and voluntary organisations, including Hertfordshire County Council, the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Beacon and independent […]

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Revamp Your Wardrobe at Hemel Clothes Swap

Dacorum Borough Council is holding three clothes swap events over two days on 15 and 16 October 2021 at The Forum, Hemel Hempstead. Residents can bring items they no longer wear and exchange them for something different, it’s like shopping but at no cost to the individual or the environment. The fashion industry generates 10% […]