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Hertfordshire Constabulary welcomes 18 new police officers

Eighteen new police officers – including an ex-veterinary nurse, an ex-estate agent and two former Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) – have recently been welcomed into Hertfordshire Constabulary. The new recruits’ graduation ceremony took place at Police Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Friday 1 May. The special occasion was different from planned, with no […]

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Lockdown Chelsea Flower Crown Video

We asked artisan florist, Alyson Suddick of Olive & Rose based in Mentmore, if she’d like to provide us with some words in celebration of what would have been the start of Chelsea Flower Show today. She went one better and recorded this delightful video showing everyone how to make a flower crown! Here’s the […]

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Berkhamsted Cycling Club flying high following donation

Berkhamsted Cycling Club (BCC) have donated £1,000 to Thames Valley Air Ambulance from the proceeds of their annual Berkhamsted Spring Classic Reliability Ride. The ride, which took place on Sunday 8 March, before lockdown, involved more than 100 riders completing circuits of either 60 or 100km in length. Money from the entry fee was donated […]

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New Homes for Swifts in Hemel Hempstead

21 nest boxes for endangered swifts are to be installed on social housing as a result of a partnership between Dacorum Borough Council and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. The nest boxes are being installed by construction company Osborne as part of the council’s social housing renovation plan. Dacorum Borough Council are working with the […]

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10 of the Best Free Online Courses for Lockdown Learning

With the announcement that the Government’s furlough scheme has been extended to October, you might be wondering how you can keep your synapses sharp whilst you’re at home. As part of their Key Worker Nation Report, money.co.uk have put together the best online training courses to help you upskill during lockdown, and they’re all completely free. From […]

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This weekend’s drive-through COVID-19 testing arrangements

Here are the ways in which people with suspected COVID-19 symptoms who meet the national criteria can access drive-through tests in Hertfordshire this weekend. Pop-up sites in Hertford (Saturday), Watford (Sunday) and Stevenage (Monday) have been commissioned by local NHS organisations and are supported by the military. Testing at each site will open at 10am […]

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Lockers Park Pre-Prep Embraces Remote Learning

Lockers Park Pre-Prep pupils kicked off the Summer Term by taking a closer look at the classic English fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. As well as writing a detailed book review as part of their English work, Year 1 pupils were tasked with creating their very own magic beanstalk at home. The activity produced […]

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Local girl wins competition to voice new Animated Series

Local girl, Stephanie Gallagher, from Hemel Hempstead, wins nationwide competition to be lead-voice in new animated series about cleaning-up our planet. A nationwide competition to find the voice of the lead character for a new animated series has announced that local school-girl, Stephanie Gallagher, from Hemel Hempstead, has won the main prize to narrate ‘Clean […]