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Witness Appeal Following Burglary Offences in Berkhamsted

Police are appealing for witnesses, information and dash cam footage following a burglary and an attempted burglary in the Berkhamsted area. Between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Wednesday 8 March, a property in Castle Hill was broken into and a search was carried out. Enquiries are continuing to identify stolen items (crime reference 41/19561/23). Moments after, […]

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Ofsted Rate Herts Children’s Services as ‘Outstanding’

Following a recent inspection, Ofsted has judged Hertfordshire County Council’s Children’s Services to be Outstanding in overall effectiveness, placing it among the best in the UK. In a report published today, Ofsted found that children and young people in Hertfordshire benefit from consistently high-quality, excellent care and support. Inspectors described Hertfordshire’s social workers and practitioners […]

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How Can YOU Make a Difference to the Chilterns?

The Chiltern Society is all about its amazing volunteers. They’re a dedicated, friendly bunch who help to ensure the Chilterns remains a beautiful place for all to enjoy. The Society currently has more than 20 volunteers vacancies, from a Heritage & Arts Group Coordinator to hands-on practical work at its nature reserves. Volunteers play a […]

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Campaigners Continue Bid to Save Pub

The bid to save the Valiant Trooper pub in Aldbury hit national headlines recently. While work on the historic pub continues to create a pub, cafe, farm shop and dwellings, local residents,  the Chiltern Society and real ale campaign group CAMRA are opposing the plan, amid fears that the  village pub will eventually be lost […]

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Lidl Reaches out to Residents

Supermarket giant Lidl has amended its recent plans for a new store at Icknield Way, and called on residents to have their say on the new submission before it is sent in to Dacorum Borough Council. Following feedback on its initial plans, the discount food store withdrew its original planning application, and following community consultation […]

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Snow Warning Issued for Parts of England

National Highways has issued a severe weather alert for snow in parts of England for later today – asking people to reconsider journeys on parts of its road network. The weather warning means driving conditions will be extremely difficult, especially for larger vehicles and those not equipped with four wheel drive between 3pm and midnight […]

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Hertfordshire One of Top Five Safest Places in England and Wales

Hertfordshire has been officially recognised as one of the safest places to live in England and Wales. Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire David Lloyd welcomed the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which show the county has the fifth lowest overall crime rate. Measured across 43 police force areas, Hertfordshire registered […]

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Tring Chamber Music Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Tring Chamber Music (TCM) has been giving concerts in the Tring area since 2003 and has now numbered more than 100 performances. Created and run by violinist Paul Barritt and cellist Josephine Horder of Tring Station, the concerts have earned TCM an enviable reputation for attracting loyal audiences from the communities of Tring and Berkhamsted […]

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Hertfordshire’s Best-kept Secret Revealed!

Ashridge House is more than just a wedding venue – with a restaurant, cocktail bar and Bakehouse open to the public, it’s now a destination for visitors. Ashridge House has been visited by plenty of locals over the past couple of years – most of them heading there for a festive trip to see the […]

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Plan to Make Herts Healthier and Happier Place to Live

An ambitious plan to tackle the root causes of ill-health in Hertfordshire was officially launched yesterday (Monday 6 March) with a new explanatory video and user-friendly online booklet. The three-minute animation and booklet explain how voluntary and community groups, councils, Healthwatch, the police, social care providers and NHS organisations plan to work together to make […]

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Travel Back to the Bronze Age at Chess Valley Heritage Day

The Chess Valley Heritage Day at Cholesbury Common promises a fun day out for families, bringing the history of the area to life with fun activities and people in historical costume. It’s on Saturday 18 March from 11am-4pm, taking place outdoors, and it’s completely free to attend. You’ll be able to get involved in fun, […]