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Green light for increase in speed through roadworks

Highways England is to increase the basic speed at which motorists can drive through roadworks. After extensive and innovative research and trials, the company has confirmed that where it is safe for road users and roadworkers, and where shown on road signs, vehicles can be driven at up to 60mph. That is 10mph faster than […]

Visitors Return to Historic Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes has welcomed hundreds of visitors since reopening on Saturday 4 July. The epicentre of World War Two codebreaking and the British wartime intelligence hub, now an independent museum and heritage site, has new safety measures in place, and all visitors must now pre-book a timed entry slot online. Iain Standen, […]

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Play your part to protect Dacorum

Organisations across Hertfordshire are appealing to the public to play their part in preventing outbreaks of Covid-19 in the county. As part of a countywide ‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’ campaign, residents are being reminded that the most important things you can do to help reduce the spread of coronavirus are to: Keep washing […]

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Warning after residents lose £10,000 in HMRC scams

Hertfordshire Constabulary is warning residents to stay vigilant following reports of scam phone calls and text messages which appeared to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Seventeen elderly and vulnerable victims were contacted by the fraudsters claiming to be the HMRC over the last few weeks. The victims were told there were outstanding debts […]

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Natural History Museum to Re-open

Following an almost five-month long closure, the longest period since the second world war, the Natural History Museum is delighted to be able to offer a warm welcome to visitors, throwing open the doors from Wednesday 5 August. The Museum’s South Kensington site will initially re-open on Wednesdays to Sundays only and from 11am to […]

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Love and look after wildlife

For many of us, nature has provided solace and respite from Coronavirus worries during the lockdown. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust has reported an increase in visitor numbers to their nature reserves. Sadly, there has also been a dramatic influx of anti-social behaviour, from littering and barbecues to vandalism and illegal camping. At Tring Reservoirs, […]

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Get Silly with this summer’s Silly Squad

Although libraries across Hertfordshire may still be closed, children can still take part in the Summer Reading Challenge this year. The Reading Agency and Libraries are encouraging children to join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals, to celebrate books that make us happy and laugh, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children’s author and […]


Beaconlit goes online

Good news for local book lovers. Although BeaconLit, Ivinghoe’s very own book festival, which should have taken place on 11 July, has sadly gone the way of all events involving large gatherings this year, the festival is going online with a series of ‘pop-up’ events, via a shiny new BeaconLit Events YouTube channel. For the […]

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Cathedral city stars in TV advert

The Hertfordshire cathedral city of St Albans is pulling out all the stops to welcome thousands of visitors back this summer with its first-ever TV advert that will illustrate why the historic city is a great day out, and a staycation destination. The advert, which launched on 15 July will be seen across multiple Sky TV […]

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MP calls for free hospital car parking

Hemel Hempstead MP, Sir Mike Penning, has tabled a motion in Parliament calling on the Government to make all car parking free at hospitals in England and for the devolved administrations to do the same for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Sir Mike said: ‘We all use the NHS at some point in our lives […]