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Hertfordshire Constabulary takes part in operation targeting labour exploitation

Hertfordshire Constabulary took part in Operation AIDANT, a Europe-wide project carried out between 22 June and 10 July to combat labour exploitation.  The project in the UK was coordinated by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) working with police forces across the country. Safer neighbourhood teams in Watford, Broxbourne, Hatfield and the […]


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 […]

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Young people invited to online Live Not Knives event

Young people in Hertfordshire are being invited to an online event to listen to the experience of former gang members, victims and police officers recounting their experiences of violent crime. The Lives not Knives event, hosted by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Children and Young Persons team, will be broadcast on Instagram on Thursday 23 July between 6pm […]

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Lockers Park School Pupils Celebrate Global Beatles Day

Lockers Park School (Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead) pulled out all the stops to take pupils on a memorable ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ to celebrate Global Beatles Day. The school, which was one of the first in the area to welcome all year groups back full time from Monday 22 June, decided to make the most of Global […]

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Protect your vehicle this summer

Hertfordshire Constabulary is urging drivers to make sure they keep their vehicles secure this summer following increases in motor vehicle crime. Crime in general has fallen since the lockdown came into force, however there has been an increase in thefts of catalytic convertors, up from 45 to 116 offences between 1 April 2020 and 30 […]

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Hertfordshire welcomes 18 new PCs

While the rest of us went into lockdown, 18 new recruits went into the classroom to learn the skills needed to become Hertfordshire Constabulary police officers. And on Friday 10 July, the eight men and 10 women – including a former chef, care worker and engineers – were officially welcomed to the policing family by […]

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Oakman Inns Issue Eat Out to Help Out Vouchers

Ahead of the Chancellor’s introduction of the ‘Eat out to Help Out’ campaign which starts on Monday 3 August, Oakman Inns, the pub group that owns five family-friendly pubs in Hertfordshire – Kings Arms, Berkhamsted,  Banyers House in Royston, Beech House, St Albans, Red Lion Water End and The Akeman in Tring – launched an […]

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Government Grant Scams Warning

The Government announced last Tuesday that grants for energy-saving home improvements including insulation and double glazing, would be available from September. By Wednesday, scammers had started making phone calls to residents in Bishops Stortford, pretending to be a part of this scheme. Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards advises that if you receive a call referring […]

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Nick Knight: Roses from my Garden

In a career marked by longstanding relationships with Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, and having directed videos for Tom Ford, Lady Gaga and Kanye West, Nick Knight’s constant desire to experiment, push boundaries and challenge his audience has led him to take up a new subject, the classic rose – but expressed in an entirely […]

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Sir Mike Penning MP tables motion on new hospital

Hemel Hempstead MP, Sir Mike Penning, has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling for a new acute hospital on a new site for West Hertfordshire. The Motion reads: ‘That this House notes that the acute hospital in Watford was the first hospital to be built under the reign of Queen Victoria; further notes […]