Given the lack of joined-up thinking between St Albans district council and neighbouring authorities, it comes as little surprise that Welwyn and Hatfield council is pushing ahead with its district plan with no regard for the impact here.
On September 11 2001, while the Twin Towers burned, Labour aide Jo Moore - at the time working for the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions - sent an email suggesting it was a good day to bury bad news. She later resigned.
In the wake of a new HMIC report which criticises Herts Police for failing the most vulnerable members of society and needing to improve its effectiveness in keeping residents safe and curtailing crime, we hear first hand of shortcomings in the level of crime preventation that is taking place in London Colney.
War! What is it good for? Well, there’s Invincible Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy New Guard, and All-New, All-Different Avengers for starters, as they all produce Civil War II volumes tieing in to the Marvel crossover epic.
The shock announcement that 39 community beds face the axe at St Albans City Hospital led district councillors to pass an emergency motion calling for an urgent meeting with health bosses on the matter.