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Joco cups

Becky Alexander looks at the local options for recycling coffee cups...

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The Inn on the Park, St Albans.

Herts Ad food writer Becky Alexander has some tips for Christmas and the New Year.

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St Albans Literary Festival

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Re-opening of Fontmell Close, St Alban's, AL3 5HU after repairs following a sinkhole.
Left to right: Mayor Frances Leonard cutting the ribbon with residents Ben Bagshaw and his son Finley Bagshaw 14 months old

With stories covering the likes of Bowie, Brexit, the BID, Butterfly World, The Brickyard and the Berlin Wall, it certainly hasn’t been a quiet year for the Herts Advertiser.

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Dave Gibbons and Sam Walsh

Hundreds of book lovers of all ages joined in a week of talks, workshops and activities for the second St Albans Literary Festival.

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Peter Robinson

With 23 novels, four television series, two novellas, five short stories and counting, Peter Robinson’s creation Inspector Alan Banks is a household name.

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Frank Gardner

Next week sees the start of the second St Albans Literary Festival, with a packed programme of events taking place between July 4-10.

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David Mark

Walking the mean streets of Hull as a crime reporter on the Yorkshire Post for seven years has provided author David Mark with a rich seam of inspiration for his novels.

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St Albans Fashion Week

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Kimberly Makina's collection at St Albans Fashion Week (SAFW) 2016 - Photo: Craig Shepheard

St Albans Fashion Week (SAFW) finished its fourth year in style with its most successful set of events yet.

St Albans Abbey, west front

St Albans Cathedral has been held up as an example of how the Anglican church can buck the trend of declining congregations and lack of relevance.

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Our lacklustre district council could learn a few lessons from St Albans Cathedral when it comes to running a successful tourism operation.

Sam Shepheard, son of SAFW photographer Craig Shepheard, died earlier this year

Organisers of St Albans Fashion Week (SAFW) have shown their support for a long-standing photographer by backing a charitable fund set up in his son’s memory.

One lucky person could be in with the chance of winning a makeover as part of St Albans Fashion Week

One fashionista is in for a treat as the organisers of St Albans Fashion Week (SAFW) are offering a makeover to pamper a lucky lady from head to toe.

St Albans Film Festival

Monday, August 31, 2015
St Albans
Rapture Film Hub

The best of the district’s short films will take centre stage at a new monthly film hub starting from next week.

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Which film would you like to see? Vote in our poll.

Have your say on the choice of science fiction film to be screened as part of a city pub’s latest outdoor cinema venture.

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St Albans Film Festival

A St Albans filmmaker beat off competition from as far afield as Russia and Mexico to pick up the short film award at the 2015 St Albans Film Festival.

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Emily Horton-Harpin in 'Goodnight Mister Tom', where she played Mrs Beech

A teen has beaten the odds and more than 3,500 rivals to win a place at an esteemed youth theatre.

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The new St Albans Film Festival logo designed by Jack Wilson

The countdown for the third St Albans Film Festival is on - with many space-themed events taking place in and around the city.

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Harpenden Highland Gathering

Saturday, July 2, 2016
Harpenden Highland Gathering

An annual celebration of Scottish culture looks set to raise thousands for local charities in its 21st year.

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