When the sun comes out, so do we. The garden we saw only through bi-fold doors until a few weeks ago has suddenly become the rather spacious extra room we need when summer arrives and brings family and friends with it.

Alastair Woodgate, Director of leading local Chartered Surveyors Rumball Sedgwick, considers the question of good design in new developments.

Yesterday, 14:48

St Albans has scored high on a list of the best locations to raise a family in and around London.

Yesterday, 08:00

We do love a good Herts-based mega-mansion – even more so when it belongs to a celeb.

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Tring’s natural landscape and good links to London make it an ideal place to live for commuting families and retirees alike. Spencer Caminsky found out more…

Friday, July 13, 2018

Built in 1928, this impressive Arts & Crafts style detached residence stands in an acre of gardens on a prestigious private road.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The warm weather brings its own set of problems to the summer gardener. Hannah Stephenson looks at how to keep three of them at bay.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for St Albans and Harpenden this Friday.



St Albans Striders recreated the golden memories of London 2012 by taking part in a 40-mile relay race to the Olympic Stadium.

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The full line-up of events for this year’s Meraki has now been announced, with less than a month to go before the festival hits Herts County Showground.

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One of my favourite summer activities as a child was pond-dipping. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a house with a fairly large pond in the garden and so my pond-dipping activities often extended over days and weren’t as much dipping as a thorough exploration of the life in the pond.

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