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A bin overflowing with hypodermic needles, soiled nappies and broken glass is causing concern for parents whose children attend a nearby primary school.

Lauren with her certificate

She may look the picture of health now but 18 months ago when she was just six, Lauren Pett was confined to a wheelchair for a fortnight after being knocked off her bike.

Carole Peacock, Fiona Ashley, Lynda Rutherfoord, Penny Hutchin and Gloria Morris outside By George which is closing after 30 years

A popular city centre business which has traded for more than 30 years has been ordered to vacate its premises.

Verulamium park in St Albans

Dog walkers have been warned about the dangers of letting their pets enter a park lake following a string of duck deaths.

Police are appealing for witnesses

A woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted on Tuesday (21).

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Rarely-seen orchids have been recorded in the district on a rail embankment and a field threatened with development.

This bike was stolen from Topstreet Way in Harpenden

The search for a bike stolen from a garage has begun.

Herts Ambulance Service voted charity of the year

Shoppers at a Harpenden supermarket have voted the Herts Air Ambulance as their charity of the year.

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Reception children from Sauncey Wood school enjoy their new playground ofiicially opened by chairman of the community fund of the Harpenden trust Norman Hoare and L-R committee member Anthony Steele, co-chair of friends of Sauncey Wood Ali Collins, chair of resources committee Rachel Angus and headmaster John Burt

Departing headteacher John Burt had the satisfaction of seeing the official opening of the playground carried out before leaving the primary school he has turned around.

Newgate Close in Jersey Farm was very badly affected by the flooding

The aftermath of the floods last week have left several households worried about future damage to their properties.

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Fraser Crawford bats for Radlett

Radlett strengthened their position at the top of the Saracens Herts Premier Division with a four-wicket victory over Hertford at Balls Park.

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A Harpenden musician thinks he might be “on the cusp of something big” after discovering that Jay-Z had been listening to his music on his iPod.

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