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A cancer charity at the heart of a massive fundraising campaign which raised tens of thousands of pounds to help a St Albans boy has been ordered to cease trading.

Car on pavement

Persistent parking on pavements, with associated high levels of health and safety hazards, has come under fire from a distressed resident and a councillor.

Green Party candidate for St Albans Jack Easton, pictured right, who will contest the General Election in May 2015

A chartered accountant hopes to capitalise on his previous experience of vying to enter Parliament, after being re-selected as the Green Party candidate for St Albans.

One of the many weapons handed in to Herts Police during a recent amnesty

St Albans locals have handed in 10 weapons to the police during a county-wide firearms amnesty – far below Stevenage’s haul of 66.

The launch of Bereavement Matters by St Albans Bereavement Network trustees David Wall, treasurer David Langford, vice chair Sue Claydon, Dr Michael Elves, chair Rt Rev John Gladwin, Kate Ray, vice chair Sandy Walkington and John Gardner

A name change for a local charity which is hoping to raise its profile was celebrated by supporters last week.

Harpenden News

Yesterday, 12:00

A chartered accountant hopes to capitalise on his previous experience of vying to enter Parliament, after being re-selected as the Green Party candidate for St Albans.

Arsenal star Jack Wilshere, with son Archie, shares a joke with Harpenden Town Mayor Cllr Mary Maynard while switching on the Christmas lights. Photo courtesy of Shelagh Collingwood, Harpenden Photographic Society

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere has won applause from fellow Harpenden residents after hobbling on stage to switch the town’s Christmas lights on, despite suffering an ankle injury.

Harpenden Free School needs improvement, say inspectors

A new free school is on the right track after its first inspection in March found a number of areas that needed improvement.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Harpenden

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery that happened in Harpenden on Saturday (22) are appealing for witnesses and information.

Sport

Yesterday, 19:00

James Comley is hoping his England C appearance against Turkey in October will not be his last.

Ben Warren scored twice for Harpenden Town in their 3-0 win over Hinton.

Harpenden Town have had a mixed week in cup competitions.

Jimmy Hill has scored four in two games. James Whittamore

Jimmy Hill’s run of goals continued on Tuesday as his brace helped London Colney reach the semi-final of the Herts Charity Shield at the expense of Sawbridgeworth.

St Albans City Football Club

St Albans City chairman Nick Archer has expressed his disappointment that the club is failing to attract bigger crowds at Clarence Park, but a price-drop is not on the horizon.

Ian Gayle (6) celebrates Sean Shield's winner against Basingstoke. Picture: Leigh Page

Ian Gayle has only played three games but Ben Martin has seen enough to know he wants his new centre-back partner to stick around.

What's On

Composer Adam Protz, who has written music for films, animated shorts, DVDs and documentaries, is releasing his four track EP entitled Movements this month.

Juliet Lawson

Original music from jazz to folk and blues will be performed by singer-songwriter Juliet Lawson at the Abbey Theatre Studio in St Albans next Thursday, December 4.

Mike Daviot in Hyde and Seek

Edinburgh Fringe show Hyde and Seek, which received a four star review from The Stage, is being staged at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans next Saturday, December 6.

Jack and the Beanstalk cast

You know it’s nearly Christmas when the panto season begins - and Jack and the Beanstalk opens at the the Alban Arena next Friday, December 5.

Harpenden Choral Society presented a riveting concert of works by Bridge, Holst, Barber and Haydn in the High St Methodist Church on Saturday entitled On The Eve Of War.

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