Fri, 13:00
Grumpy senior woman, posing in studio, (Portrait)

An increase in properties designed specifically for retirees would unlock many of the housing market’s woes – according to a retirement home builder.

Fri, 10:00
Handside Lane

With houses set out along tree-lined boulevards and with wide grass verges on every road, the first home in Welwyn Garden City was occupied just before Christmas, 1920.

Thu, 13:00
Kerry Pollard in St Albans (photo: Ian Vogler)

As a school governor, former magistrate and ex-Labour MP, Kerry Pollard has done a lot for his local community in St Albans. He tells us what he loves and loathes about his adopted hometown...

Thu, 10:00
Oh, beehive: one of the  zanier items an ex-tenant admitted to having taken...

Pocketing handfuls of shampoo and sewing kits before checking out of your hotel room is one thing – you’ve paid for them, after all – but what about lifting a load of white goods when exiting a rental?

Wed, 13:00
Barneswood, Harmer Green, Welwyn

On the market for the first time in almost 40 years is this delightful house and outbuildings set in 14 acres of private land - including a lake.

Wed, 10:55
Swallow Fields, Hemel Hempstead

A leading homebuilder is encouraging those looking for a home to consider buying off-plan from its new developments in Hemel Hempstead and Letchworth Garden City.

Tue, 14:00
The Pastures, Stevenage

This charming, lovingly maintained home in prestigious Chells Manor is available for sale with an asking price of £425,000.


Yesterday, 07:00
Royston Rangers Reserves defender Rob Carragher gets in a timely tackle, watched by his keeper Harvey Johnson

Brookmans Park came back from 4-2 down with 15 minutes to go in the Herts FA Intermediate Cup against Olly’s Athletic to win 5-4.

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Thu, 13:30
Miumiu the newborn gaur calf at Whipsnade Zoo

Her mum may weigh in at half a tonne, but gaur calf Miumiu is no heavier than a labrador.

Save a trip to your local GP with the free prescription service at Avicenna Pharmacy

Avicenna in St Albans offers a FREE repeat prescription collection and delivery service.

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Could there be a Beast of Hertfordshire? Residents have reported seeing a panther (file photo) in Harpenden and Hitchin

Reports of recent panther sightings in the St Albans district have been reinforced by the founder of a big cat sanctuary, who said a puma has also been seen roaming near this area.

St Albans Sinkhole News

Friday, October 7, 2016
David Walker lives near the sinkhole in Fontmell Close, St Albans. This photo was taken after most of the cavity was filled with special concrete to plug it.

The Herts Advertiser has been visiting residents in St Albans to see how they have been coping one year after the sinkhole appeared in Fontmell Close on October 1, 2015, in a series of articles to mark the first anniversary of the collapse.

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