Alasdair Melville

The owner and Managing Director of Hawk & Chadwick Ltd tells us about his property expertise (and his cat Hugo)

Yesterday, 14:00

A warm and wonderful home situated behind a gated entrance; this lovely Victorian detached residence was converted in the early 1950s and has been greatly improved by the current owners.

Fri, 06:00
Is talk cheap? The 2015 Spending Review has caused ripples for various reasons

The construction skills shortage could scupper the Chancellor’s vision for 400,000 new affordable homes, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to this week’s announcements in the Spending Review.

Thu, 13:00
A beautifully set Thanksgiving table from Crate & Barrel

In the UK, as soon as the faux Halloween cobwebs are taken down, and the hollowed out pumpkins are tossed onto the compost heap, the twinkly lights of Christmas are everywhere you look. Thanksgiving, however, bridges this gap, and offers up opportunity for home decor, and hosting.

Thu, 06:00
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury in London for the House of Commons, where he will deliver his joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review. Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Chancellor George Osborne announces higher stamp duty for Buy-To-Lets in yesterday’s review

Wed, 16:19
Red & Pink Pineapple Wallpaper, £78 a roll, available from Luku Home.

As I’m A Celebrity continues to entertain us while we watch from the comfort of our living rooms, are you getting design inspiration from Snake Rock?

Harpenden News

Yesterday, 12:46

The second annual charity Chocolate Ball proved a sweet success by raising more than £9,250 for two local hospices.

Olivia Beach with some of the charity bags

The severe refugee crisis which has taken over the tiny Greek island of Kos has inspired a Wheathampstead student to launch an emergency relief campaign for Christmas.

SJL climate change group

Young film makers aimed to leave MPs reeling when they took their climate change movie to Parliament


Lee Chappell was one of a number of players to react to the resignation of Jimmy Gray and Graham Golds. Picture: LEIGH PAGE

Players from St Albans City have reacted to the news that Jimmy Gray and Graham Golds had resigned as joint-managers.

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Fri, 13:00
University of Hertfordshire Philharmonic Orchestra - Photography by Pete Stevens

Scandinavian sparkle is promised when the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by Marcus Dawe for its Christmas concert next Sunday, December 6. December, 3pm

John Snelgrove with members of his team

A Eureka moment riding his motorcycle back to the UK from the south of Spain led a St Albans optician to found a life-changing international charity, just the latest chapter in a remarkable career.

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St Albans Sinkhole News

Thu, 15:00
The muddy area at the entrance to Bridle Close

Experts have returned to the site of St Albans’ sinkhole, this time to carry out further checks of the underlying geology of a nearby playing field where an emergency access was created.

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