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Yesterday, 18:00

A Harpenden man who bit off a woman’s finger has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

The man was sentenced

A drink driver who led police on a late night chase through St Albans in which he went through red lights, hit kerbs and sped at over twice the legal limit before crashing has been banned from driving for three years.

Willows are getting in the Christmas spirit by releasing their attempt at a Christmas number one

Willows Farm will be challenging the likes of ‘Piggy Azalea, Swan Direction and Ed Shear-an’ for the top spot this Christmas.

Helen Burridge of Homespun Living, Julie O'Shea of The Courtyard Cafe and Karen Snook of St Albans Hair & Makeu

A group of savvy St Albans mums raised more than £1,000 for charity as a result of an idea posted on Facebook.

The Tesco Express petrol station in Batford

A staff member at a Tesco Express petrol station in Harpenden was taken to hospital last night after being struck in a hit and run by a vehicle with concealed number plates.

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Yesterday, 18:00

A Harpenden man who bit off a woman’s finger has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

The Tesco Express petrol station in Batford

A staff member at a Tesco Express petrol station in Harpenden was taken to hospital last night after being struck in a hit and run by a vehicle with concealed number plates.

Alice Barnett

A distraught grandmother has paid tribute to her “wonderful” granddaughter, a charity volunteer who tragically drowned in South Africa just four days before she was due to return home.

Anthony Mousiou was isolated from classmates because of his short haircut

A St Albans school has defended its decision to isolate a student after he flouted a rule banning a closely shorn hairstyle often sported by footballers.

Hatfield Coroner's Court

Exposure to asbestos following a fire at her school led to the death of a Harpenden mother some 30 years later.

Sport

Thu, 14:00

St Albans City will be heavy underdogs when they visit Bromley on Saturday, according to joint manager James Gray.

Jimmy Hill holds up the ball

London Colney were unable to force a result on Tuesday night and had to settle for a goalless draw at London Tigers in the SSML Premier Division.

James Comley is St Albans City's new captain. Picture: Leigh Page

James Comley will captain St Albans City following the surprise departure of Ben Martin on Friday.

Nick Woolley

St Albans Centurions’ Nick Woolley scored a hat-trick of tries as Great Britain Teachers beat the British Prison Services.

St Albans City are trying to extend Charlie Smith's loan with Luton Town. Picture: Leigh Page

St Albans City joint manager James Gray is not going to “panic buy” more players despite departures, suspensions and a full slate of Christmas fixtures.

What's On

Thu, 06:03

Taking a traditional tale and giving it their own twist is Horse + Bamboo which is putting on Hansel + Gretel in St Albans next Sunday 2, December 28.

The Vaulted Skies

The Vaulted Skies, a five-piece Herts rock band bringing together influences from goth, indie, dance, grunge and psychedelia, are playing at The Horn in St Albans this Saturday. (20)

Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy

The brochure for for the next season at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans, which features a mix of music, comedy and drama, is now available.

Beauty and the Beast

A centuries-old theatrical tradition is being employed to great effect in the Company of Ten’s upcoming Christmas show, Beauty and the Beast.

Amici Players

This season’s festivities are well and truly underway for those of us who were fortunate enough to attend a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Harpenden Methodist Church.

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