Yesterday, 11:38
Kensworth area guide

Nestled in the central Bedfordshire district on the edge of Dunstable Downs is the quaint village of Kensworth. It includes the hamlets of California and Kensworth Lynch.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Just because the warmer weather is on its way, doesn’t mean the fireplace gets a summer break, writes Andrew Bullock

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Home design inspired by David Bowie

2016 has been heralded as the ‘celeb death year’ with international music legend David Bowie unfortunately one of the first to leave this mortal coil early in January with quite a few others of note following in more recent months.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Kimpton recreation ground

Six miles south of Hitchin and four miles from Harpenden and Luton is the quaint historic Hertfordshire village of Kimpton. A small semi-rural village, it is populated by 2,000 residents.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Chelsea Flower Show 2016

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the Chelsea Flower Show this week, or you’re watching it on the television coverage - you’ll see that as well as the large show gardens, which continue to be just as impressive every year; this year there are some really different concepts, which have really caught my eye.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Plant pots from Kate Gould

IT’S a truth universally acknowldged that city centre gardens are likely to be small. Very small. Often shaded by other buildings and offering little scope for planting. No matter how much good soil, compost and fertiliser you dig in, nothing seems to thrive for long. What should be a delightful refuge turns into a bleak, unsightly patch before your eyes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Unusual shed designs - a shepherd's hut

Shed envy is a quirky characteristic of the modern world and if you don’t know why, we’re here to help. From functional to beautiful and everywhere in between, sheds at the very least provide an extra room in our outdoor spaces.

Harpenden News

Yesterday, 21:00
Steff Chandler and Mark Hill

A retired policeman who helped organise concerts at Knebworth House and the son of legendary music impresario Chas Chandler are two of the mainstays behind Harpenden’s award-winning Festival on the Field.

Members of the Southdown Play Areas Working Group receiving the cheque,  presented by the Harpenden Town Council Mayor, Brian Ellis.

A charity has received a generous donation from the outgoing Town Mayor, following a year of fundraising.

Jennifer Coleman, Institute of Imagination’s Director of Development; competition winner Oliver Chalcroft; Darcey Bussell and Jacqueline Rose, Director Big Dance

A pearl of a motif by a schoolboy has won him top prize in a competition to design an Oyster Card wallet.


Yesterday, 16:36
Lee Allinson 'extremely pleased' with signing of Sam Merson at St Albans City. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

Sam Merson, son of Arsenal legend and Sky Sports pundit Paul, has signed for St Albans City.

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Friday, May 27, 2016
Craig Charles

A double header of Dr Feelgood and Eddie and the Hot Rods can be seen at the Alban Arena next Friday, June 3.

Arrive in style with the Cabrio Sprinter

Award-winning local coach operator Whites St Albans is continuing to strive for excellence while standing out from the crowd by adding to its existing fleet of luxury vehicles.

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Monday, March 14, 2016
In or out? Have your say in our poll

With the EU referendum fast approaching the Herts Advertiser wants to hear your views on the topic.

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St Albans Sinkhole News

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Nearly there: Over 500 cubic metres of foamed concrete have now been poured into the sinkhole in Fontmell Close, St Albans. Photo courtesy of Ringway

A series of possible remedial measures are now being considered by the county council to finish capping the 12-metre wide sinkhole in St Albans and fix the damaged road.

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