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It’s been an Odyssey of a journey, but finally St Albans cinema is reopening its doors tonight for a lucky pick of volunteers and benefactors.

Westminster Lodge covered in snow

A city centre leisure centre has been nominated for not one, but three National Fitness Awards.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the armed robbery

Police are searching for witnesses following a suspected armed robbery at a Radlett Post Office on Tuesday.

St Albans Christmas Market

The city will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland this weekend as its European-style Christmas Market returns for a second year.

Matt Adams gives blood

Giving blood is quick, easy and saves lives.

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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.

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Harpenden showed off their depth of talent in Saturday’s 25-7 victory over Old Merchant Taylors at Redbourn Lane.

Reece Baker-Kiff

Harpenden Hockey Club’s men’s 1sts down-turn in form continued with a 6-2 loss to Broxbourne at Woollams.

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

St Albans City ended their barren home run with a 1-0 win over Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday.

St Albans became a buzzing backdrop to the One Show’s country-wide rickshaw challenge on Friday, as presenter Matt Baker and five riders breezed into the city.

Action from London Colney's 3-0 loss to Buckingham Athletic. Picture: James Whittamore

Ryan Thompson’s first game back at London Colney ended in defeat as Buckingham Athletic ran out 3-0 winners in the Challenge Trophy.

Jeremy Walmsley hangs on in the tackle

St Albans need to beat Hemel Hempstead on Saturday in a battle at the foot of the London 2NW table if they are to salvage anything from their season.

The team congratulate Richard Gregg on kicking the last second penalty which won them the game

Richard Gregg’s penalty just cleared the crossbar to secure a last gasp 13-10 victory for Old Albanian over Richmond on Saturday.

Sabrina Jayaseelan on the ball

Harpenden Hockey Club’s ladies’ 1sts’ quest for promotion continues to build momentum after they beat St Albans 3rds 4-1 at Woollams on Saturday.

Charlie Smith draw a fine challenge. Picture: Leigh Page

Luton Town loanee Charlie Smith scored on his debut as St Albans City climbed up to eighth in the Vanarama Conference South table after a shock 1-0 win over Basingstoke.

Veterans Manny Bloomer, standard bearer Norman Davies, Mayor of St Albans Cllr Geoff Harrison, St Albans poppy appeal organiser Don Dell, standard bearer Richard Day, George and president of the St Albans RAF association Bob Lowe in front of the war memorial

A particularly poignant Remembrance Sunday was marked with ceremonies throughout the district as residents came together to commemorate the war dead.

St Albans Literary Festival Tudor Night with Conn Iggulden and Leanda de Lisle, presented by Martine Croxall

You can take it as read that the inaugural St Albans Literary Festival was a phenomenal success.

St Albans celebrate scoring the first goal

James Champion’s double for St. Albans’ 1sts was not enough to beat Peterborough at home in an eight-goal thriller in the East men’s League.

A Roman centurion, Portfolio holder for heritage, sports and leisure Cllr Annie Brewster, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and MP for St Albans Anne Main outside the Old Town Hall

St Albans came to a standstill last Thursday as the Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited the city to support plans to turn the old Town Hall into a new museum and cultural hub.

The Oaklands College design students and models on the catwalk

Fashion buffs gathered in the city last week to experience three catwalk shows, industry masterclasses and a sell-out charity swap shop - all part of St Albans Fashion Week (SAFW).

Michael Bowler on the attack

A dogged performance saw Harpenden beat Hertford 5-3 and move up to second in Division 2S of the East League.

An Old Actonian attack is halted

Verulamians played out an entertaining 19-19 draw at home against title contenders Old Actonians in the Hertfordshire/Middlesex League on Saturday.

OA's defend against Wharfdale

Old Albanian picked up their first win of the season with a 31-7 triumph over Wharfedale.

John Sayers hands off a tackle

St Albans let a 24-10 half-time lead slip in a three-point loss to Hampstead at Boggymead.

A girl from Harpenden Free school takes part in the jumpathon as part of their health week

Skipping and jumping for charity recently brought smiles to the faces of children and staff of a new free school.

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