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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.

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Courtney Lawrence scored the only goal of the game as Colney Heath overcame their SSML Premier Division rivals London Colney at Cotlandswick on Saturday.

Ollie Marchon gets tackled from behind

Old Albanian moved out of the bottom four in National League One for the first time this season after a win over Darlington Mowden Park at Woollams.

St Albans Jingle Bell Jog 2014

A sea of Santas scooted around St Albans on Sunday, as 450 people took part in the annual Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Run.

The Duchess of Cornwall visits the Jubilee Centre

The Duchess of Cornwall was in St Albans yesterday to give two local causes the royal seal of approval.

James Comley in action against Bath City. Picture: Leigh Page

St Albans City moved up to eighth in the Vanarama Conference South after a 1-0 win over Bath City at Clarence Park.

Ollie Cooper-Millar puts in a big tackle

Old Albanian notched up their fifth straight win in National League One after overturning a 19-point deficit to beat Esher at Woollams on Saturday.

Frank Buglioni lands another straight left

Frank Buglioni reclaimed the vacant WBO European Super-Middleweight championship after a points win over Andrew Robinson at London’s ExCel Arena on Saturday night.

Helena Stolle fires in a shot

Harpenden ladies’ 1sts remain top of East League Division 2C after their top of the table clash with Stevenage 1sts ended in a 1-1 draw.

Steve Wales hits the post early on. Picture: Leigh Page

Wealdstone grabbed a late equaliser to earn an FA Trophy replay with St Albans City.

Harpenden put in big defence

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.

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