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The pupil lost in the 6th round of the final despite spelling the word correctly

A young girl was wrongly removed from a spelling competition despite getting a word right which she had been told she had spelled wrong.

13 different schools took part in the celebratory performance to highlight the importance of dance in education

Schools have joined together to celebrate dance with an evening of performances.

Nicky B celebrates

In less than three years, a St Albans secondary school has gone from being in special measures to being graded as good by Ofsted.

Harpenden News

Yesterday, 19:30
Herts Advertiser July 20 2006

Ten years ago, before she became an X Factor judge, the then Cheryl Tweedy made the front page of the Herts Advertiser when it was revealed that Sopwell House had hosted the “real wedding” of the pop star to footballer Ashley Cole.

Roundwood Park school

A fresh bid is to be submitted for an artificial pitch at a school which would be used by students and a thriving football club.

James Wallek

Youngster James Wallek looked a little bit green - and pink and yellow - when he beat off competition from more than a thousand runners in a 5k Colour Dash for charity.

Property News

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Homes close to Verulamium Park come at a £50,000 premium

Anyone wanting to buy property close to Verulamium Park can expect to pay a £50,000 ‘park premium’.

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The name Tyttenhanger - or Tydenhangre - was first recorded in 1248

This hamlet is set in idyllic countryside just two miles from the city of St Albans.

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Connells think they can sell your home in six weeks

Can you sell your home in a month and a half?

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Moving to a new rental property doesn't come cheap

Sharers must stump up £1,175 each time they move, according to latest figures.

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Buying close to Waitrose doesn't come cheap

Being close to a supermarket can boost your home’s value by an average of almost £22,000, a new study has revealed.

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Photo Galleries

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Margaret Wix Primary School year 3 pupils with their Wizard of Oz creation

Primary pupils have proved there is no place like school after transforming their garden into scenes from a famous Hollywood tale.

The Air Ambulance takes off from a building site on Grosvenor Road.

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a lunchtime incident on a St Albans building site involving a digger.

St Albans
St Albans City manager Ian Allinson has a joke with his Watford U21 counterpart Harry Kewell. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

St Albans City continued their pre-season preparations at a sun-kissed Clarence Park on Saturday – with Watford the opposition.

Dave Gibbons and Sam Walsh

Hundreds of book lovers of all ages joined in a week of talks, workshops and activities for the second St Albans Literary Festival.

A musical performance for guests at the 125th anniversary celebrations of St Hilda's School

Two days of celebrations marked the 125th birthday of a school which has been in the hands of the same family for over 65 years.

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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