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Chloe James owners Maria Allen and Donna Nichol © Pink Soul Photography

A St Albans lifestyle shop has been named among 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by the Small Business Saturday campaign.

Around 150 people attended the celebratory garden party

A range of stalls and children’s activities were laid on at a garden party to mark the anniversary of a nursing and residential home.

St Albans Hospital.  Minor injuries unit.

Residents’ views on the future of hospital services in West Herts are being sought at a meeting in St Albans next week.

Harpenden News

Yesterday, 16:55
St Albans Hospital.  Minor injuries unit.

Residents’ views on the future of hospital services in West Herts are being sought at a meeting in St Albans next week.

Herts Ad looks back 10 years ago

By August 2006, eight months after new laws came into effect, nearly 30 same-sex civil partnerships had taken place in St Albans.

Peter Lilley MP

The increase in disturbance from aircraft as a result of flight path changes needs to be reviewed, according to Harpenden MP Peter Lilley.

Property News

Friday, August 26, 2016
Maternity chic: All ready for the new arrival

Keen to create a functional nursery without the waste? St Albans mums share their best buys for baby - as well as their nursery no-nos...

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Area Guide: Sleapshyde

Friday, August 26, 2016
The small oval sign has stood the test of time

Sleepy Sleapshyde lies north of both the River Colne and the dual carriageway between St Albans and Hatfield, surrounded by agricultural land.

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Do you love your hometown enough to make a film about it?

Between our bustling high streets, historic buildings and great outside spaces, there’s a lot to like about living in St Albans and Harpenden.

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Matthew Bowen, Aitchison Rafferty

This week’s Expert View comes from Matthew Bowen, Director, Aitchison Rafferty

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Long-handled tools are a wise investment

While caring for your garden can be enjoyable and rewarding, it can also be bad for your health.

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Photo Galleries

Thu, 15:11
Students picking up their A Level results at St George's School.

There was cause to celebrate for students across the district this week with the release of the 2016 A-Level results.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving Keech Hospice Care.

Two years after their brother died after bravely battling many health problems, there was just one thing on Jamie and Ethan Coniam’s minds – a big hug from Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

St Albans
Firefighters attend a blaze at Willows Farm after a stack of hay bales were set alight.

A series of arson attacks in the district has left a farm with thousands of pounds worth of damage and another having seen its winter feed go up in smoke.

Herts Police
Ben Martin's header finds the net but he is penalised for a foul on Joe Welch. Picture: BOB WALKLEY

St Albans City survived a frantic last 15 minutes to record their second successive home victory with a 2-1 win over Chelmsford City.

Archie McClelland lines up to volley over the keeper and put London Colney ahead. Picture: DANNY LOO

London Colney are the early pacesetters in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division after a 2-1 win at home to Tring Athletic.

Archie McClelland


Thu, 17:10
Students achieve record results for third year in a row

Students at Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School in St Albans have achieved record results for the third year in a row.

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St Albans Sinkhole News

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Bernards Heath playground

Uncertainty over the long-term stability of a playground near St Albans’ sinkhole has resulted in the site being temporarily closed for further investigations.

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