About the The Herts Advertiser


The Herts Advertiser is the main weekly newspaper covering the St Albans District - which it has been doing for the past 160 years. It is based in the city of St Albans which is just 20 miles from Central London.


About 130,000 people live in the district - a very popular commuter location with five million people per annum passing through the city's station. One-fifth of the population are aged under 16 and another one-fifth are over 60. The average age is 38.


The Herts Advertiser has been a free newspaper since the late 1980s and is now delivered to more than 50,000 homes each week in St Albans, Harpenden, Radlett and the surrounding villages. It has its own website and is also available in electronic form.


The Herts Advertiser was voted the Best Free Newspaper in London and the South East in 2005/06 and has comprehensive news and sports coverageand a wide-ranging music and entertainments section. It also comes witha large property supplement each week as well as a motoring section. It is owned by the Archant Group.



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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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