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Samuel Ryder Academy is taking 'effective action' to tackle areas requiring improvement, says Ofsted

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Samuel Ryder Academy in Drakes Drive, is being monitored after the education watchdog told them they "required improvement" in April.

Recycling in St Albans improves following introduction of new collection scheme

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Recycling increased to 50.1 per cent of all household waste for the year ended September 30, up from 45 per cent for the previous 12-month period. During the seasonal peak in June 2014, the recycling rate rose to 58 per cent.

The Woodland Trust wins award for community involvement

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The trust was named as winner of the ‘Rebuilding Biodiversity’ category for their ‘Heartwood Forest - increasing native woodland in Hertfordshire’ project at the Biffa Awards 2014.

St Albans school awarded for international work

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:43pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Sandringham School was awarded the British Council’s International School Award for its work in a long-term project working with Farafenni Senior Secondary High School in the Gambia.

Free music concert for Sandridge 900 this weekend

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

Sandridge 900 is hosting the event at St Leonard’s with musician David Ireson and The Fayrfax Consort.

Hertfordshire Constabulary offering firearms amnesty for the first time in almost ten years

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:47am Thursday 30th October 2014

The force is carrying out the amnesty in support of a national campaign.

Harpenden In Bloom volunteers out in force, planting the flower beds for the winter

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Town Mayor Councillor Mary Maynard joined councillors, volunteers from the Harpenden in Bloom Working Party, the 1st Harpenden Brownies and pupils from St George’s School to plant flowerbeds in the town centre with an array of polyanthus and bulbs to bring colour to the town centre this winter.

St Albans mosque applies for larger mortuary

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Bangladeshi Mosque and Islamic Centre in Hatfield Road submitted the application to St Albans District Council.

Motorists in St Albans warned of delays due to work today

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Glenlyn Avenue will be closed between 7.30am and 8pm while carriageway surfacing takes place.

Appeal for new car port allowed

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mr and Mrs Ellis submitted the appeal against St Albans District Council’s refusal to grant permission for an alternative enclosed car port located in the same position as a previously approved garage and car port in Roundwood Park.

Firefighters rescue man who fell down large hole on building site

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Elderly woman and her dog rescued from house on fire

11:20am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Emergency services were called just before 9am to the building site in Hicks Road, Markyate.

Woman in her 40s taken to hospital last night after crash in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Fire crews tackle heavy smoke in Radlett shop

9:40am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Emergency services were called to the two car crash in Victoria Street, at the junction with Alma Road, at around 8pm.

Woman reports attempted robbery in Wheathampstead

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Police up patrols in bid to stop winter burglaries

5:23pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Between 4.15pm and 4.30pm the victim, a woman in her 70s, had been walking her dog along Lower Luton Road when a black saloon car with three men and one woman inside pulled up next to her.

Redbourn care home entertained by pupils' concert

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

St Matthews B&M care home was visited by seven pupils from St Georges School as part of a World War One commemoration.

Teenagers in Hertfordshire performing above national GCSE average, despite fall from last year's results

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The latest figures from the Department for Education show that 65.8 per cent of pupils in the county achieved five or more A* - C grades, which is a fall of half a per cent since 2013.

Council Tax freeze on the cards in St Albans - despite predicted £120,000 overspend

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

At a meeting of St Albans District Council’s cabinet last week it was agreed to recommend a budget that would fix its 11.5 per cent element of overall council tax.

Redbourn farm raid: seven horses, three dogs and goat destroyed, more than 40 other animals rescued

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The charity swooped on White House Farm in Redbourn after receiving concerns from a member of the public about the welfare of animals kept there.

Harpenden Seniors Forum launches cookery classes

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The seniors prepared three dishes, each for two people and ready to cook at home, under the practised eyes of Sarah Cripps and Jane Todd of Kitchen Front, a Harpenden-based cookery training company.

CCTV image released following bike theft

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary has released a photo of a man wearing a distinctive hat in connection with the theft of a bicycle.

Injunction taken out against unauthorised development in Redbourn green belt

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:44am Tuesday 28th October 2014

St Albans District Council obtained a High Court order against the development of land at Tullochside, Little Revel End Lane.

Delays on the M25 anticlockwise after accident

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The M25 anti-clockwise between junctions 22 and 19 is slow moving after the accident, but all lanes have now reopened.

Plans to demolish car repair shop in Redbourn to build new house

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

The proposal submitted to St Albans District Council includes erecting a new three bedroom house at the Dutch Barn, Harpendenbury Farm.

Police appeal after group of boys reports attempted robbery in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:34pm Monday 27th October 2014

Four 12-year-old boys were walking across the field between Westminster lodge and Holywell Hill at around 4.20pm on Saturday, October 11.

Police release image of man who failed to appear at court

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:21pm Monday 27th October 2014

Nicholas Crosland, 36, is thought to be in the St Albans or Royston areas.

Long delays on M1 following crash

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:33am Monday 27th October 2014

The incident occurred on the M1 southbound between junctions J13 and J9 this morning.

Head of 'outstanding' school hails efforts of staff and pupils

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The headteacher of an "outstanding" school in St Albans said the classification is testament to the efforts of all the staff, pupils and parents.

Tree cutting, supermarket levy and bus cuts discussed at council

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Workmen cutting up a fallen tree in Staverton, Trowbridge, this morning

3:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Tree cutting, a new supermarket levy and bus cuts were all on the agenda at a St Albans District Council meeting.

Fundraisers get dirty to raise almost £100k for hospice

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Six hundred soggy fundraisers waded, crawled, clamboured and vaulted their way through nearly five miles of muddy obstacles to clear just under £100k in an inaugural charity event.

Thousands expected at Colney pumpkin festival

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Thousands of people are expected to attend an annual pumpkin festival in London Colney this week.

Herts MEP: 'Use credit unions over payday lenders'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Hertfordshire Euro MP Richard Howitt has urged borrowers in need of short-term credit to look at a local not-for-profit alternative to the "pernicious" payday lenders.

Police and family re-appeal for information about ‘beloved’ stolen dog Max

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:35pm Monday 20th October 2014

A 16 year old boy had been walking his dog along Hall Gardens at just gone 9pm on Wednesday, September 10th, when the offender approached him and took his mobile.

Coins from wishing well stolen in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

The offence is believed to have occurred sometime between 4.30pm on Friday, October 10 and around 11am on Tuesday, October 14 in Verulamium Park.

Knife-wielding robber holds up London Colney betting shop

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Man charged after high-speed chase

2:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called at 5.45pm on Saturday to Ladbrokes in High Street.

Reversing the cost of parking charges in St Albans could cost taxpayers £1.6 million

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

St Albans District Council was told the financial implications of reversing parts of the new parking fee changes that were introduced in April.

Charity bake sale raises more than £200

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Staff and children at Busy Bees nursery in St Albans Hospital donned aprons and chef hats to whisk up a variety of cakes to sell to parents and visitors on Wednesday.

College teams up with agricultural research station

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

The scheme will be a chance for pupils at Oaklands College to bring fresh ideas to Rothamsted Research, the Harpenden-based research institute.

Update: Police called to Sainsbury's in London Colney at the weekend

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:11am Monday 20th October 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called at 7.50pm on Saturday to Sainsbury’s at Colney Fields Shopping Centre, where police said around 50 cars had gathered in the car park.

Police called to suspected drag race in London Colney

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:40pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to Sainsbury’s at Colney Fields Shopping Centre at around 8.30pm, where witnesses said more than 100 people had turned up to race in the car park.

St Albans District councillor denies common assault

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:02pm Friday 17th October 2014

A St Albans District councillor appeared in court and denied common assault today after an incident at a recycling centre in the city.

St Albans councillor to stand as MP

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Heidi Allen, who represents Marshalwick South on St Albans District Council, went up against two other women for the nomination to fight South Cambs constituency for the Conservatives.

National demonstration by union members tomorrow

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Comment: When you have a licence to print money

11:30am Friday 17th October 2014

The national demonstration this weekend, with its slogan "Britain Needs A Pay Rise", is expected to attract tens of thousands of trade union members.

New parenting programme launched

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Herts for Learning has launched Parent2Parent- a programme that will provide practical ways for parents to support learning through family life.

Design and building projects recognised at St Albans Civic Society annual awards

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Projects which contributed to the life and image of the city in 2013 were recognised at the St Albans Civic Society annual awards evening held at The Maltings.

Solicitors firm raise £6,000 for charity

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Debenhams Ottaway held a charity week in aid of their nominated charities, which are the Willow Foundation - who provide positive and life-enhancing special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds - and St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust - who is currently raising funds to relocate the museum and gallery to the Old Town Hall.

Science bought to life for students

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

A group of students from Sandringham school visited the pathology department at Watford Hospital this week.

Charity fitness event to take place tomorrow in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Helen Kirkby is holding the event to raise money for Grove House Hospice – who look after people with life limiting illnesses - and Homestart – who look afamilies with young children.

Council to iron out parking problems in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

A number of issues with the enforcement and implementation of on-street parking restrictions were identified in an internal audit carried out by St Albans District Council last year.

More than £200 worth of damage caused to garage in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014

An offender, or offenders, tried to gain entry to the garage in Hill End Lane through the roof, causing damage, but were unable to gain access and nothing was stolen.

Do you want to be on Couples Come Dine with Me?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Couples Come Dine with Me is looking for wannabe chefs to compete for £1,000 by hosting a dinner party.

More than 100 people attend award ceremony for Harpenden In Bloom Competition

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:30am Friday 17th October 2014

The Town Mayor, Councillor Mary Maynard, presented the prizes to winners at an awards reception in Park Hall.

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