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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.

Application to turn former residential retreat centre for children into a community asset rejected

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

London Colney Parish Council submitted a proposal to St Albans Dirstrict Council to turn the SPEC Retreat Centre into an asset of the community, meaning the sale of land would be paused and the community would have six months to raise money to buy the site.

Graduate from St Albans wins £2,000 at an annual business start-up competition

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Francesca Heath was highly commended at last night’s awards dinner for her unisex skincare range, Skye & Fenn.

Chihuahua found in St Albans had travelled nine miles from its home in Hemel Hempstead

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

PCs Ben Kirby and Barry Eldridge and PCSO Lewis Griffiths came across the dog in Ashley Road at 5.45pm yesterday.

School in St Albans visited by CEO of Easyjet

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Carolyn McCall delivered a series of business master classes on Monday with pupils at the Marlborough Science Academy in Watling Street. The talk was organised by the charity Speakers for Schools.

St Albans man arrested after alleged hit and run in Bovingdon Market

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police are appealing for information after a green Seat Leon was reported to have been driven erratically around the Bovingdon Market car park at around 1.10pm on Saturday, October 11.

Man arrested after attempt was made to steal statue of Harpenden comedian Eric Morecambe

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Lancashire Constabulary was called to Marine Road Central in Morecambe following reports that the statue had been damaged.

Govia Thameslink forced to apologise after complaints of 'endless delays and huge system failures'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The apology from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) comes after a number of passengers have complained that the company, which recently took over from previous franchisee First Capital Connect, has so far failed to provide a promised improved service.

Police officers have wasted more than £8,000 by filling up their cars with the wrong fuel

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

In total, police cars owned by Hertfordshire Constabulary have been misfuelled on 57 separate instances during the 36-month period.

Petition to extend safety barrier in busy St Albans road thrown out by county council

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Johanne Jorge submitted the petition to Hertfordshire County Council to extend safety barrier along the footpath under the railway bridge on Park Street Lane.

Sandridge village flower festival was a blooming success this year, with more than 1,500 visitors

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Sandridge’s 40-year-old annual harvest flower festival at St Leonard’s Church was extended to three days this year as part of the Sandridge900 celebrations - inspired by the church’s 900th anniversary.

St Albans woman raises more than £2,000 for a children’s charity

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Lucy Hancock has been fundraising for Wishes 4 Kids and is gearing up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro next year.

Woman in her 20s collapses on train

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The East of England Ambulance Service said they were called at 6.15pm to the woman who had collapsed on a train approaching St Albans station.

School's action plan praised by inspector

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Margaret Wix Primary school was visited again this month by the education watchdog after receiving the below average rating in March.

Firefighters called to St Albans Retail Park

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Bus on fire due to electrical fault

12:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The crew was called at 11.42am to St Albans Retail Park in Griffiths Way. On arrival, they found the engine of a blue Mini Cooper on fire.

Motorists in Harpenden warned of delays

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:44am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Farm Avenue will be closed from the junction with Tunells Way to the junction with Luton Road until October 21.

Charity to run event for people recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Type 2 diabetes is a serious, lifelong condition which can be treated with diet, exercise, medication and or insulin.

Beechwood Park School plants woodland learning area

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Beechwood Park School has just established the concept, which originated in Scandinavia and aims to give children an appreciation of the natural environment.

Applications to turn land into assets of community value rejected

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

St Albans District Council received the applications, which if granted would mean community groups would have six months to prepare a bid to acquire the asset.

St Albans Cathedral will open its doors later this month for an organ recital

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Andrew Lucas, master of the music at the cathedral, will perform a number of classics on Sunday, October 19.

Woman in her 30s taken to hospital after suspected seizure in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

6:05pm Monday 13th October 2014

An ambulance, rapid response car and paramedic officer were called to Market Place at 1.30pm.

Thousands of runners gathered Harpenden for the Herts 10K 2014

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Nearly 3,000 people of all ages and abilities crossed the start line for this year’s fundraiser in Rothamsted Park.

Man dies following crash on the M25 this morning

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

3:44pm Monday 13th October 2014

The incident occurred at around 6.30am on the westbound carriageway between junctions 22 and 21 and involved a black VW Passat which, for reasons unknown at this stage, collided with a barrier.

Harpenden school hosts charity art exhibition

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Every child at St Hilda’s in Douglas Road exhibited work, alongside an array of local professional artists.

More than 200 people attend centenary celebration of theatre director Joan Littlewood

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:00pm Monday 13th October 2014

Trestle Arts Base in Russet Drive joined 138 other Fun Palaces across the world to celebrate arts, culture and science in the community.

Happy 50th anniversary Beechwood Park School

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Beechwood Park opened on Thursday, October 8, 1964. Fifty years later to the day, pupils, staff and parents marked the anniversary with a celebration at St Albans Cathedral.


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