St Albans & Harpenden Review: THE WAY WE WERE WEB BANNER

Quiz: How well do you know your town?

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:50am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Harpenden are under 16? What proportion of London Colney residents own their home? Test your local knowledge with this quiz from the Office of National Statistics.

Children's hospital pantomime is 'just what the doctor ordered'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Young patients at Watford General Hospital had their morning brightened up yesterday with a summer pantomime performance of Robinson Crusoe.

Police hunting man after indecent exposure in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

Police are hunting for a man who exposed himself in St Albans.

Number of parking spaces in new developments to rise following Hertsmere Borough Council review

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

The number of parking spaces that developers have to provide for new housing developments is to increase following a council policy review.

Hospital trust makes 'biggest investment in IT for more than a generation'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:05pm Monday 21st July 2014

The NHS trust in charge of Watford General has signed a £25.5 million contract to update its IT systems.

Hospital's top cancer nurse urges people to stay safe in the sun

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

Watford hospital's top cancer nurse has urged people to stay safe in the sun as the summer heatwave continues.

Children design poppy-themed art to commemorate centenary of World War One

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:28am Monday 21st July 2014

Children at Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School in Bricket Wood have been busy designing their own art work to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

A city centre road in St Albans will be closed for eight days to complete a £45,000 resurfacing scheme

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

St Albans motorists warned High Street and George Street will be closed from Monday, August 4.

Heated debate brings St Albans council a step closer to introducing Living Wage

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Opposition councillors defeated the leading St Albans Conservative party on Wednesday night in a heated debate over the Living Wage.

Hospital cancer failings: 'Confusion' over outpatients identified as far back as 2010

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

A top hospital boss identified serious problems with outpatient services three years before cancer referral failings came to light, a Watford Observer investigation has found.

St Albans City Hospital's top cancer nurse has urged people to stay safe in the sun as the summer heatwave continues

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

NHS release hot weather warnings for sunburn, heat exhaustion, dehydration and skin cancer

London Midland customers told of August service disruptions in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

London Midland has announced closures of the Abbey Line next month.

St Albans Council to review Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre parking charges

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:11am Friday 18th July 2014

A public outcry over car parking charges in St Albans Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre has prompted the council to review its policy.

St Albans and Harpenden police cadets take second place in county competition

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

St Albans and Harpenden volunteer police cadets were put through their paces at the weekend when they took second place against other cadet groups in Hertfordshire.

Railfreight: St Albans council 'must stand united as one voice' as it seeks legal advice over ruling

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

St Albans District Council is currently seeking legal advice to challenge the Government’s decision to approve plans for a huge rail freight terminal near Park Street.

Fish and chip shop cleans up its act with new hygiene score

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A zero-rated St Albans fish and chips has cleaned up its act to earn a hygiene rating of two in its last inspection.

Beauty salon manager who stole nearly £5,000 by giving refunds to fictitious 'Liz Taylor' has avoided jail

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A Radlett beauty salon manager who stole nearly £5,000 from her employers by giving refunds to a fictitious character called Liz Taylor has avoided jail.

Explosions and fire-ball wake London Colney residents

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

Witnesses reported hearing explosions in the early hours of this morning in London Colney after a fire broke out in a garage.

Railfreight: politicians calling on St Albans District Council to initiate a judicial review

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

The chairman of London Colney Parish Council is calling on St Albans District Council to initiate a judicial review following the Government go-ahead for a rail freight terminal near Park Street.

Railfreight: the 'biggest act of vandalism'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:09am Thursday 17th July 2014

Controversial rail freight plans have been given the Government go ahead despite a 10,000-strong campaign to stop the “biggest act of vandalism to ever hit St Albans”.

Harpenden man arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children online as part of country-wide operation

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:14pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A man from Harpenden has been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children online as part of a covert police operation to crack down on sex offenders.

It's now even easier to get a copy of the St Albans Review

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:40pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

St Albans & Harpenden Review readers can now pick up a copy of the newspaper at Waitrose in St Albans.

Couple raise £17,000 for maternity unit with epic Alpine cycle challenge

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A couple from Radlett have nearly raised £20,000 for Watford Hospital’s maternity unit.

BBC Egghead to host charity quiz night

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:32pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A quiz hosted by BBC Egghead CJ de Mooi will raise money for a St Albans based HIV charity.

Residents 'horrified' at plans to fence off field for grazing horses

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A community wildlife meadow where children have played for decades in St Albans could be fenced off to make way for horses to graze.

Hospital porter wins NHS trust award for excellence

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:36am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Hospital porter Ken Burry has won West Hertfordshire Hospital’s NHS Trust’s "Celebrating Excellence Staff Award".

First Capital Connect delays from St Albans to London due to signalling problems

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:55am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Commuters can expect delays on First Capital Connect trains travelling from St Albans City station this morning.

'I didn’t want to look at his bum for 1,000 miles' - St Albans couple decide against tandem for John O’Groats to Land’s End cycle challenge

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:35am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A couple from St Albans are preparing to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End for charity.

Bishop of St Albans visits Harpenden school

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:57am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Bishop of St Albans has visited a Harpenden school to admire a colourful new, Brazilian-themed playground mural.

Insect antics at Butterfly World as new colony of leaf cutters settles in

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:19pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

After months of ant-icipation, Butterfly World in St Albans has welcomed a new leaf cutter ant colony.

World War One memorials restored ahead of centenary

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:39pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Memorials to men who died in World War One have been restored ready for the centenary of the war’s outbreak.

'Best Highland Gathering in 15 years' say organisers

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The sound of bagpipes rang out across Harpenden on Sunday when thousands of people visited one of the largest Highland Gatherings outside Scotland.

Pictures: praise for 'brilliant' Wheathampstead village fair

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Flower pot men, sunflowers and fairies paraded through the streets of Wheathampstead as part of the village’s annual fair, which attracted hundreds of visitors this weekend.

Railfreight: county council to 'take a view' on sale of former Radlett Aerodrome

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:25am Tuesday 15th July 2014

County council bosses will now rethink whether to sell a 300-acre Green Belt site near Park Street to make way for a rail freight terminal, following the Government’s final approval yesterday.

Man arrested after string of burglaries in St Albans, Harpenden and Flamstead

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:40am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a series of burglaries which took place in St Albans, Harpenden and Flamstead.

Railfreight: 'terrible day' for St Albans as Government grants planning permission for terminal

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

The Government’s decision to grant permission for a rail freight terminal near Park Street has been described as an "insult" to the 10,000 people who campaigned against the controversial development.

Firefighters announce dates for pension strikes

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:14pm Monday 14th July 2014

Eight days of firefighter strikes begin today as crews across the county walk out over cuts to pensions.

Teenager given ASBO banning him from drinking alcohol in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:50pm Monday 14th July 2014

A 19-year-old has been handed an anti-social behavior order (ASBO) preventing him from either drinking alcohol, or being drunk, in St Albans city centre.

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum launches £1million appeal for new hangar

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:42pm Monday 14th July 2014

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum in London Colney has officially launched a £1million appeal to to build a new hangar to protect more of its unique collection of aircraft.

Man who murdered neighbour over 'petty dispute' handed life sentence

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:20am Monday 14th July 2014

A man found guilty of murdering his next door neighbour has been handed a life sentence.

Harpenden classic car event will be held this month

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Thousands of car lovers are expected to descend on Harpenden Common this month for the annual Classics on the Common.

Harpenden Highland Gathering will take place tomorrow

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Bagpipes will soon be ringing out across Harpenden as the town's annual Harpenden Highland Gathering gets underway.

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre has won national award for energy-efficient and innovative design

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre in St Albans has won a national award for its energy-efficient and innovative design.

Court Report- June 21, 2014

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

Those from the St Albans and Harpenden area dealt with by magistrates on Saturday, June 21.

St Albans MP had HIV test as part of Halfway to World AIDS day

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

St Albans MP Anne Main had a HIV test as part of Halfway to World AIDS day.

Traffic chaos as main roads in St Albans close for road works

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:20am Friday 11th July 2014

Traffic chaos is expected to last for four weeks as main roads in St Albans city centre will be closed for road works to take place to make way for a new hotel.

Court Report- June 20, 2014

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:20am Friday 11th July 2014

Those from the St Albans and Harpenden area dealt with by magistrates on Friday, June 20.

West Herts NHS Trust remain tight-lipped about who is responsible for botched handling of cancer referrals

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:33pm Thursday 10th July 2014

The NHS trust in charge of St Albans City Hospital remain tight-lipped about who was responsible for its botched handling of urgent cancer referrals, which may have cost the lives of two patients.

Amazing St Albans maze has grown to four foot

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:20pm Thursday 10th July 2014

After planting the seeds of her A-maize-ing Maze at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans, little Alina Maisie has been a-maize-d at how tall it has grown.

Wheathampstead Village Weekend will kick off this Saturday

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:10pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Preparations are well underway for Wheathampstead’s annual Village Weekend, which will begin on Saturday.


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