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Olympic medalist Tom Daley backs Chocolate Balls charity event

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Olympic medallist Tom Daley has dived in to support to a unique charity event taking place in St Albans next month to raise money for The Hospice of St Francis.

Harpenden Sports Centre in top five for national tennis scheme

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Harpenden Sports Centre in Leyton Road has been ranked one of the top five centres taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s Great British Tennis Weekends, attracting almost 400 people to its event.

Supermarket evacuated as police foil suspected drag race

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A supermarket was evacuated as police foiled a suspected drag race after "souped up" cars were seen speeding round the busy car park.

St Albans cake maker shortlisted for award

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A cake maker from Harpenden has been shortlisted in a national wedding award scheme.

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.

Court round-up: August 19, 2014

St Albans & Harpenden Review: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The following court cases were heard on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. 

Journalist gives talk to St Albans students

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Journalist John Pilger Pupils visited St Albans Girls' School to give a talk on the role of the media and life as a corespondent on the battle front.

Harpenden Mayor's dinner raises £500 for appeal

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Mayor of Harpenden Councillor Mary Maynard had a hot date at Café Jeera in the town on Monday when she hosted a charity dinner.

St Albans MP backs EU Referendum Bill

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

St Albans MP, Anne Main is one of 283 MPs who are backing the EU Referendum Bill.

Mayor takes part in defunct aircraft firm reunion

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former employees of a defunct Radlett-based aircraft manufacturer welcomed the Mayor of St Albans to their reunion last Friday.

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.

Specialist food and niche stalls for St Albans Market?

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans market may get a new look.

12:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Specialist food and "pop up niche" markets are among the ideas being suggested by St Albans City and District Council to develop the city’s market.

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.

Medical science brought to life for students at Watford Hospital

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Medical scientists, doctors and nurses brought science to life for a group of sixth form students from Sandringham School, St Albans, when they visited the pathology department at Watford Hospital.

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.

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.

Woman, 93, died accidentally after fall in Redbourn care home, inquest told

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hertfordshire Coroners Court heard Joan Watson died at St Matthews Care Home, in Chequer Lane, on December 13 after contracting an illness while recovering from a fractured pelvis.

Weather warning as remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo expected to hit Herts

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

West Hertfordshire could be hit by gale force winds and heavy rain as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are expected to hit the UK tonight.

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.

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.

Delays on trains after woman threatens to self-harm on line

St Albans & Harpenden Review: New trains and more services promised as Government awards rail services to new operator

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Rail commuters travelling between St Albans and London St Pancras experienced delays after a woman threatened to harm herself on the line this morning.

Bank manager chosen as community ambassador

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

Andy Robinson has been selected to be an ambassador for the Halifax branch in St Peter’s Street.

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.

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.

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.

St Albans City Hospital adds backing to national cancer campaign

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

The initiative, which is being led by Public Health England and targets both men and women, looks to raise awareness of bladder or kidney cancer.

New art exhibition opens in St Albans

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:30am Monday 20th October 2014

The walls of the ground floor at Gallery Rouge in Chequer Street were lined with paintings, prints and multi-media works created by pupils of a local school for their GCSE and A Level examinations in art.

More than 80 local gardeners attend annual Parish in Bloom Awards

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:20am Monday 20th October 2014

Children ranging from age 5 to 11 who had entered the new children’s categories in St Stephen’s Bloom were presented with their prizes and certificates, with Amelia Basi, age 6, receiving the trophy for the overall children’s winner.

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.

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.

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.

Takeaway shop in Colney Heath donating 20 percent of profits to charity until December

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

The Rice Indian Takeaway will be running the charity campaign until December 15, with the money going to either Great Ormond Street Hospital or The Big Give.

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.

Rural surveyor from St Albans shortlisted for national award

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Alex Porter, who works at property consultancy Bidwells, has been shortlisted for the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards in the Rural category.

Staff at Harpenden supermarket raise money for St Albans hospice

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The workers at Sainsbury’s recently held a cake sale raising £40 for the Hospice of St Francis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Church 'could play a bigger part' in lives of those leaving prison

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

That was the key message at the first national conference on engaging churches in the rehabilitation of offenders which has taken place in St Albans.

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.

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.

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.

Meeting about the Harperbury Free School has been cancelled

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Harperbury Free School was due to open last month at the former Harperbury Hospital Site, in Harpers Lane, Radlett, but it was delayed after it failed to secure the site in time.

St Albans father who died after self harming could have been victim of blackmail, inquest heards

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Michael Wain, also known as Gerald, from Cottonmill Lane, was found dead from asphyxiation in the early hours of Saturday, May 17, near a goalpost in playing fields off Old Oak Lane.

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.

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