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

Hertsmere Borough Council increases maximum loan available to first time property buyers

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

The scheme, which was launched in 2012, is for first time buyers who can afford the mortagage repayments and have five per cent deposit.

Pupils at SS Alban and Stephen Catholic Junior School celebrate European Languages day

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Dressed in Spanish costumes, pupils enjoyed a day of activities, including Flamenco dancing, painting Picasso and eating tapas.

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.

Paw and order: meet the pet detective with a nose for clues

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014

He may look like an adorable puppy but this nine-week-old dog is Hertfordshire police's newest weapon in the fight against illegal drugs.

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.

Alban Way to benefit from £30,000 to improve vegetation and woodland

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The money will be used to implement a programme of work agreed by St Albans District Council following consultation with the public earlier this year. It forms part of a wider management plan that is being developed for the route.

Talking newspaper praised by Hertsmere Borough Council Mayor Carey Keates during charity AGM

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

11:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Volunteers and guests gathered at St John’s Church Hall, in Radlett, for the AGM of the Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood and Shenley Talking Newspaper.

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.

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.

Harpenden criminal who forged doctor's note to stay on lighter unpaid work duties jailed for 18 months

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Kayne Harrison, 41, had carried out more than 53 hours of community payback in a shop, but was unhappy when his probation officers told him he had to do gardening, because he had a bad back.

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.

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.

Office manager who stole more than £37,000 from St Albans employers jailed for 14 months

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mairaid Turner, 41, had been given a £5,000 loan by her bosses at Exchange Communications to help with her financial problems after her husband fell ill.

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.

Pain medication overdose killed St Albans woman, inquest hears

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:17pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Claire Lee of Newgate Close, was found dead at her home on Sunday, June 22.

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.

Man carves marriage proposal into Halloween pumpkins

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

5:36pm Monday 27th October 2014

Ciaron Barratt from Watford, came up with the idea of proposing with pumpkins as he knew his girlfriend, Chynna-Jade Shaw, was going to take her son, Brodie, for their yearly pumpkin-picking ritual at the Willows Pumpkin Patch.

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.

Designer clothes worth more than £2,000 have been stolen from a shop in Radlett

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:50pm Monday 27th October 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary has released an image of a man and woman they would like to speak to as part of the investigation into the incident.

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.

Single mum shortlisted for national parenting award

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

9:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Single mum Funke Abimbola, 41, from St Albans, has been shortlisted for a national award because of her parenting skills.

Police apologise after personal details of crime victims leak online

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A police force has been forced to apologise after the names and addresses of victims of crime were leaked online.

Skies above Verulamium Park to be light up with fireworks

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The skies above Verulamium Park, St Albans, will be ablaze with colour on November 1 as thousands of people attend the annual fireworks spectacular, one of the largest displays in the South East of England.

Volunteers take part in high-rise flat fire drill

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:10pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Volunteer "residents" helped St Albans City and District Council test its readiness for handling an emergency this week in an exercise involving an imaginary fire in high-rise flats.

New ventilator in use by trust to aid patient recovery

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:50am Sunday 26th October 2014

A NEW type of ventilator which helps patients breathe more naturally and recover more quickly from surgery is now being used by the trust which oversees Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital.

Teenagers set to benefit from new training programme

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Hertfordshire County Council 'badly failing young carers'

9:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

The Getting There Travel Training Programme scheme was set up to provide free training to students, giving them practice and training on their journeys, with help from a travel buddy.

Night stalls being considered to boost St Albans market

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

5:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Active promotion to tour operators and new night and vintage markets are among ideas being considered to help support St Albans markets.

Council approves plan to increase planning team

St Albans & Harpenden Review: FOUNDATION FOR JOBS: Pupils from Beaumont Hill Academy get to look round the Wilmmott Dixon Business Hub construction site in Darlington. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (7030450)

3:10pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A proposal to increase the planning team has been approved by St Albans City and District Council's Cabinet.

Walking aids returned after hospital plea

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

1:20pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Hospital staff have been inundated after appealing to former patients to return walking aids borrowed from Watford General but not taken back when they were no longer needed.

Harpenden Mencap to hold music medley next month

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

The charity supports people with learning disabilities. The evening of music and dance will include performances from The Harpenden Light Operatic Society, The Kings of Herts, St George’s School Jazz Band, The Dance Studio and Magic Voices

CAB helps St Albans residents save money on energy bills

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

8:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

As winter approaches the Citizens Advice Bereau were out in force in the city to help residents save money on their energy bills.

West Herts NHS trust apologises after data breach

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

12:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

The health trust in charge of Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital has been forced to apologise after thousands of staff details were sent to private email accounts.

New rabbinic couple have 'hit the ground running'

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

4:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

A new rabbinic couple have "hit the ground running" according to the chair of the St Albans United Synagogue.

Prison chief discussed children in jail at Herts Uni

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

3:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

Thee issue of children in prison was discussed at the fifth annual lecture organised by the St Albans Diocese Penal Affairs Group at the University of Hertfordshire on Tuesday evening.

St Albans' council housing "in a good state"

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

2:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

An independent survey carried out earlier this year found that St Albans City and District Council's housing is in a good state.

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