There was anger among Marshalswick residents when the sandwich store Subway opened in The Quadrant.

According to parish councillor John Foster, it was “one takeaway too many.” Colney Mini Market in London Colney was forced to close after a dog was electrocuted to death while tied to the newsagent security shutter.

Kate Callum, owner of Rhylie, the five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, said: “We are very upset about Rhylie, but I am lucky to have my children and grandchild alive.”

Staff at Waterend Barn pub in St Peter’s Street, were left flushed with pride after its toilets were recognised in the Loo of the Year Awards 2013. Thousands flocked to St Peters Street to watch pop star Gareth Gates switch on St Albans Christmas lights.

Almost 6,000 revellers sung ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ as snowflakes and glitter filled the skies. St Albans mother Melanie Gough expressed her anger at St Albans Girls’ School for trying to dissuade her daughter Imogen Howell from shaving her hair off for charity in memory of her grandmother. Comments printed in a letter from senior staff members said the 15-year-olds hair was in a “bad state”.

The Review appealed to readers who may have known Eileen Quinn, who lived in St Albans in the 1920’s. The first and last time Eileen saw her daughter, Margaret, was on her ninth birthday. A phone call from Margaret’s son-in-law Russell Ray prompted a mission to find out more about Eileen.