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Legal Eye - July 2011

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

10:03am Thursday 21st July 2011

Helen Young, Partner, Debenhams Ottaway solicitors responds to questions about Cohabitation and Living Together agreements

A word in praise of the PCC

St Albans & Harpenden Review: A word in praise of the Press Complaints Commission

2:53pm Monday 18th July 2011

Michael Smyth CBE is a public member of the Press Complaints Commission. Here he speaks out in defence of the commission, which has been criticised in several quarters over the phone hacking scandal

Legal Eye – June 2011

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

12:36pm Friday 15th July 2011

Q I’m thinking of starting a business on my own, can you please run through the different ways in which I can do this?

Legal Eye – May 2011

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

12:29pm Friday 15th July 2011

Q:I have lived and worked in St Albans for over 20 years and my children go to school here. I have seen many changes in the number and type of buildings and development proposals generally. I think that the time has come for the local voice to be heard but I am confused by this new word “localism”. Does it really mean that neighbourhoods will have a greater role in planning decisions than they have now?

Legal Eye: Personal injury

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

10:47am Tuesday 26th April 2011

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

Legal Eye: Pre nuptial advice

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

2:00pm Wednesday 29th December 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

St Albans Civic Society's call to commuters

11:39am Tuesday 30th November 2010

A RECENT study found that commuters who travel more than an hour and a half to work each day are more likely to support their local community and join things.

Legal Eye: Dealing with junk

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

3:25pm Friday 12th November 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

Lest we forget

11:02am Tuesday 9th November 2010

NOVEMBER sees the annual Remembrance Day services, when we pay our respects to those who died serving their country.

Villagers left feeling “angry and unrepresented” - who can blame them?

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Villagers gathered in force for a walk around the proposed Heartwood Forest car park site.

10:25am Tuesday 9th November 2010

A QUICK look at the Woodland Trust’s website is quite revealing.

Homes threat to school fields leaves a sour taste in the mouth

11:15am Tuesday 2nd November 2010

St Albans District Council’s planning committee is its own worst enemy sometimes.

Make savings, but in the correct areas please

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Robert Gordon: "Leaner not meaner"

12:41pm Tuesday 19th October 2010

NOBODY can deny we are living in challenging times financially.

Legal Eye: Health and safety advice

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

12:45pm Friday 15th October 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

If the council really cared about retailers, it would allow people to park for free

12:03pm Tuesday 21st September 2010

APPARENTLY St Albans is one of the best cities in the UK for preserving independent retailers.

Legal Eye: Employee's rights

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

5:14pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

Night time in St Albans: Cafe society or drunken yobs?

9:36am Tuesday 14th September 2010

It’s abundantly clear that the promised Café Society that should have transformed our town and city centres at night-time after the Licensing Act of 2005 hasn’t actually happened.

Going back to school in St Albans? Don't expect to get home early

10:20am Wednesday 25th August 2010

WE are just about ready for our six-year-old to return to school.

Does Hertfordshire County Council's community grant scheme look after most worthy?

1:21pm Friday 16th July 2010

FOLLOWING last year’s MPs’ expenses scandal, all local authorities and politicians are under much more pressure to spend taxpayers’ money wisely.

Defeating railfreight terminal is worth every penny

12:14pm Tuesday 13th July 2010

DEFEATING the proposed monstrosity of a railfreight terminal has cost taxpayers more than £1 million so far and that will increase when St Albans District Council hands over its share of the developer’s bill.

Legal questions in St Albans answered

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

1:12pm Friday 9th July 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

Little Wonders 'closure' could hit city centre hard

12:06pm Tuesday 29th June 2010

So it appears another family run, independent business is set to leave the Maltings.

'Closing' Francis Bacon is a good idea. Fine, anyone care to say why?

2:11pm Friday 18th June 2010

Close your eyes and repeat after me: “Francis Bacon ‘closing’ is a good thing. Francis Bacon ‘closing’ is a good thing.”

Why hospital trust going green is making me see red

12:19pm Tuesday 25th May 2010

THOSE of you still frustrated and angry by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s decision to pull out of running the long-promised Urgent Care Centre in St Albans had better sit down.

Campaigning local newspapers? That's why we're here

St Albans & Harpenden Review: The Review's fundraising mission for Freddie

11:46am Tuesday 18th May 2010

THE Review has always been a campaigning newspaper.

Democracy or hypocrisy?

3:29pm Monday 10th May 2010

THERE is something very British about the way we view our political system.

Who has the X Factor in the leader debates?

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Comeback Dave

12:21pm Friday 23rd April 2010

All that was missing was Simon Cowell telling the three candidates where they had gone wrong.

By George, let's celebrate England's patron saint

10:51am Tuesday 20th April 2010

Apparently we English rate ourselves as the least patriotic nation in Europe.

Do those in charge of health care, care enough?

10:55am Tuesday 30th March 2010

I WONDER what it is about the district of St Albans that makes our health chiefs believe you do not deserve or need adequate provision.

Legal questions in St Albans answered

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

3:29pm Wednesday 24th March 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

School of thought - where can a new primary be housed in St Albans?

11:32am Tuesday 16th March 2010

WITH the huge demand for a new primary school in the district, Tesco’s decision to withdraw its application for the derelict Eversheds printing works site could not have come at a better time.

Potholes must be repaired and fast

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Roaring into action

11:04am Tuesday 9th March 2010

IN 2008 we launched a campaign called ROAR.

Blaming the press will not get us a cinema

12:24pm Wednesday 3rd March 2010

AS far as newspapers are concerned deadlines cannot be missed. So perhaps it is because of this that we believe time limits, when set, should always be met.

Legal questions in St Albans answered

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

12:35pm Friday 26th February 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

First Capital Connect's PR hits the buffers

11:34am Tuesday 2nd February 2010

FIRST Capital Connect knows its recent service has been way below the standard expected and deserved by commuters.

St Albans Legal Eye column

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans Legal Eye column

1:00pm Friday 29th January 2010

The Review has joined forces with local solicitors Debenhams Ottaway to offer our readers the best legal advice.

Legal Eye column launched for Review readers

12:57pm Friday 29th January 2010

Have you got a legal problem or a question that needs to be answered by an expert? If so, perhaps we can help.

St Albans Civic Society: First Capital Connect 'is affecting people’s lives'

12:39pm Friday 29th January 2010

The calls for First Capital Connect to be stripped of its Thameslink route franchise are understandable.

If First Capital Connect can't get back on track the Government must step in

10:17am Tuesday 19th January 2010

IT went down like the proverbial lead balloon.

Opinion: Our reaction to snow is a joke

1:33pm Monday 11th January 2010

GIVEN that discussing the weather is a favourite pastime for most in this country, you would think that we would be able to deal with all that the elements can throw at us.

How far away are we from a Herts-Beds police merger?

9:59am Tuesday 1st December 2009

I AM getting just a little concerned about the state of our police forces.

St Albans taxpayers deserve an answer over laptop theft

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10:46am Tuesday 17th November 2009

“SORRY” seems to be the easiest word at St Albans District Council at the moment.

Opinion: St Albans Civic Society welcomes cinema announcement

11:22am Monday 16th November 2009

St Albans Civic Society welcomes the news that the former Odeon may well arise from grievous dereliction and become a cinema again – thanks to James Hannaway of The Rex, Berkhamsted.

We must honour our heroes

St Albans & Harpenden Review: We must honour our heroes

2:00pm Tuesday 10th November 2009

WE should all pay tribute to those who have made the greatest sacrifice of all in past or current conflicts.

St Albans Mayor's hectic October

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Councillor Oxley with veterans at the exhibition launch.

9:30am Sunday 1st November 2009

MAYOR of St Albans Chris Oxley met people from as far afield as China, Bangladesh and Italy in October.

Smiling through sorrow

10:34am Wednesday 28th October 2009

THE events of late April 2009 will long remain in the memory of everyone connected with Sandringham School.

Every little helps in fight against pollution

4:02pm Monday 19th October 2009

On Saturday morning I found myself walking up Holywell Hill with my five-year-old son.

Strictly speaking Anton Du Beke should be sacked

1:06pm Friday 9th October 2009

For someone who has been in show business for so long, Bruce Forsyth did not play his cards right this week.

We should bin current rubbish collection system

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Resident's fury after uncollected rubbish turned into maggot infestation

10:36am Tuesday 6th October 2009

COUNCILS say they care about their local environment.

Can Bishop Smith help St Albans revolutionise religion?

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2:45pm Monday 21st September 2009

SATURDAY was without doubt the biggest day of 2009 for the Diocese of St Albans, but it was also arguably the biggest day of the year for the district.

Telford Court in the crossfire

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Leanne Jeggo faces a daily nightmare getting to her 11th floor flat in Telford Court.

5:21pm Monday 14th September 2009

NOTHING causes a stir quite like someone in council accommodation asking for a bigger home or a different flat.



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