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3:22pm Monday 12th May 2014
This week and next the South Herts Branch of CAMRA will undergo their annual quest for Mild Ale. Any real ale drinkers are welome to join us The first is in St.Albans on Friday 16th May It starts at 7.00 pm at the Six Bells, the silver medallist in our Pub of the Year and then onto the Lower Red Lion (8.00pm) and the Mermaid (9.00pm), our Cider Pub of the Year, The Farmers Boy (9.45) where the resident brewer will be present to answer questions and finally to the White Hart Tap (10.30pm) The second is in Hertford on Tuesday 20th May. This starts at the Black Horse at 8.00pm bwfore continuing to the White Horse (8.45 pm), the Old Barge (9.30pm) before finishing at the Old Cross Tavern(10.15) Based on information supplied by Kevin Lea.
8:45am Tuesday 6th May 2014
Friday 16 May 2014 – 7.30pm till late St Stephen Parish Council’s 2014 Festival Opening Night with two live bands. Tickets £5 from Gill Marie, Parish Centre (01923 681443; firstname.lastname@example.org).
2:30pm Thursday 1st May 2014
PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR COMING EVENTS/DIARY SECTION MAY 31st/JUNE 1st 2014 - ST.ALBANS STEAM AND COUNTRY SHOW - 50th ANNIVERSARY EVENT On the weekend of May 31st/June 1st 2014 Herts Steam Engine Preservation Society will be again holding their annual steam rally at Oaklands College (Smallford campus) on the edge of St. Albans. All events are subject to ground conditions.
11:05am Thursday 17th April 2014
11:26am Tuesday 1st April 2014
Nottinghamshire miners who were on strike in 1984/5 returned to St Albans on Wednesday night [26 March], to commemorate the strike’s 30th anniversary with members of the St Albans Notts Miners’ Support Group. During the year-long strike, the group raised over £32,000 in cash and £1,0000 worth of food, shared among all the pits in South Notts.
5:01pm Tuesday 21st January 2014
After a very successful Regional round in December in Hitchin; 3 teams and 9 individuals from Roundwood Park school in Harpenden went to Loughborough to represent the East Region in the Central Zone Schools trampolining competition.
1:45pm Tuesday 21st January 2014
Out cycling with a friend and spotted these two guys (sorry, don't know their names) putting up an information board naming the three sheet steel portraits on the Upper Lea Valley Way. If you've ever wondered who the figures are: Eric Morecambe who lived in Harpenden and supported Luton football club; Capability Brown who remodelled Luton Hoo landscape in the 18th century; and a member of the 1st Luton Sea Scouts. Great viewpoint overlooking the valley. Sorry, don't know any more, but thought you might be interested.
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This is a disgrace! The council are saying our car parks are on average a 50% empty! No wonder over 60 shops have shut locally in the last year. The council needs to cut the cost of parking & introduce free parking to encourage shoppers. This council is anti business! − fight ratesCity car parks with spare capacity 'good news'
It is strange that a company would invest in what looks to me like an expensive shop refit & then close within a few months. Especially as they are expanding the company & opening new stores nationally. It must be that the landlord is asking too much rent, together with the highest business rates in the world that have gone up for the last 22 years in a row. Landlords, the Government & the council have to reduce rent, rates & parking charges or shops will leave this city. − fight ratesBargain store closes down