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Tring legend Walter Rothschild featured in contemporary take on artistic French calendars

Legendary Tring figure Walter Rothschild takes pride of place at the centre of a contemporary take on the classic French almanac on display at Waddesdon Manor.

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Council leader Andrew Williams said the increase recognises the hard work put in by councillors

Dacorum councillors agree to pay rise for first time since 2008

Councillors have agreed to increase their allowance for the first time since 2008 - after it was recommended by an independent remuneration panel.

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Dacorum’s award-winning housing scheme

Dacorum’s housing policy has established a new national ‘first’.

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Register now to have a vote

There is less than one month to register to vote in this year’s council elections.

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Tobias Ellwood was praised for his actions in parliament today.

Ex Dacorum councillor Tobias Ellwood praised as 'hero' in Westminster Attacks

A former Dacorum Borough Councillor has been hailed as a 'hero' for his attempts to save the life of a police officer in yesterday's terrorist attack in Westminster.
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Residents are being urged to share their experience of any drinking on the streets in the area

Council wants views of residents on street drinking in Dacorum

Dacorum Borough Council is currently reviewing its powers to control anti-social street drinking, and wants to hear residents’ views.

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Small firms plan to make cut-backs

Small businesses across Hertfordshire are preparing to slash investment and staff costs, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Residents face hike in parish council precept charges

Residents face hike in parish council precept charges

Taxpayers in villages across Dacorum are seeing an increase in parish council precepts that are raised from their annual council tax.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Dacorum Borough Council is now based at The Forum

£100k on council credit cards spent on ‘fancy pants’, cinemas and restaurants

Council bigwigs blew more than £100,000 on council credit cards last year – with purchases at restaurants, party shops and a ‘fancy pants’ store included on statements.

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The splash park would provide enjoyment for families according to Andrew Williams

Council leader defends £1m investment for splash park in Hemel Hempstead

A £1million investment in a new splash park has been defended by Dacorum Borough Council leader Andrew Williams.

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The mini crocodiles, venomous snakes and other wild animals owned by Dacorum residents

The mini crocodiles, venomous snakes and other wild animals owned by Dacorum residents

Venomous snakes and mini crocodiles are among some of the ‘dangerous’ animals being kept by Dacorum residents.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

It’s not just Eeny Meeny - how song lyrics have been censored over the years, from God Save The Queen, to The Rolling Stones, to Nicki Minaj

Yesterday we reported how a ‘racist’ t-shirt has been withdrawn from Primark stores, after a customer complained about the offensive lyrics of the song ‘Eeny Meeny Miny Moe’ as it used to be sung.

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Kids enjoy the summer fun at a splash park. One will now be coming to Hemel Hempstead

New £1 million splash park for Hemel Hempstead approved

A new £1 million splash park has been given the green light to rejuvenate Gadebridge Park.

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Cabinet approves council tax increase for Dacorum

Cabinet approves council tax increase for Dacorum

Taxpayers in Dacorum will see their council tax increase by 2.71 per cent for 2017/18.

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Dacorum Borough Council needs to build nearly 700 homes each year

Council ‘facing up’ to the housing crisis in Dacorum

It’s both a constant challenge and one that seems to evolve – how do you solve a problem like a housing crisis?

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Donald Trump loves immigrants. Well, the ones that he's got married to anyway.

Migrants to show 
their contribution

Immigrants to the UK and their supporters will show their solidarity in Hemel town centre on Monday, February 20.

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County councillors fear the funding cut will place greater pressure on GPs and hospitals

Herts County Council to report £8.5m CCG social care cut to Secretary of State

Hertfordshire County Council is set to write to the Secretary of State outlining its 'dissatisfaction' at an £8.5m cut to adult social care from Herts Valleys CCG.
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