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EATING OUT GALLERY: Review and first look at huge new Bucks restaurant Beech House

Bucks welcomed a new addition to its pub-restaurant offering recently when the huge new Beech House opened in Amersham.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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The latest court news from Dacorum

Court Reports: Latest results from magistrates’ courts in Dacorum

The following are a summary of cases that have been dealt with by magistrates at courts within the West & Central Herts bench.
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5 things employers should know about dealing with hot weather in the workplace

WITH the temperatures heating up, it can be a sweltering time for employees who are stuck behind their desk all day.

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Hertfordshire’s libraries set to be ‘privatised’

Hertfordshire’s libraries set to be ‘privatised’

Libraries are set to be “outsourced” across Herts, in a cost-cutting measure by the county council.

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REVEALED IN PICTURES: 36 famous people you probably don’t know are from Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring

We here in Dacorum are a proud bunch, so when someone from our merry band makes it big, we like to shout it out from the rooftops.

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Unison and Unite members will protest again outside The Forum tonight

Staff strikes will trash planned Bank Holiday rubbish collections in Dacorum

Dustbin lorry drivers are set to strike once again over their redundancy rights.

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Whistle Down the Wind

Hundreds of youngsters star in Aylesbury show

Almost 100 young people will take to the Waterside Theatre stage for a production of Whistle Down The Wind in the summer.

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Thousands of runners are taking on the London Marathon on Sunday

81-year-old man among those from Dacorum taking on the London Marathon

An 81-year-old man, a homeless charity CEO and a hockey player are among the many people who will head to the capital this weekend for the London Marathon.

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James Hill and Anne Janelle

5 things to do in and around the Hemel Hempstead area

Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Hemel Hempstead this week.
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Rush Judo's Harrison Rayner O'Connell (gold), Noah Tegg (bronze) and Jordan Hayes (bronze) were all medal winners at the Samurai Red Belt and Yellow/Orange competition in Kidderminster at the weekend.

Rush Judo’s youngsters return with a medal haul

Rush Judo’s youngsters returned with a haul of medals from Kidderminster after another successful weekend of competition.

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Home show will feature 12 fights to give young boxers a boost

Hemel Hempstead Amateur Boxing Club is hoping people will come out to support their local club when it hosts a show this weekend.

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Left, David Dean, receives the John McDonough Cup from Little Hay GC seniors' captain Paul Whiter.

Seniors and juniors brave the fog and wet conditions

Little Hay Golf Club’s seniors were lucky to get out on the course last Thursday due to the bad weather which only two days before had led to the cancellation of the Peter Betts Shield due to a waterlogged course.

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Action from last year's cup final between Kings Langley CC and Abbots Langley CC at Heath Park, Hemel Hemsptead.

Draw for historic Heath Park Cup is finalised ahead of season

The draw for the historic Heath Park Cup has now been finalised with holders Kings Langley starting their defence at Langleybury.

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The Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club men's third team preserved their league status  after a tight 4-3 victory over West Herts.

Men’s 3rds are pick of the bunch in a top weekend for BHHHC hockey

There were eight games across the board for Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club at the weekend with Berko going impressively unbeaten over the two days.

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Storm skipper Bode Adeluola puts a Reading defender on the back foot. (Pictures by Lin Titmuss)

Storm down the Rockets to reach the playoff final

Hemel Storm have made the final of the National League Division One Championship playoffs after defeating Reading Rockets by 23 points, 98 – 75, at Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre on Saturday.

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Bovingdon winger Courtney Massay.

Bovingdon rebound to score three late goals in exciting derby win

Form often goes out of the window in local derbies, and that proved to be the case on Saturday when leaders Bovingdon beat Chipperfield 3-2 in a cracking game of football.

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Welsh trip ends in defeat as Kings’ season winds down

Kings Langley had a day to forget in Wales when going down 4-1 at Merthyr Town on Saturday.

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Hemel Town's David Moyo.

Tudors earn an important point at Welling to keep United at bay

Hemel Town claimed a hard-fought point on the road last Tuesday night against fellow playoff rivals Welling United, which kept the hosts at bay in the race for the top-seven places.

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Berkhamsted FC have been on fire this season.

Promotion is three wins away

Matt Bateman returned with a hat-trick as Berkhamsted did the double over sixth-placed Biggleswade on Saturday.

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