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Nursery can stay open after Ofsted concerns

A troubled nursery has been allowed to stay open by Ofsted after taking remedial action over safety concerns.

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Crunch meeting on privatising sports facilities tonight

Council chiefs will hold a key meeting which could mean plans to privatise Dacorum’s leisure facilities are reversed.

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West Herts Hospitals Trust pays £57million in compensation over the last five years

Hospital bosses have paid nearly £57million-worth of compensation over the last five years, according to new figures.

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The film festival is being backed by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd

Hertfordshire policing boss recognised for being open and transparent

Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has received an award for transparency for the third year in a row.

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Bake Off star Candice bows out of Dancing On Ice

Former Ashlyns School teacher Candice

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Care firm look to double the number of staff in Hemel over the next 12 months

A care home provider says it needs to double its number of new care workers in Hemel this year, as the town’s population continues to get older.

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Tom Cahill and Deborah Fielding

New boss to oversee radical overhaul of Hertfordshire’s NHS set-up

A new boss has been appointed to oversee the current radical overhaul of local health services.

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Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Unions: “Throwing money at it won’t solve NHS problems in Hertfordshire”

More cash alone will not be enough to solve the underlying problems faced by the NHS in Hertfordshire, it was claimed this week.

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Average of five thefts a day from vehicles in Dacorum since start of 2018

Average of five thefts a day from vehicles in Dacorum since start of 2018

Police have warned of a sharp rise in the number of thefts from motor vehicles across Dacorum since the turn of the new year.

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Judo coach Csaba is seeking sponsors for London Marathon bid

Hemel Hempstead man and Bury Judo Club black-belt judo coach Csaba Kiraly is seeking sponsors for his 2018 London Marathon bid.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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An arrest has been made following the early morning collision

Berkhamsted man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after woman injured in Hemel Hempstead crash

A man has been arrested for drug driving and attempted murder after a collision left a women in 'critical condition' at hospital.

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The assault took place in the Water Gardens car park next to Combe Street

Appeal for female witness after driver assault in Hemel Hempstead car park

Police officers are hoping a witness comes forward after seeing an assault in the Water Gardens car park in Hemel Hempstead last month - after an arrest was finally made.

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Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Very strong winds will affect most of England this week with a new yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office today.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping organic coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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Car break-ins are on the rise

Motorists warned after rise in car break-ins

Almost a quarter of a million cars were broken into according to new figures, with more than half of all police forces in England, Scotland and Wales reporting an increase in thefts from cars over the previous year.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Daniel Allen, Keele University

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