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Rudolf Steiner School announces plans to ‘re-open’ - just weeks after confirming it would close

A private school which announced it was set to close this summer after years of criticism over its leadership and safeguarding of children could re-open in September – potentially with the same staff, management and students.

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Extra £3million for special needs education in Hertfordshire

Extra £3million for special needs education in Hertfordshire

Services for children with special educational needs are to get a £3million boost in Hertfordshire.

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Did you see woman get punched in pub garden in Hemel Hempstead?

Did you see woman get punched in pub garden in Hemel Hempstead?

A woman suffered a a fractured cheek bone in a pub garden earlier this month.

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Nuffield Health picked up the award for Private Hospital Group of the Year for the second time

Council issue warning over Nascot Lawn closure

Plans to close a vital respite centre for children with the most complex needs in Hertfordshire could still be referred to the Secretary of State.

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Wild cats, poisonous snakes, scorpions and crocodilians in Dacorum

Wild cats, poisonous snakes, scorpions and crocodilians in Dacorum

Dozens of dangerous wild animals are living at private addresses across Dacorum, the Gazette can reveal.

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Severe weather warning issued with a risk that high temperatures could trigger heavy showers and thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit our area on Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the Met Office.

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Veterans in Crisis: ‘We must find out if international suicide rates are reflected in UK’

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out  in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel.
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Our campaign calls on the Government to get a grip on veteran suicide figures

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen and women taking their lives.
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Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

If you’ve ever imagined yourself living in a quintessentially English thatched cottage, then Ivy Cottage in Flitton may well be your dream property.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects and horsefly bites, here’s what you should do if bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared.

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Young farmers at the Lord Mayor's Show 2017 in London

FARMING MATTERS: Taking to the streets of London

Young farmers are being sought to join one of the most popular civic pageants in the world. The National Farmers Union (NFU) wants a bunch of enthusiastic young farmers to have starring roles in the 2018 Lord Mayor’s show in London and is launching a competition to find them.

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Warwick Castle

Magical stay in the medieval glamping tents at Warwick Castle

The look on my six-year-old daughter’s face when she saw the size of the bed she was sleeping in was just one of the memorable moments during a weekend stay at Warwick Castle.

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Thunderstorm warning

Warning issued for thunderstorms in Hertfordshire

A warning has been issued by the Met Office about possible thunderstorms tomorrow which impacts Hertfordshire.

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Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Horses, tennis or swimming? Enjoy all three at this family home in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire!

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Highways England say the work will complete in March 2022

Smart motorway upgrade on 23-mile stretch of M1 to start in August

A £373 million smart motorway upgrade to a 23-mile stretch of the M1 will begin in August.
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Trevor Nelson MBE, Britvic's David Greenaway, Peter Borg-Neal, The Caterer's Editor Chris Gamm

Popular pub-restaurant group scoops major hospitality award

Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns - which has venues across Herts, Bucks, Oxon, Northants, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire - was recognised with a Pub & Bar Award at the 35th Annual ‘Cateys’ in London.

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Storm Chris threatens to end heatwave with heavy rain and gales possible

Storm Chris is set to hit the UK with gales, cooler temperatures and damper weather, threatening to end Britain’s heatwave.

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More frozen foods recalled: Full list of 53 items from Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Sainsbuy’s, Tesco and Waitrose linked to listeria outbreak

UK Supermarkets have been forced to pull more frozen vegetable products from their shelves over fears that they may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria.

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