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FARMING MATTERS: A chance to see beyond farm gate

If you have always wanted to visit a farm but don’t have any farming friends, now is your chance to see what goes on beyond the farmyard gates and fields. On LEAF Open Farm Sunday hundreds of farmers and their families across the country welcome visitors and showcase all that British farming delivers.

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Police appeal to find teenager with missing links to Hemel Hempstead

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a 14 year old girl who has gone missing who has links to Hemel Hempstead.

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How police spot a drink driver - even before they’ve stopped your car

Police officers have issued a warning to drink and drug drivers who think they can get away with it: Don’t bother.

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Scouting For Girls will headline BetseyFest

‘Luv-er-leh’ Scouting For Girls to headline musical festival in Swanbourne

The Swanbourne Music Festival affectionately nicknamed #BetseyFest by its followers, has announced its 2018 line-up.

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Fatal crash driver was high on laughing gas

A teenage driver who was high on laughing gas when he crashed his van into a car and killed two people has been sentenced to nine years and 10 months in prison.

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FARMIMG MATTERS: Turnout for the suckler herd

Spring turnout for the suckler herd is always a lovely time. After spending the winter months in the yards, the cows and calves are over the moon to get out into the fresh air and enjoy space and new grass.

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Royal Wedding: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle tomorrow

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.

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MOT test changes: the strict new rules being introduced in the next week that could affect your car

The MOT test is to get a major overhaul and introduce new rules that could make it harder for cars to pass.

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REVEALED IN PICTURES: OCD clutter scale will tell you if you have a hoarding problem

A hoarding support group is raising awareness of the compulsive disorder as part of National Hoarding Awareness Week (14-18 May).

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Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

Transport
Barry Newton raps a Stormzy song on Britain's Got Talent. Picture courtesy of ITV

Barry, 82, goes from Hemel Hempstead parliamentary candidate to rapping on Britain's Got Talent

A former MP hopeful from Hemel Hempstead has been dubbed a ‘gangsta granddad’ after he won over judges with his rapping skills on Britain’s Got Talent.
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FARMING MATTERS: Dedication brings just rewards

Small independent retailers have been the backbone of this country, and to find a fabulous butcher is always a huge bonus.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

Health

CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

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HH41'DS'Mike Penning at Cheer House,Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hemel Hempstead downgrade to be made permanent: The reaction and the background

A service which was supposed to replace A&E at Hemel Hospital will have its hours cut permanently tomorrow.

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13 ways you could be breaking the law without knowing

Nuisance neighbours are usually associated with loud parties and overflowing rubbish bins. But even if you think you’re a law-abiding citizen, you could be breaking the law when it comes to the people next door.

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Joshua Owen could be jailed if he tries to get money from people

‘Aggressive’ Apsley beggar could face jail

An ‘aggressive’ beggar has been issued with a criminal behaviour order (CBO) after complaints from members of the public in Dacorum.

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Rebecca Briant with Countryfile presenter and Cotswolds farmer Adam Henson. Picture copyright Heather Jan Brunt

FARMING MATTERS: Countryfile star draws in crowds

Countryfile fans were in for a treat when presenter and farmer Adam Henson visited Briants of Longwick recently.

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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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Thousands took part in the Bubble Rush at the weekend. Picture by Ian Phipps

GALLERY: Thousands have frothy fun at Bubble Rush in Hemel Hempstead

There were smiles, laughter and bubbles galore as more than 2,200 people turned out to support The Hospice of St Francis’ Bubble Rush in Gadebridge Park.
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