News & Events

  • Could a drive-thru Starbucks be coming to St Albans?

    3rd April 2018, 12:40pm

    The development of the former British Gas land on Griffiths Way in St Albans is one step closer after the council granted conditional planning permission.Gasworks and gas storage facilities previously stood on the now empty site, which is located on the corner with Graham Close opposite...

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  • The Ivy restaurant set to open in St Albans

    23rd March 2018, 10:19am

    Brasserie Blanc in Verulam Road closed at the beginning of February after five years of trading in the city.The St Albans branch of The Ivy will be the first to open in Hertfordshire, and is set to open in the late spring. It will be open seven days a week and will offer an all-day dining menu.A...

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  • Open invitation to mystery product launch at St Albans makeup shop

    23rd March 2018, 10:18am

    Benefit Cosmetics in The Maltings, St Albans, are hosting its biggest launch yet - and all while many people are still climbing out of bed.There will be free gifts and tasty nibbles to kick start the day at the Breakfast at Benefit event.The makeup brand’s motos include “whistle while you work...

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  • Masked robbers target St Albans shop

    23rd March 2018, 10:17am

    Two people wearing all black went to the Co-op in How Wood at about 6.30am on February 11 to intimidate staff and steal money.The offenders, who were black and between 25 and 35, demanded cash from employees before leaving and making off in an unknown direction.No-one was injured during the...

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  • Prezzo restaurant closures announced

    5th March 2018, 11:11am

    Prezzo is set to close about a third of its restaurants, including its Stevenage Old Town outlet, but not its premises in Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Hatfield, Hitchin, Letchworth or on the Stevenage Retail Park.The casual dining chain is closing 94 outlets, including 33 of its Tex Mex...

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  • Pop in for your shopping and learn more about charity

    23rd February 2018, 10:39am

    Local charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s chain of 26 shops are encouraging people to pop in, do some shopping and whilst they are there learn more about the work of the charity and the many ways they can help raise funds to support it.Rennie Grove provides care and support for adults and children...

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  • St Albans mobile shop teaming up with Scouts to achieve digital badge

    15th February 2018, 12:49pm

    Three Mobile in The Maltings Shopping Centre is running Discovery Sessions with the fourth St Albans Scout Group Cubs and Beavers to work towards their Digital Citizen badge.However, everyone can assess the education aid - which does not sell Three products but aims to teach individuals, schools and...

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  • Update on St Albans shopping centre sponsored guide dog

    8th February 2018, 9:11am

    A guide dog sponsored by a St Albans shopping centre is doing well in her training.Malty The Maltings puppy is just over six months old, and is being trained by Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy walker Janet.The shopping centre bid in a charity auction to sponsor Malty at a St George’s Day lunch in...

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  • Independent shops in St Albans recorded "best ever" sales but others did struggle

    23rd January 2018, 11:24am

    Independent shopkeepers in St Albans had mixed fortunes over the Christmas period with some recording their best ever sales period while others struggled as the appeal of shopping on the high street decreased.Donna Nichol, owner of Chloe James Lifestyle, said: “We noticed people seemed to be a bit...

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  • £225K funding pot for community projects available in St Albans

    11th January 2018, 11:21am

    Voluntary and community groups in and around St Albans can now apply for three-year funding between £5,000 and £25,000 per annum for projects that support vulnerable people living in St Albans District.St Albans City and District Council is looking to distribute £225K in total from the...

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