News & Events

  • St Albans town hall advertising display given go-ahead

    10th April 2017, 9:09am

    An advertising display mounted to the facade of St Albans town hall has been greenlit by the council.The 9.5m-high and 8.5m-wide display was granted conditional planning permission on Monday, April 3.The display will incorporate iconic St Albans themes, including Roman history, the War of the Roses...

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  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar wriggles his way to St Albans

    14th March 2017, 11:17am

    One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature will be wriggling his way to St Albans next week.The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show plays at The Alban Arena for four performances on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23.Adapted from author / illustrator Eric Carle’s much-loved...

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  • HERDWICK SHEEP ARRIVE AT WILLOWS ACTIVITY FARM

    9th March 2017, 12:32pm

    A small flock of Herdwick sheep are enjoying life at Willows Activity Farm, near St Albans.The sturdy, grey and brown sheep are the recent additions at the farm and fans of Peter Rabbit author, Beatrix Potter, will know that she was passionate about the protection of the breed, rearing them at her...

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  • Welsh National Poet giving free reading in St Albans

    6th March 2017, 1:10pm

    Welsh national poet Gillian Clarke will be presenting a free poetry reading in St Albans this month.Gillian will be reading her poems to Year 11 girls from St Albans High School for Girls at St Peter’s Church, from 11.45am-12.45pm on March 16, and the event is open to anyone interested in coming...

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  • Hertfordshire Wedding Fair returns to St Albans

    28th February 2017, 11:36am

    Brides-to-be have the chance to gain some inspiration for their forthcoming big day at the county’s oldest wedding fair in St Albans this weekend.The Hertfordshire Wedding Fair returns to The Alban Arena on Sunday, March 5.Whether you are looking for the latest wedding gift ideas or a beautiful...

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  • Publicans’ petition tops 2,000 signatures

    21st February 2017, 10:41am

    The Save St Albans Pubs campaign is lobbying the government to reconsider a business rates rise.The Boot’s Sean Hughes has said they would need to sell 60 more pints every day to pay for the rise.The campaign has calculated 80 per cent of pubs in St Albans will see their rates rise by 72 per cent...

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  • Save St Albans Pubs!

    16th February 2017, 1:56pm

    St Albans has one of the most famous pub scenes in the world and the pub scene is wrapped in our local history. We are the home of CAMRA and home to the oldest pub in the country. Pubs not only employ local people, they are a community hub providing a meeting place, local entertainment and support...

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  • St Albans planning group shortlisted for national award

    13th February 2017, 2:08pm

    The group behind the regeneration of St Albans civic centre are amongst the finalists for a top planning award.Half a dozen organisations, including St Albans district council and Look! St Albans, have been working together to redevelop the area near the Alban Arena. For their work, they have been...

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  • Monstrous fun with Monstersaurus at The Alban Arena

    9th February 2017, 12:46pm

    Monstrous fun can be had during the half-term holiday in St Albans when Monstersaurus! comes to The Alban Arena.If your kids enjoyed Aliens Love Underpants on stage, the show’s creators are back with another tale.Follow young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and...

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  • Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol are coming to new Bunnings Warehouse store in St Albans

    7th February 2017, 11:55am

    The media spotlight was firmly upon the historic city of St Albans last Thursday, when Australia’s largest hardware chain expanded from Down Under, and officially opened its first warehouse store in the UK.The store’s opening festivities will continue throughout the following two weekends in...

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