News & Events

  • Squirrel Nutkin swings into action at Willows this May!

    17th May 2017, 9:54am

    Willows Activity Farm, based in St Albans, is proud to announce a brand new character joining the family - the one and only Squirrel Nutkin! The cheeky character, best known for swinging from the treetops, his flying goggles and love of mischief, will take up permanent residence at the...

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  • St Albans charity film screening raises more than £1,200

    12th May 2017, 10:43am

    Shakespearean fun with St Albans Mayor Cllr Frances Leonard raised more than £1,200 for charity this St George’s Day.More than 100 people turned up to watch Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V screened at St Albans Abbey Theatre in aid of Youth Talk - a charity which gives confidential counselling...

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  • St Albans footballers cycle for prostate cancer

    27th April 2017, 1:24pm

    Celebrity sportsmen will ride alongside St Albans City FC (SACFC) charity cyclists on a two day trek to Holland next month.Former Arsenal and England footballer, Alan Smith, and England Blind Football captain, David Clarke, are joining 13 SACFC supporters and players on the 145mile journey...

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  • Crowds gather to celebrate Easter at St Albans Cathedral

    19th April 2017, 12:02pm

    More than a thousand people attended an Easter Monday pilgrimage at St Albans Cathedral, travelling from across the Diocese of St Albans.The Bishop of Hertford, Dr Michael Beasley, joined a group walking from Hatfield along the Alban Way, and stopped for a picnic at St Albans Scout Hut before the...

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  • 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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