News & Events

  • New initiative to promote St Albans’ and Harpenden’s night-time economy

    24th November 2016, 11:58am

    In a bid to boost the district’s night-time economy, cafes and shops could be be encouraged to open later into the evening.Longer hours in St Albans and Harpenden is one of a number of measures recommended in a report following a survey of residents which showed they would like to see longer...

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  • Christmas lights switch-on clash for St Albans and Harpenden

    21st November 2016, 2:20pm

    Christmas lights are to be switched on in St Albans and Harpenden on the same day this year.Both the city and the town will light up next Sunday, November 27, and feature stalls, Santa and events for children.The lights will go on in four locations in St Albans including the Christmas Market in...

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  • Santa Spectacular

    17th November 2016, 11:32am

    23rd November - 24th December 2016There’s no better place to bring your children to see Santa than Willows Activity Farm where the whole family can enjoy a fun packed day of wholesome entertainment, adventure play and festive fun!We have a Santa-tastic programme of activities this Christmas. ...

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  • St Albans musician helps lead national campaign to double stem cell registers

    14th November 2016, 10:33am

    Amazing Grace Hynds has had her face emblazoned on billboards across the UK, after the St Albans teen wrote and recorded a poignant song, lighting the way for a charity.The 18-year-old’s face has featured on 150 billboards, including London Road in St Albans, and The Curve, the iconic...

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  • Sustainable St Albans Week

    8th November 2016, 11:18am

    Find out all about SuStainable St Albans Week 19th - 26th November 2016Loads of exciting things to do during the week; talks, walks, outdoor activities, play, workshops and more!Programmes are now available at St Albans District Council Civic Centre, and other locations across the district. You will...

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  • St Albans photographer’s picture of kites in Delhi wins award

    7th November 2016, 12:45pm

    Capturing a bird’s-eye view of Delhi’s whirl of black kites has helped a St Albans man collect yet another photographic award.Fifty-thousand entries from 95 countries were whittled down to just 100 winners in the recent Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.And St Albans photographer Luke...

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  • More visitors will be drawn to St Albans’ if area turned into Business Improvement District (BID)

    4th November 2016, 1:39pm

    With scores of a business enhancement schemes successfully operating around the UK, supporters of a similar project proposed for St Albans say more visitors will be drawn to this historic area.St Albans City Centre Partnership launched a campaign to create a Business Improvement District (BID) in...

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  • St Albans City Station worker receives award

    31st October 2016, 12:26pm

    From living on the streets to being highly commended for his work at St Albans City Station, life is getting better and better for Mike Tyler.For Mike, who checks tickets and helps at the gateline at the station, has received the accolade in the Frontline Employee of the Year category of the...

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  • St Albans theatre hosts Edgar Allan Poe adaptations for Hallowe’en

    27th October 2016, 10:28am

    A Hallowe’en double bill promises to put shivers down the spine when two Edgar Allan Poe adaptations take the stage at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans.Holly Road Productions are putting on The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher at 8pm on Sunday and Monday, October 30...

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  • St Albans charity shop calls for volunteers after blaze

    18th October 2016, 1:33pm

    A charity shop has reopened and is calling for volunteers after a blaze forced it to close for seven months.The Oxfam shop, in Chequer Street, St Albans, opened its doors last week for the first time since the blaze at the beginning of the year.Following the blaze, the top floor had to be “more or...

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