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  • Back to school with the elves at Willows Activity Farm this Christmas

    13th October 2016, 12:23pm

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and between 23 November and 24 December, there’s more festive fun than ever to explore at Santa Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm, near St Albans.  This year children can sign up to the new Elf School, enjoy a 3D sleigh ride animation, create a...

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  • Winners of 2016 St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards announced as festival comes to a close

    10th October 2016, 10:18am

    The 2016 St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival served up a platter of prestigious awards for the district’s food luminaries.A dozen accolades were presented to representatives from restaurants, pubs, shops and market stalls at a glittering ceremony on Monday.Almost 3,000 people nominated...

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  • St Albans bridal store bags top industry award

    3rd October 2016, 11:34am

    A beloved bridal shop has been recognised for their customer service with a coveted industry award.The Bride, on George Street in St Albans, was shortlisted earlier this year in the Bridal Buyer Awards for the Best Retail Customer Service award.Owner Polly Parkin said she and her team put...

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  • Meet the Artists" Dione Verulam and Virginia Corbett

    26th September 2016, 11:47am

    Tuesday October 11th  2016St. Albans based Lady Verulam, Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, is also a British artist of note and is set to exhibit her latest collection of work inspired by St.Albans history and landscape alongside colourful abstract work by painter and friend Virginia Corbett...

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  • St Albans Mayor rings out a new campaign to recruit bellringers

    22nd September 2016, 12:54pm

    Both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of St Albans rang out the same message at the weekend when they backed a campaign to recruit new church bell ringersThe Mayor, Cllr Frances Leonard, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Gill Clark, climbed the 160 stairs leading to the ringing chamber of the Abbey and joined a...

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  • Don’t miss Masterchef critic at St Albans & Harpenden Food and Drink Festival

    19th September 2016, 11:40am

    The St Albans & Harpenden Food and Drink Festival is just a couple of weeks away!One particular highlight not to be missed is dinner at beautiful St Michael’s Manor, hosted by William Sitwell, the editor of Waitrose Food Magazine and judge on MasterChef. William will be talking about his...

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  • St Albans Fashion Week 2016

    15th September 2016, 1:55pm

    A week of fashion-fuelled events will grace the district again this autumn as St Albans Fashion Week (SAFW) returns for the fourth year running.From October 24-30 the city will welcome flurries of fashionistas hoping to make the best of what the style scene has to offer.Fashion lovers are gearing up...

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  • Finalists for St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Awards revealed

    13th September 2016, 11:56am

    A menu of 37 finalists have been dished up for the St Albans and Harpenden Food and Drink Festival awards following a public vote.Almost 3,000 people took part in the online ballot after more than 400 venues were nominated for 11 coveted titles. These include best bar, best market stall and best...

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  • Unearth the fun at Willows Potato Patch!

    1st September 2016, 9:54am

    The time is right and the potatoes are ready at the Potato Shindig, Willows Activity Farm, St Albans - visitors can dig up a bag of home-grown Picasso potatoes daily from 10 - 25 September 2016.The Willows Potato Patch is ready to be harvested by green-fingered young farmers, and after the digging...

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  • St Albans lifestyle shop listed among Small Biz 100

    30th August 2016, 12:49pm

    A St Albans lifestyle shop has been named among 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by the Small Business Saturday campaign.Chloe James Lifestyle, a small shop located over two floors of a Tudor building on St Albans High Street, will now be among the select number of businesses to be...

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