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  • Leading music journalist and crime writer join St Albans LitFest line-up

    23rd June 2016, 2:00pm

    The final list of authors set to appear at this year’s St Albans Literary Festival has been revealed.One of Britain’s best and most influential music writers, Sylvia Patterson will be talking about her memoir, I’m Not with the Band, at Waterstones on Wednesday July 6 at 7.30pm.This fascinating...

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  • New style of travel shop comes to St Albans shopping centre

    23rd June 2016, 1:55pm

    A new travel shop has just opened in St Albans, offering a wide range of holidays from honeymoons and fly-drives, to safaris and ‘wellness’ breaks.Store manager Louise Albert said: “All of us here in St Albans have had a passion for travel since a young age, and we are looking forward to...

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  • Bellringers host free toll session for Alban Weekend

    17th June 2016, 1:47pm

    Bell ringers are marking the Alban Weekend next Saturday, June 18, by setting up a miniature bell frame and ring of bells in the city centre.A mini-ring, known as the Maplestead mini-ring, will be outside the Alban Arena from midday until 4pm and it will be a chance for passers-by to meet the...

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  • Calls to turn St Albans BHS store into John Lewis

    13th June 2016, 11:30am

    Following the announcement that British Home Stores (BHS) has gone into liquidation, local people are already coming up with future uses for the St Albans store.Share article from  on facebook  Tweet article from  Share article from  on Google Pluspost article from  on...

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  • BBC security correspondent appearing at St Albans Literary Festival

    8th June 2016, 10:19am

    BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner OBE, who survived being shot multiple times by Islamist gunmen in Riyadh in 2004, has been confirmed to appear at this year’s St Albans Literary Festival.Frank, who reports on issues of UK and global security covering terrorist attacks, hostage-taking and...

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  • Oaklands College Summer Fayre!

    6th June 2016, 1:09pm

    Fun for all the family, free entry AND free parking!12th June 11am - 5pm.Live Horseball - Lamb racing - Sheep shearing - Birds of prey displays - Tractor and trailer rides - Equine demos - Craft stalls - Funfair - Inflatables - Beauty treatments - Live bands - Plant sales - and much more!Location...

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  • Magic and music at The Maltings

    27th May 2016, 10:16am

    An evening of music and magic with Leon Rosselson and Ian Saville is on offer at Folk at The Maltings next Friday, June 3.Entitled Where are the Barricades the evening gets underway at 8pm in the Maltings Arts Theatre, St AlbansLeon has been at the forefront of songwriting in Britain for over five...

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  • Saddling up for this year’s Herts County Show in Redbourn

    23rd May 2016, 11:37am

    There has been ‘exceptional demand’ to see the county’s biggest agricultural show, hosted annually in Redbourn, prompting organisers to release an additional 2,000 advance tickets.The 130th Herts County Show, from May 28-29, features 1,500 animals, agricultural displays and demonstrations...

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  • St Albans Traditional Street Market

    18th May 2016, 2:28pm

    The market is steeped in History with a special Royal Charter granted in 1553. However, the market is well documented as far back as the 9th century. The current day market is firmly established in the city centre and runs the length of St Peters Street offering an excellent shopping experience to...

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  • Bard meets beat for jazz concert as part of Shakespeare Festival

    17th May 2016, 9:43am

    Shakespeare and All That Jazz comes to the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans next Friday, May 20, as part of the city’s Shakespeare Festival.Jacqui Dankworth will be performing the musical settings of Shakespeare’s poetry inspired by and taken from the album Shakespeare and All That Jazz...

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