News & Events

  • 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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  • 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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