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  • Butterfly World campaign gains support from Bishop of St Albans

    20th July 2016, 11:41am

    Campaigners pushing for the re-opening of a St Albans tourist attraction and conservation project have set up a charity in its aid.Local group Save Butterfly World has recently had its application to register ‘Butterfly World 2.0’ approved by the Charity Commission.The approval comes days...

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  • A-maize-ing adventures with Peter Rabbit at Willows this summer

    11th July 2016, 1:30pm

    This summer, between 23 July and 4 September, find a jam-packed programme of fun during Summer Spectacular at Willows Activity Farm, featuring the one and only PETER RABBIT™ Adventure Playground.Finding their way through Willows A-maize-ing Maze, children can seek the cut outs of Peter Rabbit...

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  • Consider yourself invited to the Arena for Oliver! production

    7th July 2016, 12:50pm

    Classic musical Oliver! comes to the Alban Arena for four performances from Thursday, July 7, until Saturday, July 9.It is being performed by RARE Productions, an amateur youth musical theatre company for children and young adults from local areas.Andrew Burton and David Marriott formed RARE...

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  • Later shopping times may boost night time economy

    7th July 2016, 12:44pm

    An online survey is being held which will look at whether later opening times for shops could help boost the district’s night-time economy.St Albans district council is conducting the survey to find ways to increase the number of people who use local businesses between the hours of 5pm and...

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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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