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  • St Albans canoeist leads team into Yukon wilderness

    11th May 2016, 9:52am

    A former marine left Britain last weekend to embark on an epic journey along the Yukon River, canoeing 2,000 miles through Canada and Alaska.Ian Finch, who leads British military fitness classes at Verulamium Park, will be swapping press-ups and training runs for three months in a canoe, leading a...

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  • Hop to it for Spring Special at Willows Activity Farm

    4th May 2016, 12:24pm

    Make this Spring half term extra special by hopping down to Willows Activity Farm in St Albans between the 28 May until 5 June 2016: you ‘wool’ not believe how much wholesome fun is to be had!Spring Special at Willows offers families the chance to enjoy a variety of springtime activities...

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  • Historical author is announced for St Albans Literary Festival

    27th April 2016, 1:11pm

    Alison Weir will be appearing at St Peter’s Church on the evening of Saturday July 9 to discuss her forthcoming book Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, which is published by Headline Review next month.This year’s St Albans LitFest follows the inaugural event in 2014, which featured authors...

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  • Display of textiles at St Albans Cathedral is just a Revelation

    18th April 2016, 1:20pm

    A Revelation in threads in a set of 14 large panels goes on display in St Albans Cathedral from next Tuesday, April 19.The exhibition created by textile artist Jacqui Parkinson in response to Revelation, the last book of the Bible, has taken three years to complete.The panels raise issues of life...

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  • St Albans to mark Queen’s 90th birthday with giant beacon outside Arena

    14th April 2016, 10:41am

    A giant beacon will be lit outside the Alban Arena next Thursday, April 21, to mark the Queen’s 90th birthdaySt Albans Mayor, Cllr Salih Gaygusuz, will set the beacon and pyrotechnic lights ablaze on the balcony of the theatre.A celebratory cake, tea and coffee will be served during the family...

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  • £3,000 funding boost for Special Olympics St Albans

    12th April 2016, 11:02am

    Special Olympics St Albans has received a grant from The Discovery Foundation, supported by Santander UK, which offers grants to charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.The £3,000 grant will help the charity to continue providing weekly sports activities by...

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  • Historic Clock Tower in St Albans welcomes visitors during anniversary year

    12th April 2016, 10:57am

    On Good Friday the deputy Mayor, Cllr Gill Clark, officially opened the Clock Tower for the 2016 season, using a copy of the massive ceremonial key held by St Albans Museum.She also launched a new display, housed on the first floor, detailing the restoration of the tower completed by Sir Gilbert...

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  • The new Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground has officially opened at Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire.

    7th April 2016, 11:49am

    Over £1million has been invested in developing the new playground and re-theming the site, which incorporates the natural landscape and state-of-the-art interactive technology in a safe and wholesome environment.Willows also welcomes the stars of the critically-acclaimed animated CBeebies series...

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  • Government-backed £5 million revamp of St Albans City station

    24th March 2016, 11:12am

    Apart from providing more shops, changes should result in less congestion at the busy terminal.Station operator Govia Thameslink Railways (GTR) applied for the multi-million-pound improvement grant last year, from a special Department for Transport (DfT) fund.Following the Chancellor’s Budget...

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  • St Albans brings Shakespeare to the streets for anniversary

    22nd March 2016, 10:52am

    To be or not to be there: surely that is the question’ as St Albans celebrates 400 years of the Bard this spring with its four-month long Shakespeare Festival.2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and to commemorate it, OVO - the resident theatre company at the Maltings Arts...

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