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Travel: A unique Dutch winter challenge

With a cold snap currently sweeping across Europe, more than 15,000 Dutch ice-skaters and more than two million winter sports fans have been waiting patiently since 1997 for a proper big freeze in the hope that 2017 will be the year in which the Elfstedentocht is permitted to go ahead.

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Hemel MP welcomes Theresa May’s latest statements about Brexit

Hemel MP Mike Penning has spoken out to support the Prime Minister’s latest stance on leaving the European Union.

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The advert for Naturist Cleaners. (Photo: Facebook)

Naked female cleaners wanted to clean houses in Dacorum totally nude for £45 an hour

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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Charlie and Ian Pudney

Dad of brain tumour child from Tring backs campaign relaunch

The father of a boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumour wants more people to support the relaunch of an awareness campaign.

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Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats have launched a petition

Sign up to save our pharmacies across Dacorum

A petition has been launched to save “vital” community pharmacies across Dacorum.

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Victor Lownes (second from left) opens a new Save the Children charity shop in Tring High Street in 1978

The Playboy who threw parties in Aldbury

Residents of Aldbury and Tring are mourning the death of one their most flamboyant friends – Playboy impressario Victor Lownes.

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Wycombe Hospital

Elderly Northchurch woman ‘could have frozen to death’ after hospital staff sent her home in her slippers

An elderly patient recovering from a silent heart attack “could have frozen to death” outside her own home because she was hurriedly put in a taxi by hospital staff without a coat, cash or her walking frame.

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Paul Stevens has been missing for the past few days

Appeal to find missing Berkhamsted man

A man has gone missing from Berkhamsted - sparking an appeal from police for help in finding him.

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Zara Witherall

Mother joins tributes to ‘beautiful’ daughter who collapsed at Bovingdon Primary Academy

Shock and sadness has swept through Bovingdon after eight-year-old school pupil Zara Witherall died last week.

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Adam Watt was stabbed outside his home earlier this month

Two arrested in Adam Watt murder investigation

Two people have been arrested by police as they continue a murder investigation into the death of Adam Watt.

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Chipperfield Theatre Company present Peter Pan

Peter Pan flies into Chipperfield

Brimming with lively choreography, captivating musical numbers and a cast of 30 adults and children, Peter Pan the Musical takes flight.

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Travel writer Ella Walker outside Jane Austen's house.

Travel: Book a novel weekend break

Trudging through the misty graveyard of St Nicholas Church in Steventon, Hampshire on a chilly Saturday morning, I could really do with some of the ringed patterns Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra strapped to their boots to keep off the sodden, muddy ground.

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Ballet coming to Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre

Top ballet comes to Aylesbury

Ballet fans are in for a treat with plenty to entertain them at the Waterside during the new season.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Leila Wilks is heading back to scene of the tsunami

Tsunami survivor living in Hemel Hempstead to teach orphans how to swim

A woman will head back to the scene where she survived a deadly tsunami in the hope of saving the lives of children.

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New £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council and library officially opens in Hemel Hempstead

New £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council and library officially opens in Hemel Hempstead

A new era for public services began in Hemel Hempstead today (January 16) when a £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council officially opened.

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The Twits. Photos: Pamela Raith Photography

Don’t be a Twit! Enter this rather marvellous, disgustingly good competition

We have teamed up with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to celebrating their New Year of must-see entertainment in style with a chance to win 4 passes to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and 4 tickets to see the author’s classic The Twits.

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Bovingdon Primary Academy

School pays tribute to eight-year-old Hemel Hempstead girl with a ‘beautiful smile’ who died after falling ill

The principal at Bovingdon Primary Academy has paid tribute to ‘wonderful’ Year 3 pupil Zara Witherall who died last week.

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