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Christmas trees get the chop on green day

Christmas trees get the chop on green day

It wasn’t a white Christmas but it was a green start to the New Year as more than 3,000 trees were recycled in one day – a record haul.

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A Christmas Day arrival joins the family

A Christmas Day arrival joins the family

Meet baby Savannah Myslovicova from Hemel Hempstead, one of the new arrivals who entered the world on Christmas Day at Watford Hospital.

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Record-breaking ambulance calls

Record-breaking ambulance calls

Ambulance teams faced record-breaking demand over the Christmas period, with 800 more calls received than 12 months ago.

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Late night shopping

Late night shopping

Selected stores at Hemel’s Riverside Shopping Centre have extended their opening hours in the lead up to Christmas Day.

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“There are just too many Santas” – dad reckons Christmas should not be exploited to sell fast food

“There are just too many Santas” – dad reckons Christmas should not be exploited to sell fast food

Too many Santas are selling pizza on the streets on Hemel Hempstead, according to an angry father who says it is confusing for children.

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VOTE: Too many Santas on our streets?

VOTE: Too many Santas on our streets?

Local dad Chris Challis has criticised Domino’s Pizza for having five staff dressed as Santa Claus while wearing billboards advertising the takeaway restaurant, because he believes it is confusing for children.What do you think?

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Christmas pharmacy opening times across Dacorum

Christmas pharmacy opening times across Dacorum

Pharmacies across Dacorum have announced when they will be each be open over the festive period.

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Santa hits the streets – 500 times over!

Santa hits the streets – 500 times over!

You’d think he would have more than enough on his plate already (especially at this time of year) but Santa could be seen pounding the streets of Hemel town centre on Sunday morning.

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A pre-Christmas look at Hertfordshire’s charities

A pre-Christmas look at Hertfordshire’s charities

The first in a three-part feature, as featured in the Hemel Gazette

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Make a date for Bovingdon’s first-ever Christmas fayre

Make a date for Bovingdon’s first-ever Christmas fayre

Bovingdon’s first-ever Christmas fayre takes place this Sunday from 4-8pm.

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Give the gift of gin this Christmas with these fantastic festive treats

Gin Advent CalendarPicture: John LewisCount down the days to Christmas one mini bottle of Edinburgh Gin at a time thanks to this cute advent

Tesco's latest release could see them win the war for weirdest Christmas crisp flavour

Rightly hailed for their usual Christmas release - Pigs in Blankets flavoured crisps - this winter's limited edition flavour has left many

2017's comfiest clothes to lounge around in on Christmas morning

Onsies, jammies, slippers and socks and slippers: tear open the wrapping paper in style with comfy lounge wear for the big day.Tartan

Britain's booziest advent calendar launched - that includes 25 full size bottles of gin

Britain's booziest advent calendar has been launched - containing 25 full size bottles of gin. They are encased in a custom-made wooden cabinet