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Mariachi Christmas

Mariachi Christmas

Santa and his elves might be preparing our presents up at the North Pole, but closer to home the staff at Amazon’s distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead are doing just the same.

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Head into Hemel for Small Business Saturday

Head into Hemel for Small Business Saturday

Hemel retail chiefs have called on shoppers to check out the town’s smaller retailers this weekend, as part of Small Business Saturday.

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Millions struggling financially in January

Millions struggling financially in January

Millions of Brits will struggle to survive January financially after overspending during the festive season, warns new research.

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Last posting dates for Christmas

Last posting dates for Christmas

If you’ve still got Christmas cards to write and send, you better get your skates on.

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VIDEO: Animals get Christmas treat as zookeepers play Santa

VIDEO: Animals get Christmas treat as zookeepers play Santa

Christmas has come early for the animals at Whipsnade Zoo as keepers surprised them with some delicious festive treats.

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Town comes together to mark countdown to Christmas and completion of regeneration works

Town comes together to mark countdown to Christmas and completion of regeneration works

There were mixed reviews of Hemel Hempstead’s Christmas lights switch on.

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GALLERY: Crowds wrap up and turn out to see Christmas lights switched on

GALLERY: Crowds wrap up and turn out to see Christmas lights switched on

Father Christmas arrived at the Kings Langley Christmas Festival aboard a flash car and flanked by storm troopers and a wookiee from the Star Wars franchise.

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Cost of Christmas meal less than last year

Cost of Christmas meal less than last year

The cost of making a traditional Christmas meal for eight people has come down this year.

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Christmas drink drive figures show a drop in Herts – but police promise there will be no let-up in their zero tolerance policy

Christmas drink drive figures show a drop in Herts – but police promise there will be no let-up in their zero tolerance policy

People are being urged again to shop drink-drivers to the police after a festive clampdown reveals that motorists are still hitting the booze and then getting behind the wheel.

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Dacorum Community Choir welcomes new members and celebrates a successful holiday programme

Dacorum Community Choir welcomes new members and celebrates a successful holiday programme

After a busy festive season the choir is looking forward to a new year, and new members are always welcome.

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