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Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Serene and relaxing surroundings at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Tackling the misperceptions of Center Parcs

Center Parcs as a family getaway is pretty much unrivalled but it is also often burdened by unfair misperceptions.

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Mary Berry

VOTE: Who should replace Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off?

Have your say on who you think should replace the Berry - from our refined list of favourites.

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Gazette reporter Victoria Bull gets a taste of what the DENS Dacorum Foodbank offers as she volunteers at its busiest time of year. ENGPNL00120131216131847

Five years being there when needed the most

Five years, 208,062kg of food donations, and 15,050 people helped across Dacorum including 5,782 children.

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry has this morning quit Great British Bake Off after show’s move to Channel 4, saying she will stay with BBC out of “loyalty”

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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Shopkins Smoothie Truck. Picture: PRNewsFoto/Toys R Us.

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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Shopkins Smoothie Truck. Picture: PRNewsFoto/Toys R Us.

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

Business
Oakman Inns raised nearly �21,000 with its #EatForItaly pledge

Popular restaurant chain’s brilliant gesture raises nearly £21,000 for Italian earthquake victims

Oakman Inns & Restaurants, which was founded in Tring and operates three pub-restaurants in Dacorum, has announced it raised nearly £21,000 with its #EatForItaly fundraising drive in the wake of the Italian earthquake.

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7.8 million adults in the UK use dating sites

50 shades of Tinder: Over-50s move online to find a partner

With websites like Tinder popular with the more youthful end of the dating market, over-50s may feel left out when it comes to finding a partner.

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Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Aidan Turner in Poldark

Travel: Poldark’s pull to Cornwall

Climbing a cliff-top path weaving through an endless carpet of heather, I look up to see a series of mines on the horizon. ggh

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Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Apple assures users iOS 10 update is safe after iPhone ‘bricking’ issues

Tech giant Apple has sought to reassure users that the latest operating system update is safe after some iPhone owners reported it had rendered their handsets useless.

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Rescued hedgehogs are returned to the wild at official hedgehog release site, Center Parcs Woburn Forest, after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.  This Photo: A young hoglet has one final weigh-in to check he�"s healthy before being released to in to the wild.

PICTURES: Young hedgehogs released into the wild at Center Parcs

Five young hedgehogs have ventured into the wild at Center Parcs Woburn Forest after being nursed back to health at a local hedgehog hospital.

Environment
New-look Hemel website

New-look for your Hemel Gazette website

Welcome to our new-look Hemel Gazette website. We’ve given it an upgrade with a fresh, modern design.

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Reality TV personalities such as Kylie Jenner and the cast of TOWIE are being blamed for an increase in young women seeking lip-filler procedures

Towie effect sees doubling in legal complaints over botched lip filler ops

Hit ITV-series TOWIE has been blamed for a huge rise in the number of botched lip-filler ops on young women and girls as young as 14.

Business
Price of wine set to increase due to Brexit

Price of wine set to increase due to Brexit

The full effects of Brexit have yet to be felt, but wine-lovers may get a taste for them sooner than most.

Business
The cost of a foreign holiday could be set to increase again

UK families may have to pay ‘holiday tax’ after Brexit

Britons travelling to continental Europe after Brexit could have to pay for permission to enter EU countries, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has conceded.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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