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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Hemel Hempstead school evacuated after fire

A small fire broke out at Longdean School on Wednesday morning during a cookery class.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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Hemel school confident that improvements are already being felt

Hemel school confident that improvements are already being felt

The executive headteacher charged with turning around The Cavendish School remains ‘bullish’ after the school’s latest Ofsted rating.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Stonewall gives top marks to Herts County Council for anti-bullying programmes in schools

Stonewall gives top marks to Herts County Council for anti-bullying programmes in schools

The county has been named as one of the best regions in the country for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools throughout the county.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours: Berkhamsted school governor Elizabeth O’Reilly

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Berkhamsted school governor Elizabeth O’Reilly

A school governor who has played a key role supporting the re-organisation of Berkhamsted’s schools system has been recognised with an MBE.

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What next for £9,750-a-year Hertfordshire school after highly critical Ofsted report?

An independent school that is already threatened with closure has been given another critical blow.

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Hemel school closes because of gas leak

Adeyfield School will be closed on Tuesday because of a gas leak.

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Awards night for West Herts College

Awards night for West Herts College

Students at West Herts College were laying foundations for the future, as their leading lights were recognised at the annual Building Services Awards night.

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UKIP man claims students are being “brainwashed” by refugee event

A failed Parliamentary candidate has launched on online rant against a school event for International Refugee Day.

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Dacorum students meet business leaders

Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors will host their first skills networking breakfast on Wednesday, June 28.

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Bovingdon Pre-School Garden opening.
Zach Sayers and Grace Davis, both aged three, in the hat parade.

Can you help Bovingdon Pre-School?

A community pre-school needs YOUR help if it is to avoid closing before the next school year.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Hertfordshire Police is appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information

Cops investigating linked bike thefts from schools in Hemel Hempstead

Police believe that two separate incidents of bike thefts from Hemel Hempstead schools may be linked.

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The new campus for West Herts College opened this afternoon

West Herts College opens new Hemel Hempstead campus this afternoon

West Herts College has unveiled its brand new campus in Hemel Hempstead this afternoon (May 17).

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The NUT fears class sizes will increase even further

Herts NUT backs calls from heads for parents to lobby officials on funding crisis

Calls for parents to scrutinise councillors and prospective MPs over the school funding crisis have been backed by the Herts branch of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).

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