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Environment

Businesswoman from Hemel Hempstead gets honorary university award for science

Harnessing renewable and alternative energy sources has lead Dr Vivienne Cox’s contributions to be recognised by the University of Hertfordshire with a Doctor of Science award.

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Burglary in Hemel Hempstead.

Diamonds, pearls and gold stolen in midnight break-in in Hemel Hempstead

A resident who has lost diamond earrings and a gold wedding band is appealing for help after a burglary in Hemel Hempstead.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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Road closures in Tring due to Storm Aileen.

Storm Aileen’s high winds leave roads closed in Tring

Strong winds overnight have thrown trees to the ground in Tring due to Storm Aileen.

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Hurrican Irma

Hurricane Irma: Five ways people turned tragedy into stupidity

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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Recycling in Dacorum reaches a new high.

Recycling rates in Dacorum reach a new high

Residents living in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas are now recyling more than they are throwing away.

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Love Parks Week celebrates local green spaces.

Find the perfect park for you in Hertfordshire this summer holiday

To celebrate the summer holidays and the great parks on your doorstep in Hertfordshire, Dacorum Borough Council have launched a new web app called ParksHerts.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Love Food Hate Waste challengers halve their food waste.

Food waste halves as Dacorum Council challenges residents

Over 130 residents in Dacorum took part in the council’s Love Food Hate Waste challenge.

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Tring Memorial Gardens was one of the four parks in Dacorum to win the award

Four Dacorum parks win prestigious Green Flag Award

Four of Dacorum’s parks have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

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Water Gardens open in Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead celebrates the reopening of the Water Gardens

A summer of family fun kicked off on Saturday, July 22 with the reopening of the much-loved Water Gardens.

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Villages united in battle to stop ‘lorry menace’ ahead of key meeting on Monday

Villages are uniting against an application for a major waste processing and recycling centre near Cheddington due to the volume of HGVs they fear it will bring through their communities.

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jetting and vacuumation tanker Lanes Utilities 12000 PSI jet vac 300

High-powered jet tanker will clear Hertfordshire’s sewers

Thames Water has a new high-powered weapon to tackle the menace of cowboy builders who allow concrete and other building materials to block sewers.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Fly tipping.  Picture: Sarah Standing

FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” Owner of popular Dacorum pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Domino's staff picked up litter outside The Forum in Hemel Hempstead

1,500 volunteers pick up hundreds of bags of rubbish in big litter pick

Volunteers picked up 250 bags of rubbish and 150 bags of recyclable materials in a month-long blitz to tidy up Dacorum.

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