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REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

New analysis has revealed jobs in construction dominate the list of occupations most likely to have a conviction for drink and drug-driving.

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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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Hacker using laptop

From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Product warning

Laptop battery packs recalled over fire hazard fears

Computer manufacturer Toshiba has recalled a range of laptop battery packs over fears that the units could overheat and potentially catch fire.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Mike Tustin, a chartered forester with John Clegg & Co

FARMING MATTERS: Trees as a farm crop

Farmers are being encouraged to think of forestry as a means of diversification.

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Viking House offices in Hemel Hempstead

Six-month target to start building 87 new flats in Hemel Hempstead

A building firm expects construction work to begin on a host of new flats in six months’ time.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Beavers visit Amazon's Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre

£1,000 surprise donation for Beavers

Amazon’s Hemel Hempstead fulfilment centre in Hemel had a visit from the Beavers of 9th St Albans Scout Group.

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Crime

Police launch free tool marking scheme

Police in Hemel are launching a free tool marking service, in a bid to reduce thefts and help reunite stolen items with their rightful owners.

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CFRs attend medical emergencies where they live or work

Could you volunteer to be a First Responder?

Could 2017 be the year that you volunteer as a Community First Responder?

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Hearing Dog puppies

Help train a pup that will change someone’s life

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is looking for dog lovers in Hertfordshire to act as ‘puppy socialisers.

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The Hertfordshire Care Services Directory

New guide to care services

A new, updated, independent directory of care services in Hertfordshire has just been published, giving crucial information on how to access and pay for local care services.

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Sunnyside Rural Trust visit to Workaid

Tools given a new lease of life

Members of Sunnyside Rural Trust paid a visit to Workaid, in Chesham, where they collected a consignment of horticultural and carpentry tools to assist them with their many projects.

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Alex Whittle

A Special opportunity with the police

Hertfordshire Constabulary is looking to recruit more volunteer police officers.

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Local Body Rescue mentor Jacqui Grover

New slimming club launches

A new slimming group is launching in Berkhamsted on Thursday January 19.

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Participants in the Chilterns Cycle Challenge

Are you fit enough to take on cycle challenge?

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is starting to gear up for its 2017 Chilterns Cycle Challenge this spring, and is looking for people with the endurance to take part.

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Send us your snow pics

Send us your snow pics

The snow has finally come - and we want your photos.

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How ‘crippling cuts’ are affecting our elderly in Dacorum

How ‘crippling cuts’ are affecting our elderly in Dacorum

A pensioner who drained her ISA account of funds for taxi fares to visit her sick husband at Watford Hospital is just one example of how crippling care cuts are affecting the elderly.

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