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Fire in Appspond Lane, Potters Couch. Picture by Jim Garnett.

Challenge Yourself: Two hours a week could make a real difference to a blind or partially-sighted person

A selection of the opportunities available this week through Volunteer Centre Dacorum.

Court

Court round-up (including drink driver, prolific shoplifter and drug-users)

Recent cases before Watford, St Albans and Hatfield Magistrates’ Courts include:

Court

Court round-up

Charlie Anthony Hindley, 23, Cuffley Court, Hemel Hempstead. Breached a restraining order preventing him from attending a Hemel Hempstead address on March 24 and March 25. Fined £100, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Police appeal for witnesses after car is trashed in cul-de-sac

Thieves caused £2,500 worth of damage to a car parked in a quiet street last night.

Mark Webber officially opens the new Dayla distribution centre in Aston Clinton in 2012 - pictured arriving with Tim Cooper MD

Bottoms up! Drinks firm to sponsor Chilfest music festival this summer

Organisers of Tring’s summer music festival Chilfest are ‘chuffed to bits’ after signing a sponsorship deal with Vale drinks firm Dayla.

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Children after completing a former Bikeability course in Amersham PNL-140104-110306001

Kids can saddle up for free bike training in Tring this Easter

If you’re wondering how to keep the kids occupied during the upcoming half term holidays, you can get them to dust off their bikes for a week’s free training.

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Be green if you’re having a clear out - small electrical items can now be recycled at banks in Hemel Hempstead and Tring

People having a spring clear out are reminded that there’s a green way to get rid of their electrical items.

Fish and Chips

Chips ahoy! New fish and chip shop in Tring will create several jobs for local people

The new cod on the block in Tring’s Dolphin Square this spring will offer several employment opportunities to locals.

Petrol pump

Oil giant says pumps at Tring petrol station are under investigation after nozzle fuel price bother

A mother-of-two has hit out at a filling station in Tring after the price of her fuel was apparently ‘topped up’ each time she visited.

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Post Office

Special delivery! Tring’s Post Office will be closed for more than two weeks to make way for refurb

A Post Office’s tired interior is to be revitalised thanks to the government’s £1.34bn investment and its vow to ensure there are no more closures.

Charity news

Marathon runner from Tring says emotion of completing challenge in memory of her uncle next month will hit her ‘like a breeze block’

A mother-of-two is preparing to fulfil her dream of running the London Marathon in memory of her late uncle.

Community Action Dacorum minibuses

Rural bus route gets back on the road with two new villages added to timetable

A community rural bus service is reaching out to two more villages next month with a new revised route and increased number of stops.

Just two of the dresses donated to Rennie Grove Hospice Care for its wedding dress sale. Photo by Adam Hollier. PNL-140318-115849001

Gowns for a good cause! Bag yourself a bargain all in the name of charity

Patients of Rennie Grove Hospice Care are set to benefit from a charity wedding dress sale after a manufacturer kindly donated hundreds of brand new gowns.

Police are urging residents not to give out personal banking information and never to hand over bank cards

Police reissue Herts phone scam warning as cruel cons spike to 104 in less than three weeks

A special task force has been set up to combat a telephone fraud scam affecting vulnerable people across Herts, as the total number of cruel cons reaches to more than 100 in March alone.

Tring Park in autumn

Museum’s car parking headache set to be solved this summer

Work on a new overspill car park for Tring’s Natural History Museum could be finished in time for early summer.

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Park facelift project needs your help this weekend

The Woodland Trust is calling on those with a passion for nature to get stuck in with the restoration project in Tring Park tomorrow.

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