Schools have been shouting about what their pupils have been up to in recent weeks.
Have you ever wanted to be Spiderman?
A spring fair at St Rose’s Catholic Infants’ School raised more than £3,000 towards the life-saving cancer treatment of a sick mum.
A fundraising pet show means a primary school is one step closer to getting a double decker bus that will be used as a classroom.
Plans for a homeless hostel in Hemel Hempstead will be submitted to Dacorum Borough Council next month, subject to a public consultation.
A new scheme launched by Community Action Dacorum to help elderly and disabled people living in rural areas do their weekly shop has been labelled ‘a blessing’ by one user.
Mmmm. Don’t you just love it? That smell of hot oil, warmed up biscuit crumbs under the mats, cooking dust and vinyl.
Scouts have been out in the woods learning key skills they will need for an adventure-packed trip to the Netherlands later this year.
Apprentice contestant Natalie Panayi managed to avoid being on the receiving end of Lord Sugar’s trademark ‘You’re Fired’ finger pointing, despite being the project manager on the losing team.1 comment
When she signed up to be part of this year’s Biggest Loser challenge Emma Beattie had two aims – shedding some weight and raising funds for the Northchurch-based Hospice Of St Francis.
Salon owner Trisha Buller decided to do something to help people get the real-world skills needed to work in the hairdressing industry.
A town festival that last year raised thousands of pounds for community projects has fallen victim to the tough economic times.
The head teacher brought in to reshape the reputation of a Hemel Hempstead secondary school is now in the running for national honours in recogniton of what he’s achieved.
A school’s spring fair has been hailed a success by its headteacher.
The team at Hemel Hempstead Sportspace are so delighted with their new-look gym that they’ve put together a video to get the message across.
Year 3 pupils were given the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Waitrose Berkhamsted as part of a nationwide healthy eating initiative run by the supermarket chain.
Pentecost Sunday saw current and former members of New Life Pentecostal Church celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the church building on Lawn Lane, Hemel Hempstead.
Gambolling in a Hertfordshire back garden is a sight to make anyone sit up and take notice – a grey squirrel may be a regular visitor, a black squirrel is rarer, but the reader who captured this brief snatch of film has never seen both at the same time.8 comments
Three Year 11 girls who set the ball rolling explained this week why they put forward their head teacher’s name for a prestige award.
You can now find out how the food on sale at Eastwoods is prepared before it reaches your fridge.
In Victorian times, a desire for self-improvement led to the establishment of Mechanics’ Institutes throughout the country.
Business leaders want to build a vibrant community on a giant business park to keep giant warehouse “sheds” away.
Welcome to a nostalgic look back at some of the adverts which appeared in the Gazette in one particular week way back when – each a story to tell and sure to spark all sorts of memories from those who fondly remember businesses which may no longer be part of the scene.
Frogmore Paper Mill has been nominated for a prestigious award celebrating the museums which most enthrall children.
A war veteran who served in the Merchant Navy celebrated his 100th birthday today.3 comments
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Hundreds of people braved the rain for a family fun day at Berkhamsted FC to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
It was a busy weekend of cricket as the Dacorum sides got the 2013 season up-and-running – despite some heavy rain.
Three wild boar piglets are being hand reared by zoo keepers - with the help of a cuddly toy sheep.
Pupils and staff at Longdean School were treated to a visit from Great Britain gymnast Louis Smith as he continues to keep the Olympic flame burning.
One of the greatest names in Watford Football Club’s history has given his thoughts on his old team’s chances of making it to the Premier League.
Olympic gymnastics star Louis Smith believes that Hemel Hempstead man Max Whitlock has what it takes to lead British gymnastics to the next level.
Police have released CCTV images in a bid to track down a string of suspected shoplifters.4 comments
Aiming for mass appeal video
One of the most dearly beloved comedy characters to come to the nation’s TV screens in recent years will be transferring to the stage in Kings Langley next week – and everyone involved in the production is hoping for songs of praise.
British sculptor John William Mills, who is now 80 years old, was born in London and studied at Hammersmith School of Art (1947-1954) and the Royal College of Art (1956-1960).
A brave Tring man and three friends endured a painful waxing session to raise money for charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
A baby elephant is a typical youngster.
Voluntary groups and organisations were on hand to offer their expertise during a Help and Advice Day.
A mother duck must think Pixies Hill Primary is a quacking great school, because she’s brought her second brood of ducklings to live there.1 comment
‘Let’s kick cancer’ video
Berkhamsted Football Club is all set to host a celebrity six-a-side football tournament and family fun day to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Pupils at Kings Langley School are learning how to empathise with others, become aware of their body language and improve their self-discipline, thanks to an innovative character development programme.
Historic and vintage vehicles were looking their shiny, polished best in Sunday’s sunshine.
The glorious bank holiday weather ensured the crowds came out for Aldbury’s May Fair on Monday, which organisers reckon was the busiest on record.
Crews from Hemel Hempstead fire station are delivering a stark warning to young people about the hazards of driving while using a mobile phone.2 comments
It’s all change at the pioneering hospice organisation which most people in Dacorum know simply as Rennie.
A cabaret evening to help mark the 10th anniversary of homegrown charity DENS was a sellout success.
It was penalty shoot-out heartbreak for Hemel Hempstead Town FC as they were beaten by Gosport Borough in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division play-off final.7 comments
“Ne-er cast a clout till May be out” is a familiar old saying – but it means wait until the May blossom comes into flower in the hedgerows, not until the end of the month of May.
After a long hard winter it seems that spring has finally sprung in Dacorum.
Rain and hail evidently didn’t dampen the spirits of those in Tring this weekend, as the town’s annual Spring Fayre still drew a sizeable crowd.
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