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Hertfordshire’s libraries set to be ‘privatised’

Libraries are set to be “outsourced” across Herts, in a cost-cutting measure by the county council.

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Hertfordshire private school fails Ofsted safeguarding test - again

A troubled private school which is threatened with closure has failed its safeguarding requirements again.

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Pet rats dumped next to a road in Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead

Pet rats dumped next to a road in Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead

A group of rodents are “lucky to be alive” after being dumped in a small open wooden box in a layby on the edge of fields in Dodds Lane last weekend (Sunday, April 8).

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Mobiles stolen from Riverside

Mobiles stolen from Riverside

Police have released CCTV images of four men they would like to speak to following a theft from the EE store in the Riverside shopping centre.

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M1 potholes to be tackled shortly

M1 potholes to be tackled shortly

Work to tackle potholes on the motorway by Hemel Hempstead will be completed by the end of May.

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SPOTTER PICTURE QUIZ: Which of these Berkhamsted sights do you recognise?

Welcome to our fun new feature from the Gazette – our Spotter quiz.

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Kathleen Maple, 70, has been found

Berkhamsted High Street bank hit in late night robbery

Masked robbers smashed the doors of a High Street bank on Wednesday night while staff were still inside.

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VOTE: Karate Kid sequel coming - but what are the worst sequels ever

A TV sequel to The Karate Kid is coming. Even the main actors from the first film will be in it (except Pat Morita. He’s dead).

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Crime

200-year-old coins taken in burglary in Bovingdon

A collection of vintage coins, some dating back 200 years, were stolen during a burglary in Bovingdon last month.

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MP tells Parliament that public have been “misled” over health services

MP tells Parliament that public have been “misled” over health services

Health bosses “misled” the public over changes to hospital services in Hemel Hempstead, MP Sir Mike Penning told Parliament last week.

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Striking staff at Dacorum Council warn: “Redundancies and service cuts will come next”

Striking staff at Dacorum Council warn: “Redundancies and service cuts will come next”

Staff rallied on the steps of Dacorum Borough Council on Tuesday, after bosses slashed their redundancy rights.

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Mike Penning set for another five years as Hemel Hempstead MP?

Hemel’s Tory MP Sir Mike Penning will stand for the party again at the next election.

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Struggling Cavendish School set to become part of controversial academies group?

The Cavendish School is set to become an academy later this year, following a vote by bosses.

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A Hemel Hempstead school is one of six in Hertfordshire to receive bomb threat

A Hemel Hempstead school is one of six in Hertfordshire to receive bomb threat

Abbot’s Hill School received a bomb threat on Monday morning.

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‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

An elected NHS, police bosses going to prison if they do not prosecute certain criminals, and an Irish policy that could force soldiers back on to the streets of Belfast.

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Headteacher to leave crisis school Rudolf Steiner - handing in his notice after just four months

The first-ever headteacher of a £9,250-a-year private school has resigned – after just four months in the job.

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One man and his box

Book your place at Tring’s fundraising literary festival

A new chapter could be beginning at a special needs school, thanks to a Tring literary festival.

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IN PICTURES: Ukulele festival hits the right note

Ukulele-players hit all the right notes when Berkhamsted hosted its seventh ‘Ukes for Unicef’ ukulele festival.

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Children find out their new secondary schools

Three-quarters of children in Hertfordshire have been offered a place at their preferred secondary or upper schools for 2018-19.

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School closures in Hertfordshire

School closures in Hertfordshire

The following state schools are closed in Dacorum today because of the cold weather:

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