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When do the Christmas school holidays start in Hemel Hempstead?

When do the Christmas school holidays start in Hemel Hempstead?

Christmas half term in Hemel Hempstead will soon be upon us and here is a reminder of important diary dates for you kids, which every parent needs to jot down.

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Christmas trees get the chop on green day

Christmas trees get the chop on green day

It wasn’t a white Christmas but it was a green start to the New Year as more than 3,000 trees were recycled in one day – a record haul.

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A Christmas Day arrival joins the family

A Christmas Day arrival joins the family

Meet baby Savannah Myslovicova from Hemel Hempstead, one of the new arrivals who entered the world on Christmas Day at Watford Hospital.

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Record-breaking ambulance calls

Record-breaking ambulance calls

Ambulance teams faced record-breaking demand over the Christmas period, with 800 more calls received than 12 months ago.

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Late night shopping

Late night shopping

Selected stores at Hemel’s Riverside Shopping Centre have extended their opening hours in the lead up to Christmas Day.

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“There are just too many Santas” – dad reckons Christmas should not be exploited to sell fast food

“There are just too many Santas” – dad reckons Christmas should not be exploited to sell fast food

Too many Santas are selling pizza on the streets on Hemel Hempstead, according to an angry father who says it is confusing for children.

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VOTE: Too many Santas on our streets?

VOTE: Too many Santas on our streets?

Local dad Chris Challis has criticised Domino’s Pizza for having five staff dressed as Santa Claus while wearing billboards advertising the takeaway restaurant, because he believes it is confusing for children.What do you think?

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Christmas pharmacy opening times across Dacorum

Christmas pharmacy opening times across Dacorum

Pharmacies across Dacorum have announced when they will be each be open over the festive period.

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Santa hits the streets – 500 times over!

Santa hits the streets – 500 times over!

You’d think he would have more than enough on his plate already (especially at this time of year) but Santa could be seen pounding the streets of Hemel town centre on Sunday morning.

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A pre-Christmas look at Hertfordshire’s charities

A pre-Christmas look at Hertfordshire’s charities

The first in a three-part feature, as featured in the Hemel Gazette

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Sukhinder Singh of The Whisky Exchange recommends five whiskies to accompany your Christmas

Sukhinder Singh. Picture: The Whisky ExchangeSukhinder Singh of The Whisky Exchange presents his top five bottles of whisky that won’t

The festive food and drink pop-up taking over an Edinburgh graveyard

Taking over the old watchtower in St Cuthbert's Graveyard on Lothian Road, this new Edinburgh pop-up promises Christmas street food, warming

The Dockyard Social aims to serve up perfect Christmas weekend with 'naughty or nice' theme

Following its successful launch weekend, The Dockyard Social is returning on the 16th and 17th of December, with a festive twist.Asking street

Video: Falkirk chip shop serves up deep-fried twist on Christmas classics

New Union Chippie in Camelon, near Falkirk, began selling battered treats such as mince pies and pigs in blankets as part of a winter shake-up