Christmas News
Meet the police who work on Christmas Day

Meet the police who work on Christmas Day

“Drive safely and have a good Christmas.”

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A ‘small price to pay’ for DENS staff helping homeless on Christmas Day

A ‘small price to pay’ for DENS staff helping homeless on Christmas Day

When Sean Fitzgerald and his team head into work on Christmas Day, they will be treating it like any other.

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Berkhamsted boy bids for Christmas number one after teaming up with Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

Berkhamsted boy bids for Christmas number one after teaming up with Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

A Berkhamsted boy is in the race to try to bag a Christmas number one, after joining forces with Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.

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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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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

15 weird and wonderful Christmas food and drink facts

Fancy a festive family bucket this Christmas?In Japan, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken has become something of a Yule tide tradition for