Christmas News
GALLERY: Crowds wrap up and turn out to see Christmas lights switched on

GALLERY: Crowds wrap up and turn out to see Christmas lights switched on

Father Christmas arrived at the Kings Langley Christmas Festival aboard a flash car and flanked by storm troopers and a wookiee from the Star Wars franchise.

Carousels
Cost of Christmas meal less than last year

Cost of Christmas meal less than last year

The cost of making a traditional Christmas meal for eight people has come down this year.

consumer goods
Christmas drink drive figures show a drop in Herts – but police promise there will be no let-up in their zero tolerance policy

Christmas drink drive figures show a drop in Herts – but police promise there will be no let-up in their zero tolerance policy

People are being urged again to shop drink-drivers to the police after a festive clampdown reveals that motorists are still hitting the booze and then getting behind the wheel.

road transport
Dacorum Community Choir welcomes new members and celebrates a successful holiday programme

Dacorum Community Choir welcomes new members and celebrates a successful holiday programme

After a busy festive season the choir is looking forward to a new year, and new members are always welcome.

Community
Parents welcome New Year and Christmas babies at Watford General Hospital

Parents welcome New Year and Christmas babies at Watford General Hospital

A total of nine babies arrived at Watford General Hospital on New Year’s Day – and one was born to Hemel Hempstead parents.

Local
Hornets help make it a happy Christmas for children’s ward kids

Hornets help make it a happy Christmas for children’s ward kids

Young patients, parents, doctors, nurses and support staff at Watford General Hospital have been verwhelmed by the generous donations received by the children’s ward this Christmas.

Football
‘Twas the night before Christmas… and homeless shelter’s will be like any other

‘Twas the night before Christmas… and homeless shelter’s will be like any other

It’s the night before Christmas, and the team at the Dacorum emergency night shelter run by homelessness charity DENS are doing all they can to make sure that tomorrow’s celebrations will be just like those being enjoyed in happy households up and down the country.

Community
Louis’ festive picture has been seen by many after MP Mike Penning selected drawing for his Christmas card

Louis’ festive picture has been seen by many after MP Mike Penning selected drawing for his Christmas card

A schoolboy’s festive drawing has been sent out to homes across the country in the form of a Christmas card by Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning.

Community
Do we really have to be told not to drink and drive? Well, some people clearly still need a reminder…

Do we really have to be told not to drink and drive? Well, some people clearly still need a reminder…

It’s that time of year – we eat a bit too much, we have a few drinks, we want to enjoy ourselves.

Community
Shoppers’ season of goodwill starts in Hemel Hempstead’s Sainsbury’s stores

Shoppers’ season of goodwill starts in Hemel Hempstead’s Sainsbury’s stores

Hemel Hempstead’s Sainsbury’s stores have been busy spreading festive cheer to shoppers.

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Top festive tips for cooking your turkey safely this Christmas

According to FSS, washing poultry is unnecessary as proper cooking kills harmful bacteria like campylobacter, and rinsing the raw meat will

Meet the police who work on Christmas Day

“Drive safely and have a good Christmas.”

Festive Taste Test: Which supermarket mince pies are the best?

Working for a newspaper isn't all court reports and clickbait - sometimes we get our hands dirty too.In our role as consumer champions we got

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.