Christmas News
Join in with festive carols around Berkhamsted’s Christmas tree

Join in with festive carols around Berkhamsted’s Christmas tree

People are invited to get into the festive spirit by gathering around Berkhamsted’s High Street Christmas tree for traditional carols.

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Last chances to step into Hemel Hempstead’s Winter Wonderland

Last chances to step into Hemel Hempstead’s Winter Wonderland

Last-minute Christmas shoppers still have time to enjoy Marlowes Shopping Centre’s Winter Wonderland activities.

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A crime-fighting Christmas message from Dacorum’s Chief Inspector

A crime-fighting Christmas message from Dacorum’s Chief Inspector

Dacorum’s top cop’s merry Christmas message includes crime-fighting tips for the festive season.

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Cracking sum for Hemel Hempstead children’s charity Christmas bash

Cracking sum for Hemel Hempstead children’s charity Christmas bash

A Christmas concert featuring festive songs and performances has raised a cracking £2,500 for a Hemel Hempstead-based children’s charity.

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Wrap wiz teenagers will stick at nothing to give your gifts the wow factor

Wrap wiz teenagers will stick at nothing to give your gifts the wow factor

Do you have two left thumbs when it comes to sticky tape? When you apply a sheet of wrapping paper to a loved one’s Christmas gift does it look as if has been mauled by one of Santa’s reindeer?

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Be quick for a chance to see Santa in his Highfield grotto

Be quick for a chance to see Santa in his Highfield grotto

There’s still time to visit Santa in his Highfield grotto.

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William steps up to go walking in the air as The Snowman comes to Berkhamsted

William steps up to go walking in the air as The Snowman comes to Berkhamsted

Here’s something to make you feel old – Aled Jones was in the charts with Walking In The Air more than 30 years ago.

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United in remembering a lost loved one at Hospice of St Francis lights ceremony

United in remembering a lost loved one at Hospice of St Francis lights ceremony

Hundreds of people gathered together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones at a Light Up a Life ceremony on Sunday.

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It’s time to party with Age UK Dacorum, whatever your age!

It’s time to party with Age UK Dacorum, whatever your age!

Old folk donned their cracker hats and got into the festive spirit at Age UK Dacorum’s Christmas party.

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You’ve got longer to collect parcels from Hemel Hempstead’s mail centre in the run up to Christmas

You’ve got longer to collect parcels from Hemel Hempstead’s mail centre in the run up to Christmas

Opening hours at Hemel Hempstead’s Maxted Road mail centre have been extended to make it easier for people to pick up their parcels in the run up to Christmas.

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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.