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Could you pick up an extra gift to help struggling families this Christmas?

Could you pick up an extra gift to help struggling families this Christmas?

Shoppers are asked to pick up an extra gift when buying festive goodies to help give hard-up families a merry Christmas.

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Crowds turn out for Kings Langley Christmas Festival

Crowds turn out for Kings Langley Christmas Festival

Encouraged by the dry weather, thousands of people turned out for the annual Kings Langley Christmas Festival on Saturday.

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Annual advent fair pulls in the crowds to Rudolf Steiner School

Annual advent fair pulls in the crowds to Rudolf Steiner School

An early-awaited Advent Fair has been hailed as a huge success after drawing bumper crowds.

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Tuning up for Christmas with a string of concerts

Tuning up for Christmas with a string of concerts

There’s no shortage of seasonal music over the next few days as we head towards Christmas at a rate of knots.

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Who needs to go all the way to Lapland? You can see Santa’s workshop at Phasels Wood…

Who needs to go all the way to Lapland? You can see Santa’s workshop at Phasels Wood…

There’s no need to haul yourself all the way to Lapland to enjoy the full Santa experience – the team at the Phasels Wood Activity Centre between Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley are providing everything you need right on your doorstep.

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Tick a few items off that Christmas list on Sunday as Ashridge hosts a seasonal fair

Tick a few items off that Christmas list on Sunday as Ashridge hosts a seasonal fair

You may have missed Santa’s sessions at the Ashridge Visitor Centre but this weekend the focus is on grown-ups – on Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm you can browse the stalls at a free Christmas fair, where there will be the chance to fill yourself with festive cheer and your bags with festive goodies, including original local gifts and products.

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Festive slideshow: Christmas events in Hemel Hempstead

Festive slideshow: Christmas events in Hemel Hempstead

A Christmas-themed fun day raised £197 for Grovehill Community Centre.

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Amazon army gear up for a nappy Christmas

Amazon army gear up for a nappy Christmas

We all know the Kindle will be a hit this Christmas – but nappies are unexpectedly big business for Amazon all year round, and there are crates of them stacked high at the online giant’s Hemel Hempstead warehouse.

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Santa has a snowy landing ahead of Chaulden school fair tonight

Santa has a snowy landing ahead of Chaulden school fair tonight

Quick-thinking Snow Centre workers have helped create the perfect landing zone for Father Christmas at Chaulden Infants and Juniors Schools.

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Berkhamsted guides, brownies and rainbows set out their stall on Saturday

Berkhamsted guides, brownies and rainbows set out their stall on Saturday

Young members of groups in Girlguiding’s Berkhamsted district are hoping to raise much-needed cash at a Christmas Market on Saturday.

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Top festive tips for cooking your turkey safely this Christmas

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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

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