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Discovering Thomas Hardy’s fictional county of Wessex

I’ve been an unashamed fan of Victorian author Thomas Hardy after falling in love with actress Julie Christie as an impressionable teenager after she starred in the 1960s film, Far From The Madding Crowd.

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Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Travel fraud is costing UK holidaymakers millions of pounds per year – and also having a severe effect on their health or financial wellbeing.

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Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Hawaiian, Pepperoni or Margarita – whatever your topping of choice would-be chefs can create pizzas like a pro as Aldi are launching a new outdoor pizza oven.

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Kids’ training camps for the Easter hols

ProFormance Global will be holding training camps at Sportpace Longdean, off Hill Common, Hemel Hempstead, and at Sportspace, off Lagley Meadow, Douglas Gardens, Berkhamsted, during the school holidays next week.

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Why deleting your Facebook account could cause you problems

Following the internet-shaking news that Cambridge Analytica “harvested” the data of 50 million Facebook users, many users of the social network are now considering deleting their accounts.

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VIDEO: Lick my face! Sugar-smiths can now make YOUR face into a giant lolly

hh Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, now you can get your face made into a lolly in the ultimate confectionary personalisation.

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Minecraft

School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Tampa

Travel: Discover two very different Florida Gulf coast gems

While many two-centre holidays in Florida start with the thrill of Orlando’s theme parks before heading to the coast, I’ve discovered a new and exciting combination of city and seaside.

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28 Dacorum pubs you went to over the years that aren’t there anymore

It might only be the first day of the working week, but that hasn’t stopped many of us counting down the minutes until pub o’clock.

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The 10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have probably never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Alexa

The creepiest things Amazon Alexa has ever said or done

Amazon have promised an update for its digital personal assistant Alexa, after widespread reports that the software has been letting out unprompted and so-called ‘creepy’ laughter.

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The SPOST team, which is made up of volunteer police officers

Volunteer cops helping out at busy nightspots in Dacorum

Dacorum’s pubs and clubs are being given extra policing resources during their busier weekends.

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Prezzo has hit financial difficulties

Prezzo bosses make decision on future of Hemel Hempstead and Tring branches

Prezzo has revealed the future of its branches in Hemel Hempstead and Tring after the company hit financial difficulties.

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Watford FC's Tom Cleverley and Watford Ladies' star midfielder Charlotte Kerr helped to open the new �500,000 all-weather pitch at Hemel Hempstead School on  Tuesday afternoon.(Picture by Ian Boichat).

Watford stars in town to help launch new 3G all-weather football pitch

A new £500,000 all-weather football pitch was officially opened in Hemel Hempstead on Tuesday by Watford star Tom Cleverley and Watford Ladies’ Charlotte Kerr.

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Asda

Asda develops Easter egg made entirely out of cheese – but not everyone’s convinced

Asda is bidding to make Easter accessible to those who don’t like chocolate with a festive egg made entirely out of cheese.

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Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base.

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Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age.

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ET library. Red Dwarf TV show

30 years of Red Dwarf: We present our favourite quotes

It was 30 years ago today that Red Dwarf first was first broadcast on the nation’s TV screens.

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The striking La Cit du Vin wine museum in Bordeaux.

Travel: Exploring French vineyards with Viking

I have just spent a week, sniffing, spitting, swirling, sipping and sampling some of the world’s greatest wines and all from the comfort of a luxury river cruise ship in France. So have you ever wondered what this apparently sophisticated ‘wine ritual’ is all about?

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