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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Jeremy Kyle backs hard-hitting ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts

Jeremy Kyle, a television presenter known for his zero tolerance approach, has backed a hard-hitting new ambulance campaign for Beds and Herts.

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The SpLD base is based at Thomas Coram school, but serves Dacorum

Special needs services serving Dacorum kids may be forced to close

Children with learning difficulties could ‘slip through the net’ if a proposal to cut learning services that schools receive moves ahead.

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Make sure to get these term dates in your diary

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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Lime Walk Primary School head teacher Rob Hutchings celebrates good Ofsted report with staff and pupils

Hemel Hempstead school’s long wait for ‘Good’ Ofsted report is finally over

Pupils and staff at a primary school are celebrating after being ranked ‘Good’ by Ofsted for the first time in 14 years.

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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Dr Vivienne Cox from Hemel Hempstead receives her honorary award of Doctor of Science.

Businesswoman from Hemel Hempstead gets honorary university award for science

Harnessing renewable and alternative energy sources has lead Dr Vivienne Cox’s contributions to be recognised by the University of Hertfordshire with a Doctor of Science award.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Children in Hertfordshire leanr how to stay safe.

Schoolchildren in Hemel Hempstead learn how to report child abuse

As the new school year begins, the NSPCC campaign for children aged four and up to ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ returns.

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We're bringing you all the latest GCSE updates as they happen in Dacorum today

Live: GCSE results day in Dacorum

Students from Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring have picked up their GCSE results today (Thursday August 24).

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Pupils find out how they have got on in their exams today

As it happened: A-Level results day in Dacorum

A-Level students from Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring picked up their A-Level results on Thursday (August 17).
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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Paul Phillips with his dog Ralph connected by Canine Partners.

A paralysed Hemel Hempstead student finds happiness with a canine friend

A former West Herts College student has found happiness and independence with a new canine friend.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Hemel Hempstead school evacuated after fire

A small fire broke out at Longdean School on Wednesday morning during a cookery class.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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