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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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Harry Sutherland lands a professional acting role in a UK theatre tour.

Bedford College acting student will perform in UK theatre tour

A performing arts student has landed his first full-time professinal role in a tour of an adaptation of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie book.

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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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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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Hemel school confident that improvements are already being felt

Hemel school confident that improvements are already being felt

The executive headteacher charged with turning around The Cavendish School remains ‘bullish’ after the school’s latest Ofsted rating.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Stonewall gives top marks to Herts County Council for anti-bullying programmes in schools

Stonewall gives top marks to Herts County Council for anti-bullying programmes in schools

The county has been named as one of the best regions in the country for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools throughout the county.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours: Berkhamsted school governor Elizabeth O’Reilly

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Berkhamsted school governor Elizabeth O’Reilly

A school governor who has played a key role supporting the re-organisation of Berkhamsted’s schools system has been recognised with an MBE.

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What next for £9,750-a-year Hertfordshire school after highly critical Ofsted report?

An independent school that is already threatened with closure has been given another critical blow.

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Hemel school closes because of gas leak

Adeyfield School will be closed on Tuesday because of a gas leak.

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