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New £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council and library officially opens in Hemel Hempstead

A new era for public services began in Hemel Hempstead today (January 16) when a £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council officially opened.

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Bovingdon Primary Academy

School pays tribute to eight-year-old Hemel Hempstead girl with a ‘beautiful smile’ who died after falling ill

The principal at Bovingdon Primary Academy has paid tribute to ‘wonderful’ Year 3 pupil Zara Witherall who died last week.

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This is what a collision of galaxies looks like (Photo credit: NASA)

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

New analysis has revealed jobs in construction dominate the list of occupations most likely to have a conviction for drink and drug-driving.

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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Product warning

Laptop battery packs recalled over fire hazard fears

Computer manufacturer Toshiba has recalled a range of laptop battery packs over fears that the units could overheat and potentially catch fire.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Mike Tustin, a chartered forester with John Clegg & Co

FARMING MATTERS: Trees as a farm crop

Farmers are being encouraged to think of forestry as a means of diversification.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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The planned layout of the marina at Ivinghoe

New marina plan ‘would boost local economy’

The possible construction of a marina on land at Ivinghoe Golf Driving Range has floated to the surface once again.

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Send us your snow pics

Send us your snow pics

The snow has finally come - and we want your photos.

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How ‘crippling cuts’ are affecting our elderly in Dacorum

How ‘crippling cuts’ are affecting our elderly in Dacorum

A pensioner who drained her ISA account of funds for taxi fares to visit her sick husband at Watford Hospital is just one example of how crippling care cuts are affecting the elderly.

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Missing Chloe Hall

Missing Hertfordshire teen has been found

A 16-year-old girl who went missing at the weekend has been found.

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QUIZ: As football pays tributes to Graham Taylor, we look back at the former England manager’s career

QUIZ: As football pays tributes to Graham Taylor, we look back at the former England manager’s career

Ex-England boss Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72.

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A&E waiting times increase more than twentyfold in just four years at Watford Hospital

The number of patients waiting 12 hours or more in A&E has increased more than 20-fold in just four years.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Grateful thanks for ‘overwhelming’ festive donations to children’s ward

Young patients, doctors, nurses and other staff on the children’s ward at Watford Hospital have thanked the public for an “overwhelming” number of Christmas donations.

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