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Your Say

Tiger, free-range – the pros and cons of popular parenting styles

What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.

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New UK passport criticised

New UK Passport under fire for lack of women

It is a badge of identity which seeks to celebrate some of the best-known cultural figures and landmarks in British life.

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A review into interruption of ambulance crew breaks has been ordered by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Review ordered into ambulance crew breaks

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review of break protocol of ambulance crews in the wake of the tragic death of a teenager earlier this year.

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Caroline Lee, office manager at Hope For Children

Getting to know... Caroline Lee

Continuing our run of interviews with Hemel Hempstead-based charity Hope for Children, we speak to office manager Caroline Lee, who lives in Berkhamsted and is also a personal trainer.

And it was all yellow: Spring has well and truly sprung as this beautiful scene near Gadebridge Park proves.The picture was taken by Mark Batchelor, keep your pictures coming in!

Letters to the Editor (Including ‘Inspector’s open letter to reassure public after gun was fired at house’)

A selection of letters to the Gazette this week.

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Speaker's Corner: Mike Penning

‘Things are heading in the right direction’

Like you, I love living in our town and although things have been hard for many people, as we suffer the pain of putting our country’s finances right, things are heading in the right direction.

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Chris Lyne

Getting to know... Chris Lyne

Chris is global aid charity Hope For Children’s marketing manager, and is from Hemel Hempstead so was aware of the charity’s work. Chris enjoys cricket and follows football as a long-suffering Peterborough United fan.


Vox Pop: With the general election less than six weeks away, will you be going out to vote?

Reporter Victoria Bull asked Hemel Hempstead town centre shoppers their views on the issue of voting.

This beautifully atmospheric picture smacks of spring. Steve Jones captures quite brilliantly these tiny fungi  he found growing in one of the canal lock gates down by the Paper Mill. Keep the pictures coming in!

Letters to the Editor (Including ‘Stop blaming us dog owners and get more poo bins!’)

A selection of letters sent to the Gazette this week.

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Dr Bob Parsons, founder of Hope for Children, outside his Warners End home 'Hope House'

Getting to know... Bob Parsons

Dr Bob Parsons, of Warners End, set up global aid charity Hope for Children in 1994 and it now supports disadvantaged children in countries around the world. He has been awarded an MBE and OBE for his work.

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Vox Pop: After the attack on football fan Nick Cruwys, is violence a problem in the sport?

Reporter Victoria Bull asked people in Hemel Hempstead town centre whether they are concerned about violence among football supporters, following the serious assault on Watford fan Nick Cruwys after his team’s match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Reader's picture: Sunset in Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead, but Mark Batchelor

Letters to the Editor (Including Pavilion debate rages on ... and on)

A selection of letters to the editor this week.

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Speaker's Corner: David Gauke

Budget 2015: Remember how far we have come

It is Budget Day again. At least, if you are reading this on the day the Gazette is published, it is Budget Day.

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Vox Pop: After Madonna’s embarrassing slip-up, what’s your cringiest memory?

Reporter Victoria Bull asked shoppers in the Marlowes Shopping Centre what makes them cringe.

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Reporter Becca Choules

Getting To Know... Becca Choules

Becca Choules is a reporter on the Bucks Herald, the Gazette’s sister paper in Aylesbury, but still writes for the Gazette occasionally because she has lived in Tring all her life.

Thanks to Steve Jones for this brilliant picture of a Fallow Deer in Ashridge Woods. Steve said: 'I was very lucky that they were keeping an eye on my dog while I was taking some shots of them. It is the best view that I have had of them.' Keep your great pictures coming in.

Letters to the Editor (Including ‘Raising the important issue of Hemel healthcare once again’)

A selection of letters to the Gazette this week.

Howard Koch

Speaker’s Corner: Really and truly into general election mode

We are now really and truly into general election mode, and the election fever is beginning to heat up.

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We're fast approaching spring and thanks to Mary Purbrick for getting us in the mood with this great picture. Mary said: 'These heavenly hellebores are growing in my garden. They were hard to capture, as their heads hang down.' Keep your great pictures coming in to us by email!

Letters to the Edito (Including ‘Council Tax rise leaves a bitter taste in the mouth’)

A selection of letters to the editor this week.

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Murielle Maupoint

Getting to know... Murielle Maupoint

Murielle Maupoint is the new chief executive of Hemel Hempstead-based charity HOPE For Children. For more about Murielle, 41, read the feature on HOPE’s latest campaign The Education Club on pages 18 and 19.


Vox Pop: What was your first car, and what would your dream drive be?

Reporter Victoria Bull asked those in the Marlowes Shopping Centre about their driving dreams and memories.

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