An early Christmas present for our readers!

Merry Christmas from The Gazette
Merry Christmas from The Gazette

Christmas has come early for readers of the Gazette, as the newspaper is on shelves today.

You can pick up your festive edition of the paper a day earlier than its usual Wednesday publication date – brought forward due to Christmas itself.

This week’s edition leads on young Abaigh, a 10-year-old girl who was left fighting to stay alive after being hit by a car last year, and is gearing up to spend her first proper Christmas at home since the terrifying accident.

Brush up on all the week’s news including the knifepoint rapist finally brought to justice after 30 years, and homeless charity DENS’ successful bid to manage the 41-bed Redbourn Road emergency shelter when it opens in 2015.

Readers can also enjoy a seasonal four-page puzzle pull-out to keep the brain stimulated after all that Christmas turkey, as well as all the latest faith, clubs, schools, letters and guest speakers.

There are even some festive photos to gaze over including from Bovingdon’s nativity parade, featuring real animals.

Additionally your free paper, the Herald Express, will land on the doormats of 30,000 homes across Dacorum tomorrow, Christmas Eve, instead of its normal Thursday delivery.

Pick up a copy for just 80p as you pop out for your last-minute Christmas shop!