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Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

If you’ve ever imagined yourself living in a quintessentially English thatched cottage, then Ivy Cottage in Flitton may well be your dream property.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects and horsefly bites, here’s what you should do if bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared.

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Young farmers at the Lord Mayor's Show 2017 in London

FARMING MATTERS: Taking to the streets of London

Young farmers are being sought to join one of the most popular civic pageants in the world. The National Farmers Union (NFU) wants a bunch of enthusiastic young farmers to have starring roles in the 2018 Lord Mayor’s show in London and is launching a competition to find them.

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Warwick Castle

Magical stay in the medieval glamping tents at Warwick Castle

The look on my six-year-old daughter’s face when she saw the size of the bed she was sleeping in was just one of the memorable moments during a weekend stay at Warwick Castle.

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Warning issued for thunderstorms in Hertfordshire

A warning has been issued by the Met Office about possible thunderstorms tomorrow which impacts Hertfordshire.

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Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Horses, tennis or swimming? Enjoy all three at this family home in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire!

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Highways England say the work will complete in March 2022

Smart motorway upgrade on 23-mile stretch of M1 to start in August

A £373 million smart motorway upgrade to a 23-mile stretch of the M1 will begin in August.
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Trevor Nelson MBE, Britvic's David Greenaway, Peter Borg-Neal, The Caterer's Editor Chris Gamm

Popular pub-restaurant group scoops major hospitality award

Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns - which has venues across Herts, Bucks, Oxon, Northants, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire - was recognised with a Pub & Bar Award at the 35th Annual ‘Cateys’ in London.

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Storm Chris threatens to end heatwave with heavy rain and gales possible

Storm Chris is set to hit the UK with gales, cooler temperatures and damper weather, threatening to end Britain’s heatwave.

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More frozen foods recalled: Full list of 53 items from Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Sainsbuy’s, Tesco and Waitrose linked to listeria outbreak

UK Supermarkets have been forced to pull more frozen vegetable products from their shelves over fears that they may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria.

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Euston Station to close for three weekends from next month

Euston railway station is to close for three consecutive weekends in August and September.

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FARMING MATTERS: This perfect hay making weather

As I am writing this it’s just been declared the hottest day of the year with the temperature reaching over 30 degrees.

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The full list of 43 frozen foods recalled from Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and more due to the listeria outbreak

Supermarket chains including Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi have been forced to remove dozens of items from sale, following an outbreak of listeria.

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Apsley Station locked out. Photo: Jon Danzig

Passengers locked out of Apsley Station for two hours

Train-users were left steaming at Apsley Station this afternoon when the station entrance was locked for two hours, leaving them unable to leave or enter.

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Wildfire warning days after over 100 firefighters were needed to tackle 50ft flames in field inferno

Members of the public across Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Hertfordshire are being warned over a heightened risk of wildfires following major incidents this week.

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HH Dickman and Son Pharmacy in Berkhamsted

Fancy a video call with a GP - Berko’s offering it for free

A Berkhamsted pharmacy is offering video calls to GPs for free.

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17-year-old ballet dancer Jessica De Souza Lewis

Tring teen wins place at top ballet school

A talented Tring teenager is celebrating her first year at one of Europe’s leading ballet schools.

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The boy has now been found

Man charged with drug and knife possession after Berkhamsted stop and search

A 21-year-old man has been charged with drug and weapons offences after a stop and search in Berkhamsted.

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GUIDE: All you need to know about this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone

For one weekend a year, the village of Silverstone becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country as F1 descends on Northamptonshire.
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