St Albans Review

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000
Latest book recommendations
Six books that are sure to keep you hooked until you turn the very last page

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:59:37 +0000
Stolen Porsche in St Albans
A stolen Porsche Boxster was recovered in St Albans today.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:31:36 +0000
Land Army play draws from Hertfordshire ranks
Jyoti Rambhai talks to Lilies of the Land director Louise Wallace about the personal memories that went into the staging of the play

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:14:39 +0000
Jailed for conning shopkeepers
A trickster who conned small shopkeepers out of cash by offering them cheap cigarettes and alcohol has been jailed.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:48:58 +0000
Backing for fixed penalty notices
On-the-spot fines for fly-tipping and other littering have been recommended for use across St Albans.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:03:16 +0000
Half-term fun for your family
Check out the series of events in St Albans, Harpenden and the surrounding areas that your kids can take part in and enjoy over half-term.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:48:17 +0000
St Albans County Court to close next year
St Albans County Court will be closed next year, it has been confirmed today.

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:50:39 +0000
Two shoplifters arrested
Two men were arrested after stealing £571.99 worth of food and alcohol in St Albans.

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:08:56 +0000
Snake ring stolen in burglary haul from St Albans home
Burglars stole a family heirloom as part of a haul of jewellery and electronics.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:06:24 +0000
Lily James talks about fighting zombies in Hertfordshire
If a mystery plague had caused the undead to rise up and swarm over 19th Century Hertfordshire how do you think our prim and proper ancestors would have faired?

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:26:22 +0000
Crime has risen in St Albans, London Colney and Harpenden
Too few police staff are answering calls from the public as figures show crime has risen in the last year.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:13:29 +0000
Chinese New Year: The best 5 restaurants and takeaways in St Albans
It is Chinese New Year today as we enter the 'Year of the Monkey'.

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:09:27 +0000
Author visits library for National Libraries Day
To celebrate National Libraries Day, an author from Harpenden took time out of her writing to visit Harpenden Library.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:18:00 +0000
Harpenden crash death: Frail woman appears in court charged with dangerous driving
A frail 82-year-old woman appeared before a crown court judge accused of killing a tobacconist by dangerous driving.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:20:00 +0000
Radlett Centre exhibition: Photographer captures landscape of London people
Gary Perlmutter, from Borehamwood, has a love of people which has led him to capture them in work and play for more than 40 years.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:00:00 +0000
Audiologist offers advice ahead of Tinnitus Week
An audiologist in St Albans is warning people of early signs of deafness in the run-up to Tinnitus Week.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:37:57 +0000
Man arrested in Germany in connection with St Albans murder
A man believed to be connected with a murder in St Albans has been arrested in Germany.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:37:12 +0000
Column: What you need to know if you think you have something worth selling at auction
Stansted Mountfitchet and Bishop’s Stortford are at the centre of one of the most active regions of the country when it comes to buying and selling art, antiques and collectables. Ideally situated between London and Cambridge, they sit at the he...

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:38:36 +0000
Music of the people: Gretchen Peters set to come to Harpenden
The first time she performed in the UK, two-time Grammy nominee Gretchen Peters described the experience as like “stepping through the looking glass” as if she had landed in a parallel universe.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:15:20 +0000
Community awarded Royal Horticultural Society award
A group of people have been recognised for a second time with a Royal Horticultural Society award.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0000
Parents group to discuss new Harpenden secondary school plans
The next steps towards a new secondary school in Harpenden will be discussed at a meeting organised by parents later this month.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:02:34 +0000
Court round-up: November 30-December 1, 2015
The following cases were heard before magistrates between November 30 and December 1.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:52:20 +0000
Teenager to run London Marathon charity
Oaklands College student Tom Race chose to do the marathon on Sunday, April 24, after his friend’s younger brother died from cancer.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:40:00 +0000
Road closures planned for resurfacing works in St Albans
Resurfacing works in Upper Lattimore Road and Victoria Street in St Albans will begin from Monday, February 15.

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:30:00 +0000
Folk stars stir things up with steel, roots and Klezmer at The Maltings
Mischievous flute, deft harmonies and refined acoustic songs, The Maltings is bringing together some of the most acclaimed folk artists as well as up and coming musicians, for a fun-filled, entertaining evening.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:27:44 +0000
Council looks for new organisation to take charge of pancake day
More than 100 competitors are expected to take part in the annual St Albans’ pancake race.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:30:00 +0000
Harpenden Sports Centre receives major investment
A £100,000 of improvements are to be made to Harpenden Sports Centre including state-of-the-art gym equipment and a new training area.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:40:00 +0000
Garden centre's Christmas wishing well raises £1,526 for hospice
Staff at Aylett Nurseries Ltd on the North Orbital road in St Albans have raised £1,526 for The Hospice of St Francis from their Christmas wishing well.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:37:20 +0000
£255,000 of National Lottery funding awarded to St Albans last year
Newly revealed figures show that more than £255,000 of National Lottery funding was awarded across St Albans last year alone.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:57:28 +0000
Hospice of St Francis to benefit from £9,000 cash boost
A hospice which cares for people with terminal illnesses will be able to redecorate vital rooms after being guaranteed a cash donation by the Watford Observer.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:01:00 +0000
Drink-driver pulled over near St Albans after police spot missing tyre
A drink-driver drove “for miles” with a missing tyre until she was stopped by police near St Albans.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:10:31 +0000
Woman sexually assaulted in St Albans
A woman was sexually assaulted in St Albans.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:12:09 +0000
Working parents in St Albans to benefit from more free extra childcare
Working parents in St Albans will receive double the current amount of free childcare for three and four-year-olds this September.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:12:23 +0000
Diners urged to check hygiene standards of restaurants and cafes in St Albans
Customers are being urged to check the hygiene standards of restaurants and cafes in St Albans.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:00:00 +0000
Councillor expresses disappointment over allocation of Section 106 funds
People living in St Stephen’s ward in St Albans are looking for their share of money from a major redevelopment scheme.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:26:29 +0000
St Albans man awarded Queen’s Ebola Medal for life-saving work in Sierra Leone
A biomedical scientist from St Albans has been awarded the Queen’s Ebola Medal for his life-saving work in the Ebola stricken country of Sierra Leone.

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:59:18 +0000
Hertfordshire County Council recognised in National Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list
Hertfordshire County Council is one of the top 100 employers in the country for employing apprentices.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:12:20 +0000
Food stolen from shop in St Albans
Food was stolen from a shop in St Albans.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:15:07 +0000
Council boosts recycling rate but falls short of target
More rubbish has been recycled this year but the amount collected by the council is still short of its target.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:14:24 +0000
Jewellery stolen during burglary
Jewellery was stolen from a home in Harpenden during a burglary.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:18:13 +0000
Two women arrested for shoplifting in St Albans
Two women were arrested thanks to quick-thinking staff at New Look.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:30:00 +0000
Parents hope new secondary school in Harpenden opens on time
Parents say there is still a long way to go until a “badly needed new school” in Harpenden is open.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:53:12 +0000
Have you registered to vote in this year's elections?
People are being encouraged to vote in May’s upcoming elections.

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile returns to Harpenden
A walking and running event to raise money for Sport Relief is returning to Harpenden for the third year.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:09:36 +0000
St Albans Budget: Council Tax freeze and new parking machines to create savings
Politicians have voted in favour of budget proposals in St Albans which include a freeze on Council Tax and new parking machines throughout the district to create savings.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000
Charity fundraiser gears up for 8,000 mile cycle challenge through Africa
A keen cyclist from Harpenden is gearing up to travel more than 8,000 miles through Africa to raise money for Christian Aid.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:37:09 +0000
Junior doctors to go on strike after talks break down
Junior doctors will go on strike next week after talks with the government failed to reach an agreement.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:22:17 +0000
No train service due to landslide
There is no service between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central due to a landslide.

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:02:18 +0000
English humour: Tom Stade set to come to St Albans
“I feel more English than Canadian now,” says comedian Tom Stade, who will be discussing his escalating Britishness in his brand new show - You're Welcome - which will be coming to the Alban Arena next month and promises to be packed full of t...

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:40:00 +0000
Court round-up: November 23-27, 2015
The following cases were heard before magistrates between November 23 and 27.