St Albans Review

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000
Extinction Rebellion protester arrested at Luton Airport after handing out leaflets
Extinction Rebellion accused police of being "heavy handed" after a protester was arrested at an airport demonstration.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:36:46 +0000
Police cordon off Carlisle Avenue in St Albans
A city centre street has been cordoned off due to an emergency incident.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Figures reveal pay gap at St Albans District Council
The chief executive of St Albans District Council was paid £104,060 last year – more than five times the salary of the council’s lowest-paid member of staff.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0000
Developers who abuse landfill limits could face punishment
"Unscrupulous" companies who tip too much waste into landfill sites will have three strikes until they face action.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:10:30 +0000
The Victoria pub in St Albans will close for revamp
A HISTORIC pub will be closed for refurbishment and will bring 10 new jobs when it reopens.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:50:00 +0000
St Albans mum running London Marathon for Save the Children
Have you seen a woman running frantically around St Albans city centre round dressed as a birthday cake?

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:03:48 +0000
Morning update: Traffic on M25 and flooding on A40
Good morning, here is the travel news for today.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000
Wetherspoon pubs tell parents with children they can only have two drinks
HOW many drinks would you have when you're out with your kids?

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:21:18 +0000
Police appeal after M1 pursuit between Watford and Redbourn
Police were forced to call off a pursuit on the motorway after it became too dangerous to continue.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:32:20 +0000
Three arrests after 'large fight' at Harpenden train station
A brawl on a station platform was captured on video and shared on social media.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
£3m funding boost for mental health treatment in Hertfordshire and west Essex
Mental health treatment across Hertfordshire and west Essex has been given a welcome boost.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000
When Indiana Jones met a Dam Buster
I must start by saying my own farewell to that great actor and true gentleman Derek Fowlds, who died recently. I knew him for many years and the last time we met was only about three months ago at an event held at Elstree Studios. Derek looked fra...

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:05:03 +0000
Homeless people in St Albans set for extra support
More support is to be given to homeless people thanks to the recruitment of a full-time caseworker.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Calls for builders to pay for damage they cause to St Albans pavements
Calls have been made for St Albans home owners – or their builders – to be forced to pay for any damage caused to pavements or verges following construction work at their properties.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000
Are cremations killing us? Deadly pollution secrets of crematoriums
Environmental campaigners say more needs to be done to cut fumes from cremations which can produce as much harmful pollution as a car driving twice the length of the UK.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000
What is the point of the 21st Century?
And so, another decade dawns as we still wait for the century to fire. Summarising decades past is easy using but a few words: the 1920s were roaring, the 1930s depressed followed by the conflict of the 40s. The 50s were conservative followed by t...

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Hundreds support elderly woman's petition for bench outside St Albans museum
Hundreds of residents have backed an 80-year-old woman’s call for a bench outside the new museum in St Albans.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:00:00 +0000
The shop where you can take back control
The Refill Pantry in London Road is all about plastic-free wholefood shopping. I linger outside and peer at the window display, marvelling at its impressive product range. It is filled with innovative plastic-free products including metal straws, clo...

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0000
This dog food has been urgently recalled over salmonella risk
DOG owners have been urged to check and return dog food found to contain salmonella.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0000
Sainsbury's cheaper than Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose
The cheapest supermarket in the UK in 2019 has been named by Which?

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000
UK facing potential landlord exodus in 2021
The UK could end up with fewer landlords due to stress and Brexit, according to a survey,

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:30:00 +0000
Herts people 'willing to pay more council tax rather than lose services'
People would rather pay more council tax than lose services, a survey by Hertfordshire County Council suggests.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Hertfordshire County Council could raise tax by 3.99 per cent
Hertfordshire County Council could increase its share of tax by 3.99 per cent in spring.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000
St Alban and St Stephen Catholic nursery and junior school to merge
Two 'outstanding' schools in St Albans have been given the go-ahead to join together.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000
St Albans show pays musical tribute to the Blues Brothers
Direct from London’s West End, join The Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band in A Night at the Movies, a brand new hit parade bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time, performed live at The Alban Arena on Friday, January 24.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000
Take your dog for a walk and support Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
Take your pooch for a walk this spring and help support a life-saving air ambulance charity.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:09:19 +0000
Morning update: Roadworks causes traffic on M25
Good morning, here are the traffic updates for this Friday.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Allowances set to increase for councillors in St Albans
Allowances paid to councillors in St Albans are to increase this year – with further inflationary increases agreed for the following three years.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000
The 20 crimes you didn't know you were committing
You might consider yourself a law-abiding citizen, but there are many crimes you are probably not aware of.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:30:00 +0000
Coronavirus outbreak: What is it and what should we do?
As the death toll from the new coronavirus climbs, questions remain about how it spread to humans and how much of a threat it poses across the world.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000
St Albans council plans to buy Harpenden High Street shops, offices and homes
Harpenden village boasts some of the most expensive real estate in the country – and St Albans District Council is looking to buy.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:10:00 +0000
St Albans District Council defers decision for draft budget
Councillors in St Albans have deferred the consideration of the budget until next month.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:50:00 +0000
Police investigate crash on A405 at M25 junction
A person is seriously injured in hospital following a crash in the early hours of this morning.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:32:41 +0000
Major traffic on M25 anticlockwise this morning between St Albans and Maple Cross
Motorists can expect lengthy delays on a major motorway this morning.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:13:09 +0000
NHS ready to respond to Wuhan Coronavirus if outbreak spreads to UK
The NHS is "ready to respond appropriately" to any cases of coronavirus that emerge in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Watford hospital kitchen given one-star hygiene rating
The kitchen that provides patients' food at Watford General Hospital has been given a one-star hygiene rating.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust recorded serious error in 2019, report reveals
A hospital made a potential deadly error after it inserted a tube used for feeding into the wrong part of a body.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:38:07 +0000
Morning update: M25 and A406 delays to start the day
Here is a round-up of some of the major delays on the road network this morning

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Aldi staff are getting a pay rise
Aldi employees have received a huge boost to start the new year after finding out their latest pay rise will mean they're employed by the UK's highest-paying supermarket.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000
Say goodbye to the winter blues with Willow Activity Farm's weekend of fun
Willows Activity Farm is helping people to wave goodbye to the January blues this New Year with their wintery weekends of fun.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Linley Court in St Albans redeveloped in 28 social homes
Construction has been completed to turn a former sheltered housing block into 28 social homes.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:24:45 +0000
Morning update - Roadworks causing delays on M25 anticlockwise between Enfield and Potters Bar
Good morning

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000
Thrilling new play has its amateur premiere in St Albans
The Company of Ten starts off the new decade with the searing thriller Alligators by Andrew Keatley.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Environment Agency funding to help restore River Ver in St Albans
The Environment Agency has pledged £300,000 for a master plan to restore a river that dried up last summer.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:45:38 +0000
Herts PCC David Lloyd plans to raise policing council tax precept
Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) David Lloyd announced he plans to increase his council tax precept.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:51:05 +0000
Free sanitary products to be offered in schools across England
A period poverty campaign group within the district are ‘ecstatic’ with a new Government scheme that will now provide free sanitary products in every state-funded school in England.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:11:13 +0000
Car fire in London Road in St Albans this morning
Firefighters tackled a car fire outside their station this morning.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 07:15:13 +0000
Traffic news: Delays increasing on M25 across North London
Good morning everyone, hope you all had a great weekend and ready for a new week. Here is your travel and weather update:

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000
'Most of my films were rubbish but I had a great life'
Well, it is time once again to put on our walking shoes for a stroll down Memory Lane. You notice I say stroll as that is my top walking speed these days.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000
Debut author from Harpenden longlisted for prestigious award
An author from Harpenden has been longlisted for a prestigious award.