St Albans Review

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Change could end local papers printing planning applications
Your neighbour wants to build a large extension that could block the sunlight coming into your house.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:50:00 +0100
Schools in Watford, St Albans and Borehamwood that have told students to self-isolate
Eight schools in our area have told students or staff to go home and self-isolate since reopening.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 15:50:00 +0100
Uber wins 18 month operating licence, overturning TfL ban
Uber has won back the right to operate in and around London, after a court ruled the company is now “fit and proper” for private hire journeys.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Hertfordshire firefighters called to more non-fire incidents
Firefighters in Hertfordshire were called to more non-fire incidents than actual fires last year, figures reveal.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:32:37 +0100
People who fail to self-isolate in England now face a £10,000 fine
People in England will be fined if they fail to self-isolate if they test positive for Covid-19 or are contacted by the test and trace service.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:10:00 +0100
Coronavirus UK: 6,874 new cases confirmed - bringing the total to 423,236
Another 6,874 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK have been revealed by the Government, taking the overall number of cases to 423,236.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:07:41 +0100
Quarry on site of Hatfield Aerodrome refused permission
Controversial plans for a quarry on the site of the former Hatfield Aerodrome have been refused.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Covid-19 may have killed more than 500 in Herts care homes
MORE than 500 residents of care homes in Hertfordshire are believed to have died from Covid-19, it has been reported.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:10:00 +0100
Croydon police shooting: Herts police fly flag at half mast
The flag outside Hertfordshire Constabulary's headquarters is at half-mast in memory of the police officer shot in London.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:37:53 +0100
Traffic in Herts, north and east London, west Essex - recap
Good morning and welcome to Friday's live traffic and travel blog

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Dozens of assault victims seen at West Hertfordshire Hospitals
Assault victims were treated in hospital more than once a week at the West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust last year, new figures show.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0100
What is the best Bond theme and who should be the next Bond?
Carly Simon sang Nobody Does it Better, and maybe she had a point. In the annals of music history, to be afforded a Bond theme is the ultimate affirmation that, as a musician, you have made it to the hallowed lands of musical immortality and having b...

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:34:24 +0100
Local lockdowns: These areas across England could be next
New figures have revealed which areas across England have reported a rise in Covid-19 cases - and shed light on the next places that could be heading for a local lockdown.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:00:25 +0100
Morrisons re-introduce limits on 'small number' of products: Full list
Morrisons have re-introduced limits on a number of products following fresh concerns of panic buying from shoppers across the UK.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:52:13 +0100
Rishi Sunak unveils 'job support scheme' to replace furlough after October 31
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will launch a job support scheme to replace furlough in the next phase of the Government’s economic response to Covid-19.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:30:00 +0100
Most expensive and cheapest places to park in St Albans
The most expensive and cheapest places to park in the city have been revealed.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Officers taking knee at demos is 'act of solidarity'
Hertfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has indicated that officers should be allowed to ‘take the knee’ to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:54:54 +0100
Recap: Traffic updates for Hertfordshire, London and Essex
Here is today's (September 24) live morning updates.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Test and trace coronavirus scheme reaches 63% of contacts in Hertfordshire
Fewer than two-thirds of close contacts of people with coronavirus in Hertfordshire are being reached through the test and trace regime, figures suggest.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:03:13 +0100
Asda, Aldi, Tesco, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Morrisons reveal if purchase limits will return
The UK's biggest supermarket chains have revealed whether or not they would bring back product purchase limits following concerns that some shoppers have started panic buying.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0100
Coronavirus: Crime commissioner concerned over backlog of cases due to 'closed' courts
The county's Police and Crime Commissioner has voice his concern at the "bottleneck" that has been caused by "closed" courts - amid fears victims of some crimes will not wait to give evidence.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:30:00 +0100
Government plans for unitary authority may be 'challenging' to publish, says council leader
Speculation that national plans to 'transform' local government may be delayed has been highlighted by the county council leader.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 08:48:00 +0100
Councillor's plea for parents to keep reminding children about the need for social distancing
A leading councillor has put out a plea for parents to remind their children about the need for ‘social distancing’.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:02:11 +0100
Travel updates for Hertfordshire, Essex and London - recap
Here are today's (September 23) traffic and travel updates.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0100
Streetlights in Hertfordshire could be dimmed
Streetlights could be dimmed as part of a council’s strategy to tackle climate change.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:20:00 +0100
Premier Inn may cut about 6,000 jobs due to 'low demand' as a result of Covid-19
The owners of hotel chain Premier Inn have warned that about 6,000 jobs could be lost as a result of low demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:44:11 +0100
Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus lockdown measures - recap
Live updates as Boris Johnson is expected to announce new coronavirus measures.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 20:12:11 +0100
Johnson calls for ‘spirit of togetherness’ to survive tough coronavirus winter
The country faces an “unquestionably difficult” winter, Boris Johnson warned after announcing coronavirus restrictions which could last six months.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:50:00 +0100
Police confirm biker has died after crash on A414 near St Albans
A motorcyclist who was involved in a crash on a dual carriageway at the weekend has died, police have confirmed.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:30:00 +0100
Boris Johnson confirms new coronavirus rules: Here's how they affect you
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined a number of new coronavirus rules in a bid to curb the number of cases across the UK.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Coronavirus: Your common questions answered by Hertfordshire experts
Two of Hertfordshire’s leading GP’s have teamed up to answer some of the most common questions being asked right now by residents on coronavirus.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:04:23 +0100
Morning travel updates for Hertfordshire, London and Essex - recap
Good morning - here are today's (September 22) live traffic and travel updates.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:50:49 +0100
England curfew: 'All pubs and restaurants must close at 10pm' - PM to announce
Pubs, bars and restaurants across England will be forced to close by 10pm from this Thursday, September, 24 - Boris Johnson is set to announce.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:50:34 +0100
'Work from home if you can': Boris Johnson makes u-turn on workplace guidance
Boris Johnson has made a u-turn on his plan to get Britons back to the workplace as he prepares to announce new rules to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Coronavirus: Around 60,000 jobs could be lost across Hertfordshire, councillors told
More than 60,000 jobs could be lost across Hertfordshire in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic - leaving the county with a "jobs problem" for the first time in a generation.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:03:54 +0100
UK could have 50,000 new Covid-19 cases a day by mid-October - health chiefs warn
The UK could face 50,000 new Covid-19 cases a day by mid-October, leading to 200 deaths a day a month later if the rate of infection is not halted.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:44:04 +0100
Live: Chris Whitty gives press conference on coronavirus
Britain stands at a “critical point” in the coronavirus pandemic, Professor Chris Whitty will warn, as he lays the ground for tough new controls in an urgent attempt to halt the surge in infections.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:30:00 +0100
Drivers issued deer crossing warning in Hertfordshire
With the UK deer population at high levels, Hertfordshire County Council is reminding drivers to be extra vigilant on the roads this autumn.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:00:00 +0100
Vets issues UK wide slug safety warning after dog saved from death
A pet charity is warning dog owners to protect their pet and be vigilant outdoors after a four-year-old beagle was admitted to an animal hospital on the brink of death.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:57:58 +0100
A41 road in Bushey closed due to burst water main - recap
Here are today's (September 21) morning travel and traffic updates

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:00:00 +0100
Children’s service complaints cost Herts County Council £10k
THE county council was required to pay out more than £10,000 by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, following complaints about children’s services.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:40:00 +0100
Rail franchising: DfT explains why has it ended - and what will happen next
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that rail franchising has been “ended” after measures introduced to keep trains running after the Covid-19 outbreak were extended.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:10:00 +0100
Morrisons introduce new feature for shoppers at entrance of every supermarket
Bosses at Morrisons have introduced a brand-new new feature for shoppers at the entrance of all of their 494 supermarkets across the UK.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 15:50:00 +0100
A414 St Albans crash: Motorcyclist seriously injured
A motorcyclist has sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0100
Singer Fay Hield to headline online St Albans Folk Festival
A LIVE-STREAMED concert of songs exploring the world of fairies and ghosts will be the main attraction as a rescheduled St Albans Folk Festival goes mainly online.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 14:20:00 +0100
'Serious' crash on A414 between Hemel and St Albans
A dual carriageway has been closed following a crash.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0100
Drug dealing to be tackled in St Albans over coming weeks
Policing priorities for several neighbourhoods in St Albans have been agreed.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0100
Avengers star Diana Rigg and The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hi De Hi readers and I hope you have enjoyed the recent great weather before winter draws on. That reminds me I must buy some new long johns as I am a martyr to my legs . Today I could not run 20 yards even if downhill and wind assisted, but enoug...

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0100
Black Friday 2020: When to expect discounts at Amazon, Argos, Next and The Entertainer
Black Friday 2020 is expected to take place earlier this year, with speculation mounting as to when Amazon, Argos and Next will launch discounts.

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0100
Where can I go on holiday with no quarantine? Scotland!
Not relishing the prospect of wearing a nappy-style face covering as we soaked up the rays in Spanish climes prior to the Government changing its mind on a whim, this year’s family vacation had some novelty value and was arranged last minute.