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Wimpole is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in 2016 with a diverse programme of themed events, starting with a contemporary artwork installation.

The team at Wimpole Hall is marking the 300th anniversary of the birth of landscape designer Capability Brown this year with a programme of themed events which begin this weekend.

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Knebworth House is among the attractions that will be giving away free tickets as part of the Big Weekend.

People living in Herts have until Tuesday to bid for the chance to visit some of the county’s best tourist attractions free of charge during a ‘Big Weekend’ in March.

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Callum Atkins, 8, Jonathan Lewinton-Wilson, 7, Izzy Arnott, 8, Headteacher Tara McGovern, Megan McGloin, 7, pictured with their new school mosaic

Visitors to a village school can now marvel at a mosaic created by pupils, staff and members of the community that welcomes them to the entrance hall.

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Victims are being urged to come forward if they experience any form of domestic abuse.

Valentine’s Day is globally recognised as the day to be spoilt by the one you love, but Hertfordshire’s County Community Safety Unit is asking you to consider how you are being ‘treated’ tomorrow, to raise awareness of domestic abuse and coercive control.

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Peter Chand wows the crowd with Grimms' Sheesha

The team behind this year’s Fireside Festival are hoping to bring a bit of heat to Baldock over the winter months.

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London
Settlement Players production of A Servant to Two Masters, February 2016. Smereldina and Pantaloon

One Man, Two Guvnors has been one of the biggest stage hits of recent years – but what about the 18th century farce that inspired it?

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London
Herbie's in Melbourn

The owner of an American bar and grill in Melbourn which relocated because the rent was too high is inviting people to check out his new place in Swavesey.

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The French pupils enjoyed their visit to Bassingbourn Village College.

A group of French teenagers descended on Bassingbourn Village College to get a taste of what goes on in an English school.

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Bassingbourn Village College
Thomas Hannifin has been sentenced to 15 years and two months in prison.

A man who targeted the elderly in a string of distraction burglaries – including in Royston, Stevenage and Hitchin – has been jailed for 15 years.

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Herts police
Staff from 24 offices of Country Properties across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire have been busy fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support over the last two years and have raised over £64,000.

Staff at an estate agency group who have continued their support of a leading cancer charity for a second year are celebrating a tremendous total.

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Stevenage's Lister Hospital
Dave Blows and Billy Crotty, pictured centre, with members of Royston Amateur Boxing Club

The owners of a boxing club in Royston are refusing to pay a business levy in the town, as they believe they are offering a service for the community and do not make a profit.

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North Herts District Council
The cats all died from antifreeze poisoning.

The Royston owner of three cats who died from antifreeze poisoning within just days of one another is appealing to the public to use the potentially lethal substance with caution.

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Cambridgeshire Family Chiropractic Centre will offer complimentary posture
checks and a short workshop about preparing for pregnancy,

Women who are preparing for a family or are already pregnant are invited to a free workshop held by a Linton-based chiropractor.

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Thomas Kelly set up Phylomena House in memory of his mother.

A decade ago Thomas Kelly had a dream to expand family-run care home Margaret House by providing a service for dementia patients.

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Herts County Council
Joean Joof  pleaded guilty to assaulting the men at the medium-security facility between October and November last year.

A 24-year-old man has admitted to launching attacks on four members of staff at a mental health hospital.

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(From left to right) Royston Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Guy Westwood, Chief Constable Andy Bliss and Royston Rural PC Mike Hardiman.

People who live in rural communities around Royston are invited to discuss the issues which affect them with police in a barn.

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Tony Hunter
Quiz night

Royston Volunteer Centre manager Denise Graham’s regular look at the voluntary sector in North East Herts

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Denise Graham
Simon Northcott of Choux Stopper prepares some of his trademark buns

A street patissier from Baldock is looking to mix up the North Herts food scene with his hand-crafted French-style delicacies.

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London
A signalling problem at Royston means that trains are presently unable to run between Hitchin and Cambridge.

Commuters taking the train tonight face disruption as engineers work to fix a signalling problem at Royston that has stopped all services between Hitchin and Cambridge.

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Cambridge
The second anniversary of Royston Repair Cafe was a hit with punters. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

The organisers of a repair cafe in Royston says the two year anniversary of the charity was a ‘really happy’ event.

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Thomas Staley and Dominic Jackson at the launch of Loggacy.

A 23-year-old entrepreneur from Melbourn says his education in the village taught him to be ‘inquisitive’ and confident – skills which have been instrumental in helping him realise his potential.

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A design of the splash park set to open in Priory Memorial Gardens next year.

‘Work is progressing well’ on Royston Splash Park, with a view to opening as planned in May.

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North Herts District Council
The Muscle Help Foundation is reaching out to Hertfordshire businesses for support

The Muscle Help Foundation has launched a countywide call to get businesses involved in a life-changing project.

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There will be an opportunity to recognise the love for an animal that you care for when the Heydon centre of Wood Green create a giant heart made of candles on Valentine’s Day.

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Two large sheds caught fire in Bassingbourn.

Fire crews spent three hours attending when two sheds caught fire yesterday evening in Bassingbourn.

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Cambridge
Barbara Goddard, resident, Lily Minns, resident, Angela Johnson, Development Manager and Julie Emmerson

More than £900 was donated by people living in retirement housing to a charity that helps young people at risk of sudden cardiac death.

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Nicola Emmerson Trust
Richard Smith, Photograph by Rosie Hallam, Co…owers Gallery

It’s not long now until the official opening of Letchworth’s new dedicated art gallery.

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Cat Davies from Rabbit Residence Rescue

A trustee at a rabbit rehoming centre has spoken of how ‘incredibly important’ it is to receive grants such as the £5,000 recently donated by Support Adoption For Pets.

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Steve Shaddick taking part in an adaptive yoga session with Jo Duffin.

The dedicated team at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living is on a mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of 150 older people in the area over the coming months.

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Letchworth

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