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Pub landlord Adam Richardson.

Pub owners who fear imminent crippling rate rises that could put them out of business have vowed to fight to survive.

Plans for 23 flats in Hatfield have been approved. Picture: GettyImages/iStockphoto

A proposal for 23 flats in Hatfield has been approved.

Welwyn Hatfield is to expert strong winds tomorrow.

Winds caused by storm Doris will be strong enough to cause damage and blow over trees in Welwyn Hatfield tomorrow, the Met Office has warned.

Jack Evans.

A bearded dragon that was abandoned in the cold in Welwyn Garden City was saved by a dog walker and a pair of reptile enthusiasts.

Jaynie Awcock of Cuffley.

A talented Cuffley singer of just 14 has won through to the semi-final of a national competition by performing in front of a sell-out West End audience.

Potters Bar News

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Jaynie Awcock of Cuffley.

A talented Cuffley singer of just 14 has won through to the semi-final of a national competition by performing in front of a sell-out West End audience.

The M25 is badly congested near Potters Bar.

Drivers on the M25 motorway near Potters Bar are suffering serious delays after a collision, with congestion likely to persist for more than an hour.

Locomotive designer Sir Nigel Gresley.

Visitors to an exhibition that opened in Potters Bar today can learn about its notable residents, from a 12th century turncoat nobleman to a great locomotive designer.

Hertsmere Local Plan

An initial consultation about the future of Hertsmere and how the borough should develop over the next 15 years has been extended.

Tammy and Neil Mallon.

Hertfordshire’s most unwanted cat has settled into her new home after a successful appeal by the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

Sport

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Alison Waters. Picture by squashpics.com

In what was a repeat of the 2016 final, Welwyn Garden City’s Alison Waters fell to defeat at the hands of France’s Camille Serme at the PSA Cleveland Classic.

WGC celebrate

Welwyn Garden City finally broke their winning duck for 2017 at the sixth time of asking when they beat near neighbours Colney Heath at Herns Lane, in a feisty derby.

New: Gajjars excel as Wheeler Dealers secure draw

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Leg Day Pending's Harry Tann and Boca Seniors' Matt Edge chasing the ball. Picture: Ben Sawyer

In the Ultimate Football Welwyn Garden City Monday night six-a-side League, the match of the night was the Premiership tie between Wheeler Dealers and Tekkers Slovakia.

Brookmans Park boxer Ted Harrington was class 2 U57kg winner at the ABA Schools Championship National finals

Chancellor’s School pupil Ted Harrington bounced back from a year out of boxing to be crowned a national champion at the ABA Schools Championship National finals.

Andrew McEwan.

Forward Jarvis Nutt scored on his Codicote debut and keeper Andrew McEwan saved a penalty in a 1-1 draw at Risborough Rangers on Saturday.

Events & Exhibitions

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Heritage

Sunday, February 5, 2017
The de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype

A Hertfordshire aircraft museum preserving the de Havilland name has appointed its first curator.

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The Lancaster Bomber at IWM Duxford [Picture: IWM / Richard Ash]

The spotlight will fall on the legendary Avro Lancaster, one of Britain’s most iconic Second World War bombers, at IWM Duxford during the February half-term holiday.

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Volunteers working on restoring a de Havilland Rapide to fly (Picture: DHAM)

An aviation museum that restores de Havilland aircraft and is home of the Mosquito museum has won a top tourism award.

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Tom Hardy as James Delaney in Taboo [Picture: FX Networks / Olly Robinson]

Viewers tuning in to watch Hollywood star Tom Hardy’s new BBC One period drama Taboo tonight will see Hatfield on their TV screens.

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Tom Hardy plays James Delaney in Taboo [Picture: Courtesy of FX Networks]

Scenes from Tom Hardy’s major new BBC TV drama series Taboo were shot in Hatfield.

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