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Welwyn Garden City is gearing up for its first ever Christmas Street Food event.

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Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

Tired of pine needles making a mess? See our picks for alternative Christmas trees. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you are fed up of pine needles making a mess in your lounge, here are a few alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree

The lights are switched on

A seven-year-old girl had the honour of turning on Hatfield’s Christmas lights.

Peter Pan stars Katrina Bryan, who plays Tinkerbell, Captain Hook Jake Wood and Mrs Smee Bob Golding outside The Alban Arena in St Albans

Rehearsals have started for 2015 St Albans pantomime Peter Pan at The Alban Arena.

Have you thought about an adult advent calendar this Christmas? Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Advent calendars aren’t just for kids, there’s a growing trend in grown-ups treating themselves to the Yuletide tradition too

Lisa Snowdon will appear in the 2015 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

Deck the halls with glitter balls as the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 line-up has been revealed – with Welwyn Garden City’s Lisa Snowdon among the celebrities taking part this year.

Angela Douglas at Christmas

A Carry On star will be talking about her movie career at a film studios in Hertfordshire next week.

ELY winter driving

Now the weather is turning chillier, drivers are being advised to make some simple checks to their cars to avoid being stranded in cold or wet conditions.

Chat Health is a new text messaging service for people aged 11 to 19 years to contact their school nurse

School nurses across Hertfordshire are tapping into the digital world by providing young people with a new text messaging service.

Top toys for Christmas 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015
The leading high street stores have announced what they think will be at the top of every child’s Christmas list. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The leading high street stores have announced what they think will be at the top of every child’s Christmas list. Here are our favourites…

Fruit Crumble

Studded with sweet cranberries and aromatic baked apples, this classic crumble adds the flavours of autumn to your Christmas table and is filled with all the sweet things that you’ll want to give thanks for.

cranberries pie

This Christmas season, explore cranberries in a whole new way. Cranberry Tarts make for a festive dessert for winter parties, holiday dinners, or simply for you and the kids to enjoy.

Do you know how to handle a skid in snow?

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Would you know how to cope with a skid on snow? Photo: Getty Images/Hemera

Winter driving greatly increases the risk of a car skidding on ice or snow, yet nine out of 10 drivers in the UK does not know how to deal with this potentially dangerous situation.

Tickets for the 2016 Hatfield House Battle Proms have gone on sale. This picture was taken at this year's concert by photo competition winner Christine Deakin-White Harrison

Tickets have gone on sale for the 16th annual Hatfield House Battle Proms Picnic Concert – just in time for Christmas.

Christmas traditions: Why do we do that?

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Traditional Christmas Wreath

A brief history of some of the best known Christmas traditions

Kim Wilde will be appearing at Knebworth House for a series of Christmas concerts in December

There are still a few tickets available for Kim Wilde’s Christmas concert at Knebworth House.

Kim Wilde will be holding a Christmas party

Singer Kim Wilde has re-released her Wilde Winter Songbook as a deluxe edition and announced details of a Christmas concert in London.

Find out when your local Christmas lights switch-on is taking place. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Christmas Light celebrations for 2015 in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex

Find out where your local Santa's Grotto is this Christmas. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Want to know where your local Santa’s Grottos are? We have a list for Herts, Cambs and Essex

Win a wooden rocking horse from Hibba Toys.

Great British Life is offering a wooden rocking horse worth £175 to a lucky reader

The Sports Direct store in the Howard Centre, Welwyn Garden City

Sports Direct has this afternoon announced it is closing its Howard Centre store.

The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Five lucky Welwyn Hatfield Times readers can discover the latest innovations in home building and renovation at a major London exhibition this month.

Chaplin and Cork's cider

Win the perfect summer cinema prize pack with Chaplin and Cork’s cider.

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