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Oaklands College will be holding a virtual open day to offer students insight into life on campus.

Lib Dem councillors have called out both Welwyn Hatfield borough and Herts County Councils, saying they have ignored their own traffic modelling for the new Household Waste Recycling Site, to be built on Tewin Road.

More than £1,000 has been raised and dozens of tributes paid in memory of the late Mayor of Hertsmere councillor Cynthia Barker.

A Hatfield hedgehog charity has said the animal is now on the Mammal Societies Red List of endangered species, which means that it is now officially classified as vulnerable to extinction.

A Hatfield woman and a man have been sentenced after two offences of outraging public decency.

Potters Bar News

Thursday, October 29, 2020

More than £1,000 has been raised and dozens of tributes paid in memory of the late Mayor of Hertsmere councillor Cynthia Barker.

A Potters Bar butcher has revealed that it made a killing when people were panic buying, while the florist across the road wilted during lockdown.

After 38 years in the business, a Potters Bar shop owner reflects how he got into repairing shoes.

Even more businesses and community associations, along with an Arsenal footballer, have been providing free school meals in Welwyn Hatfield during this week.

Free school meals during the holidays is set to be discussed at an extraordinary meeting of Hertfordshire County Council after the Prime Minister refused to extend the provision during the October half-term and Christmas break.

Sport

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Lee O’Leary hailed it as almost a “near-perfect performance” but Potters Bar Town were left gutted as Worthing grabbed a late 2-1 win at the LA Construction Stadium.

The forecast of strong winds, big gusts and heavy showers reduced the fleet for Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club’s latest round of races but those they did venture out were rewarded with near perfect conditions.

Potters Bar’s men lost for just the second time in East Hockey League Premier B with a narrow 2-1 reverse at home to St Albans.

Codicote’s unbeaten start to the SSML Division Two season came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at home to Pitstone & Ivinghoe.

The Premier Division table in the Herts Ad Sunday League was turned on its head with a number of eye-catching results.

What's On

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Members of St Albans Musical Theatre Company and other amateur dramatics groups have released a virtual recording.

Events & Exhibitions

Heritage

Friday, October 23, 2020

A folklorist, Egyptologist and the most famous proponent of the ‘witch-cult hypothesis’ died in Welwyn at the age of 100 in 1963, and during the Halloween period the WHT is shedding a light on her beliefs.

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Following Hertsmere Council’s green light for two new soundstages to be built at Elstree Studios, the first steps have been made for a film and TV heritage centre in the borough.

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To celebrate Black History Month in October, Mill Green Museum is showing an exhibition of artwork created by Welwyn Hatfield schoolchildren and inspired by the theme of “Hidden Stories”.

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In 1966, Spencer Davis was described by NME as the “man about Potters Bar” with a blue Mini Cooper S.

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A new adaptation of The Secret Garden finally arrives at cinemas and on Sky Cinema this week after its much-delayed UK release. So where was The Secert Garden 2020 filmed?

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