Welwyn and Hatfield life

Friday, February 14, 2020

The 'Railway Mania' of the 1840s is a timely reminder of a period when share prices rose too fast before collapsing, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

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A free half-term trail will encourage kids to get outdoors and enjoy gardening.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

In less than 40 years, average life expectancy will be 100. How do we - and our pensions - handle that? asks Peter Sharkey.

Been on a health kick? Peter Sharkey says if January is the time for your body, February is all about your cash...

'Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet,' said Jean Jacques Rousseau - a quote worth remembering, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

A University of Hertfordshire research team has won a £2.27 million contract to look into a beneficial treatment for teenagers with mild to moderate depression.

Through the bad days and good days, The Autumn Vale activities team help residents at Gold Care Homes believe in themselves and feel empowered. Leader Shameem Chowdhury is an award-winning care worker within Gold Care Homes, having recently won an award at The Hertfordshire Care Awards.

Becoming an expat could help you to boost your savings, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

A Welwyn Hatfield charity held a Christmas Day dinner for people who would usually be alone over the holidays.

Last year, consumers spent an extra £14 million a month buying Greggs' products, says Peter Sharkey, suggesting that owning a slice of the bakery brand could become a sound investment.

Imagine waking up in the heart of a bustling city centre, just moments away from the shops, attractions and restaurants which have made it a key destination for millions of tourists each year. And then consider being able to do all that without spending an absolute fortune on accommodation.

Saving upwards of £700 is actually quite easy, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

Equity release makes combining holidays with an enhanced pension possible, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

April began with tragedy after one person was found dead following a fire in WGC, but brightened up later with passersby saving a man from cardiac arrest and a campaign to clean up Hatfield.

March began with a splash as the plan for Splashlands in WGC was unveiled and a seven-year-old boy was rescued from a van which rolled into Stanborough Lakes.

The annual John Lewis clearance event has gone live online today - Christmas Eve.

The 2019 Next sale kicks off in stores on Boxing Day morning - Thursday, December 26 - after going live on the website on Christmas Eve.

February saw one of the biggest stories of the year with the disappearance of Hatfield student Joy Morgan, as well as antisocial behaviour, new homes and a man with an impressive tie collection.

The year kicked off dramatically in Welwyn Hatfield with residents forced to spend Christmas in temporary accommodation, neighbours saving children from a house fire and a 99-year-old great-grandmother scaling a climbing wall.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

The festuve season is one for reflection, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

People prepared to risk some, not all, of their money could enjoy significantly better returns, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

St Francis of Assisi Church in Welwyn Garden City invited members of the public to showcase their lavishly-decorated trees at their annual Christmas Tree Festival.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey takes a trip down memory lane and discovers how things have changed - both at the banks and on the football pitch.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Whether it be classic cars, art, stamps or wine, alternative investments are a potential minefield says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The ultimate day out for dogs and their owners will be heading to Hertfordshire again next year.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

It was cool when Kojak carried his coffee in 1970s New York but times change, says Peter Sharkey, and ditching the habit could help you to save.

Whether you're selling your home, planning for your retirement, dealing with a family matter, signing a commercial lease or managing a business, it's important to ensure you find the best legal counsel.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey explains why saving is a much better option than the slim chance of joining the lottery jackpot winners.

Are you finding it increasingly difficult to get on to the property ladder? Shared ownership could be the answer.

Two social media stars will help turn on the Welwyn Garden City Christmas lights this year.

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