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Genetic modification of plants will be essential to avert future food shortages.

The team, from Rothamsted Research and from Syngenta Crop Science and Symmetry Bioanalytics in the US are working to develop new strategies.

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Zuckermaus Artisan Bakery gaining more fans. New BABKA bread a must for lovers of chocolate.

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How can we in Harpenden help Save the Planet?

Reduce Your carbon footprint? Be more sustainable.?

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New Garden Town planned close to Harpenden.

Hemel Garden Communities.

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Feeling “frazzled” and  need to talk and share your stories. Frazzled Cafe is NEW in Harpenden. At the EMC every Monday.

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More drivers than ever are switching off for cleaner air.


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How YWAM Harpenden help support Ukraine families.

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Shock NHS medicines wastage revealed. See the evidence here in Harpenden.

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Harpenden Helping Hand are looking to recruit more drivers to help meet the needs of local people? LEARN MORE or go to

Watford Hospital expansion gets Government funding to proceed.

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NEW Home Library Service

from your Local Library.

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Feb 13. Planning Inspectorate announce completion of their examination of Luton Airport plan to increase passengers to 32 Million pa. Learn more

Nov. Fiona Bruce TV presenter of Antiques Roadshow knows a thing or two about Skateboarding. Learn more

Volunteering at the Memory Lane Cafe brings me a lot of joy. Find out how it helps those with Dementia.

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Jan 12. 3G Pitch Opening event at Katherine Warington School with Luton’s Mick Harford and Annie Brewster + hundreds of school pupils. Learn more & Photos

Feb 6. ‘Time running out for finalising Local Plan’, said councillor Paul de Kort at the Harpenden Society Public Meeting on Jan 31. Learn more

Ambulance Community First Responders (CFR) demonstrate how they save lives to Harpenden residents on Jan 31.

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May 16. A Planning application is now at SADC for a hundred homes as part of the East car park at Harpenden Station

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Feb. A new way to book your blood test at St Albans Hospital. Learn more

Sustainability and Climate Crisis Strategy for St Albans District and Harpenden is launched.Learn more.

March 6, SHOCK NEWS> Government rejects SADC’s ‘Exceptional Circumstance’ for Planning Performance delays. SADC now placed under Government control and requesting a Plan identifying actions that address the areas of weakness.    Learn more

May 3. UPDATE FREE PARKING in Harpenden & SADC. CONSULTATION CANCELLED for the moment by St Albans Council. Previous details - CLICK HERE TO Read

April . Harpenden Trust Annual Appeal Raises

Over £55,000

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April 5. Council gains £173,000 grant to make Harpenden leisure centre more energy efficient.

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April 8. Specsavers NOW OPEN on the Harpenden High St. Caring for your sight and hearing. Learn more

April . Planning Consent for New Harpenden Care Home in Grove Rd. Southdown. Learn more

April 27. Rothamsted Skatepark Funding appeal on display at the Concourse.

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May. Anyone else feeling in need for a bit of sunshine? Find out at Threads. Learn more

May 2. Looking for the best choice of Engagement Rings? Then look to Loveweds.on the Harpenden High Street, Learn more

May 4. The elm makes a comeback!

Thanks to Rotary in Harpenden. Learn more


May . Congratulations Lando! Celebrate his first Grand Prix win with a wonderful and exclusive McLaren baby piranha by @carbonart45

More Art here.

May. Summer Furniture now available from Lister Interiors opp Waitrose.

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May 14. Harpenden is proud to welcome its new Mayor following last night's Mayor Making Ceremony at Park Hall. New Mayor Cllr Pip Lever receives congratulations from departing Mayor Cllr Fiona Gaskell. More details of last nights event to come.

Sat. June 8.

Harpenden Summer Carnival.

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Sat June 8 & Sun June 9.

Art on the Common.

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What’s On at the EMC in May and June

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Friday May 17. MINT VELVET RE:MINTED Swap Session is on all day on the Harpenden High St.

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May 17. FREE parking in Harpenden to end despite forthcoming consultation. New SADC Council Leader announced.

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