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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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If you know someone with debt problems in Harpenden help is at hand. Harpenden Money Advice Centre is a charity providing confidential, non-judgemental and impartial debt and budgeting advice.

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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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Did you know there’s a Talking Newspaper (‘SADTN’) to keep visually impaired residents and others in touch with what is happening in Harpenden, St Albans and the surrounding communities. 

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BE AWARE OF THE ON LINE FRAUDSTERS. Online fraud and digital

wallet hacks now account

for 19.8% of UK fraud cases.

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As featured at Classics on the Common. 

Herts Constabulary.

Preventing your car from theft. Learn more

Improvements planned at Harpenden’s Station,

Harding Parade and Station Road.

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Sept. 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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Oct. Affordable Homes now completed at Roan Place. Harpenden.

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New integrated urgent care hub for Harpenden & St Albans area residents finally opens at St Albans Hospital. Learn more

Harpenden’s new Skateboard arena in Rothamsted Park - Approved by Town Council.

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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

June. Watford Hospital expansion gets Government funding to proceed.

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Sept. NEW Home Library Service

from your Local Library.

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Aug. Welcome to the Harpendia team. Journalist Charlotte Bateman will be writing stories  of interest going forward. Learn more.

Nov. Inspectors  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

Oct How are Harpenden Fashion Retailers working towards a more sustainable future?

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Sept. Are Charity Shops serving the best interests of Harpenden?

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Oct 16. Shock News.

Luton Airport to expand to 19 million passengers a year. Government OK announced Oct 13,

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Oct 26. Traffic chaos continues at Luton Airport. What’s the cause? Learn more

Nov 26. Top tasting turkeys from Harpenden’s local Butcher in Station Rd. Place your order now at R & M Butchers, 01582 969819

Dec 7, Christmas Concert at Crabtree Junior School. Learn more.

NOV 7. Changing your nutrition and

lifestyle can help towards

improved health and wellbeing.LEARN MORE

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

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Nov. Compassionate Café launches in Harpenden.

in partnership with Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care Learn more

Nov 26. Harpenden Town Women move into next round of ERW League Cup with 3-1 away win at Wodson Park Ladies . Full match report and photos.

Dec 25. Christmas Community Lunch at the Salvation Army. Delicious grub, entertaining company and no end of festive cheer. Learn more


20 pages of Christmas fun and excitement for all the family. + Prizes to win. READ HERE

Dec 5. Free to enter competition to

win Family Tickets to see Beauty and the Beast at the EMC.

How to Enter

Nov 26. Book signing for new Harpenden author Natasha Hastings at Harpenden Books. Learn more

Dec 5. Coming very soon. At Darlish. Upstairs seating and play area so you can enjoy your favourite Darlish flavours in the warm. Learn more

Nov 26, Christmas Carnival Fun & Joy Fantastic support. See more here


Celebrity Chef Theo Michaels wants amateur chefs to send in their OWN special recipes to make Xmas food taste more delicious.   HOW TO ENTER

Dec 5. The Harpendia Mini Raffle is FREE to enter. Fabulous Prizes like these earings from Loveweds.


Don’t Miss Out. Panto Comp closes

Sat Dec 9th

Dec 16. Childrens Panto Craft Workshop at the EMC.

Sat 16th Dec11am-2pm

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Dec. The Harpenden Trust Winter Newsletter now live with 16 pages Inc Ruby Wax.

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