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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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Downsizing options or

equity release to make life easier.

So, if you don’t want to downsize

but would like to get an extra income

in later life to fully enjoy retirement or

to pass on money to your children,

what can you do?

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If you love the Olympics then you will find this new book


Written by local author Geraint John and Dave Parker.

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Lyndhurst Financial Management Announces Carbon Neutral Plan

Lyndhurst Financial Management Ltd was founded in 1992 advises on over £450 million of client investments and is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

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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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Calling all jigsaw lovers!

Harpenden will hold its first ever Jigsaw Festival on 4 & 5 June 2021 at High Street Methodist Church. Organised by volunteers from two Harpenden churches. At this stage, in order to make the event a success, the organisers are looking for the community to get involved with any of the following tasks:-

· Assembling your own puzzles and donating them.· Donating unmade complete puzzles for others to assemble, and Making up jigsaws donated by others. Learn more

Dec. How would you like a professional Video to help boost your business?

And have it produced locally at a price you can afford.

KOMO Promo Videos in St Albans will look after all your needs.

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Children really engaged with Harpenden Academy’s Young Chef’s project 2020.

A great success, says Teacher Kate Watson

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15,477 VIEWS IN JAN - APRIL 2021

30,340 VIEWS 2020

A new concept in book reading from Harpenden publishing company NOEXIT      Learn more

New Year cake tastings from Zuckermaus Bakery.

Cream horn and chocolate cake.

When you want quality bread & cakes you can taste.

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Jan. Sales of new Book by Michael Weaver exceeding expectations. Launched to help raise funds for the Keech Hospice Care

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Follow infection rates from Government sources.

Click on the link below and source details of local areas in Harpenden.

Diabetes Treatment Plan wins national award for local pharmacist.

Graham Philips  was awarded the Chemist and Druggist Health Initiative of the Year 2020 for his work on ProLongevity.

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April. If you love gardening, why not join the Harpenden Gardening Society?

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Jan 25. Covid delays the development plans for the Red House & the opening of Harpenden’s Health & Wellbeing Centre

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March 3. Zuckermaus Artisan Bakery gaining more fans. New BABKA bread a must for lovers of chocolate.

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Feb. Local charity receives funding from Harpenden Building Society to help combat Covid-19 challenges

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May. Summer opening on the Harpenden High Street...The Pudding Stop.

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Feb 12. Government loan of £35 million to help Luton Borough Council announced yesterday. Covid crisis exposes LBC’s dependency on Airport for financial stability. Learn more

Feb. Calling entrepreneurs who want to tackle Climate Change.


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Spring Edition 2021

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May. Affordable Homes being built on old Westfield Allotment site. Taylor French, the developer advised that completion of 24 homes would be April 2022.

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Everything you need to know about the New Sports Centre. NOW OPEN

Inc Safety

And take the virtual tour -- Learn more

March 5. Great news for Gin lovers...Harpenden now has its own Gin...

made by a local business with local ingredients.

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Aug 1st opening for -The Eric Morecambe Centre (EMC) Learn more

March 24. Harpenden’s young people are concerned about the future. Find out what they are doing about it. Learn more here

Hold your events SAFELY in meeting rooms at Rothamsted Conference Centre from May 17

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Would you like to learn about writings by members of the Bloomsbury Group,

the controversial literary and artistic set which was in existence from about the 1900s to the 1950s?

Find out more here

April. Harpenden’s Summer Carnival on the Common has been cancelled by the Town Council.

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April. Art on the Common has been booked for

Sept 18 &19.

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Harpenden’s High Street now open

All the details in the Harpendia Shopping Guide.

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Harpenden Library is open again with reduced opening hours & a limit of 15 minutes in the library. Learn more

May. A new Wine and Cocktail Bar - Opening soon in Station Rd. Learn more.

MAY. Classics on the Common is back. Wed. Sept 22. Organised by Rotary in Harpenden.

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MAY. COVID-19 Self-testing kits now available at Boots in Harpenden.

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WEST SIDE STORY - A new version by Steven Spielberg launching Dec.

One of the great musicals.

Already being suggested for OSCAR nomination in 2022.

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May 17. Harpenden NEW restaurants are welcoming you in Station Road.

May. NEW.   Covid-19 booking service now open to the over 40’s AND the National Booking Service now in operation at the Public Halls. Learn more

May 11. Here’s the response from the

YOUR CARE YOUR VIEWS research conducted in March. Learn more

May 10 -16. Youth Talk will be highlighting its work during Mental Health Awareness Week

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May 11. Rothamsted Park now owned by Harpenden Town Council who will invest £150,000 to develop the Play Area .

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