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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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May 24. Decision by Sec of State for Transport on Luton Airport plan to increase passengers to 32 Million pa delayed until Oct 4. 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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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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May. 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. New Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire - Jonathan Ash-Edwards.(right)

Based in Harpenden Police Station . 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

June. 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


Sun June 9.

Flying the flag for local artists at Art on the Common. CATHERINE HAY, (right) Learn more

STANTA Celebrates its 40th Anniversary in style & looks forward to helping Harpenden’s business grow. Learn more

June. FREE parking in Harpenden consultation on hold until after Election. A standard practice-Purdah.

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June. Magnificent stained glass in Harpenden’s Methodist Church. Learn more

May. Volunteer drivers needed to help transport members of our community. Contact Helping Hand

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May 21. Herts County Council refuse to close Station Rd to allow Thames Water to repair pipes. RESULT more floods.

June 6. To mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, National Beacon Lighting on the Common. Learn more

May. Harpenden Rugby Club names local charity, The AT Society as its Charity of the Year. Learn more

May. Discover authentic Italian cuisine in Marshalswick at DavVero. Learn more

June. Please be aware of a car park scam involving car parks using the PayByPhone Service.

It arises when people search for the PayByPhone app or website.

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June. At the recent Harpenden Library Print & Prosecco event we really got into the experimental, spontaneous spirit of Gel Plate Printing. Learn more


The Hurst Children’s Theatre Group boys and girls are getting ready for the EMC, concerts. July 11th -14th.

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JUNE. Big events at the EMC. Girls Night Out with Flat & The Curves

Wed 12 June, 7.30pm

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Sun June 9. International Art in Town at Molasses House with MISHELL LEONG. 11AM - 4PM

Sat June 8. Harpenden welcomes thousands to the Summer Carnival. Learn more