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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

Learn more and give your views. by May 30

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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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


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

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

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

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June 13. Massive distribution centre now under way by M1 junction 10. HGV Traffic to increase dramatically. Learn more

June 30. BIKEFEST in Harpenden becomes a major event for the Motor Bike world

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July 5. SUMMER SALES NOW ON IN HARPENDEN at OUI, Threads, Mint Velvet.

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JULY 17.

*Read the SADC Consultation details here Learn more

Harpenden residents & retailers SAY NO to High Street Parking Charges.

*SIgn the Petition to show your support.

Katherine Warington School welcomed Jonny Weldon as Keynote Speaker for their annual Arts Awards Evening.

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An invitation to join a Harpenden Learning for Leisure course in September 2024.

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July 17. Oakman Inns plans for Pub with rooftop restaurant rejected on appeal by the Planning Inspectorate. Learn more