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  • #inlovewithlocal

    Put a face to your indie favourites

    Wanna find out what it's really like to run a local business? We chat to some entrepreneurs in our area about why it's so important to get behind them, and how we can all do our bit.

  • Gotta Have It

    Planning a romantic weekender with no time to unpack (naughty!)? HeyChesto travel chests combine a romantic vintage style with modern practicality. Seriously, no more rummaging for knickers!

  • Groovy garden accessories

    Finally we can start planning barbecues and al fresco gatherings, so here's the coolest cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz up your garden.

  • Witness the fitness!

    Finding it hard to kickstart that hardcore new exercise regime? Buy some slinky new kit and you'll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly).

  • Gotta Have It

    Our fashion favourite Cos is launching babywear this week - and we've gone gaga for it. Behold the cuteness!

  • Gotta Have It

    Obsessed with the time since the clocks went back? Then you'll appreciate our round up the coolest watches for all the family. Christmas inspo incoming!

  • Drink Me

    There's something very cheering about buying new mugs - they're a small thing (and usually very affordable) but they can really brighten your day, as well as your kitchen. They're also a brilliant gift for the person who has everything. I've been mugging up (ahem) on the best new ones around - 'tis the season for hunkering down with a hot brew after all. Kettle on? Let's go.

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    The 12 best small businesses for Christmas shopping

    Herts has got some fab independent shops and here are my top twelve for Christmas.

    School Reviews

    Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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    Little Black Book

    Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

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    The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Herts & Beds