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This week, Mick Labrum is telling us about how leaseholders can buy the freehold of their property. Specifically, this is a process called legal enfranchisement. You can find out more about Mick and his firm Labrums Solicitors. Laura and Matt are bringing us more local news stories. You can find more on these and other stories on the Herts Ad webpa…
 
Currently, the subject of “saving the planet” is one of the topics on our minds here in Britain. We are starting to think “ internationally”. However, Elspeth points out that regarding the different faiths that we happily tolerate here in Britain, apart from a few dedicated mission societies, we do precious little about the horrific persecution of …
 
It’s Becky Alexander‘s time to shine this week, bringing us the latest yummy knowledge. She is talking about pubs opening up and about JJam Cafe. Matt and Laura are in the Herts Ad newsroom telling us some local stories. The post Return of Food & Drink appeared first on St Albans Podcast with Danny Smith.…
 
Have you had tea with your grandparents lately? Have you asked “Alexa” to do your bidding? Do you always take a newspaper? After a weekend with her family, Elspeth realises how the younger and older generations can be far apart in their habits and communication. When you want to chat, do you use a letter, a phone call, a text, an e-mail? Is watchin…
 
Alan Bellinger is here this week with the latest COVID-19 figures for our area. He also updates us about practises that GPs might continue with since they started using them in the pandemic. Find all the details on Alan’s Health Matters page on the St Albans Podcast. Matt Adams from the Herts Ad has the latest local news. The post Local News & Heal…
 
This month another set of recommendations are coming from Clare. She tells us about her choices for May, all about the bees. Her choices are The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri, History of Bees by Maja Lunde and Bee Quest by Dave Goulson. This could be a year to plan to find out more about the birds or insects or plants in your area and visi…
 
After enduring about a year of COVID restrictions, Elspeth looks at all the words that are now quite normal, and part of every day speech. She discovers that words such as pandemic, quarantine, and lockdown compete for the most used words, ever in this past year, and words such as sanitiser, and and social distancing, which were hardly used before …
 
Michael Labrum is telling us about ‘rights of way’ this week. These don’t just exist in the countryside, but potentially through a part of your land so your neighbour can access their bin! Find out more about Michael on Labrums Solicitors website. Matt Adams from the Herts Ad brings us some local news stories. This includes a campaign to bring coff…
 
This week, Elspeth was about to sow some lettuce seeds and she was amazed how tiny there were. This set her thinking. How could all the power to create plants, whether lettuces, or trees, or even planets come from almost nothing? So she looked at how people explained creation, from modern scientists, to modern Biblical scholars. The post Just Elspe…
 
Now the history of Easter is a mixed bag – both of traditions, and even of religions. So many of the different celebrations of Easter date from the seasons, and even from pre-Christian days. As to the customs, from hot cross buns to bottle kicking, they are a far cry from Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection. Elspeth creates a pot pourri of dif…
 
Need local food and drink knowledge? You’ve come to the right place. Becky Alexander is here again telling us about some yummy stuff. Find out about the “Alban Bun”, the original hot cross bun!! You can get some great Malaysian street food from Lime Face Food. Becky also mentions the reopening of The Camp Fish & Chips shop. Matt Adams from the Hert…
 
Elspeth wonders what effect the shutting down of normal church worship in St. Albans for part of this last year, will have. Will there be a growth of an INVISIBLE CHURCH ? Will those who don’t believe in the Christian faith, change their minds? She also checks on the number of different ways Christianity is expressed in this city, and wonders wheth…
 
WARNING – This episode discusses the issues surrounding sexual harassment Alan Bellinger looks at more COVID-19 related information this month: Is AZ Vaccine Safe? Covid-19 Numbers; Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment; and St Albans City Hospital. Find out more in his Health Matters blog post. In a special segment this week, Laura Bill talks about her expe…
 
“Oh to book a holiday” and “When is it safe to book a holiday” are thoughts on our minds at the moment. Elspeth recalls a few holidays on her own, without David, That certainly didn’t go to plan! The post Just Elspeth (Holiday Escapades) appeared first on St Albans Podcast with Danny Smith.St Albans Podcast
 
Clare gives us some more recommendations this month of whole worlds in minature. Her short story collection suggestions are Girl, Balancing by Helen Dunmore (2018), Nocturnes – Five stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro (2010) and The Complete Short Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) by Saki (2000). David Widdowson returns to the podcast …
 
This may be a subject you don’t want to consider, but in this pandemic, with hope on the horizon, Elspeth bravely takes on the subject of what people think happens to them after they die! This is not a modern question. Archaeologists show us many artefacts left in tombs by the Ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and other ancient civilisation. But her c…
 
Michael Labrum brings us an interesting case study this week. He tells about an intestacy ruling. This is when some dies without a Will and it must be decided who inherits their estate. You can find out more about Michael and Labrums Solicitors on their website. Matt and Laura from the Herts Ad bring us more local news. They report on the vaccine s…
 
Are you, as they say, “a creature of habit”? Elspeth admits that, compared with several of her friends, she likes to eat or exercise or play the piano at certain set times. She wishes that computer technology would get simpler, and admits that she screams inside herself when she finds that the password she‘s used a few years ago is not acceptable n…
 
This week Becky Alexander brings us news of upcoming openings for new food & drink venues once restrictions ease. These include Brewhouse Coffee in Wheathamstead and Alban’s Well on St Peter’s Street. Laura from the Herts Ad is telling us about a story on the former Butterfly World site. Another story is urging residents to be cautious regarding CO…
 
On this week’s edition we hear from our book correspondent Clare Hobba. This month’s book… The post Holiday Adventure Books, Free School Meals & Theatre Refunds appeared first on St Albans Podcast with Danny Smith.St Albans Podcast
 
On this week’s edition of the St Albans Podcast, we hear from our legal correspondent… The post Buying or Selling Property During Lockdown? Plus Local News appeared first on St Albans Podcast with Danny Smith.St Albans Podcast
 
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