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Elspeth brings back a lot of fond memories of her time singing musicals in the Alban Arena and of her recollection of going to musicals. For example for her daughter’s birthday treat enjoying “Trial by Jury” in the perfect setting of the Old Courtroom, now used as a café, here in our Museum; as a family watching “Les Miserables” in London, without …
 
David Kurk tells us about his compelling rugby odyssey which saw him rise to the level of Premiership match official and latterly a Match Day Host with Wasps.He is also an Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and his experiences on this topic are candid, poignant and compelling. A great listen and with a clear message for us all.…
 
This week, join our health correspondent Dr Richard Pile and Danny. He is telling us about his research into how having a purpose in life can help keep you healthy. If you find this interesting, you might be interested in Richard’s book. It is due for release next year. You can find out more about Living Life Better on their website https://livingl…
 
It is always a pleasure to catch up with friend of the show and rugby scholar, our voice of the Old Albanians Brian Quinn. He summarises the end of the domestic Rugby scene, previews an exciting period of International Rugby and of course provides us with all the OA’s updates.Jason McKenna による
 
All too often we get consumed with a win at all cost attitude; perhaps especially when it comes to our appreciation of sport. This week the Verulam Sport team wanted to shine a light on some of the great teams and individuals who may not have proven victorious but whose efforts remind us of the true spirt of sport. We salute sports gallant tryers!…
 
God loves his Church, yet within church life people get offended. Every time that happens we are faced with a choice. Will we become bitter or will we forgive? They are two completely different paths....heading in different directions. Which will you choose when it happens next?St Albans Baptist Church による
 
I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “Well, Mrs. G… she’s such a good person, always helping down at the foodbank. A real Christian, she is”, or, ”Old Doug Freemantle, he’s so mean, but he is religious. He goes to church every Sunday.” I’m questioning the understanding that if you are helpful and kind, ie. good, or if you are very religious, by going …
 
Last weekend delivered a historic French Open in Tennis. In the Woman’s Final we saw a first ever Polish victor at a Singles Grand Slam with teenager Iga Swiatek overcoming Sofia Kenin. Then in the Men’s final the imperious Rafa Nadal snared his 13th title at Roland Garos and his 20th Grand Slam in his career, drawing him level with Rodger Federer …
 
We hear from Chris Samways from the HSP who explains how there is still time to register to get on the virtual Hertfordshire Sports Clubs Conference. There will be a wealth of information from great speakers and work shops to enjoy a must for all sports clubs particularly during this challenging time. For more information check out www.sportsinhert…
 
This week the Verulam Sport team debate the question on the tip of all English sports fans lips: why haven’t the England team claimed another major football trophy since 1966? I am sure you will have your opinions and solutions for this conundrum, continue to get involved tweet @verulamsport.Jason McKenna による
 
Clare has got you covered for ideas for November reading recommendations, now that the nights are drawing in and we may have more time to curl up in front of the fire (real or otherwise). Her recommendations are: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (784 pgs), Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver (600 pgs) and The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (350 pgs). F…
 
This time, Elspeth investigates a tradition dating back to the 14th century, that of “Beating the Bounds”. It is however, still enacted today, although more as a ceremony than as a necessary enforcement of the division of land. In fact you might have taken part in it only the other week, at Colney Heath. Elspeth also includes a view of the rather s…
 
It is sports commentators who breath life into our favourite sports, capturing the moments and action which live in the memories forever. This week Jason and Tony consider their own favourite exponents of the art of sporting commentary. As always, only a handful can be considered and so we may have missed your favourite. Who should have been includ…
 
The ‘Voice of Saracens’ John Lewis returns to Verulam Sport to discuss a turbulent season for the Men in Black. The season and their final game in the Gallagher Premiership culminated in a gallant draw against Playoff bound Bath. John gives Sarries fans many reasons to be cheerful despite enforced relegation.…
 
Theresa is a passionate supporter and volunteer with the amazing Kickoff@3 team. She reminds us about her own experiences with Kickoff@3 and recalls their last tournament from Cotlandswick Leisure Centre won by a team from London Colney. We build towards the next big tournament on Sunday October 18th. Today is the last day for entrants so don’t hes…
 
Highlighted this week is the topic of family provision. Michael explains this concept and how it might affect your will after you die. Find out more about Michael’s work on the Labrums Solicitors website. More upates from the Herts Ad newsroom, courtesy of Matt and Laura. If you have a story, you can get in touch on hertsad@archant.co.uk. The post …
 
In this Just Elspeth podcast, she reports on what must be the most extraordinary monument ever created – a wall 169 ft tall on which will be digitally inscribed a thousand answered prayers. No, it’s not in St Albans, but midway between the M6 and the M42 alongside the proposed HS2. It’s taken Richard Gamble, who had this vision, four years to get t…
 
We have been considering sporting mavericks this week on Verulam Sport. So, it felt appropriate to catch up with Kat Ratnapala the Head Coach and Director of Netball for our own Netball Premier League Team The Saracens Mavericks. Kat tells us about an exciting pathways programme now open where you can become part of the Mavericks developmental team…
 
This week Tony embraced ‘the highway to the danger zone’ by analysing the ‘Top Guns’ from the sporting world who are true mavericks. Performers capable of genius but courting controversy and always defying convention. Who are your favourite sporting mavericks? Tweet @verulamsport and get involved!Jason McKenna による
 
Even though the London Marathon has been cancelled this year, local runner Anna Bassil has been raising money for the charity Save the Children. She will instead partake in a virtual London Marathon on 4th October. Read more about her story on the Herts Ad website and you can give to the cause via her JustGiving page. More updates from the Herts Ad…
 
Tony caught up again with St Alban’s own European Golf Tour Referee Gary Tait. They review the recent 120th US Open won emphatically by America’s Bryson Dechambeau. Plus we look ahead to exciting upcoming action on the European Tour.Jason McKenna による
 
Well this time, Elspeth has chosen to investigate a mouth watering subject…Chocolate. Who invented it? No, it wasn’t Mr. Cadbury or Mr. Fry. Wasn’t it a drink to start with? She’s discovered some pithy quotes about it, remembers Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, the sweet rationing in war time, and even cites two favourite chocolate recipes from oth…
 
God wants to use all of us to see people come to faith. It's possible,it's doable, it's an adventure. It's outside our comfort zone...yet possible. Some people are especially gifted. Kahu, a gifted evangelist is going to be sharing his story also. It is so miraculous and outside the box that you will be on the edge of your seats. This will be an ex…
 
Last week we built up to the National Village Cricket Final from Lords featuring Hertfordshire’s own Redbourn Cricket Club. We catch up again with one of their key performers Will Hales. Will describes the action from a thrilling final which was only decided on the final over.Jason McKenna による
 
Our Voice of the ‘Saracens’ John Lewis is back. What a week it has been for the Men in Black. A league victory over league leading Exeter was followed up with a tremendous away win over Leinster in the Quarterfinal of the Heineken Champions Cup. Saracens are bidding to defend their title here but have a tough road trip this weekend in the Semi-fina…
 
Danny spoke to local author Ian Ridley this week. His new book is called The Breath of Sadness. It documents the loss of his wife, popular sports journalist Vikki Orvice, and his subsequent journey through grief. Upates from the Herts Ad newsroom, courtesy of Matt and Laura. If you have a story, you can get in touch on hertsad@archant.co.uk. The po…
 
In this week’s podcast, Elspeth has taken the brave decision to tackle the sensitive subject of death for us humans. You will not find a black and white scenario of Heaven or Hell, and she reminds us that at one time it was taboo even to mention the word “cancer”. She is sensitive to the fact that no-one can actually prove life after death, but ass…
 
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