News and Updates

Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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Hatfield butcher finalist for county-wide food and drink award

[Oliver Price | News Manager] Bob’s Family Butchers, owned by Hatfield resident Mark Burley, has been placed on the finalists list of the Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards 2016 for the Best Independent Butcher category. The winners of the competition will be announced in June. Trident Media caught up with Mark for an interview about being a butcher, life in Hatfield, and the competition. TM: Why did you become a butcher? MB: We bought the shop four and a half years ago and I’

Eastern Electrics 2015: Bringing the house to Hatfield House

[Tobi Olásupo and Shelby Loasby] Hatfield welcomes the biggest celebration of house and techno this summer with the Eastern Electrics Festival! After selling out last year, the festival returns to the historic Hatfield House, Saturday 1st August 2015, for an energetic day of music, entertainment and memories that will last a lifetime. With over 50 acts lined up, the festival is expecting to showcase the strongest and most varied plethora of artists it has ever seen since debu

15 Crazy things we saw at Slam Dunk South

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] Slam Dunk Festival South was one of the biggest transformations for the University and saw a whole host of hardcore, rock and metal bands descending on The Forum Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. There was plenty to see in terms of music and performances, and even more to feast your eyes on whilst people-watching. So we’ve compiled a list of the craziest things we spotted, from colourful fans and various tattoos, to some interesting fashio

Hatfield in top 20 safest towns for students

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] The University of Hertfordshire has been named in the list of top 20 safest town for students in the UK. Hatfield was rated 18th by StuRents.com – a student accomodation search portal – who compiled official police data which looked at how exposed a student would be to crime in 64 of England and Wales’ student towns and cities. The ratings analysed 535,468 crimes occurring across the various towns and cities in the areas surrounding 608 priva

Woman charged with property fraud offences in Hatfield

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] A woman has been charged with property fraud offences in connection with incidents which are suspected of occurring in Hatfield recently. It is thought that victims may include students at the University of Hertfordshire. According to Hertfordshire Constabulary it is alleged that, on a number of occasions, a property was falsely advertised for rent in Hatfield and deposits were being taken from people. However it is believed that the property w

Is Hatfield haunted?

[Amy Dodwell | Contributing Writer] Hatfield is full of history and it is clear that not all of it has disappeared as there have been many ghostly sightings over the years. The most popular tourist destination in the town is Hatfield House; well known for its history with Queen Elizabeth I. Within the grounds is the famous ‘Queen Elizabeth Oak’, which is allegedly where Elizabeth I was sitting when she was told she was Queen following Mary’s death. Following the first Marchio