RECENT losses for Ian Eldridge and James Yelland have not floored the St Albans and London Colney Amateur Boxing Club.
LISA PAVELEY capped what has been a terrific individual season with another couple of medals at the St Albans Judo Club Championships.
A TRIP to third-placed Braintree Town might not have been the ideal introduction for Boreham Wood's new player-managers Lee Harvey and Micky Engwell, but despite Saturday's (December 8) 2-0 defeat, Harvey is optimistic they can make a successful transition.
THE Herts Girls League clash between Watford Ladies under 15s and Bushey Rangers ended in controversy as Watford claimed a hard-fought victory.
The Under 17s had a good day, running out 3-1 winners over the Tractormen, who had seven scholars and the England Under 16 striker in their line-up.
WATFORD Under 19s were caught on the counter-attack against Ipswich, then conceded a second to a calamitous mix-up and then had what looked a valid goal disallowed.
WATFORD have spent £15m on players over the past three years, chief executive Tim Shaw told to shareholders at the annual meeting of Watford FC on Thursday, December 5.
I READ with interest Councillor Muspratt's comments in the Watford Observer, November 16 regarding the moving of the zebra crossing.
WATFORD are set to persevere with 4-3-3, which enables them to field a third striker.
HAVE Watford and Vialli cracked it? Vialli sounds a note of caution: "I was talking the other day with David Platt and we both agree this is a difficult division, not only because of the number of games you play but also the players you manage," he said.
AS WATFORD enter a crucial phase which could determine the direction of their season, Vialli asks for maximum vocal support on Saturday, December 15,
NORDIN WOOTER has been given early permission to try and arrange a transfer. The Dutch winger, whose contract expires next summer, is unlikely to be offered a new deal by the Hornets.
Buster Bloodvessel returns with the world famous ska band; The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans; Wednesday, December 19; admission 8.
Every Wednesday, hosted by local band organised by St Albans blues/rock trio Mojo, guest performers and floor spots are welcome and all performers get a free drink get there early to book your place; Mermaid pub, Hatfield Road, St Albans; admission free.
12th heat with Shrapnul plus Surfacing plus Reco; The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans; Tuesday, December 18; admission 3.
Every Monday, traditional and contemporary songs, everyone welcome as singers or spectators; The Bull, High Street, Redbourn; 8.30pm; admission 1; more details from John on 01923 404566.
MANAGER Joe Kinnear is ready to go "Christmas shopping" as Luton approach the hectic holiday football programme.
WATFORD are entering the critical period of their season, one that can determine whether it is judged a success or a flop.
OLD ALBANIANS broke the trend of tight matches between themselves and Old Verulamians, as they demolished local rivals 41-0.
EURO MP, Mrs Eryl McNally was demonstrating her cookery skills in Portuguese as part of a display by Britain's Labour MEPs in the Brussels parliament building last month.
MAYOR John Peters' Fund for the Future, launched in July to provide a long-term endowment for local charities, is set to top £20,000 for Christmas.
ST ALBANS firefighters are used to carrying out all sorts of daring and dangerous deeds, but even they would admit that their latest challenge was amongst their toughest assignments so far.
FURIOUS villagers condemned plans to build a massive hotel complex on Green Belt land in Bricket Wood as "absolutely disastrous", "horrific" and "sacrilegious" on Tuesday.
AN accident which left a child with a broken ankle has re-ignited concerns over traffic problems along Dark Lane in Harpenden.
RESURFACING will cause road closures in the Shenley Lane and Napsbury Lane area of St Albans over the next two weeks.
CHRIS and Bridget Cumming make tracklements so beautiful that the contents of their jars are a feast to the eye before they ever reach the plate.
DESPITE its proximity to London and, during the second world war, the de Havilland fighter plane factory at Hatfield, St Albans emerged relatively unscathed from the two world wars.
The story of the man who gave his name to St Albans is a simple one, but this story alone would not be enough to enable us to gauge its importance or its continuing resonance.
SO YOU think the current crop of superchefs turning gastronomy into the new sex on our screens every night is the first? Think again!
HELEN Parr says her role model is the Duke of Wellington, victor of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At first sight the petite recently-appointed principal of Oaklands College has little in common with the Iron Duke, but may soon need both his toughness and his tenacity.
A RAT loose in a Rickmansworth supermarket on Sunday, December 9, gave shoppers cause for concern.
A YEAR of hard work by children at a Garston church, culminated in a celebration at an Investiture service held on Saturday, December 8.
A CYCLIST was "left for dead" after flying through the air when she collided with a car early Monday morning.
HARPENDEN suffered only their second defeat of the season on Saturday when they failed to pick up any points away in Upminster, following a 5-2 defeat.
ST ALBANS RFC will feel hard done by this week after getting far less than they probably deserved from a determined display against London Scottish at the weekend.
Funky guest DJs alongside resident DJ Hansi; The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans; Sunday, December 17; admission free.
Matt Wates Sextet; The Fairway, Fairway Suite, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City; Sunday, December 16; doors open 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm; admission 6 for members and 7 for non-members.
Every Sunday, house band plus guests, floorspots, players and singers welcome; The Portland Arms, Portland Street, St Albans; 8.30pm.
Moonglow Dance Studios, 38a Estcourt Road, Watford; Saturday, December 15, 11am to 1pm, learn to dance to the latest pop styles. Tel: 01923 225195 for further details.
Moonglow Dance Studios, 38a Estcourt Road, Watford; Tuesday, December 18, 5.30pm to 7pm. Tel: 01923 225195 for further details.
The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead; Saturday, December 15, 8.30pm; tickets 9. Tel: box office 01442 228091.
A beginners class for ladies; The Oracle, 12 Market Street, Watford; Monday, December 19, 7pm to 8pm and 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Tel: 020 8421 5178.
Bushey Country Club, High Street, Bushey; Friday, December 14; 9pm to 2am. Tel: 01737 360547 for further details.
School of Dancing, 14 Nascot Road, Watford; Thursday, December 20, 8pm, followed by practice session; no partner required, complete beginners welcome. Tel. 01923 210016 for further details.
With Jean Martyn, organised by Watford Organ and Keyboard Club, Henderson Memorial Hall, Abbots Langley; Saturday, December 15, 8pm; tickets 5.50. Tel: 01923 238657.
A 24-carat seasonal spectacle; Palace Theatre Watford, Clarendon Road, Watford; runs until Saturday, January 12. Tel: box office 01923 225671 for times and ticket prices.
Dacorum Pavilion, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead; Wednesday, December 21, to Sunday, January 6; tickets 9.50/12.50 adults, 6.50/9.50 children. Tel: box office 01442 228700 for times.
Presented by Chalemie; The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead; Friday, December 14, 7.30pm; tickets 7. Tel: box office 01442 228091.4
Gala Charity Preview Show; Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans; Tuesday, December 18, 7pm; tickets 15; Wednesday, December 19, to Sunday, January 6, tickets 8.50 to 16. Tel: box office 01727 844488.