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  • An unlikely seven points

    Unbeaten week follows two home defeats in a row read more

  • Music charts technical problem

    We are having a few technical issues with our music charts this week, as you can probably see. Not quite sure what the issue is yet but we are investigating. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. read more

  • Awesome Arcane Roots

    Review: Arcane Roots, The Horns, Hempstead Road, Monday, October 19 ****** Nothing less than a stunned silence greeted Monday’s remarkable Horns debut by little-known three-piece Arcane Roots – a response that had nothing whatsoever to do with a disappointingly low turnout at the Hempstead Road venue. read more

  • Miss Frank prove they've still got the X Factor at Asda

    GARSTON: Screams of delight could be heard across a Garston supermarket today as X Factor rejects Miss Frank took to the floor. read more

  • Watford skipper backs Lloyd Doyley to lift roof off Vicarage Road Watford Observer: Adrian Mariappa is enjoying his spell as Watford captain

    Watford's stand-in skipper Adrian Mariappa believes that if Lloyd Doyley ever scores then it is destined to be a 40-yard screamer which will lift the roof off Vicarage Road. read more

  • Mayor gives Monster reception to new youth shelter

    WATFORD: Children, parents and even the town’s mayor were on hand this week to celebrate the official unveiling on a new youth shelter. read more

  • Missing cat re-united with owner Watford Observer: Missing cat re-united with owner

    WATFORD: A missing cat who narrowly avoided death in road accident has been reunited with her owner after her picture was printed in the Watford Free newspaper. read more

  • Workers in pink for charity

    WATFORD: Staff at a Watford packaging firm “thought pink” and wore pink today as they raised money for a breast cancer charity. read more

  • Job boost as new store set to open in Watford

    Forty much-needed jobs will be created when a new hardware store opens in The Harlequin shopping centre in December. read more


    TOWLE, Barbara Mary Passed away on 15th October 2009. Aged 83 years. A much loved lady who will be sadly missed. Funeral service to take place at West Herts Crematorium on Monday 9th November at 12.20pm. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired to the British Heart Foundation c/o Funeral Directors. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, 251 Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2HN. Telephone: 01923 223995 read more


    VOLLAM, David Passed away on 21st October 2009. Beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend. Sadly missed by all. read more


    ZOE WOOD 27th October 1991 Happy 18th Zoe So proud of you Love Mum x read more


    DAVIS, Lisa Riddick Lisa's family would like to thank everybody for their kindness following her death and for the donations made to Olly & Kaia's Trust Fund. read more


    EVANS, Patricia Ruby Passed away 1st November 2008. Is it really 12 months when 2 became 1. Missing your laughter missing the fun. It's as hard for me now As it was for me then. They say times a healer. But I don't know when. My love and thoughts are with you Pat, night and day. The same goes for the family needless to say. Jason, Peter, Michele, Mark, Rachael, Muv and Grandkids. God Bless you my darling- Bryan read more


    BRENNAN, Nancy 10th Dec 1925 to 30th Oct 2005 Deep in our hearts you'll always stay. Loved and rememberred everyday. Love Veronica and Tomas read more


    JONES, Penny Susan Died peacefully at home in Berkhamsted on 20th October 2009, aged 59, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Nick, mother of Vikki and Mark plus nanny of Jasmine, Saffron and Cicely. She will be very sadly missed by her family, friends and the many people who's lives she touched. Her funeral service will be held at Sacred Hert Church, Park Street, Berkhamsted on 30th October at 11.30am. Family flowers only, donations if wished, to Cancer Research c/o J Worley (Funeral Directors) Ltd, 344 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1HT. read more


    BENNETT, Patrick Joseph (PJ) Sadly passed away on Sunday 25th October 2009. Dearly loved husband of Betty and father of Steven, David, Mark and Michelle. Much loved brother of May, Willie, Thomas and Tim. Adored Grandfather of Jude, Luke, Callum and Max. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in Peace. Funeral service at St Saviours Church, Abbots Langley at 11am followed by Burial at North Watford Cemetery. Family flowers only but donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK. All Enquiries to M K Ginders & Sons, 51 High Street, Abbots Langley, WD5 0AA. Tel: 01923 269994 read more

  • SIMS

    SIMS, Eileen Passed away peacefully on 24th October 2009 aged 88. Much loved mother of Brian and Christopher, who will be sadly missed. Funeral on Tuesday 3rd November 2009, Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip at 11.45am. Flowers or donations payable to Age Concern. c/o James Peddle Ltd. Tel: 01923 772013 read more


    HARVEY, Mavis Doreen Passed away peacefully at home on 21-10-09 aged 84. A loving mother, grandmother and great- grandmother Funeral service at West Herts Crematorium. Wednesday 4th November at 10.20am All enquiries to James Peddle Ltd 10 Moneyhill Parade, Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 7BE Tel: 01923 772013 read more


    NEALE, Paul Passed away peacefully on 22nd October 2009. Aged 70 years. Devoted husband to the late Irene May Neale, loving father to Debbie, Sarah and Matthew, proud grandad to Daniel, Hayley, James and Harry. Funeral service to take place at West Herts Crematorium on Friday 6th November at 2.00pm. All donations, flowers and enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, 251 Lower High Street, Watford, 01923 223995 read more

  • Brian Wilson

    WILSON, Brian Passed away on 22nd October 2009. Aged 71. Funeral service to take place at West Herts Crematorium on Monday 16th November at 10.20am. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired to the Leukaemia Research Fund. c/o Funeral Directors. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, 251 Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2HN, Telephone 01923 223995 read more


    ROLLINGS, Edward Known by all as Ted. Passed away peacefully on 25th October 2009 aged 87 years. He was much loved and will be sadly missed by his wife Irene, son Geoffrey, daughter-in-law Helen, his grandchildren and all his friends. Funeral service to take place on Friday 6th November at West Herts Crematorium at 12.20pm. For details contact Hemley Funeral Service on 0208 950 7233 read more

  • Michael Raymond Jenkinson

    JENKINSON, Michael Raymond Died suddenly on 22nd October 2009 aged 55 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Cynthia, children Natalie, Roy, Teresa, Bobby and his seven grandchildren. Funeral service will take place at West Herts Crematorium on Monday 9th November 2009 at 12.40. Donations would be appreciated to Guide Dogs For The Blind c/o Macleans Funeral Services on 01923 894116 read more


    GREEN, Francis "Frank" 72 year. 20th December 1936 - 25th October 2009. Gone but never forgotten. Beloved father and grandfather, brother and greatest friend. You will always be missing from our hearts, but now you are at peace at last Dad. Funeral Friday 6th November 2009 at 1pm. Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Cynthia Spencer Hospice Contact: G Saville & Sons Ltd for further information 020 8427 1961 read more

  • Halloween walks in Barnet

    Experience the spookier side of Barnet this weekend with a Halloween walk read more

  • Friday, October 30, 2009 Watford Observer: Friday, October 30, 2009

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  • Heidar Helguson fit to return for Hornets at West Brom Watford Observer: Heidar Helguson won't be fit for the Middlesbrough game

    Watford will welcome back Heidar Helguson for tomorrow's trip to promotion-chasing West Bromwich Albion. read more

  • It was trees and fields back then

    Reader Mike Toll emailed Nostalgia with his memories of Oxhey Wood. Mr Toll, from Watford, said: “I left London in 1949 to live on the Oxhey estate. read more

  • Home Guard picture prompts memories

    Watford Observer: Members of the West Herts Home Guard. A photograph of the West Herts Home Guard prompted an email from Wally Instrall, from Leicestershire. read more

  • Searching for RAF Mosquito pilot

    A letter from Surrey has been sent to Nostalgia, regarding an RAF airman. Colin Lee, from South Croydon, wrote: “I would like to make contact with family, friends or anyone who remembers Flying Officer Owen Edward Parry Newcater. read more

  • Celebrating six decades of opera

    Cassio Operatic Society is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a production of The Music Man at Watford Palace Theatre, which will run from Sunday, November 9, to Saturday, November 14. read more

  • X-Factor stars Miss Frank to perform at ASDA

    GARSTON: Shoppers perusing the aisles of a Garston supermarket this afternoon will have a chance to get up close and personal with three former X-Factor contestants. read more

  • "Fantastic" new tram servive for Watford

    WATFORD: Transport minister Lord Adonis came to St Albans Abbey station this morning to announce an innovative project to convert the Abbey Flyer branch railway into a tram link. read more

  • Familiar faces at the Leathersellers Arms

    Watford Observer: Patron outside the Leathersellers Arms which stood in Watford High Street. The Leathersellers Arms once stood in Watford High Street and it was in this photograph that Brian West spotted his uncle. read more

  • Police probe town centre theft

    WATFORD: Police are investigating after the theft of a young woman's mobile phone and passport in Watford town centre. read more

  • Hygiene had not been thought of then

    Memories of Chater School, published in recent editions of Nostalgia, prompted an email from Doreen Povey. read more

  • Men hurt in Aldenham crash

    ALDENHAM: Three men were taken to hospital yesterday evening after a car crash near Aldenham. read more

  • Tram decision confirmed to link Watford Junction with St Albans Abbey

    WATFORD: The Abbey Flyer railway line, which links Watford Junction with St Albans Abbey, is to be converted into a tram system, the Secretary of State for Transport Andrew Adonis confirmed this morning. read more

  • Brendan Venter backs Saracens' Brad Barritt for England future

    Saracens' director of rugby Brendan Venter is convinced Brad Barritt will become a future international star for England. read more

  • Abbey Flyer to become a tram Watford Observer: Watford MP Claire Ward with Lord Andrew Adonis (centre) - secretary of state for transport and Councillor Robert Gordon.

    THE Abbey Flyer line, which links Watford Junction with St Albans Abbey, is to be converted from a branch railway into a tram system, the Secretary of State for Transport Andrew Adonis will announce this morning. read more

  • Art for everyone

    Nick Elvin visits a new art gallery in Potters Bar read more

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