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Bus cuts could leave thousands of elderly people 'stranded and isolated'

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

Thousands of elderly people could be left stranded and "isolated" if plans to take an axe to bus funding in south west Hertfordshire goes ahead.

Croxley Green pupils win gardening competition

Watford Observer:

11:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

A Croxley Green primary school has won a gardening competition.

Rickmansworth holds 'brilliant' first Folk Festival

Watford Observer:

8:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

A day of dance took place in Rickmansworth at the weekend as the town hosted its first Folk Festival.

Lidl 'committed' to building new store in Rickmansworth

Watford Observer:

4:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Bosses of a budget supermarket remain "committed" to building a new Lidl store in Rickmansworth.

South Oxhey woman charged with harassment and breaching restraining order

Watford Observer:

4:17pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A South Oxhey woman has been charged with harassment and breaching a restraining order.

Police helicopter called to search for suspects after South Oxhey burglary

Watford Observer:

12:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A helicopter circled above South Oxhey last night as police searched for suspects following a burglary.

Councillor named Freeman of the Parish of Sarratt after 17 years of hard work

Watford Observer:

11:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A councillor has been recognised for his years of service to the community by being given the title Freeman of the Parish of Sarratt.

Pupils raise hundreds for Peace Hospice Care

Watford Observer:

8:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Pupils at a South Oxhey primary school raised more than £400 for Peace Hospice Care.

Croxley Green residents left without water

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Residents were left without water in Croxley Green this afternoon.

Watford firefighters called to 'smouldering tree'

Watford Observer:

3:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters extinguished a smouldering tree in South Oxhey.

Croxley Green Sports Festival will take place next month

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

The Croxley Green Sports Festival will be taking place next month.

Free entry to Maple Lodge Nature Reserve next weekend

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Residents will be able to discover the delights of a Maple Cross nature reserve when it opens its doors free of charge next weekend.

Charity swim raises £170 for Watford Mencap

Watford Observer:

3:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A Rickmansworth man raised more than £170 for a Watford charity, which offers support to those with learning difficulties.

Preparations ramped up for annual Skate Jam

Watford Observer:

11:50am Monday 21st July 2014

Three Rivers will be ramping up the fun this summer as plans are rolled out for the 8th annual Skate and BMX Jams next month.

Lara's 'smile, enthusiasm and kindness' will be missed, says headteacher

Watford Observer:

4:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

A headteacher has paid tribute to a “delightful” six-year-old who died after being knocked down by a car in South Oxhey on Sunday.

9 Lives to host charity craft fair and auction

Watford Observer:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A Rickmansworth charity will be holding a craft fair and auction on Saturday, July 26.

Vintage Affair event held in aid of Northwood hospice

Watford Observer:

1:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Classic cars, swing dancers and afternoon tea attracted crowds to the Vintage Affair event which was held last weekend in aid of a Northwood hospice.

South Oxhey church broken into last night

Watford Observer:

1:54pm Friday 18th July 2014

A South Oxhey church was broken into last night.

Three Rivers 'closed for business' after politicians approve Long Island Exchange plans

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

The campaign to save Rickmansworth’s last remaining hotel came to a dramatic end last night as politicians failed to find any grounds to refuse the contentious application.

Contentious planning application to demolish Long Island Exchange to make way for homes approved by politicians

Watford Observer:

10:26pm Thursday 17th July 2014

The controversial application to turn Rickmansworth’s only remaining hotel into homes has been unanimously approved by politicians.

Rickmansworth care home told 'action is needed' by Care Quality Commission

Watford Observer:

1:38pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Failings at a Rickmansworth care home has led to management being told that "action is needed" after an unannounced watchdog visit.

Beauty salon manager who stole nearly £5,000 by giving refunds to fictitious 'Liz Taylor' has avoided jail

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A Radlett beauty salon manager who stole nearly £5,000 from her employers by giving refunds to a fictitious character called Liz Taylor has avoided jail.

Fate of Rickmansworth's Long Island Exchange to be sealed at meeting tonight

Watford Observer:

12:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Controversial plans to demolish Rickmansworth’s last remaining hotel have been recommended for approval by Three Rivers staff, although none of the homes are designated as affordable housing.

Pictures: thousands attend Chorleywood Village Day

Watford Observer:

5:40pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Thousands of people enjoyed the activities on offer on The Common for Chorleywood’s annual Village Day at the weekend.

Who is 'JDR'? Police hunt vandal after more than 20 cars damaged

Watford Observer:

6:08pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The initials "JDR" have been scratched onto cars in South Oxhey after more than 20 vehicles were damaged in the past two weeks.

Abbots Langley man denies meat theft charge

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A South Oxhey man has denied stealing meat from an Abbots Langley store.

Man charged with threatening someone with machete during South Oxhey pub brawl

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A man has been charged with threatening someone with a machete during a brawl in a South Oxhey pub.

Lara Fernandes-Pontes: floral tributes left in Hayling Road following death of six-year-old

Watford Observer:

1:38pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Floral tributes, teddy bears and letters of condolence have been left at the side of the South Oxhey road where six-year-old Lara Fernandes-Pontes died on Sunday.

Man charged with attempted murder after police officer was hit by stolen car

Watford Observer:

1:03pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was hit by a stolen car during a police chase through the streets of Chorleywood last week.

Is this your face? If it is we'll give you £100...

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

This lucky Family Funday visitor could get their hands on £100.

Officer hit by car in Chorleywood police chase

Watford Observer:

5:34pm Thursday 10th July 2014

An officer was hit by a stolen car during a police chase in Chorleywood this afternoon.

Watford and Three Rivers councils face £1.6m IT bill to update new software

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Council bosses are requesting more than £1.6 million to modernise out-dated computer software in order to avert what opposition politicans have called a potential "disaster".

Two arrested after Chorleywood police chase

Watford Observer:

3:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A police chase through the streets of Chorleywood led to two people being arrested this afternoon.

Rickmansworth teen, Megan Ridler, selected to represent England at horse riding championships

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A Rickmansworth pupil has been selected to ride for England in the World Team Mounted Games Championships next month.

Summer showers fail to deter crowds from Woodoaks Summer Festival

Watford Observer:

2:30pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Summer showers did not deter the hundreds of people who attended the Woodoaks Summer Festival in West Hyde.

F1 fan Abbots Langley girl, Sian Moorcroft, who suffers from debilitating illness, enjoys dream trip to Silverstone

Watford Observer:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

An 11-year-old girl from Abbots Langley who suffers from a debilitating illness visited Silverstone last Friday after coming in pole position in a Great Ormond Street Hospital competition.

Firefighters deal with lorry oil spill on M25 near Watford

Watford Observer:

4:53pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Firefighters were called to a severe oil leak on the M25 near Watford this afternoon.

Fundraising photography exhibition goes on show in Three Rivers

Watford Observer:

4:20pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A charity art exhibition went on show in Three Rivers on Tuesday night.

Missing Watford teen found safe and well

Watford Observer:

3:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A missing teenager from Watford has been found safe and well.

Passengers injured in central Watford bus crash

Watford Observer:

3:30pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Two people have been injured after a bus crashed near the intu Watford shopping centre this afternoon.

St Joan of Arc Catholic School pupils help restore 600-year-old Croxley barn

Watford Observer:

12:40pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A 600-year-old barn in Croxley Green has been repaired and restored due to the efforts of 40 conservationists and heritage enthusiasts.

Charity concert, Sun Fest 2014, to be held next month

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A charity festival is being held in Watford next month to raise money for Peace Hospice Care and Cancer Research UK.

Ten cars damaged in South Oxhey vandalism spree

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Ten cars have been vandalised in South Oxhey in the last week.

Watford Observer's Family Funday draws crowds

Watford Observer:

5:40pm Monday 7th July 2014

The Watford Observer’s Family Funday proved a big hit at the weekend, with crowds flocking the event, which was held in partnership with Bushey Sports Club.

Croxley Green road shut for carriageway resurfacing

Watford Observer:

12:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

A main Croxley Green road will be closed today so the carriageway can be resurfaced.

Son to climb mountain for Alzheimer’s Society after his mother is diagnosed with the condition

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A man will embark on a gruelling challenge to climb a Kyrgyzstan mountain to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society after his Croxley Green mother was diagnosed with the disease last year.

Rickmansworth to host its first folk festival

Watford Observer:

9:01am Monday 7th July 2014

Rickmansworth’s first Folk Festival will be taking place later this month.

Mill End foodbank receives £300 boost

Watford Observer:

3:20pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A Rickmansworth estate agents donated more than £300 to a Mill End foodbank.

Michael Sobell Hospice to host vintage car fundraiser

Watford Observer:

11:10am Sunday 6th July 2014

A Northwood hospice will be hosting a vintage event next Sunday, July 13.

Missing South Oxhey teen, Chernise Rose, found safe and well

Watford Observer:

5:12pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A South Oxhey teenager who was reported missing yesterday has been found.

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