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Police storm property in north Watford

Watford Observer:

4:28pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Metropolitan Police officers from the London Regional Asset Recovery Team (LRART) searched the address in Cecil Street at 6am.

Two cars crash in busy north Watford road this afternoon

Watford Observer:

3:55pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

North Western Avenue was blocked after a silver Ford Focus and black Audi A3 crashed near the Shell petrol station.

Traffic signals in central Watford this week while Affinity Water carries out work

Watford Observer:

2:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Three-way traffic lights will be positioned in Upton Road from today until Thursday, between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Motorists warned of delays in Rickmansworth this week

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Multi-way signals will be in place in Uxbridge Road at the junction with Springwell Lane while BT engineers carry out work.

Watford Royal Mail delivery office to open on Sundays

Watford Observer:

12:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Caxton Way office will be open between noon and 4pm from Sunday in an initiative designed to make it easier for online shoppers not at home during weekdays to collect their parcels.

Thousands of people to run around Harefield Hospital during annual fun run this weekend

Watford Observer:

11:24am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Former light heavyweight boxer, John Conteh, will be launching the runs, of which there are three distances.

Did you witness assault of two women during the early hours of Saturday morning?

Watford Observer:

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called at 2.25am on Saturday, August 30 following reports of an assault in Rickmansworth Road.

Every dog has its day at the National Animal Welfare Trust's annual event

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Golden oldies, pretty pooches and miniature mutts all had their day as crowds gathered at a Watford animal charity’s open day at the weekend.

Diners and staff evacuated from Bushey Heath restaurant fire

Watford Observer:

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Firefighters were called to New China, in High Road, at 3.40pm following reports that a serious fire had begun in the kitchen.

Firefighters called to early morning car fire in West Watford

Watford Observer:

10:10am Monday 1st September 2014

A crew from Watford attended the blaze after receiving reports the car was on fire in Chester Road at 12.23am.

Police reopen central Watford roads following investigations into car fires and shopping centre break-in

Watford Observer:

3:07pm Friday 29th August 2014

Officers cornered off Queens Road, Loates Lane and Gladstone Road while they were investigating a break-in at intu Watford shopping centre and car fires in the early hours of this morning.

Watford animal charity to hold open day on Sunday

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

The National Animal Welfare Trust, based in Tylers Way, will be holding the open day between 11am and 3pm on Sunday.

Three Rivers chairman to tackle the Moor Park 10k for tenth time

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

The Moor Park 10k attracts hundreds of fundraisers each year, but one runner will be pushing himself for charity for the tenth time next month.

Volume could be turned down on Croxfest after residents raise concerns

Watford Observer:

11:56am Friday 29th August 2014

This is due to be the fourth year that Croxfest takes place on The Green, but loud noise coming from the event could see the sound being dialled down.

Arriva bus service times changing from next week

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Bus routes and time schedules will be altered from Sunday onwards, particularly affecting Watford and South Oxhey.

Groups in Aldenham could benefit from funds raised by the Radlett Festival

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Those interested in receiving funding should complete an application form and return it to Aldenham Parish Council by September 30.

Young people needed to join Radlett Youth Council

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Aldenham Parish Council is looking for new members to join the youth council.

Man to appear in court after reports of South Oxhey meat cleaver incident

Watford Observer:

1:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Matthew Fell, 30, was arrested on Sunday, August 10 at his Ilkley Road home. He was charged with possession of an article with bladed or a sharp point.

Teenagers arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary in north Watford

Watford Observer:

11:50am Thursday 28th August 2014

A 17-year-old, an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old were arrested and released on bail and are due to return to Watford Police Station next month.

Pet owners can have their dogs micro chipped for free in Radlett

Watford Observer:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

The free micro chipping event, organised by the Dogs Trust, will be held on Wednesday, September 17 between 11am and 3pm.

Chorleywood and District RSPB group to hold meeting in September

Watford Observer:

10:58am Thursday 28th August 2014

The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 18, at 8pm at The Russell School, in Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood.

Sarratt Horticultural Society Autumn Show to take place next month

Watford Observer:

9:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

The event will be held in the Sarratt Village Hall, in The Green, on Saturday, September 6 and doors open at 2.30pm.

Traffic jams during Hare Krishna festival due to record number of visitors and a car crash, say police

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Motorists faced severe traffic delays throughout the Watford area due to the volume of people attending the annual festival at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Woman arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm during a South Oxhey Stanley knife attack re-bailed

Watford Observer:

10:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The 48-year-old woman was arrested following the attack in Nisa, in St Andrew’s Road, on Saturday, August 16.

Woman taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after 'falling from a car' on the A41

Watford Observer:

10:01am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police are investigating a traffic incident after it is believed a woman fell from a car on North Western Avenue.

Pupils past and present invited to the 60th anniversary of a South Oxhey school

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Woodhall School, in Woodhall Lane, will be celebrating the occasion with games, stalls and food on Saturday, September 13 between 11am and 4pm.

Broken down lorry on the M25 is blocking two lanes of traffic

Watford Observer:

12:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary and the Highways Agency are both on the scene due to a heavy goods vehicle’s clutch failure.

Car crashed into M25 central reservation this morning

Watford Observer:

11:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to the scene, between the Watford junction and Kings Langley exit, at 9.38am following reports that the dark blue Mazda MPV had crashed.

Delays in West Watford after traffic light failure

Watford Observer:

10:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

Traffic signals in Whippendell Road at the junction with Hagden Lane are out.

Hundreds of South Oxhey residents sign petition calling on Arriva to keep the popular 503 bus route

Watford Observer:

4:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Three Rivers’ Labour group has been collecting signatures over the past few weeks for a petition to keep the route.

Mill End woman had to scour caravan site for lost dog after it was given to a stranger by PCSO

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The "distraught" owner learned that her 10-year-old dog, Kai, had been found in Rickmansworth High Street, only then to be given to a stranger by a PCSO.

Grieving family 'disgusted' after ornaments stripped from grave and tossed into a bin bag

Watford Observer:

12:55pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Flowers, tributes and pictures are among the items to have been rounded up and discarded behind buildings of the Oxhey Lane cemetery, much to the shock and anger of families.

Skip loader stolen from Carpenders Park building site overnight

Watford Observer:

2:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Officers are investigating the theft of a one tonne skip loader, which was taken from a site on the corner of By The Wood and Greenfield Avenue.

Croxley Green homeowner woken by burglars in the early hours

Watford Observer:

1:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Burglars broke into an address in Watford Road at 3.40am on August 18 by forcing the front door open.

Pupils travel to Malawi to help African charities

Watford Observer:

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

This summer, 16 pupils from St Helen’s School, in Eastbury Road, embarked on a trip of a lifetime.

Woman arrested after Stanley knife attack in South Oxhey convenience store

Watford Observer:

10:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to Nisa, in St Andrew’s Road, at 6.30pm after an argument broke out between two women.

Jewellery and money box stolen during Bushey Heath burglary

Watford Observer:

10:12am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Burglars broke into the Brooke Way house between 7am and 5.30pm.

Bereavement service to be held in Chorleywood

Watford Observer:

9:21am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Readings, poetry and meditation will make up the special service at Christ Church, in Rickmansworth Road.

Dog show to be held in Croxley Green for Peace Hospice Care and sea cadets

Watford Observer:

4:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A charity dog show will be held in Croxley Green next month.

Fewer affordable homes will make South Oxhey Initiative more lucrative for council, say experts

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The South Oxhey Initiative will make more money for Three Rivers District Council if it drops the number of affordable and social homes in the scheme, according to experts.

Join our Celebrity Big Brother fan Kathryn Snowdon

10:41am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Join our Celebrity Big Brother fan Kathryn Snowdon as she guides us through the latest series of the reality show, filmed at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood.

Man, Matthew Fell, to face trial over alleged 'meat cleaver' incident in South Oxhey

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

A man who was charged with possession of an article with bladed or a sharp point in a South Oxhey street has been sent for trial.

Puppy found abandoned in van in Watford scrapyard with note attached to collar

Watford Observer:

3:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

A puppy was abandoned in the back of van in a Watford scrapyard with a note pleading for someone to take her in.

Men bailed after South Oxhey drug raids

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Four young men bailed after they were arrested in dawn drugs raids in South Oxhey.

Woman slashed with Stanley knife during dispute in South Oxhey convenience store

Watford Observer:

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after being slashed with a Stanley knife during a dispute in a South Oxhey convenience store on Saturday.

New jetty path means plain sailing for Rickmansworth radio boat enthusiasts

Watford Observer:

10:10am Monday 18th August 2014

Mini radio control boat enthusiasts in Rickmansworth are delighted that a new footpath has been installed by the district council.

A nine-year-old born without ears has pair made from his ribs

Watford Observer:

1:50pm Friday 15th August 2014

Kieran Sorkin, of Milner Court, was born with bilateral microtia, which affects just one in 100,000 babies and meant neither of his ears had properly formed.

Watford mechanics to move to Aldenham Green Belt barn, despite objections

Watford Observer:

4:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Mechanics who face being thrown out of their Watford site to make way for the Watford General Hospital development have been told they can relocate to an agricultural barn in Aldenham Green Belt land, despite objections from residents.

New pool at Rickmansworth School open for free this summer

Watford Observer:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Three Rivers District Council is offering residents under 19 and over 60 free swimming sessions at the new Scots Hill facility.

A-levels: results from Watford schools

Watford Observer:

10:33am Thursday 14th August 2014

All the results from across south west Hertfordshire

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