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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.

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.

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.

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

Gallery: Watford festival held in memory of two parents raises thousands for charity

Watford Observer:

2:55pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Hundreds flocked to Sun Fest 2014, held at the Sun Postal Sports and Social Club, in Bellmount Wood Avenue, on Saturday.

Gallery: Do you recognise these items recovered by police?

Watford Observer:

12:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary has released a number of images of items that are believed to have been recovered from vehicle thefts.

Sarratt Primary School: county council takes 'swift and decisive action' over school's management

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Concerns surrounding the management of Sarratt Church of England Primary School led to the council having to intervene in the running of the education establishment.

Ilkley Road: 30-year-old man charged in connection with incident in South Oxhey

Watford Observer:

10:17am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Police were called to Ilkley Road at about 7.40pm following reports that a man was being aggressive with a meat cleaver.

M25 traffic: severe delays following lorry crash

Watford Observer:

9:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Police were called to Junction 19 of the anti-clockwise M25 following reports that a lorry had crashed and there was debris across the carriageway.

Police release CCTV image after fuel was taken from a Northwood garage

Watford Observer:

9:20am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary released the image of a man they would like to speak with in connection with the theft, which took place on Friday, July 25.

Music video shot outside Rickmansworth sandwich shop

Watford Observer:

5:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

Mystery surrounds the film crew that was in the High Street, sat outside The Upper Crust Take Away Snack Bar, at about 11.30am.

Helicopter and police cars called to find missing 12-year-old from Watford

Watford Observer:

4:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to Watford Junction, in Station Road, at about 2.50pm after the boy’s concerned family alerted them to his disappearance.

Moped taken from Mill End driveway

Watford Observer:

3:50pm Monday 11th August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called after a white Lexmoto moped was taken from a driveway in Home Way at about 5.20am.

Sarratt road reopened following fallen tree

Watford Observer:

2:22pm Monday 11th August 2014

Plough Lane was closed this morning in both directions due to the fallen tree.

Police called to South Oxhey after reports of a man 'being aggressive and waving a meat cleaver'

Watford Observer:

12:40pm Monday 11th August 2014

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to Ilkley Road at about 7.40pm following reports that a man was in the street being aggressive with a meat cleaver.

Main road in Sarratt closed due to fallen tree

Watford Observer:

11:10am Monday 11th August 2014

Plough Lane had to be closed in both directions due to a fallen tree.

The 'final nail in the coffin' has been hammered into Rickmansworth’s once diverse economy, says chamber of commerce

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Nina Hosking, who became chamber chairman in 2009, said the increase in housing at the expense of businesses shows the town has become an "easy target" for developers.

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